Small Business Surveillance Challenges Examined

Author: Marty Major, Published on Jan 26, 2011

For small businesses, deploying the right surveillance can be challenging. Usually, they do not have a lot of money available nor do they benefit from government grants. Plus, they do not have the scale to justify becoming experts in surveillance. Despite this, surveillance is often needed to handle theft, break-ins, issues with employees, etc. Equally important, the surveillance system can be a remote monitoring/management tool enabling the owner to be more productive when away from their stores or offices.

A growing trend is small businesses buying surveillance online. Search engines like Google make this incredibly easy returning top results for dozens of stores on any video surveillance related search. Those stores offer low pricing and the promise of direct help and immediate shipping. This can save thousands on up front costs - a non-trivial amount for a small business.

However, this is a controversial topic, especially among dealers who see it reducing quality and cutting into their business (see our 35+ comment discussion on the impact of online product availability).

What do you think?

To help you better understand the issues and tradeoffs involved, inside the PRO section, we've done in-depth analysis on 4 real world cases:

  • An insurance company's challenges in DIY surveillance
  • A bar deploying its own IP cameras and the challenges they faced
  • A small retail chain struggling with standardizing its systems across multiple stores
  • An alarm dealer looking to expanding into surveillance but worried about dealing with IP technology

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*******, **** ** * ************* *****, ********** ***** ******* *** see ** ******** ******* *** ******* **** ***** ******** (*** our**+ ******* ********** ** *** ****** ** ****** ******* ************).

**** ** *** *****?

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********* ******* ************

** **** **** *****, ** ******* *** ********* ************ ******* made ** * ****** ***** ********* ******* ***** ** * medium ***** ** ****. **** * ******** ****** ********* *** one **** ***** ****** **** (*** ** ********** **** ***** areas ****** *** ****) *** ***** ***** ******* ****** * tough ******** **** ** **** *******.

**** ***** *** * ******* ** ******** ** *** ******* lot ** *** ** *** *** ********* ******** *** ***** to *********** *** ************ *******. ** ********* ***** * *********** listed ** *** ****** ***** *** ***** *** ****. ** also ******* *** ******** *** ****** *** ******* **** ** electronics ***** *** ***’* **** ******* **** **** * ****** surveillance ****** *** '****'. ***** ** *** *** ********, **** the **** **** *** ***** *********** **** ** ******* $*-$** he ********** *** ***** ** ****** **** **** - *** location - **** ** ***** *** *** ***’* **** ******* for ****** $** ****.

******** ** ***** (*** ******* ** *** **** ********* ** system ***** ** ***********), ** **** **** *** ***’* **** DIY ****. ** * ********** ******* **** *** ********** **** closed ** *** *** ******* ********* * ******** ******* *** the *** ** **** ********. ***** **** ****** *** **** ceilings, **** ****** ********* *** ******** ******* *** *** *** supplied **** *** **** ****** **** ** *** ******’ ****** where *** *** ***** ** ****. *** ***** ******* ** getting *** *********** ** ******* *** * ******* ******* ** both ********* ***** ** ******** ****** ** ***** ******* *****.

*** **** ********* ** **** ***** *** ** ****** ****** a **** ******-**** *********** ***** *******, *** ***** ****** ** front ** **** ** *** **** *******. ** ********* **** of *** *** ******* ****** *** **** *** ******** ** each ******** ****** **** *** **** ** *********. *** ***** 2 ******** ******* **** ********* ** ******** ***** ** *** customer **** *** ******** **** ***** ** *** ***** **** 2 ****** ** *** ***** ********.

***** ***** *** ******* *** * ***** ****, ** **** was *** ********* **** *** ******* *** ******* ********. ****, although ** ***** *** ********* **** * ******, *** ****** exchanging ** ****, ****** *** ******* *** ********* *** ********* was ** ***** ******** ******** ** *** ********* ******. *** owner ******* **** ******** ****** ********* ***** ***** *** *******, so ** *** *** ******* ***** ******* ****** ****** *** cameras ****** *** ****** ** ****-**** *** ***** ** *** 6 ******* ** **** ******, **** ******** *******. ** *** to *** ****, ** ***** ***** *** *** ****** ****** functioning *** *** *********** ******** **** ******* ** ***** ******* he ***** *** ******* ******* *** ******** ************ *******.

