New Cisco Video Surveillance - Still Going Nowhere

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 14, 2015

'Everyone' knew Cisco would dominate video surveillance back in 2008.

They failed.

But, they have not given up. 

Recently the company touted a total revamping of their various lines, and video surveillance was a key part of the plan. So has Cisco's new focus made it a contender in the physical security space? 

Answer: No.

In this note, we explain the following:

  • Their overall new platform approach
  • What their specific Video Surveillance improvements were
  • How they are reducing bandwidth by 95%
  • What is the state of their Access Control offering

'********' **** ***** ***** ******** ***** ************ ****** ****.

**** ******.

***, **** **** *** ***** **. 

******** *** ******* ****** * ***** ********* ** ***** ******* lines, *** ***** ************ *** * *** **** ** *** plan. ** *** *****'* *** ***** **** ** * ********* in *** ******** ******** *****? 

******: **.

** **** ****, ** ******* *** *********:

  • ***** ******* *** ******** ********
  • **** ***** ******** ***** ************ ************ ****
  • *** **** *** ******** ********* ** **%
  • **** ** *** ***** ** ***** ****** ******* ********

[***************]

Recasting ******** ********

*****'* ****** ***** ** ******** ******** *** *** **** ******* development, *** ****** ***** *** ******* ********* *** ****** **'* own ******* ******* *********.  

******, **** ***** ***** ******** **'* *** *** ******** **** ***** '******* ** ******' ********** ***** **'* ******** ******** ********* ** ***** ************ *** access ******* **** '***** ********' ******** ** *** **** ********. Cisco ********* ******* *** *** ******* ******** ** *** ******, with ******** ******** ***** * ***** **** ** * ******** restructure:

***** ****** **** **** *** ******** ********** ** ***, ******* like *******, **** ***********, *** ***** ******* ***** ******* ******** with ********* *** *** ***** ****** ********** **** ** **** efficient ***********.  *******, ******** ******** ** '*** ************' *** ****, with ******** ***** ***** ******** **** **** ******* *** *****-******** qualified ********* ***** ******** ** *** *** '****** *****' **** new ******** **** ****** *** *****.

***** ***** *** '******' ************ *** ** ***********, **** ******* slated ** ******* **** **** **** ******** *****, *** **** being ******* ** *******-****** *** *********** ********** *****. 

Little ***** ************ ****

****, ******* **** ******** *****************,**** ****** *** *********** ******** *********. *** ****** ** *****'* ****** ***** ************ offerings *** ** ****-**-** ******** *** ******* **** ********** **, and *****-******** *** ******. 

***** '*** *******' ******** **** **** ****** ********* ** *** ****** **** **** '******' *************, *** *** *********** ************ *** *** ****, **** **** an *****-************ **** *****. ***** ***** **** ******** **** **** cameras *** ***** **** ** ** *** ******, ******* ***** these *** ******** **** ****** ********* ********* ** **** * ****** look, ** **** **** *********** ** ******* *** ********** ************ business.

************, *** ******* ** ***** ************ * (**.*) ******* ***** ********* ** ****. *** *********** ******* ***** ******* **.* ******* *** ******** support ** ****** ****** *** *****-*********** **** ***** ***** *********, but ** ***** ********* ******* *** *****.  *****, ****** ******** have **** **********, *** ** ******** ** *** **** **** nor **** *** **** *******.

Claims ** **% ********* *******

*** *** ***** ** '*****' *** '***' ********** *** ******** in ***** ****** *** ****** **** **'* ***** ******** "******** ** *********** **% ********* ********* ** ********** ***** **********."

*** *** ** **** ***** ** * *********** ** ***** edge *******, ***** *********, *** *********** ********** ****** ***-***** ***** to ****** *** ********* ****** ** * ********* ***** **** the ******.  ** ***** ******** **** ** *** ******* ****** is *********, *** ****** ****** *** ****** **** *********, **** framerate ***** ** ***** ******* *** **** ****** ** ** needed ** **** *******. *** ****** ****** *** ******** ********* to **** **** '********* ******' ** ********* *** ***** **** to **** ***** ******** ******* ** ******.

***** *** ****** ** ********* ****** ****** *** ***-***** ***** is ****** * ***** *********, ** ** *** * ****** ability *** **** *** ********* ********** **********,***********, ******* ******* ** * ******* *******.

