Startup Rhombus Systems Says Twice the Features, Half the Price of Verkada

By: Sean Patton, Published on Jun 04, 2019

Closed cloud systems may be the fastest growing segment of video surveillance with Meraki and Verkada. Now another California company is joining the market, startup Rhombus Systems who says they offer twice the features and half the price of Verkada.

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******* ** ****, *** US-based ***** ******* ******* 17 *********, ********* *********, at ***** **********, ** headquarters. ******* *** **-******* by*** ******* *******, ****** **** ****, **** **** *********** in ********** *** ***** security. ******* ******* ****** Networks (***** **** *** Chief ******** *********) ***** was******** ** ****** ** 2014. ******* **** ** spent **** ***** ******* Sophos *********** **** ******* could **** **** * strong *************-******* ******** **** the **** ** ***** management ***** *** **********.

************* $* ******* ** seed *******, ****** **** ** was ********* *** ******* path ** ******** ** company ***** ******* ******* Valley ******* *******, ********* hardware-focus **********, *** $*.* ******* fund****** *********** ** ******* ******** AI **** ********* *****.

******* ** ******** * closed ****** ** ***** own ******* (****) **** onboard *******, ***** ***, their *** ********* *** hosted ***** ******.

Cameras *** *********

******* ******* ****** ****** **** 3 **** *******:

  • ** *** ****** / 720P ****** ****: $*** 15-days ** $*** **-**** on ****** *******
  • ** *** ****** / 720P ****** **** **** Dome: $*** **-**** ** $385 **-**** ** ****** storage
  • ** *** ****** / 1080P ****** ******* ****: $499 **-**** ** $*** 40-days ** ****** *******
  • **-***, **-* *** ****** / ***** ****** ******* Dome: $*** **-**** ** $1,199 **-**** ** ****** storage

*** **-*** *** **-* cameras *** ************* **** expensive **** *******'* ******* cameras, ** *** **** R2 *****, *** *** still **** ********* **** similar ******* ****** (******* fisheye ** $*** ******** to *******'* $*,***).

****** ********** ************* *** sold *** ******, **** specific ** *** ** camera ********, **** **** $99 - $*** *** year, **** ********* *** multi-year ******** *****. ** licensing ******** *** ********* features:

** ******** ******* *** features ** ** ********, and ***** ** *********, and ** **** ** continuous ***** *******:

********* ******** **-**** ********** cloud ******* ******* *******'* offering ** *** **** price ($*** *** ****** per ****). ******* *** camera ********** ********* *** initially $*** *** ****** per ****, *** ***** storage *** ** ********** $120 *** **** *******. This ***** *** **** license **** ********* *************, but *** ***** *** purchase ***** *******, ** is ******* *******.

Analytics - ****** / ******* ********, ******** ********* ***** *******

*** ***** ***** ***** analytics ********* ****** *********, people, ******* *** ****** detection. ******** ** ***** analytics (*.*. **** ***********, object **************) *** **** separately ** * ********* modules:

  • ****** *** ****** ********, face ***********: $** *** camera *** *****.
  • ******* ******** ********* (*.*. person *******/****** ****, *******): $15 *** ****** *** month
  • ******* ********/***: $** *** camera *** *****

******* **** *** ******** analytics *** ********* ****** network *** *******-******* ******, noting **** **** *** heavily ******** ******** ** open-source ******, ***** ****** were ****** *********.

Made ** ****** *** *******

******* **** *** ******* are******* *****, **** ** ******, and **** ******** ******* they ** *** *** HiSilicon ********, ******* *** Ambarella *****. **** **** they **** **** ****** because ** ***** ********** developing ****** ******* ********, and ******** ***** ******.

******* **** ***** *** **** *** released ** ******* * true ********** ******** **** factor *** ************** *** **'* ***/******** form ****** ******. ************, their ** ****** *** upgraded ***** *******, ***, and ****** **** ******** Sercomm *****.