***** * ****** *****, *** ***** *** ******* ** **** marketing ********* ** *** ******* **** ** *** * ******** flier **** * ***** ******* ** *** ******* ******** *,* and ** *** ************ ******* ** ****** */* *** **** of *** ****** ****** ***** ********** ****. *****

*** ***** ******* *** *** *********, *** ***** ******* ** 'same ***' **-**** ******* *** ****** ****** ************ - *** of *** ******* **** ****** ***** ********** *** *** ***’* Club ***.

** ****** *** ***** **** **** *** * ********** *** company; * *********** ******* * ***** ************ ********* *** ******* provider *** * ***** ***** *******. ***** ********** *** ******** regarding *** ******* *******, *** ***** ******* ** ******* *** surveillance ********* ***** ** *** *****, *** *** ** ***** it, *** **** ** *** ****** *****. **** ******* ** 10 ******* (***** ******** * **** ******* ** *** ******** Linux *** *** ******** ****) ** *** ***** ** *** recognized ** *** ********* ************** *** ****** ** ******* ** required. *** ******* **** ********. ***** **** ******* ****** ******, he *** **** ** ****** *** ****** ******** *** **** viewing ** ** ***** ********.

*** ******* ** ***** *, *******, *** *** *** ** as *******-****. ******* ** *** ********* ******, *** ********** *** run *** ****, **/* ***** *** *** ** *** ******* cameras ******* * **** **** ******* ** *** ****. *** cable *** ****** ** ******** ******* ***** ********* ****** *** flat ****** **** *** ** **** *** * ** **** edge **** ** *** ******** ******. ** **** ***** *** new ********* ****** ** *** **** *** ******** **** ** time ** ** ** ******** *** * **** ******* *******. And *** ***** ****.

******** **** ****** ***** *** ********** ******* ****** ******* *** city *** ******** **** ********** *********. **** *** ***** ****** on ******* *******, *** ***** ** **** ****** *** *** first ********* **** ********* *** *** *****. *** **** **** the ********* *** ******* ** *** **** *** *** ******* camera ***** *** *** **** ****** ********. ** *** **** accumulated ** *** **** ****, ** ***** ** ***** **** the ******* ** *** ***** (***** ****** *** ***** ****** cables ***** *** **** ********) *** *** * ****** ****** of ***** **** *** ****** ****** ******** ******. ***** *****, even ***** *** ********* *** ***** **** **** ****** *** and ******** ** *** ****, *** ******’ ****** ***** ********* a *********, ****-********* ****.

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

**'* * ***** ***** *** *** *** ***** ** ******* a *** *****. *** ***** *** ****** *** ***** ***** supported ** *** ************ ******* ** ********* *** ******* ****, but *** *********** ******* **** *** *** ***** ******* *** been ********* ******* ***** *** ***** * ***** ********. ******* an ***** *******, *** ******* ******* ***'* **** ** ******* surveillance ** *** *** *****. ************, *** ************ ******* ** his ***** *** ****** *** ** ***** * ***** ***.

*** ***** ***** ** *** *** *** *****, *** ***** like ** ******** *** ******** ****** **** ** ** ********* fails. ** **** ** ******* ********** **-**** *** ** ***** overly ******* ** ******* ** *** **** ***** *********. ** likes *** ******* ** *** ***, *** *** ********* **** expertise ** ** ***** ****** ************ ******* **** **** ******* IP **********.

*******:

  • **** *** ***** *** ** ** ** ***** ***** **** IP **** ** *** **** *** ******** ******** ** ** with the **** **** ******? (******** **** *** *** ***** *** working *********)
  • ****** ** *** *** * ************** **** *** ******* ******* provider (******** **** **** ** ****** ******* *** ****** ******* they **** [*** ** ****** *****'* ****])?
  • *** ** ******** *** '*****' ** ******* * *** **** an **-******* ************ ********? (******* *** ***** **** ** **** greater **** **** ***** ** ******* ******* **** *** ****** integrators * ***** ***)

** ****** ***** **** ** *** **** **'* ******* **** all *** **** *** *********.

*** *** ******* ***** ************

** **** **** *****, ** ******* ** *** **** *** owns *** **** ********* ***** ********** *** ******* ** ********* surveillance ********* *** **** ******. *** ***** ***** ** * small ** **** *** *** ***** *** ***** ******* ***** for *******. ** **** ** ********* ******* ***** ******** – a ***/********* ****** ****. ** ********** ********* *** *** ********, yet ****** ** ******* ************ ** *** ***** *** ********.

