Q-See Going Out of Business

By Isabella Cheng, Published Jan 19, 2021, 11:28am EST

Q-See is going out of business effective January 31st, 2021. The once mega-budget surveillance provider may cause significant problems in how it is being shut down.

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In this report, we examine Q-See's history and business, including:

  • Closure and effects
  • Major OEM partners, including Dahua, Uniview, TVT, Raysharp
  • 2007-2019 growth pattern
  • Competitive Pressures
  • Q-See Cloud analyzed and closure impact

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*-***, ******* ** ****, was **** * *********** direct-to-consumer ****** ****** ********, selling **** ****** *** in ****** ***-*** ****** stores (*.*. **** *****, Costco). **** ****** ** the*** **** **** ** 2013**** $** ******* ** revenue, ***** ** ******** to ~* ******* *******, a *********** ******, ************ for ****. ****** **** account *** ******** ******* and *** ****** ** time ** *** **** operating (****** ** *****), millions ** *-*** ******* have **** ****.

Q-See's ******* ********* *******

*-***'***************** *** ******** **** be **** **** ** January ****, ****, ******* customers ** "**** *********** changes ** ***** ******** needs ** ******* ****, 2021."

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*-***'* ****** *** ********, tariffs, *** ****** **********:

*************, *** ** *************-**,********* ****** ** ***** early ****, *********** *********** ********* ********* ********* ******* ********** *** made ** **** ********* for ** ** ******** doing ********.

***** *-***'* ****-******* ****** will **** ** ***** March **, ****, ** will ** *********** *** cloud ******* ** ******* 31.

*-*** *** *** ******* to ******* ****'* ******** for ******* ** *** closure.

Closure ******* ******** ** *******

*-***'* ******* *** ********** shut **** ** *** cloud ******** **** ****** many ***** *** **** bought *** *** ***** using *** *******. ***** the ***** ** **** down, ***** **** **** to **** ******* ** continue ** **** ***** footage ********. *-*** ****** on *** *******:

** **** **** **** instruction ** *** ** setup ****** ******* ***** IP ******* ****** **** Port ********** ** ****** ******* ****, ****.

*******, **** *-*** ***** will ****** ***** ******* simply *****, ********** ***** the **** ** ********* / ***** *******, *** will ******** **** ******* up **** ********** ** their ***.

Major *** ********: *****, ***, *******, ********

*-***'* ***** ***** *** partners ******** *****, ***, and *******, *** ** a ****** ******, ********. Out ** ***** ********, Q-See *** ***** *** most (~***,*** **) **** TVT **** *** **** few *****, ****-****. ***** was * ***** ****** with ~***,*** **, *****, but ****** *** **** a ****** ****** ** time, **** *** ****-****. Q-See ******** ~***,*** ** from ******* *** ~**,*** lb **** ******** ** 2018, *** **** **** on ****** ** ***** Q-See ******** **** ******* and ********.

*******, *** ******** ** its ******** *** ******** undisclosed, ***** *** **** "Q-See ************* *******" ** "Digital ********** *********", ****** than ** *** ****.

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***** *-***'* ****** ******* did *** ******** *** actual ************ *** **** of ***** *********, ******* industry ******* **** ********** Dahua ** *-***'* **** common ****** ** *** past ******.

2007-2013: ********* ******, ******** ****** ***** ** **** ** *.*+ ******* ******

*-***'* ******** ******** ****** grew **** ~***,*** ** in **** ** *** peak ** *.* ******* lb ** ****.

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** ******** *.* ******* lbs ** ******* ** be **** * ******* camera *****, ********* ** 6+ ******* ******* ** 2007 ** **** **** frame . **** *** Q-See's ****, ** ***** it ******** ******* $** million *** ** *******.

2014-2016: ******** ****** ****** ** *****

***** *-*** ************ *********** growth *** * ***** up ***** ****, **** marked *** ***** ** a *****.

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** ****, *-*** ******** about *.* ******* ** into *** **. ***** this ** ***** ** still * *********** ****** and ****** ** *******, it ** ****** **% less **** **** *-*** had **** ******** ** in ****.

