New Cisco Video Surveillance - Still Going Nowhere

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 14, 2015, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

'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

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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.

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"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

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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...

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