Verkada Favorability Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich, Published May 06, 2021, 11:39am EDT

Verkada's integrator favorability was already negative in 2019, but how have two years of aggressive sales tactics, sexual misconduct, and the recent mass hack impacted it?

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Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Verkada's positioning, pros, and cons.

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*******'* *** ************ *** a **** *** *** -56%:

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******** ***** **** ****** doubled ** *** *****, while ********* **** ********* one ********** *****. ***:******* ************ ******* ****

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Less ***** ******* ** / ***** ****** ********

****** */* ** *********** outside *** ** *** not **** ****** ***** Verkada ** **** ** opinion. *** ************ *** weaker ****** *** ** (-66) **** ********* (-**).

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********** ********* **** **** several *** ******:

  • ********: **********
  • ***** *******
  • ****-**
  • ****/************* ********
  • *********:

Negative: **********

******* *********** *** ******** negative ******** ***** ******* and ***** *** ****** it **** ** **** one ******.

  • "** * ****** **** to ******* *** * checked "********"? * ****** their ******** ***** ** selling ******* *** ***'* use ** *** ******* recurring ****. ********* ***** practices. ***** ******** ** the ****** ****, *** on ********* ******* ******** or ********. **** **** I **** **** ***** cameras *** **** *** behind *** *****, ***** is ****** *** * company **** ****** ** be ******* *** ""*********"" out ** ******** **** their ******* **** ******."
  • "***'* **** *********** *** deceitful ***** *******, ******* systems *** ******** ******* cannot *******, ***** ***** the ******** *** ******* of ***** ******, ***** about *** ************** ** feature **** **** *** rest ** *** ****** (claiming ****** ** *** only *** **** *** do ******* ******)"
  • "***'* **** ***** ***** attitude, *** *** ******* that **** *****. * don't *** **** ***** around **** ****** ** the ********* **** **** up ** *** ***** around ***** ***** *** stick **** *** ******** offerings."
  • "**** ******* ******'* ** any **** ****. ********* expansion, ******* ** ********* to *********** *******, **** care **** ***** ******* and *** ****** ********. They **** ** *** old **** ****."
  • "*** **** ** *** long ** **** ***, but ***** ********* *********, pitting *********** ******* *** another, **** ********, *** corporate *******."
  • "***** ** *****? *** horrible ****-** *****, *** sleazy ***** **********, *** sexual **********, *** ******* security ************* ****'* ********* baked ** ** *** product *** ********** ** remove...Any *** ** ***** things ** ****** ** walk ****. ***** ******** it ***** **** **** running ****, ** **** speed."
  • "* *** ********** *** business ***** ** ********* a ******* ****** *** end-users *** ***'* **** and ***'* **** ** know *** **** & bolts **** **** * video / ****** ****** work *** *** ******* to ****** *********** **** come **** * ****** like ******* ** ******** for *** **** ** 'Install ** *** ****** it'. ** ******** * fixed/known **** **** * period ** ****. **** being ****, * ********* do *** ******* **** the ******* *** *******/******* being ******* ** ******* are *** ****. ** recently ********* * ****** after * ******'* ******* - *** ***** *** Verkada ** ***** - Recommended **** ** *** us *** *** ****** we **** ********* ** going **** *******. **** should *** * *** right *****."
  • "******* ********** ***** *******, THEIR *******, ***** ***** PEOPLE"
  • "**** *** **** **** been **** ** **** manufacturer, *** *** * like **..."
  • "*********** *******, ******* ******, obnoxious ******* *******."
  • "** ****** **** ** if * ***'* *** something **** ***** * security ******* ********, ***'* say ********"

Proprietary ****** / ****-**

*** **** ****** ****** complaint *** ** *******'* closed ******* *** ************ model ***** ***** ** users ** ***** ********.

  • "* ** ********** ******* hostage ** * *******. I ** **** ********* against **** ******* *'* able ** *** **** a ****** ** ********** and **** **** **** how ************ ********* **** of ********* ****** ** or **'* *** ****** ownership ** ** ******* hate ** * ****** word *** ** ***** fit ****. **** * found *** **** *** companies **** ****** **** them * ******** **** a *** ** ******* for **** ******* *** making **** * ****** decision * **** ***'* find *** **** **** all ****."
  • "** * ******** ********** we ******* ***** ** to ******** ********. *** idea ** *** ******* being *********** *** ** becoming * "*****" ** service ** *** **** up **** ** ***** disclosed ** *** *** user ** **** **********."
  • "******** ******** ** **** you ** *** **** you *******"
  • "* *** **** *** free **** *******. * dont **** *** ****** in *******. *** ** i **** ** *** of ** ********* **** would."
  • "******** ******** ** **** you ** *** **** you *******"
  • "***** **** ***** ********* but * ******* ******** with ******* **** ********. Cancelling * ************ ***** render ** *** ***** investment ********** *******. "
  • "*** * *** ** being ****** **** *** camera ************. *** ********** of ***********."
  • "***'* **** *** **** of ***** ****** **** their **** ************, ****'* impressed **** *** **** we **** *****."
  • "* ** *** ******* the ***** ***** ** locking ********* ** * platform"
  • "******* ******* ** ** more ********* **** ***** than *******. * ***'* like *** ******-** ****** of ***** *********."
  • "***'*/***'* *** *******. * won't ******* * *********** camera. * ***'* ******* a *****-***** ******."
  • "*********** ******* *** ******. NO ******!"
  • "*********** *****, ** ******."
  • "*********** ** * "***" idea *****"
  • "*** * ****** **** we ***** **** *** locked ******* **** ******."
  • "****** **** *** **."
  • "****** **** ** *** appealing ** **."

