Snap Surveillance Profile

Author: Sean Patton, Published on Jun 26, 2018

There are not a lot of video surveillance companies that survive 9 years with only one feature that makes their product stand out.

In the case of Snap Surveillance, the feature is their product, Snap Force Multiplier (FMX) which allows security operators to manually track subjects across a camera system within a single video tile.

In this note, based on a discussion with their CEO, we will be examining Snap's approach to market, platform capabilities, and challenges.

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