Milestone Launches Exacq NVR Take-Over

By: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 04, 2016

Last year, Milestone took aim at both Avigilon (Milestone Launches Avigilon Conversion Program) and OnSSI (Milestone 'Free' Takeover of OnSSI Accounts). 

Now, they have turned towards Exacq.

In this note, we examine Milestone's offer for Exacq users, analyzing the relative merits and price savings of switching from Exacq to Milestone.

Pitch ******* *****

* ********* ******* *** been********* ****, ******* ********* ** Exacq, ***********:

*** *** *** ** the **** ***** ********* who *** *** ********** the **** ****-**** ** have ***** ***** ********* out ***** **** *** need ** ******* *** want ** *****  - New ***** ** **********, New *****, **** *******, Being ****** **** **** cameras? 

Offer *******

** *** *** ********* Husky *** ** *** NVRs, **** **** **** away ********* *** ******** for ******* ** ** Exacq ***. *** *******, if *** **** ** Exacq *** **** ** channels, *** *** *** base *** *** ********* gives *** *** ** licenses ** ** ********** cost. A *********** ** *** offer **** *** *** posted, *** *** **** confirmed ** *********, ** that ***** **** **** must ** ********* *** NVR, ***** ** ~$***/****.

*******, *** ***** ** only ********* ** *** US *** ****** *** ******* at *** *** ** 2016.

Milestone *******

******** ** ****** ********* pricing, **** ***** *** save * *** ******** dollars *** * ~** camera ******** ** ** $**,***+ for * **+ ****** recorder. Milestone ******** * ******** with ***** *** *** M50 **** ******, ** the *** ******* *** the ********* *** ** factor **** **.

** ***** ***** *** costs ~$*,*** ***, **** the ********* *** ***** get ** ** ** free ******** ************ ********, which ***** ******** *** ~$*,*** more.

** ***** ***** *** costs ~$*,*** ***, **** the ********* *** ***** get ** ** *** free ******** ************ ********, ***** ***** ******** add ~$17,000 ****.

********* ** *** ****** away ******* ** ***** the ************ ** ****** extra *******/********, ** * customer ******* ** ** Exacq ****** **** ** licenses *** **** ** storage *** ** *** would ***** *** ** spending **** **** **** $7,000 ** *** ** a ********** ******.

Exacq ******* *****

***** ******* ******* ******* costs *** ******** ***** and ***** ***** ****** the **** ** *********'* *********. Exacq ******* * ******* $125 ******** *** ** move ******** **** *** NVRs ** * *** Exacq *** *********. *** if *** ******** ******* is *** ** ****, the ******* *****, *** server, ***** ** ~$*** for *** ************ ******* or ~$*** *** *** Enterprise ***. *** ***** hardware / ********* ***** is ** *** **** range ** ********* *****'*.

Milestone *********** ********

***********, ********* ** ****** away *** ******** ** match *****'* ******* ****. On *** ******** **** for *********, ** *** do *** **** *****, this ***** ** ****** ** move ** ********* ** there ** ** ********* price ********. ** *** negative ****, ****** *** really ******* *****, *** are *** ****** ***** and *** **** **** to ***** * *** VMS (***** ******* ****** or ***** ****** **** and ****).

Support ******** *** *********

*** ***** ******* ** switch,********* *** ************* **** **********'* **** hold ***** *** ******* are *****, *********** ** as * ******* ** their '********* ******** ******'. Milestone **** **** **** are ******* ** *** this *** ****** ** this ****** *******.

Aggressive ********* *****

********* ********* ** **** they *** ******* ** sacrifice ******* ** ******, though **** ***** ** certainly *** ** ********** ***** '****' ***** ************ **** ****. ********* will *** **** ***** on **** ****, ** there ** ********* **** mark-up ** *** ****** / ********* ****** *** that ** * ****** minimum ****** ******** ** the **** ******** ***** they ************ **** ****.

**** *****, **** *** fairly ******* *** ***** of *** *** ******. Turning **** ***** *** far **** ********** **** from *** **** ** century *** **** *** less ****** ** **** have ****** **** ******** by ***. ** **** point, **** ***** **** and **** ************* ***** a ***** *** (*****, Genetec, ********, *****, ***.) needs ** ** *********. And **** *** *************** amongst ***** ******, ********* may ** ********** ********* to ****** ***** ******. 

Comments (8)

I tend to be wary when i see this kinda stuff. I know there is always a drive to take a business from your major competitor. but when you run after all of your competitors you seem desperate, and leave more questions about where the future of your company is headed.

Hikvision = Free IP License

Hikvision = Free VMS Software

Hikvision = Excellent National and Local Tech support

Marty = Hikvision #1 fan

Tell Hikvision to launch their own take-over campaign with that messaging...

LOL, I dont want to give them any ideas, they might just do it...

How well does Hikvision support third party cameras? I would assume most Exacq system do not have Hikvision cameras.

Hikvision NVRs support third party cameras via ONVIF and a limited amount of direct drivers. In our tests, both those integrations have worked fine, but neither support camera side motion detection.

I don't know about "most" Exacq systems, but I would think a significant number of dealers have installed the Exacq/Hikvision combo. Both were regarded as solid low cost options for some time, and I imagine on cost alone it was/is not an uncommon combo.