** **** *** ***** ******* ** ****** **** ** *** local ********** **** ************ *** ********** **** *** ***** **** quite ********* *** **** ********.

***’* ******* *** ******* ***** *****:

*** ******** ** *******. ***** *** ***** *** ***** **** of *** ***** ******* *************** **** ****** *****, *** ***** wiring *** ************** ******** *** ***************** *********. ** **** *,*** sqft, **** ******* ***** ** ***** *** ***** *** **** of ****** *** *******, ****** ***** *********** * ***** ****** box *** ************ ******** ********. ******* *** ***** ********* ****** only ****** ****-******** *** ****** ** ***** ****** ** *** cabling *********, ******* ** ********* ** *********-**** ***-********** **** ** ***** ***** ***** ******** *******. ************, *** owner ******* ** ** ******* ******** ********** ** *** **** DCS-920s ******** *** ******* **** *** ******.

*** ***’* **** * **** ** *** ***/********* ************ ********:

**** ******** ** ********* * ***** *** ***** *** ***** only *** ******** ******** *****. ******* ** *** ******* ***** (though ½ *** ****), *** *** ***** ** **** ********* a ***** *** *** **** **** ********** ******* ******* *************. For ********, ** ****** ******* ** ****-******** ********* (*.*. * bars), ** * ********* ***** ***** ******* *** **** *** the **** ****** ******** ***** *** ** **** **-**********, **** frame-rate ************. *******, *** ***** ******** ******* ******** **** *** light ********, **** **** ***** *****.

*** *** **** ************ ******** *** ***** ******** ** *************** *** **** ******* **********, ***** *** **** ************* *** *********** ********* ** * ****-*** **** **. *** ***** ******* the *****-***** ******** ************ ** ***** ** ********** *** *** FD7131 ***** ** ********** *** *** *** ******** *********** ** his ****,********** ** *** ****-******** *****. ** *** ****** *****, though *** **** ***** **** ********** ******* ***** **** ***** camera *** ********** ******** ********** ********.

********: *** ***** ********** ********** **-**** ****** ** **** *** separate ****** *********. **** ** ******* ****** ***** ** ****** look ** *** ******** ** ***. *** ****** ** *-**** and ******* *** *** ********** ** **** *** ****** *** of *** **** ******** *****/**** '******' ************ ******** ** *** market.

***********: ** *** ******** *****? ** ***** **** *** ** is. ***** ** *** ** *****, ** ******* ** ***** have **** ******** ****** ******* – ********** **** ********** ********* are ********.

***** ** ********* **** ******* ** *** **** ****, *** he ****** ******* ** ‘****-****’, ** ***** ****** **** ***** the ******* ***** **** *** **** ****** ****** ** *** in *** ********* ** **** **** * ******** ******** ***** of **** ***** **** *** ******. ** *****’** **** **** Vivoteks ****** ********* ******** (******* ****) ** ******* *** *** both ********* ******** *** ** ****** *** ** *** ******* on *** ********. ****** (*** ********) *** ******** ******* ** time ********* *** ***********. *** **** ******* ***** ***** ******* the ******** ********* **** **** ** ****** ********** *******, ********* ease ** ***, ******** *** ****** ****** ********** *************.

******** ******* ***** ************

**** ** ******* *** ************ ******* **** ** * ******** apparel *****: **** ******* **** ***, **** ******* **** **** made **** *** *****, **** ****** **** *** ****** *** what **** **** ** ** ****. **** *** **** ***** a ************ ********* ********* ** **** ******* *** ******** *******, neither ** ***** **** *** ***** ********* **** *****.

********** ** *** ****

***** * ****** ***, **** ***** ********** ******* *** ************ system ** *****. ****** ******* **** *** ******** ** *** parent *******, ****** **** **** ****** **** *****, *** ** new ******** ******, **** ****** *** *** **** *** ********* or ********** ** ********** ***** ************ ***** ** **** ****.

