Sony Exits Branded Video Surveillance Business

By John Honovich, Published on Apr 15, 2020

After years of decreasing investment into video surveillance, Sony has now exited the branded video surveillance camera business.

However, Sony will continue to provide imaging sensors and camera modules.

In this note, we examine what happened, how it is all ending, what partner Bosch is doing and the future for Sony in video surveillance.

Exit **** ******* ********

****'* ******* ***** ************ products **** ** *** of ***** (*****) ** the *** ** ****,***** *********:

******* *** ***** ****** models *** ***** ***** as **** ** ******* accessories,***** *********:

Bosch *********** **** ** ****

***** **** ****'* ****, this**** *****'* *.*-**** *************** **** **** ******* in ******** ****. **** back ****, ** *** fairly ******* **** **** was ******** *** ***** and ********** **** ***** surveillance. *** ***-***** **** the ***** ** ******* ** *** ********* ****, **** **** incumbents, ***** *** **** pace **** *** **** of ***** **** *** product ******** **** ********* and *****.

*** ************* ********* ** July **** ********* *********** ****'* ***** and ********* ******* ******* ** ******** 2020 ******** ********* *********** *** impacting ********** **********, ************ ********* to ****** ** *****. The ******* *** ** the ****.

Imager *** ****** ******** *****

** *** ***** ****, Sony ***** *** * significant ******* ****** *** camera ****** ********. ***** Sony ********** *** ********* used ** ****-*** ***** surveillance ********, ********* **** Sony's ******* ****** (******* from **** ** *********, etc.) *** **** ***** (who **** **** **** will ******** ***** **** sensors). ********, **** ******* are **** ** ******* IoT ******* *** ***********, e.g., *********'* ******** **** report:**** ***’* **** ***** Sensors **** ****** ** Keep ** **** ******.

Panasonic *******

**** ***** **** ********* is *** *** **** remaining ***** ***** ************ manufacturer, **** ***** ******* over *** ******** ** acquired ****, ******* *** and **** *** ***. Indeed,********* *** *** *** own ********** *** *** spun *** **** ****** ***** ** ******* around ********* ******* ***** surveillance.

Sony ******* ** *** ******?

*** ******** **** *** Sony ** **** **** did *** **** **** their ***** ** *** way ***. **** ********* turned ** ****** ***** and ********* (**** *********) which ****** ********* *** dismay. **** ***** *** that *** **** *** not **** ***********. **** mostly ***********.

** **** ***** ** return ** *** ******, they **** * **** foundation ** ** ** with * ****** ***** generally *** ****** ************** but ****** ***** ** the ***** ************ ******.

** *** ***** ****, the ****** *** ******* from ******* ******* ***** to *********-******* ****, ** area **** **** ** not ** ****** ** they *** ** *******.

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