Avigilon Announced 'Easiest to Install' 'Cost Effective' H4 SL Cameras

By: IPVM Team, Published on Sep 08, 2016

Avigilon's CEO, following weak results and sharply declining gross margins, told investors a few weeks ago that new cameras were coming, saying that they were:

Aimed at the entry level of the market some of the new cameras will be low-cost with higher margin

They are here now. In this note, we examine the new HD SL line, examining its key features, pricing, competitive positioning and what it will do to help Avigilon's struggling stock price.

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** ***** *** *** rest ** **** ****, we ** *** ****** any ******** *** ********'* margin ****** / ***** restructuring / ******* *** issue. 

 

Comments (6)

Avigilon claims the H4 SL line is their "easiest-to-install" camera.

I believe it, they should know.

Does anyone know if these include the mini-USB for the H4A series wifi focusing tool? Together, the labor savings may be significant.

Yes they support WIFI AP for setup.

Avigilon H4 SL dome video showing setup:

do you know if these cameras manufactured Canada "made in Canada", or in other country?

Avigilon has two manufacturing locations Canada and US.

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