Sales *******

**** **** ****** **** comments ** *******'* ***** tactics:

  • "* ***'* ***** *******'* sleazy ***** *******. **** take ********* ** ********* and **** ** ******** to *** *** ****. I ***** **** ******* prior ** *** **** of ***** *******. **** are *** ***** *** money *** *** ***** the ******** ** *** customers *** ******** ***** cameras."
  • "*** * ***** *** bring ******* ****** ** to ******** *** *******, sales *** *** *****, but ** **** ****** to ***** *** ***** vendors ******* *** ****, and **** *** ****** wanted ** *** *** gear **** *** ***** vendor *** **** ** install, **** * ****... Verkada *******'* ** *******"
  • "***'* **** *********** *** deceitful ***** *******, ******* systems *** ******** ******* cannot *******, ***** ***** the ******** *** ******* of ***** ******, ***** about *** ************** ** feature **** **** *** rest ** *** ****** (claiming ****** ** *** only *** **** *** do ******* ******)"
  • "*******, **** ** *** market **** ** **** route. ***** ***** *** recent ******** **** ** hesitant ** *** ****."
  • "**********, * ** *** a *** ** ***** sales ******** *** *** super ***** ********* **** confirmed ** **** ** the *******."
  • "***** ********** ********* *** sales ******* *** ********** criminal *** *** **** what **** ****** ** the **** *** *** I ***'* *** * lot ** ****-**** ********* in *** ********** ******. I ***** ***** *** goal ** ** ** bought ** *** ** the *** ****( ********, ADT) ****** **** *** out ** *****."
  • "**** ********** ********* *********, if ***'** ******* ** a **** * *** the ******* **** ***** steal *** ******** **** you **** ** ***."
  • "**** *** ********."
  • "***'* **** *** *** they ** ********."
  • "**** ****** **** *** sell ** *** *****"

Hack / ************* ********

*******, **** *********** **** concerned ***** *******'* ****** hack/data ****** (***:******* **** ****).

  • "*** **** ***** *** question ******* **** *** any ******* ******* ** security. ******* ********* ***** it **** ** **** sorry *** ****."
  • "** *** **** * backdoor ** ********* **** that"
  • "*** ****** ******** ****** doesn't ******** **."
  • "*** ** **** **** lax ******** **** **** entire ******** ******** ****** it. **** ******* ******* shooting ******** ** *** foot."
  • "******** ****** *** *** telling *** ***** *** extent ** ****** *** exposure"
  • "*********, *** **** ** cloud ***** ******* *******. The ****** ******** ****** is ****** ************."
  • "** *** * *** of ***** ******** ***** but *** **** **** had ** *** **********."
  • "*** ******* ***** *** evaluation, ****** **** *** out ***** **** ** the ***** ***** ******."
  • "******* ***** ******** ***** to ** *******."
  • "******** ****** ******** *******"
  • "**** **** ******** **** britches."
  • "* ****** ***** ****, then * **** ***** the *******!"

Positives: **** ** *** / ********* / ****** *****

*********** **** * ******** opinion ** ******* ***** ease ** *** *** analytics ** *** **** features. ******** *********** **** commented **** ******* *** given **** *********** ******* of ***** *****.

  • "* **** *** ***. It ** **** ** use *** ********* **** the **********. ** ** also **** **** ** teach ** *** *****. The ******* *** ******* better *** ******. ********* love *** **** ** use *** *** **** it ** ** *** to *** ******. ** a *******, ** **** that **** ***** ** so **** **** *****."
  • "******* ** * ****** system. ** ****** *** okay **** **** **** it's * **** ********** system. ******* ** **** and ******** ***** ** just ***** ****. ** is ***** **** ** configure ** ****. ** seems **** *** ********** adding *** ********. ***** hardware ** ***** *** is **** ******* ** software ***** *** ** changed."
  • "** **** ** * hate ** *** ** but ******* *** **** great *** *** **** sales. ** **** **** giving $** ** ***** leads **** *** **** year. ********* ******* ** great *** *** ****** policy *** ********** *** so **** ****** **** the **** ** ** thru **** ******** *** Flir ** *** * replacement ******. * ** not **** *** **** that *** ****** ******* a ***** ** *** customer ******* **** **** want ***** *******. **** goes *** *** **** access ******* ** ****."
  • "******* **** ** ***** troubles, **** **** * solid *******, * **** warranty *** *'** *** excellent **** **** ***** support ****. ****** **** the ********* *** **'* super ****** ** ***."
  • "*** ********** ************ ********** are **** ****, **** very *** ******* *** can ******* * ***** operation, ***** *** *********, Face ***********, ************* *** efficiency, **** *** **** an ********* ****** ** your ********* ***** **********, good ******* *** ********, for ** ** *****, very ************, *** **** BRAND."
  • "** *** ***** ** OUR ********. ******, ***** AND **** ** ******."