2017-2019: ******** ****** ************ *****

** ****, *-***'* ******** weight **** ************, **** 60%, **** *.* ******* lb ** **** ** just ~***,*** ** ** 2017. **** ******** ** roughly ********** ** *** much *-*** *** **** importing ** ****. **** dramatic **** ** **** makes ***** ** ** is ****** * ******* of ******* *************/*-***'* **** directly ******** *** ** market ** ***** ***.

** ****, *-***'* ******** increased **** **** ** ~950,000 **, ***** ** still ************* ***** ** its **** ** ****, but ************ **** **** what ** *** ******** in ****. ** ** unclear *** *-*** *** a ****** ******** ***** in ****, ******** **** was *** *** **** in ***** ** ******** products **** ******* *** Raysharp.

*******, **** ******** *** not **** *** ****, as ******* **** *-*** only ******** ~***,*** ** of ******** ** *** of ****. **** ** the ******** ****** *-*** has **** ******** ** all ********* ******* ****** back ** ****.

2020 *********** *******

**** ***** ** ******* of *-*** ********* ********* in *** ** ****, but **** **** *** necessarily **** **** ******** no ********* ** ********* can ********* ****** ** hide ***** ******** *******. However, *-*** *** *** active ** ********* *** products ** ****, ** its **** *********** **** on ****** *****, **** Facebook *** *******, *** from ****** **** ***** its **** ** ****** deals.

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*-***'* ******* ************ ***** 2014 *** * *********** drop ** **** ******** that *-***'* ******** *** been ** **** ******* for * *** *****, and *****-** *** ****** the **** ***** **** caused *** ***** *******.

Pressure **** ***** ********* ******** ** ****** ********

*-***'* ****** ** ********* due ** *** ******** of ***** ********* ******** into *** ** ******. While ***** ********* **** Dahua ******** ** ********* like *-*** ** ********** their ******** ** *** 2000s *** ***** *****, China ********* ****** **** sophisticated ** ***** ****** sales *** ********* ** the ***-*****. **** ********* Q-See's ***************, ** ***** companies ***** **** ******** sell **********, ******* ****** to **** * *** of *** ******* ** a ********* **** *-***.

Pressure **** *********** **** ***-**** *** ****** *********

***** **** *-***'* ********* to ***** ** ** market *** ****** **********, it *** **** ****** to ******* **** ******** from ***-****, *** ****** companies **** ****. ** 2002, **** *-*** ***** started *** ********, *-*** was **********, *** ***, in ****, ****'* ~$** cameras **** ********* *** providers **** *-***. ***** Q-See *** **** **** they****** **** *********** ** their ******** *******, **** ** ****** is *** ****** ****** such *******.

Q-See's ***** *******

*-***'* ******** ****** *** concern ** **** ******* to ****** ** *** products **** ****** ** cloud ********.

** *********-***'* ***** ************** ** ** ** antiquated *** **** ******** Dahua **********.

*********** *** *** ******:

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** ******** ******* ********:

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*** *** **** **** script **** ***** ******* references ** *****:

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************, *-***'* **** ********* is ******* ** ***** law, ** *** ******* for * ** ******* like *-***:

*** ************** ** **** Agreement, *** ************* *** dispute **********, ***** ***** to *** **** ** the ******'* ******** ** China

** ***** ******** **** ********* *** a ****** ***** ************ company.

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*** *-*** ***** ****** is ********* ********** (***** on ******* ***), ****** certainly *** ********* ** Q-See (***** ** *** terms ** *******), *** connected ******* ** ***** (based ** *** **** references).

** **** *****, *** main ******* ** *** those ******** ** ********* of ***** *** *** be ********* ** **** service ** ******* ***** surveillance *******.

Possibility ** ** **** ***?

***** ******* *** ******** of ******* *-*** ***** be **** *** ** another ******** ******** ** it ** ********** *** companies ** ****** **** down. ***** *** ******* fire ***** ** ********** when * ******** ***** shut ****, **, *** example, **** **** ***** to *****. *-*** ******* are ***** ***** **** by *******, ****** *****, and **** *****, ** it ***** ***** ** still *-*** ******* *** there *** *********** ** users. ******* *-*** ***** bring *** ********* ** the *****. ** ******, IPVM **** *** **** the **** ***** ** Q-See's ********** *** ********, which *** ****** ******* Q-See ***** ** * viable ** ********* ********.

Comments (10)

**** ** **** *********** data **** ******** ********** to ******** *********. *** there ***** **** **** are **** ******* *********** drops ** ****** ******? Not ******* ** *-*** is ** ******* ** a **** ** ****** to ****.

** *** ***** ********** companies ** *** ** others *** **********.

** **** ******* ******* is **** ****** ******* are *** ********** ** be ********. ***** *** different **** ****** *** be ******* **** **** a ******* *** ** a ******* ** ******** names ** ******* ** techniques ** *********.

**** ** ** *********** read.

* ***** *** ****** of **** ** *** traditional *** ******** ****** is ******** *** ******* factor. **** **** ******* at $*** ** **** than **** **** *** in ***** *** ****, 2015 *** *** ****** $88m, **** ** ** $185m. *** **** **** created * *********** *********** market ***** *** **** of ************ / **** to *******, ******* ** cannot ** *********** **** how **** **** (*** others) ********* ** **** the ******* ** ***** business **** ****. *** in *** ***** ****** of *** $** ****** cameras *** **** ** the ******.

*************, **** **** ***** seems ** ** ****** for **** *** **** the *********** ** *** low **** *********, **** revenue ******** ** ** down ***** ** **% vs ***** **** **** despite **** ***** * SUPER *** ****** *** DIY ************.

* ***** ***'** ***** that *** ************* ** more ******** ******* **** ARLO ** ** **** a *********** **** ** this.

*'* * *****-************ ** this ********. **'* * side ********, *** **** engaged ** **** ** a **** ********, ****** done * *** ********** buildings *** **********.

**** *** ******, ** had * ****** **** we *** **** *** at *** ******** ***** professional *********. ** ****** another ******** ** ****** with **** ****** ********* at * ***** **** was ************* **** **** they'd **** ******** ****. They ****** *** **** with ******** ****** *** site ****** **** ** buy * ******* ** battery-powered ****-***** ******* *** then *** *** ******** to *** ** ** source ********** ***** *** them ******* **** **** being ********** (** ******** declined).

** *** **** ****, we *** * ***** years *** *** * small ********** ****** *** ended ** ***** **** a ******-**** ***. **** approached ** *** ***** week **** *** *********** of ******* * ***** for ************ ********* ******* their *** ****'* ******* their *****. * *** to ****** * ***** because * ******** ******** that ****'* ** **** once **** ******** *** shortcomings ** ***** *********.

*** *** *** *** are ***** ****. ***** this *** *** **** out *** ****.

***** **** *** *** work *** *** ****

* ***'* **** **** nor ***** ********... *** an ** **** *** seems ** ** **** it ****** *** ****** good *** ****.

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

* ***** *** ******** to **** *** ******** off ** *** *** Rishi. ***** ** ***** and *** ***** ** modernize ****** *** * think ** *** **** too ****.

** *** *** *** business ****** **** ***** up ** *** ** you ***'* *** *********. The ***** **** **** peaking *** ***** ** no ***** ** *** space. *** ***** ****** and ****** ***** *** way *** *** **** to **********. *** **** they *** *** ****** their ***** ** **** pace **** ** ***. If ********** *** ********* were ***** **** ****** all *** ******* *** are ******* **** ** great *****, ********* ** damned. *********** ********** ******** and ******. ***** **** don't, ********.

**** *** **** *** considered ***********. **** ***** purchased ***** ** *** nail ** *** ****** for *-***.

**** *** **** *** considered ***********

** **** ** *** a ****** **********, ** is ******* * **********, no? ** *** *** 3 ** * **** cameras (*** **** **** $100) *** ***** *** buy * ***** ** Q-See ***?

*-***'* ********* ***-**** ***** buying **** *** / Lorex ** ****, ** this **** *****.

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