Though I believe that many dealers have been moving toward Hik NVRs/iVMS-4200 in the past year or so, as it's hard to beat that combination on price. So the number of Exacq/Hikvision systems may be decreasing.

Hi

Concerning Hik, my fear is that their incredibly aggressive strategy may not be sustainable ... then what? Do they raise their prices from free to ??? Else they have a better products than people believe and the iVMS 4200 (Free BTW) is all many SMB and even larger need.. We are increasingly using NVR in place of COTS for small deployments and I believe we're not alone. VMS manufacturers better take notice of this trend rather than waiting for Hik to fall. Back in the 70's American (and other) Auto manufacturers displayed similar behavior toward Japanese manufacturers ...

We have installed several Hikvision NVR units and iVMS 4200. It works but I have yet to see the "wow" response from a customer like we do with Avigilon and Genetec.

Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 6,538 reports, 881 tests and is only available to members. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a member? Login here | Join now

Related Reports

Vape Detection Legal Battle: Soter Sues IPVideo Corp on Jul 22, 2020
The crosstown vape detection rivals are now in a legal battle. While IPVideo...
Hikvision Fever Screening Thermal Solutions Examined on Apr 13, 2020
Hikvision is marketing "safer, faster, smarter" with their Fever Screening...
ISC News Fakes Fever Screening, Falsely Quotes FDA on Jun 18, 2020
ISC News, the Reed publication behind the ISC East and West trade shows, has...
Salesforce Drops Dahua and Hikvision on Aug 12, 2020
Salesforce has dropped Dahua and Hikvision as customers, forcing the two mega...
Verkada Falsely Claims "First Native Cloud-based Access Control and Video Security Solution" on Jun 18, 2020
Verkada's false claims continue, this time to be the first native cloud-based...
Wyze Fails To Deliver Own On-Board Analytics, Launches Novel Name Your Own Price Service on Jul 24, 2020
While Wyze failed to deliver their own onboard analytics to replace the...
No 'Fever Detector', FLIR Says 'EST' on Apr 27, 2020
While 'fever detectors' or 'fever cameras' are now hotly marketed, FLIR has...
USA's Seek Scan Thermal Temperature System Examined on Apr 01, 2020
This US company, Seek, located down the road from FLIR and founded by former...
Costar Technologies / Arecont H1 2020 Financials Examined on Sep 16, 2020
Costar's financial results have been hit by the coronavirus with the company...
"Beyond Reprehensible" Email Leads To Boycott of CPI Security on Jun 10, 2020
One of the largest US security integrators, CPI Security, with $100+ million...
Thermology Expert: "95-99%" Doing Fever Screening Wrong, Unjustified Compensating Algorithms "Insane" on Aug 27, 2020
A thermology expert tells IPVM "95 to 99% of people" are doing fever...
Sunell is The First China Manufacturer to Market NDAA Compliance on Jul 30, 2020
Most China manufacturers are going to be impacted by the NDAA 'Blacklist...
Anyvision Layoffs on Mar 19, 2020
Anyvision has conducted a layoff, citing the impact of coronavirus, joining a...
Uniview Heat-Tracker Temperature Screening Series Examined on Apr 22, 2020
Uniview is marketing #UNVagainstCOVID19 with their Heat-Tracker series,...
HID Presents Signo on Apr 23, 2020
HID Global presented their new Signo readers they claim read farther and...

Recent Reports

New Products Show Fall 2020 continues tomorrow with Genetec, Milestone, Avigilon, Microsoft and more! on Sep 29, 2020
IPVM's sixth online show continues tomorrow and will feature New Products...
Avigilon / Motorola VS Virtual ISC West on Sep 29, 2020
ISC West has historically been so dominant that no player would think of...
Dartmouth College Deploys K3 Temperature Screening on Sep 29, 2020
While Dartmouth College has a $6+ billion endowment, the College has bought...
Hanwha AI Object Detection Tested on Sep 28, 2020
Hanwha has added detection and classification of people, cars, clothing...
Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2020 on Sep 28, 2020
200+ Integrators told IPVM "What is your favorite access control management...
OnTech Smart Services Partners With Google and Amazon To Compete With Integrators on Sep 25, 2020
A pain point for many homeowners to use consumer security and surveillance is...
The Future of Metalens For Video Surveillance Cameras - MIT / UMass / Immervision on Sep 25, 2020
Panoramic cameras using 'fisheye' lens have become commonplace in video...
Hikvision Sues Over Brazilian Airport Loss on Sep 24, 2020
Hikvision was excluded from a Brazilian airport project because it is owned...
China General Chamber of Commerce Calls Out US Politics on Sep 24, 2020
While US-China relations are at an all-time low, optimism about relations...
Verkada Disruptive Embedded Live Help on Sep 24, 2020
Call up your integrator? Have someone come by the next day? Verkada is...
IP Networking Course Fall 2020 - Last Chance - Register Now on Sep 23, 2020
Today is the last chance to register for the only IP networking course...
Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial on Sep 23, 2020
An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet...
Norway Council of Ethics Finds Hikvision Human Rights Abuses "Ongoing" on Sep 23, 2020
Hikvision's involvement in "serious human rights abuse" in Xinjiang is...
IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide on Sep 23, 2020
Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The...