Examining Cisco's Defense of their Video Surveillance Strategy

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 22, 2009

Let's examine the validity of Cisco's numerous responses and public statements defending the Pelco deal and their general video surveillance strategy.

There are 3 responses - a comment from Cisco on our Failure report, trade magazine listing Cisco's Vision and a video interview with a Cisco Director. From these 3 sources, here are Cisco's key claims:

  • "*****'* ****** ******** ** ******* ********."
  • "*** ***** ************ ****** ** ** ******* ****** *** ** HD ****** **** **** ******** ******* **********." 
  • "**** ******** ** *** ***** ************."
  • *****'* "***** *********** ** ** *** *** ******* ** * platform ** ******* ******** ************ ** *** ******"
  • ** *** ***** ******** *****: ***** ** *** ****** ** "physical ******** *******"
  • ***** *** * ****** ****** ********* *********** *******'* ********
  • ***** ** "******* ******* ** *** ****" ** ****** ********* IP ******* **** ******
  • *****'* **** **** ******  ** ** ** * ***** ************ of ***** ******* *** "*** ***’* **** **** **** ******* *** become * ***** ************ ** ***** ************ ********. **** **** before **** ***** **** ****** * ***** ****** **** **** to **** **** ************* ****** **** **********, *** ******, ***."
  • ***** **** ** ******** **** *** ******** ******** *** ** channels
***'* ******* **** *****, *** ** ***:
  • "*****'* ****** ******** ** ******* ********." ***** ***** **** *** ** *******. * **** **** as * **********. ***** *** ** ********** ******* ******* *** huge ****** ********. *******, *** ***** *** ***** ** *** whether ** *** **** **** ** ******** ** ******* ** video ************ ******** ******* **** ******* *** ******* ***** *** truly ** ********** *** ***** ****** ***** ************ ******** **** greater *****.
  • "*** ***** ************ ****** ** ** ******* ****** *** ** HD ****** **** **** ******** ******* **********."  *****'* ******* ***********'* *******. ***** ** *** ********** ** '**-********"? *** ****** in ***** ** ************* ** *** * ***** ******* *** IP ******* ****** **** ***** ***** ******* ** *** ***. We ******* ***** *** ****** ** *****'* ****** ** ********** contribution ** *****'* *******.
  • "**** ******** ** *** ***** ************." **** ** ** ******** *********** ** *** ** ***** market. ******* ************ *** ***** ********** *******, *** **-******* ***** companies ********. ** ***** ** **** ********* ********** **** *** going ** **-**** **** ******* *** *** ******* *** *********'* VMS ****** *** ******. **** ***** ***** **** ***? **** if ***** *** *** *** *****'* *******, *** ***** ***** still *** ***** ******* ******** *** *** **** **** ***** VMS ** **** ******.
  • *****'* "***** *********** ** ** *** *** ******* ** * ******** to ******* ******** ************ ** *** ******". **** ** *** * ***** *********** *** *****'* ******** strategy. ** ** * ******** ********** *** ** *** **** of *** ******** ******** ****** *** ********* *********** **** *****'* offering. ** *** ******** ******** *****, ***** *** ******* ** a ******** *** ** ****** *******. **'* *** ****** ******** security ********* ***** ***** ***** *********** ** ****** **** ********* investigations, ******** ********* ** *** ***, ********* ******** *******, ***.
  • ** *** ***** ******** *****:***** ** *** ****** ** "******** ******** *******"***** *** ** *** ****** ** ******** ******** ******* (********* on *** *** ****** **) *** **** *** ******* ***** to ***** *** ****** ** ** *******. **** ** ******* Axis **** * ****** **** ** ** **** **** ****, Panasonic, *******, ********** *** ************* *** **** ***** ** *****. The ********* *********** ** **** ************* ****** **** ********* **** and *** **** ****** *** ****** ******* ******* **** ***** branded ***** *******.
  • ***** *** * ****** ****** ********* *********** *******'* ********. ** *** **** ******* ******** **** ***** *** **** makes **** * ****** ** ****?
  • ***** **"******* ******* ** *** ****" ** ****** ********* ** ******* from ******. *** *** ***** *** * **** ***** ********* ******* doing **** **** ******** ******* *** *** *****'* *** ******.
  • "*** ***’* **** **** **** ******* *** ****** * ***** manufacturer ** ***** ************ ******** ... **** ** **** **** manufacturing ****** **** **********, *** ******, ***." *** *** ****'* *** ******** ** **** ***** ******* 3 ***** ***. ******, ***** *** *** ** **** ***** own ** ******* *** ********* ******. ***********, **** ** *** innovation ** "******* *******" ***** **** *** ****** **** - higher **********, ****** *** ***** ******* *** ******* *****, ******* form *******. 
  • ***** **** ********** **** *** ******** ******** *** ** ********. **** ** * *********** ** ******* ** ***** ******** premise **** **** ***** ******** ******* ***** ** ********. ********, the ******** ******** ******* *** ** ******* ** *****, ****** experience *** *** **** ******** ************ ** *****. ****, *** physical ******** ******* ***** ** ** **** ***** *********. **'* a *** **** *** ***** ** ** ***** *** ******** security ******* *** * **** ** ***********.

[******: *** ***** / ***** *********** *** ************ *** *** been ************.]

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