***** **** ****** **** IR, *** ** ********* 50' ** ************, ******** to *** **'* **'.

MicroSD ******* ********

***** ** ********* ****** in *** *******, ***** 64GB-256GB ******* ***** ********* on *** ****** ** retention ****** (**-*** ** 40-day ******* ******). ******* claims **** *** ***** "high-endurance" ******* ***** *** have ******** ** ********** or *********** ******** ** 2 ***** ** ********* cameras *** ************ **** it ***** ** * concern *** *********** **** the **** ****. ********* microSD ***** ** ********* for ******* ******** *** failures, *** **** ** certified ***********, *** *** users.

******* **** ** ******* record ********** **** *** 720P ***** ** *****, and ** ****** ****** 1080P ** *****. **** do *** *** ***** codecs, *******, **** **** compression *** ******** ******* -1Mbps *** ****** *** live *** ******** *******.

Broad ******* ***** *** / ** *** ***** ****** *******

******* ************ ***** ******* support ** *** ***, offering *** ****** ****** (no *******), ** ******* app, *** ** ***** or ****** ***. *** Dashboard-focused ********* *** ** customized ** **** *** reports *** ****** (*.*. recent ***** ********) ** initial *****. *** ****** offers ******** ****** ** traditional ***** (*.*. ***** views, ************ *****-****** ********, Google *******), ** ******** to ***** ******* ******** like ******** ********* ***** links, ********* **** *********, and ************ ** *******/*****/****** Suite.

******* ** ******* *** Meraki, ******* **** *** support *** *** ***** cameras. **** **** ** is *** ** ***** current *******, ******* **** are *** ******* ** supporting **** ** ****** updates.

Amazon ****** - ****** ********* *** *** ******* ******

******* ** ****** ** Amazon *** *****, ***** they **** *** ****** because ** ***** ********** in ********** *** ******* solutions ** ***. **** claim ************ ******* *** ******* remotely ******* ***** ******* is **** **** * second, ***** ** ****, is *** ******** ** some ***** *********, *** similar ** ****** ***** ** ******* VMS *******(***** ****** *****).

** ******** ** *** latency ***** *********, ******* supports ******-****-****** ********* ***** connected ** *** **** LAN.

Edge *** ****** ** *********

*** ** **** ** ARM ****** *-** ****-**** processor, ***** ******** **** learning ***** ********* ** the ******. ******* **** the ** ****** ******* a ****** ******** ** AI-analytics, ********* ******* ***** machine-learned ********* ** *** camera, *** *** **** learning ********* ******** ** the *****. *** ********* can ******** ****** *** shown ** ***** *********.

Go-To-Market **** ***********

******* **** ***** **** is ** **** ***% through ***********, *******, *********, they **** ** * mix ** ******-**-***-**** *** channel ******** ******* **** do *** **** ****** partners ** ******* ****** the **. ************, ******* said **** **** ** increasing ***** ***** ****, to ******* ***** ******* integrator ****, *** ******** marketing *** ***** **********.

Compared ** *******

******* ********* ** ****** significantly ***** **** *******, in **********, ***** ****** pricing *** **** ** a ****** ** ******** that ******* ** ******* (e.g. **** ********** ****** quality ********, *********** *******, vehicle/people ********, ******* ******** detection, **** ***********, ***, 3rd ***** *** ************). Verkada ****** * ****** models (********* * *******), and ****** ********** ********* (***** ****** *********** ****** during *******).

*******, ******* ** *** behind ******* **** ** comes **** ** ***** and ***** ************ (*.*., Verkada *** ***** **** salespeople ** *** **** 2 ***** **** ******* has *****). ******* *** benefit **** * **** antagonistic ******** ** ******** integrators *** **** *** never ***** ** ** Verkada's ******** ***-**** ***** machine.

** **** ** ******** test ** *******.

Comments (39)

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*** ***** ** *** *****://*****.**/****-**** ******* *** *** **** links.

** *** ***** * new ******* ** ****-******* links ** **** *** pages ******, *** *******, etc.

**** ****, *** ***** from **** ******** **** should ** ** **** links. ** **** ******* that *** ****** ***********.

**** **** ** ***********. Very ********** ** **** a ****************** ***** ********** versus **** ******* **** little ** ** ********** because ** ***** *******. Who **** **** ******? 

*'** *** ** *** large ********** ******* *'* a *********** ******** *** secretly ***** ********** ***** people, ***, ****, ** will ** *********** ** watch. 

** * ******* *********? A *** ****** **** only ******* ** *****?
****'* *** *****?

****** **** *** **** thing *** ***** ** a *******: ****** ****   

*** - ** ** for *** ******* ** this **** **** ** (Rhombus *******) **** * 5MP ******, *** ****** at *****.  ********* ** enable ******** **** ******* pan, **** *** ****.  

******* **** ** **** here.  *** **** ****** is *** ********* ** the ***** ***** ** why *** ***'* *** the **** *** ****** just **** ****** *** they **** ** **** a ********* **** *** it ** **** ** to ********** ******. 

*** *** ******* **** WAN ********* ** * consideration, *** ***** *** solution *****'* ****** ************ (we ***** ***** ** the ******) **'* ****** more ***** *** *******.  If *** ***** ** resolution ***** ** **** really ********* ** ***** video ** ****** **** resolutions.

** ***** *** ****** yes ** * ******-***** system **. 

***** ****** *** ***** cloud ***** ** *** ready *** ***** **** yet.

**** * ***** ** crop ;)

*** ****** **** *******. You ****** **** **** a ********. ;-)

****, *********** * ****** is * *******, *** we ******* **** **** it * “******”, **** we ****** **** ******.

 

*** ******* **** *********** made ** ***** ** Milestone's ****. ******* ***** too. ***********?

* ***'* ****. ** me, *** ****** ****** are (*) ****** * name **** ** **** to *****, *.*., '*******' and (*) *** ****** the ****** **** (**** are "**************.***" *** "*******" which ** *** ****). That's *** ******** *** make ** ***** **** Verkada ** ***** **** problems.

*** ** ***** ****** minds ** *** **** that ****** ** ******** the ******** ** ***** and *** ********** ** the ** ** ***** a ******** ******* **** China? ** ***** ********** to **** *** ****** ** a **** **** ******* has ****** ** **** Huawei *********. **'* *** even ** **, ** we *** ****** **** just **** ** *****.

 

 

 

 

******....*** ****** **** **** call ** *****.

**. *** ** ********** Taiwan ** * *******, e.g., ** ****** ********** ******* ****:

****** ** * ******* on **** ****, ***** (PRC) ** *** ** the ****.

*** ****** ******** *** not ******* ** *** China *** *******, ***.

** * ****** ** practice, ****** ** ******* recognized ** * ******** country. ** * ****** of *********, ** ** obscured ******* ** *** PRC's *****.

***** *** * ***** hoopla **** ***** **** into ****** ******* ** recognized ****** ** * separate ****** **** *****. So ** ** *********** them ** * ******** foreign *****.

 

****, **** **** **** quality ********* ** **** prices!

***** *** * ***** hoopla **** ***** **** into ****** ******* ** recognized ****** ** * separate ****** **** *****.

****** **** *** ** couldn’t ********* ****** ** a *** ;)

******* ****** ****** ***** ******* ** the ******* ***** **** ** POE ******* ******!

**, ***** ******* ******* to *** *** ******* cameras, ******* ***'** ******* but **** ** **** seem ** ** ********* the*** *** ****** ********* on *** *** ***** ** *** ****** *** adding ** ** ****, some ******** ** ***** camera, *** ******** *** VMS ** ***. *'* sure ** *** **** the ******* ****** ** that **** ** ******* cameras ******* *** *** of **** ***.

**'* ******** ***** *********... they ***'* **** ** deal **** *** ************ of ******** *** ****** hardware (******* ** ***** be ********) ** *** NVR (***** ** * combo ** ******** + an ** ****, ******** Micron) *** ******* ***** on *** ***. * tried *** *** ***** formation ********, *** ** really **** ***** * minutes ** **** ** up *** **** * SDK **** *** *** drop **** *** ** their ******** *******.

******** ** ***** ** AWS ***, ******** * variant ** **** ********? Any ***** ****** + SD **** + *** vendors *** ***** ***** AWS?

