RaySharp is mostly unknown, even among people in the video surveillance industry, though it is a major supplier of OEM surveillance equipment such as the camera/recorder kits sold in big box retailers like Costco. The company does this by OEMing for major distributors like Swann, Hanwha, and Lorex, benefiting from Hikvision/Dahua's move to sell under their own brand.
However, not much is known about RaySharp. But thanks to a recent China IPO application, we now have an unprecedented level of information. In this post, we take a detailed look at this PRC company, examining its US customers, partial Chinese government ownership, legal disputes, financials, sales strategy, repeated failures to IPO in China, and more: