CSST - China Video Surveillance Offerings Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 11, 2009

CSST is one of the biggest and fastest growing security companies in the world. Founded in 2001, last year CSST generated over $400 M USD revenue. Not only is CSST one of the largest players in one of the fastest growing markets, CSST is expanding its export business for sale and competition with manufacturers around the world.

This raises 2 important questions:

  • How dominant can CSST become in the Chinese market?
  • How strong can CSST become in the world market?
In the local Chinese market, I lack the expertise to have a meaningful opinion.
In the world market, though, I have significant doubts about the ability of CSST to excel in an extremely competitive, mature marketplace against manufacturers with more advanced product offerings.

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