**** ** ******* (**-******* and *** ** *******) and *'** **** ** and ******* ** **** of **** *******.  

* ***'* ******* **** other ******* **, *** at ******* ** ** not *** *** *** Camera ********* ** *** Transcode.  *** ** *** video ********* ******** ********, *********** *** processing ********* *** *********** and *** ** *** secure.  ** ** *** this ****** **** ** believe ** *** *** of *** *** *** companies **** *** ******* uninterrupted **** **** ********* over **** *** + WAN **** ******* ** under * ****** *** web, ****** *** ******* clients ***** ****** ** achieved ***** *** *** camera ********* ********.

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

** ** *****, * noticed *** ******** ** yourself ** * "*** company". ** **** *** right *** ** ***** about *******? ** * VMS ****** *** ***** the ******** ****** ********* because ** ** **** to ***/ ******* **. a ****** ******* ************? And ** ***, ** you *** ******* ******* ONVIF ********* ******* ** supporting ***** ****** ******?

* ****** *****/ ******* about ********* **** **** is ****** ****-** *** bricking ** *** ******** if *** *** **** cancels ***** *** ************...

***, ** ** *** ourselves ** * *** or * ***** **** specifically * "***** ***" since ** **** ******** management ********* ** ** with *** *******.  

** ***** ** ********** ONVIF, **'** ********** **** to ** ** *** future.  ***** *** **'** focused ** ********** ** incredible ********** *** *** customers **** *** *******.  Once **'** ****** ****, if *** ********* **** a ****** ****** *** ONVIF *******, **** ** is ********* ** ***** consider.  

**: *********** #*

*** ******** ** ***** VMS *** **** **** of *** ******* ********* technology *** **** *******, but *** *** ***********/***** pipeline ** *** ********* to *** *** ** the *** *** **/* cloud ********** (**********: ** use *** *** *** Media ******** ********).

*** **** ***** ********** low ******* ******* *** of *** *** *** RTMP *** **** ********* on *** *** * long ****, *** ** does ******* *** ***** player ******. ** *** last *** *****, *** amount ** ***** ******** AWS ******* *** ********* from **** ** **** than *******-******* ********* *******. ** ***** *** is ********** ** **** Streaming ******** *** ******* **** specialized ********* ******** **** as ***** *** ****** in *** ******.

******* ****** *** ********* way ** ********* **** discussed ********* ***** ******* ******. ** ***** ** Verkada **** *** ** MPEG-DASH *** **** ********** by ********** *** * buffer, *** ********* *****.

** * *** * nickel...  *** * ** fan ** *****. *** do ***** ********* *** the ******* **** **?..**** to *** ***** ***** deck *** ***********...** ***** years ** ***** * VSaaS ******* ** ********** RMR *** ******** ***********  hardware **** * ****** system ** *** *** answer ** ***** ***********... and **** ******** ** profitability ** ******* ******** when ***** ** ************ who ** ****** * slice ** *** ***.

** *** ************ (**********) getting * *** ** the ****** ************ ** say ***** * ** 6? ** ** ** only ** *** ******* purchase?

** ***** ** **** the *** ***** **** here ** ******* ** the **** **** ****** had/ *** ** *** WiFi *****:

*. * ******* ******* with ***** ****** *****, making ** ****** ** sell (*** ***** **. incumbents) ** ********* **** simpler ************

*. * ****** ***** team **** ***** *** sale, *** *** ** more **********, ********, *** faster ** ***** ** making ******* *** ****** decisions **. * ******* model

*. ******** ********* ****** that *** * ******* on ******* ** *******

*. **** ****** *** license **** ** ***** years ***** ******** ** the ************ ******* *** manufacturer *** * ****** line **** *** ********

*. ********** *** ******* stream ** ***** ***** due ** ****-** ** the ******** **** *** initial **** ** ****, because **** ****** ****** out *** *** ******* bricking *** ******

*. * ***** ****** with ******* *********, ** enough **** ** *** sea

* ***'* ***** *** other *******, *** ** (Rhombus) **** *********** * cut ** *** ****** RMR.