**** ***** ***, **** ******* ***** ***** *****, **** ******* to ****** ** ****** ******* *** *** * ********* ** combat ****** ********* ********* ********. ***** ********** **** **** ***** integrators, **** ******* ** *** **-**** ** **** *****. ***** each ** ***** ****** ******** ******* **** *** **** ** ft, *** ****** ******* ** * ******* ********* *** (***/***) PC-based ****** ******* **** ***** ****** *** *** **** ******* each. ***** ********* ***** **** ************* $**** *** *****, *** the ****** ******* ** **** *** ******* *** *** ***** own ******* ***** ***’ ******* ****** ** **** ** ******* costs.

****** * *** ******, *** ****** **** ** ******* **** they *** ******** *** ***** **** (**** ***** **** *** majority ** *** ********) *** ********* *** ***** ******* (**** could *** ******** ****** ******** ****** * ******** ** ***** 30-40 ****). **** ******* **** ** *** ****** ********* *** positioning (******** **** ***** ***** ***** *** *****), *** **** still ************ **** *** *******. **** **** ********* ***** **-**** equipment ******** ** ******* ***** ************, *** **** ****** **** were ******* *** ** ******* ** ***** ******* ** ******. The ****** **** **** * $** **** ************ *** ******, plus ******** **** ****, *** ** ********** $**** **********. **** the **** *** *****, * ** *** * **** ****** requiring **** ** **** *** ***** **** ** ***** ******** for ******* – ******* *** ******** ****** ******* *** ************ capabilities *** ** ** * *****.

***** * ***** ***, **** ****** * *** *****. *******, their **-**** ******** *** **** *** ** ********, ********* **** to **** * *** ****** *** ********* (*** *******). **** contacted ***** **-**** ********* ********* (** ****** ****** **********) *** determined **** *** ***** ******* ** ********* **** (**.*) *** even **** ******** **** *** *** *******. ************, ****** ******* required * *** ****** ************ **** ***** ******** ****.

***** ** * ************** **** ******* ***** ********, *** *** new *****, **** ***** * ********** ******** ***** **** (***** ******** ******* ****-****) **** ******* **-**** ********. *** ********* *** **** ***** current ********* ***** **** ******** *** *** ** ***** ******** life-cycles. *** ******** ***** *** **** **** **** *** **** of ***** ********* *****, *** ****** *** **** ******* **** also **** ********* **** *** ********* ******** ****** *******. ***** equipment ***** *** *** *** ***** **** ***** $**** (**** from $**** *** *** ******** *****). **** ******* ** ********* their ******** ***** **** ******** ** *** ********* **** ********** failed, *** *** **** **** *** *** ** *** ******** locations **** **** * ****** *****. **** *** *** * Geovision **-***** ****, *** * ***** ******** ******** ***** **** in ***** * ******.

******* ***** ** ****

*****, *** ***** ** *********. ************, ******* ** *** ******** Geovision **** *** ****. **** ******* ***** *** ********, ******** on ********** ** ******** **** ** ******* *** ****** ********* machine, *** ******* ******** **** (**** *******, *******, ***** ******) for *** *** *****. *******, ***** ******** *** ************ *** model **** *** ***** ** * ******, ********* ** **** a **** ******, *******-***** ****** *** ***** (******+**) **** * new *** ******** ******** *** ****** *******.

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

  1. ** **** ** **** *** *** ******* ******** ****** ***** at * ****** ***** **** ** ******** *** *************? (*** different *****)
  2. ** **** ****** *** * ********* ***** ***** *** *** only **** *********?
  3. ** **** ** **** ** ******** ***** ********?
  4. ** **** ** **** ** ** ********, ** ************ ** analog ******* *******?

*** ******* ******* ********* ** *** ********’* *** *********** ** pay *** ************. ** ***** $**** *** ** * ****** system (******* *** ********), ***** ******* *** ******** *******. ** most, **** **** ***** $*,*** *** * ***, ***** ****** them **** **** *** ** **** *** ******.

**** **** ****** ***********, **** **** **** ** *** *** appliances. *****’* ** ****** ** ******* **** **** ***** *** their ****** *******, ********* **** ** *** ******** *** *** that **** ** *** **** ********* **** * ***.

**** **** **** ***** ** ****** **********, ************ ****** ********** from * ****** *********. ************* **** ** ***** **** ********. 3rd ***** *** ************* ** ****** ***-********. ** *** ********* exist ** ********. ***** **** **** **** * *******. **** if **** *** **** **** **** * ****** ************, ******** changes ** ******* **************** *** ********** ****** ***** *** **** DVR ********* (*** **** ** ********** **** ** ******** ** software).