Stagnant ****** *******

** *** ** *********** ********, ***** ** ***** ******** **** with ******** ******** *** ********. ***** ********* **** ***** ********** to *** ****** ******* **** *** *****, *********** ******** *** *** ***** ********* *** *** ***** ******** supported, *** ****** **** ***** *** ** *******.

Overall ***** ******* 

** ***** ** **** ******* ** *****, ******** ******** *** recieved ****** **** **** ********* ********* **** *** ****** ******.  In ******* ************* **** ***** **********, *** ******* ******* *** releases ** ********* ****** '** *** *******', *** *****'* ****** actual ******** ** ******* ** **** *****.

** ***** ** ******* **** ********* ******** *** ****** ******* with *** *********** *******, ** ** *** ****** *****'* ******** offerings ****** ** *******, *** *** ******** ****** ***** *** obtuse *********** ** ******** ******* ** *** ***** ******* ****** in * ****** '***** *******' ********.

Potential ***** ******* ********

*******, ***** ***** *********** *** *** ******** ** *** **** top ** *** ****** ** ***** ******* *********** **** ******. A full-solution **** **** *****'* *** ******** ***** **** ***** *** these *********.

Comments (3)

I remember when Cisco acquired Sypixx and then Broadware a few years later. Didn't seem to help then, certainly nothing much is going to help them now. A good friend told me a few weeks ago that his company was considering Cisco for their video surveillance needs - I cringed. It seems the only way Cisco can win customers is if they are already a large Cisco networking shop with a really good saleman (salesperson? Let's not go back to that discussion). Let's hope they throw in the towel soon.

"It seems the only way Cisco can win customers is if they are already a large Cisco networking shop with a really good saleman"

And that brings back an old classic: Cisco Targets Customers Who Will Buy Anything From Them

Hi

Many (so do we) use a Cisco Network infrastructure (ie Switches, Routers and even Servers) with "Normal ":D .. everything else...

Cisco Surveillance-specific line-up is underwhelming to say the least...

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018 on Sep 25, 2018
Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the...
UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2 on Sep 20, 2018
UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their...
Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment...
October 2018 Camera Course on Sep 13, 2018
Today is the last day to save $50 on the October 2018 Camera Course, register now. This is the only independent surveillance camera course,...
Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide on Sep 12, 2018
Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be...
Access Control Course Fall 2018 on Sep 06, 2018
Registration IS CLOSED ends this Thursday. Register now. If you are looking to strengthen your ability to design and deploy access systems or...
Dell Launches IoT for Surveillance on Sep 05, 2018
Historically, Dell has been a PC and server provider (e.g., "Dude, you're getting a Dell") and widely used for surveillance storage. However, in...
Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial on Sep 04, 2018
An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers...
Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers on Aug 30, 2018
This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing...
Exit Devices For Access Control Tutorial on Aug 28, 2018
Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Ladders For Installers Guide on Sep 25, 2018
Ladders are one of the most important pieces of worksite equipment for the surveillance technician. Too often, however, even highly experienced...
Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018 on Sep 25, 2018
Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the...
Genetec Takes Aim At 'Untrustworthy' 'Foreign Government-Owned Vendors' on Sep 24, 2018
Genetec is taking aim at 'untrustworthy' 'foreign government-owned vendors'. This is not a new theme for Genetec as nearly 2 years ago, Genetec...
4MP Camera Shootout - Axis, Dahua, DW, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek on Sep 24, 2018
4MP usage continues to climb, especially for low cost fixed lens models. To see who was best, we bought and tested seven 4MP models from Axis,...
Alexa Guard Expands Amazon's Security Offerings, Boosts ADT's Stock on Sep 21, 2018
Amazon is expanding their security offerings yet again, this time with Alexa Guard that delivers security audio analytics and a virtual "Fake...
UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2 on Sep 20, 2018
UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their...
BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations on Sep 20, 2018
Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull...
SIA Plays Dumb On OEMs And Hikua Ban on Sep 20, 2018
OEMs widely pretend to be 'manufacturers', deceiving their customers and putting them at risk for cybersecurity attacks and, soon, violation of US...
Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout on Sep 20, 2018
Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested...
Avigilon Announces AI-Powered H5 Camera Development on Sep 19, 2018
Avigilon will be showcasing "next-generation AI" at next week's ASIS GSX. In an atypical move, the company is not actually releasing these...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact