Desperate Moves: AVHS and HDcctv

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 11, 2011

In the last year, quite a number of incumbent security providers have launched VSaaS using Axis's AVHS service or HDcctv cameras and recorders. Rationally, this is bizarre. The business case is weak and the products are far from being competitive with mainstream (analog or IP) options. So why is this happening?

Recently, I was speaking with an executive at a company rolling out an AVHS VSaaS service and we were discussing my concerns. He bluntly responded that this is a really difficult market and that he needs to do something to increase revenues. Then it hit me that this was basically a poorly though out, desperate move.

**** ********** *** ** ***** *********: ***** ** ** *******, it ** ************* ******** ****** *****. *****, **** ** **'* growth ** ***** ** ********* ** ** ** ****** * net ******** *** **********.

*******, ******* *** **** ** ****** ****** ** ***********. ******* has **** ****** ** ***** **** ***** ******* ***** ** long **** ***** ****** *******. ***'* ******* **** ***:

AVHS **********

****'* ******* ***** ***** **. ***** **** ********** **** ********* develop *** **** ***** ******** ****** ** *** *****, ****'* model ********* ** **** **** *******. *** *******:

  • **** ***** **** ********
  • *** ***** *** **** ******** *** *******
  • ******** ********** **** **** ******* **** ***
  • ******** ****** ** ********** **** *** ******* **** ******** **********
  • *** **** **** **** ******** ****** ** **********

**** ** * ****** *********** ***** **** ****** ** **** and ******** *** ** *** *** ***** ******* ** **** - *** ******* ** *** *** ******** ** *** *** the *********. ** ******, ** ****** ** ** ******** **** AVHS ******* *** *********** ********* ** ** *************.

*** ****** ******* ******* *** **** ** **** ** ******* development, **** *** ***** ** ***** ****** ** **-******* *** partners. *****, ****, ******** ** **** ******* ****, ** *********** a *** - ******* ****** ** *********** ******** ******** *** years ** ************ *********. **** ********* ******* ********/********* ** ** their *** *********** ** ******* ****'* ***********. *******, ** ************ see *** **** ******* **** ****** ********* *****. ** ******, this ****** *** ** ********** ** ****** **** ** ***** partners **** **** ******** *********** ***** (****: *** *** ** guy *** ****** ***** ******* **** *** *****).

***** *** ********** ** **** ********** *** *** ******* **** model ******. *** ********, **** ***** ******* ***** **** ******* IP ******* *** **** ******* **-********** *****, **** ** **** ***** *** **** *** ***** * free **** *** ***** ***** *** *********. **** ***** ** extremely ********** *** **** ******* *** **** **** ******* **** the ********** ******* ******* *****. ** ******, *** ******** ** that *********** *** ******** **** ****** (** ** ****'* ******* buy ******** ******** ** *** ******** ******).

**** **** ** ****** ** ****** **** ** **. ****** way, *** ******* ** *** ***** ****** **** *** *** the ********* *** ******** ***** ******* *********** ******* ****** ** cut ** ******** ****** ** ********.

HDcctv **********

****** *** **** ******** *** ********.

*** **** *********** ********* ** ******'* **** ** **************** **** any ******** ****** - ***, ***, ***, ***. *** **** to *** ******, *** **** ** ****** ********* *********. **** barrier. ******* *** **** * *** ******* ******** **** ******** this, **** **** ******** ** * **** **** *****, **** likely ******** ** ********. **** ******* ** ****** *** *** equally ******** ********* *** ** *******. *** **** ** **** read *** **** ** "*********** ******** ** ************ **********".

*** ****** ** ****** ** (*) ** ****** ******* ************* and (*) ***** ** ******** ******* (*****/*********). ***** *** ********* attractive. *** *** ******** ** **** *** *** *********? *************, they *** ****:

  • ********** ****** ******: *** ****** *** *** ***** ****** *** HDcctv ******. *** *******, ** *** *** * ** **** DVR **** *** * ****** *** * ****** *****, *** have ** *** ******* ******** ** *** **** ** **** more **** * ****** *******.
  • **** *******: ****** ************ ******** ** ***** **** *** **** when ******* **** ** *********** **** ** *******. **** ** 2009, ** *** ***********, *** ** ** ******** ** *** next *** *****.
  • ******* ******* ************, ******* *************** ***** ****** / ** *** products, ** ******** ******, ******** *********** *********, ******** ** ********, etc. *** **** *** **** **** ******** ********* ** ************ **** ****** ******.

** ** ******* **** ****** (** ** ***** ** ***) can ********* * ***** ******** ** *** ******. *******, ***** are ****** *** **** ********** ******** *** ** ** ****** a ***** ***** ** *** ************ ******.

***********

*** **** ******* *** ***** *** ******* ** **** ******** with ***** ********* *** ***********'* ******* ******* * - * years ***. **** *********, ***** ** *** ********** *** **** big ***** ***, ************** ****** ** *** **** ** ** left ***. **** *****, **** ************* ******** **********, *** ******* of '***** *********' *********. *******, * ******* ************* ** *** issues **** ** ***** ********* **** ****** ******** ********** ****** from ******* ***** ****** ** **** *******.

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

Comcast SmartOffice (Using Genetec and Axis) Profile on Mar 29, 2017
Comcast has more than 20 million subscribers and $80 billion in revenue. Now Comcast is partnering with Genetec and Axis to deliver a...
TVI 4.0 Doubles HD Analog Bandwidth on Mar 05, 2017
HD analog's move up market continues. Starting a few years ago at just 720p, HD analog is now poised for 4K and beyond. Techpoint, the company...
Axis: "Everything is IP" - False on Feb 24, 2017
Axis is congratulating itself, with executive Fredrick Nilsson declaring: "Now the conversion is all done and everything is IP and analog is...
Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low...
Dahua 4K HD Analog Cameras Announced on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog has been gaining popularity (even if Axis hopes otherwise). Last year, HD analog's max resolution doubled from 1080p to 4MP (see our 4MP...
Integrator's Top Selling Cameras 2017 on Feb 13, 2017
8 manufacturers accounted for 80% of the top selling camera lines for ~150 integrator responses. This report demonstrates which brands integrators...
HD Analog Usage Rising But Barriers Growing on Jan 09, 2017
The good news for HD analog is that its usage is rising, fairly significantly since our 2015 HD analog usage statistics. The bad news for HD...
Surveillance Cameras 2017 Review on Jan 02, 2017
This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD...
12 Video Surveillance Poll Results 2016 on Dec 28, 2016
IPVM has conducted more than 100 polls this year. Here are a selection of 12 of the most interesting results, receiving 4,500+ votes: Hikvision vs...
WDR Tutorial 2017 on Dec 20, 2016
Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any...

Most Recent Industry Reports

IPVM First Dean's List W2017 - Thomas Atkinson, Matt Hurly and Fredrik Lundqvist on Apr 24, 2017
IPVM is happy to congratulate and celebrate our first "Dean's List", the top students in our courses. For the Winter 2017 IP Networking course...
Axis Posts Strong Q1 2017 Financial Results on Apr 24, 2017
Axis posted strong numbers for Q1 2017, after having some challenges in 2016 (Q1 2016, Q3 2016). Inventory levels and overall spending show...
Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested on Apr 24, 2017
Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently,...
Splicing Alarm Circuits Guide on Apr 23, 2017
Alarm installers commonly connect multiple sensors to a single zone. They do this by splicing the wires together. In this report, we will explain...
IP Networking Course May 2017 on Apr 21, 2017
NOTE: Registration ends this Thursday. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it...
PureTech Video Analytics Examined on Apr 21, 2017
PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able...
US Border RVSS / Video Analytics System Examined on Apr 21, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has been rolling out a video analytics-based detection system along the US/Mexico border, with detection ranges...
Beware The "Hit List" Ranking on Apr 21, 2017
The hit list. Kirschenbaum's recent newsletter complained about a 'hit list', bemoaning how a company took aim at ADT. Alas, that's the Google...
Ring Floodlight Cam Tested on Apr 20, 2017
Ring has released their latest entry, the Floodlight Cam, calling it the "Evolution of Outdoor Security", touting motion activated floodlights,...
Lenel President Is Out on Apr 20, 2017
Lenel's challenges continue. Now, Lenel's President is out, suddenly. This follows increasing challenges for the company who has broadly upset...

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