Comcast SmartOffice (Using Genetec and Axis) Profile

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 29, 2017

Comcast has more than 20 million subscribers and $80 billion in revenue.

Now Comcast is partnering with Genetec and Axis to deliver a "surveillance package for all types of business" with SmartOffice to its large customer base.

IPVM spoke with Comcast's Executive Director of Premise Services, Christian Nascimento, who led the development of this offering for Comcast.

In this report, we analyze Comcast's video offering, and how this will impact the security market for traditional integrators.

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