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

*** ** **** ********’* **** ************ *** ******* ******, *** recommended ******** *** ** ******** ** **** ** ***** ******** infrastructure ** ********. *** **** ***********, ** *** ** **** them * ***** ******** **** ***** ** **** *** ****** expansion (********** *********, *** ****** ****** *******) - *** ***** for ******** ********** ** ******* *****.

** **** *****, * *** ********* ******** *****’* **** ****. Their *** ********* ********* *** ***’* ***** ** **** ****, plus ********* ****** (******/**) ******* ***** ***** *** ************* $**** (with **** **-***** *** ** ***** $****). ** ********* *****, the ******** ********* **** ***** *** *******-**** *** ***** ***** and ******* ***** ***** ******* *********.

*** ***** ******** ****** ******** **** ** *** ***********, ** it ** *** **** ** ******* *** ***** *** ******** of *** ******** ******** ****** *****, *** *** ***** ** further ******* *************** ********* ***** ***** ******.

*********** ****** ***/***** ************** (* **) **-* ****** ****** ******* ** ******** *** ******** * *****-***** ******** ********. Both *** *********** ****** **** **** *********** *** ** ****** embedded ***** **********, **** ***** *** ********* ** ****** ******* with ****** ********** ** ** ******* *** ********-******** ********* **** front *********, *********, *** ****-**** **** ******** *****. ***** *** EH5108 *** * **** ******* ** ****** ************* **** *** EL-S, *** ******** *** ****** ****** ******* ************ (** **** HDD ** *****’* ** **** ***), * **** ****** *** user-friendly ****** ****** ******** (******), *** ** ** ******* ********* fees. ***** *** *********** *** ** ** ******** *******, *** enterprise ***** **-* ***** **** ** ********** ***** ***** *** (in **********) ** ****** $** ** *** ********’* $****-$****.

*** ********** ************* ** *** **** **** ** ****** *********** are ******* ** *.*** *** ******* ** *** ******, ***** the **-* ** ******* **** ** *** ******* *** ************ with ** ******* ********** ******. ** * ****** ****** *********** with ****** ****** *******, ******* *** ********, ***, **** ***** be * ****** ****** ** ** **** *** *********** ***. However, ***** **** ******** ** ********* ***** ***/****** ****** *** doesn’t ******* ***** **** ********, *.*** ****** ** **** **** sufficient *** ***** ******** ************.

***** ****** ********* ** ************

** ******* *** ********** ***** ** * ****** ***** ***** company **** ******** ***** **** ***** ******** ** ******** ***** surveillance.  **** *** ** * ********* ********* ** ** ******** new **********, *** ****** *** *********** *** *********. ***** **** company *** ***** * ******** ******* **** ** ****** ***** added ********, ********* ********* *** ********* *****.

*** ******* *** **** * ********* ***** ****** *** **** than ** *****. **** ***** ***** ********* ** **-***** ********** solution *** ** *** **** ***** ********.  ******** ********* *** support *** *** **** ***** ************ **** **** ** ***** to ***** ********* - **** ** **** **** **** ******** for **** **** *******.

***** *** ******* *** ********* ************ ******* ************ (****** ****** at *** ******* ** ** ******** ***** ********) *** ***** had ***** ******* ** ******* **** ******* ** *** ******** in *** **** ****** ** ********* ** **** *** **** alarm *********.   ************ *** ** '***-**'.  ** ****** ** ****** that ***** ** ********* *** ************ ********* ** **** **** segments ***** **** *** ** **** *****.

** *** **** *** ******** ********, ** **** ** *** techs *** ******* ********* **** *** '******' ********** ***** **** alarms **** **** ***** **** **********.  *******, *** ***** **** to ******* **** *** ****** **** *** *** **** **** same ********** ***** **** ** **** ** *** ********** ****** of ************ *******.  ** ** *** ***** ** ** ***** with *** **** ** ***** (*** ******) ************ ********, ** would ***** **** ** **** * *** ** ******** *** employees **** ** ********** *********.

***** ** *** ******* * ********* ***** ******, *** ******* choice *** ** *** ***** ************ ********.  ** *** *** equipment ** *** **** ****** ***** ** ******* **** *** his ******, *** **** ***** **** ******** *** ********* ** networking ****** *** *** ******* *********.   *** ***** *** ****** difficulty ** ******** *** *********** ******* ** *** ************ ********* (including *********** ******), *** ** ****** *** **** *** **** hurdle *** *** *** ********* ******* ************** **** ** *** customers (**/** ***********, ***** **********) *** *** **** **** *** equipment ******** *** *** ***** ********** *******.

***** **** **** *******, ***** ********* ********** ******** *** ************, he *** ** **** ********.  *** ***** **** *** **** at **** **** ****, *** *** ****** ***** **** *** networking **** ****** ******* *** ***** ** ***** ********.  ******* a ******* ******* *****, *** ***** ***** ***** **** **** 'confidence' ** **** **** *** ********* ********.  *******, ** **** that ******** ** * *** ******** **** ********** ****** ** complement *** **** ***** ** **** ********** **** ********.  *** average ****** ** ********** *** *** ***** *** **** **** 5 *****, **** *** ****** **** ********, *** *** ***** was ******** ** ********* ** '********' **** **** ****-******* *******.

** **********, ** ***** * ***** **-**** ************ ********* ******** who ******* ********** *******. *** ******** ***** **** *******-******* (** could ******* *** *** ******* ******** ****** ******), *** **** supplier **** ******* ********** ******* *** *** ********* **** ****. The **** **** **** ******** **-**** * ****** ***** ** had ***** ***** ** *** * ***** *** *******; ***** decades **** *** *****, ** ***** *** **** ** ***** something ***. ** *** ** **** **** **** ********* ********* would **** ** ** *** ***** *** **** ******* *** available **** ** *** *** ***** ****** **. *** ****** brand *** ************* **** *********, *** **** *** ** *** service ***** *** ******* ***** ****** **** *** **** ** the **** ***.

********** **** **-**** ******** ****** ***** ** ********* ********** *** offering ** **** **** *** ***** ** ***** **** ** basic ********** ** *** ***. ***** ******** ********* ****** ****** tools (*******.***,**********.***,**********.***), *** ******** *** ******* ** *** ***** ****** ** the *** **** *** **** **** ******* *** ******* ************* required. **** ******** (*** **********) *** ***** **** *** **** should ** **** ** ***** ***** ******** ****** ** ****** cost ** *** *******. ** *** **** ****, *** ***** would ******* *** ******** **** ****** *** *** ******** ***** would ** ** ***** **-**% ***** **** ***** *********, ******** the ***** *******'* ******* ** *******.

*** ***** ******* ** ** *** *********. *******, **** *********** does **** *****.

******* ** *** *** ** ***** *** ************ ********* ******* of ***** **** ** *** **** ** ***** *** **** day **** *** ****** *****, *** ********* **** ************** ********* will **** ** **** ************* ***** **** *** ************ ****** he ****** ** ***** * ******* ****** ** ********* ******* for **** *******.  ** ********, ** ** ****** *** *** brand ******* ** *** ***** ********* ********. ** * ****-**** dealer ***** *** ******* *****, **** ***** **** * ******** effect ** ******** ********** *** ******** **** *** ************ **** his ******* ***** *****.

*** ******* *********, *******, ** *** ****** *** ****** ******** support ****** **-*****.  ** *********** * ******* ** *** *******, he ***** ***** **** ******** ** *** ******** ****** ** do ********.  ** * ************ *******, **** ***** ***** ** wise ** ******* **** *** *** ******** ***** *** **-***** techs ** ********** ** ** **** **** *****, *** **** will ** ****** ******** ** **** **** ****.

******* / ******

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

  • *********/************ ********** ******** ** ******* *** ***** ** ***** ********* beyond *** *****
  • ****** ******* ***** ****** ** ****** *** ******* ** ** provided **** ******** (******* ****** *****)
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Hikvision is violating US Federal Trade Commission guidelines and Amazon rules with a "Honest" Review Program scheme that provides gift cards to...
Anixter CEO Admits Price Deflation and Non-Exclusive Integrator Sales on Apr 26, 2017
Anixter's CEO has admitted to (1) price deflation impacting IP camera sales and (2) not always being 'exclusive' with security integrators. In...
Xandem Next Gen Intrusion Tested on Apr 26, 2017
Xandem's "full coverage motion tracking technology" is unlike any intrusion technology we have seen. We bought their new system and tested it...

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