* **** **** ******* lots ** ****... ** will ** "* **** row ** ***".  *** sure ***** ** ****** that *** ** *** best... * ***** *** the **********/*********** **** * nice ***** ** *** hardware ** * ****** maintenance ******** (******* ***** SD ***** **** ****/*******) and *** **** *** the ***... ***** *** the ******* *** ****** just * **** ****** for *** *** *******.  Furthermore, *** *********** (****** be ****** "**********" ***** there ** ******* ** integrate ****/**) *** ***** nada ** ******* *** service ** **** **** RMR...they *** **** ****** into **** ****** ***** you *** ******* *** the ****.

******* **** ***** **** is ** **** ***% through ***********, *******, *********, they **** ** * mix ** ******-**-***-**** *** channel ******** ******* **** do *** **** ****** partners ** ******* ****** the **.

*** ** ** *************, but **** **** **** happen ***** ******* ** selling ****** ** ***-************ *******, *** **** eliminates *** ****** *****?

***** * **** ********** example ** * ******* doing ****?

****, *** *** ****** list ** ******?

**** **** **** ****** where ******* ** ******* direct ** ***-***** *** **** *******, *** **** eliminates *** ****** *****?

* ***** **** ** a ******* ******* *** startups ** **** *****. When *** ***** ***** a *******, ********* ** integrator ** ******* ** resell **** ******* ******* of *** **** *** immaturity ** **** *******, so ********* **** ** sell ****** ** **** having ** *****. ****, many ********* **** ** switch ** * ******* focus.

**** *** *** ****** makes *****.  *** ** you **** ** ******* of ******* *** ******* direct *** ** ****** even ****** ****** *****?

** ** ****** ****** me, **** **** **** noise ***** ******* **** the ****** ******* * few ***** ****, * don’t **** *** ********** they ****, *** ** would ** ******** ** they **** *********** *********** direct ***** ** **** point.

****, ** ** ** claimed ** *** ********* response, *********** *** * cut ** *** ***,  is ***** **** * seperate ****** ***** ****?

** ** **** ** unring * ****.  ********* aspire ** * ***% channel *****, *** **** of **** **** *****.  As ** *******, **** sold ******** ** ***** legacy ********* **** **** years (*** ***** *** today)... ** *** *** of *** *** ** is ***** **** ***** does * ******* ***** have.  *** *****, * don't ******* *** ******* has ****** ***** ***** than *** ************ ** the ********.

*** ****** *** **** updated ** ********** ****** ******* *** licensing *********:

Cameras *** *********

******* ******* ****** ****** **** 3 **** *******:

  • ** *** ****** / 720P ****** ****: $*** 15-days ** $*** **-**** on ****** *******
  • ** *** ****** / 720P ****** **** **** Dome: $*** **-**** ** $385 **-**** ** ****** storage
  • ** *** ****** / 1080P ****** ******* ****: $499 **-**** ** $*** 40-days ** ****** *******
  • **-***, **-* *** ****** / ***** ****** ******* Dome: $*** **-**** ** $1,199 **-**** ** ****** storage

****** ********** ************* *** sold *** ******, **** specific ** *** ** camera ********, **** **** $99 - $*** *** year, **** ********* *** multi-year ******** *****. ** licensing ******** *** ********* features:

** ******** ******* *** features ** ** ********, and ***** ** *********, and ** **** ** continuous ***** *******:

***** ** *** ****** a **** ******* ** the **** ****** **** fisheye *** ****-***** **** options:

*** **-*** *** **-* cameras *** ************* **** expensive **** *******'* ******* cameras, ** *** **** R2 *****, *** *** still **** ********* **** similar ******* ****** (******* fisheye ** $*** ******** to *******'* $*,***).

**** ********* *** ******* cost *******:

********* ******** **-**** ********** cloud ******* ******* *******'* offering ** *** **** price ($*** *** ****** per ****). ******* *** camera ********** ********* *** initially $*** *** ****** per ****, *** ***** storage *** ** ********** $120 *** **** *******. This ***** *** **** license **** ********* *************, but *** ***** *** purchase ***** *******, ** is ******* *******.

*** **** ****** ********* *******, *** *** Analytics*** ********* *****.

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