Sony and Bosch Combine Forces

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Nov 15, 2016

Two of the biggest brands in the video surveillance industry are joining forces.

Following a wave of industry consolidation and the race to the bottom, Sony and Bosch are partnering together. Neither company is acquiring the other, but the impact may be the same in many ways due to their combinations on both the sales and product development side.

In this note, we share details from a conversation with Bosch and Sony executives on how this will work plus examine the market impact.

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