****** *** ********** ***** positive ****** *** ******* ******* **** ****.

******** **** ******* **** keep ******* ** **** Yeti *****. *** *** something **** **** *******.

However, ******* *** ***** ******** **********

** *** ***** ****, while ******* *** **** poorly **** ******** ***********, Verkada *** **** *********** ***-***** *** ****-*******,******* ******* ***, ** ******* ** providers.

** ** ******** **** Verkada *** ***** *** business ******* *******, ** even *********** ********** **** security ***********, ****** **** presents **** **** ** the ******* ** ****** to **** ** **** on *** *** (****** Verkada **** ******* **** as ** *********** *** its ***********).

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

**** *** ***** ******* a ******* **** *** become ** ********, ** quickly, ******* ******** ***********. It ** ** **************, of * ****.

***** *******'* ******** ** its ****** **** *** past **** *** *** all ********** **** ********, we ** *** ****** the ******* ** ************* change *** ********. ** will ** *********** ** how **** ******* *** do ****** *** ******* attention *** ******** *********** Verkada *** ****** ****** and ****** *** ********.

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******* *****'* ****, **** or **** ** ******* integrators, ** ***** ******* integrators **** **** ***** be ******** *** ** or **** ***** ** bothering ** ******* ** this ******. ** * am ********* **** ***** favorability ** ** **** as **** ******* ** detailing. * **** ******* that * ***** ******** of **** **** ********* across *** ** ******** a ***** **** ******* directly *** ******* *** their ********, **** ** the ********** ** **** a ******* ********** ***** desire ** * ************ or *********** **** * manufacturer. ** *** ******* integrator ** ******* ********* provider, ** **** *** generally ***** ** *** business *****, ** *** going ** ****** ******** positive ***** *******. **** has ******* ** ** with ***** ********* ****** or ****** ********** ****, just ****** ***** ** to ****** ******** *****. Trying ** ***** ** a **********... ***** ** like ***** ** * coal ***** *** ****** him ** **** *** a ************ ****** *** a **** ******* ************ IMO.

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* **** *** * funny *** ** ***********.

***** * ***'* ***** Verkada '*****' ** '*****' to ** ***** ** security ***********, ****** **** high ********* ** * problem. ** **** *** released ****'* ***** *** and **** *** *** great *** ******* **** the ********** *** *******. And***** ******, ***** ******* ** have ********, *** ****** neutral ******* ********* **** to **** ******* ***********.

****, ******* *** **** tried **** ** *** security *********** ** **** their ********, ** **'* not ** ** (****** Flock) ******* ******* *********** selling ***** ********.

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****, *************** *********** ******* *******, I **** *** *** in ** *********. *** they *** *** ******** systems *********** *** * managed ******** ** *******. And **** ***'* "****" Verkada, **** *** **** a **** ******* *** at ****** **** ******. I've **** *** ******. There ** ** ***** added. **** ** **** the ******* ***** ** Avigilon *******. **** ******** started ******* **** **** around ** *** *********** security ****** *********** *** offered ** *********** *** those *******'* ******* *** established ************* *** ****'* see *** "***" ** Avigilon **** ****** ****** up ******* ********* ********* or **** **** *******'* - *** ** *** first ******** ******* ** my ********* **/*** ** HVAC *******, * ** not *****. ******** **** needed * ******* ** the *** ****. ******* came ** *** ********* back ** ****, *** I ***** *** **** didn't ***** *********** - simply ******* ** ***** product ****** *** ******** model. *** * *** Yeti! ** **** ** they **? **** **** simply ****** * ******* to *** ******** ** first - ** ** company's - ** **** relationships ******. *** **** don't **** ******, **** go ******.

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** ** *******'* - no **** ************* ******. Now **** ***'* **** anyone, **** ** ******.

**** *** ** * successful *** **** *** them, * ***'* ****. No *** *** **** tried ** ** **** an ******** ****** ** video ************. *** ******** is *** *** / well ** ******. *** they **** ** ******** their ******** ***** ****? 300? ***? ***? *,***?

****'* *** ******* ** having * **** ******* of **** *********** *** are ******** *** ******** - *** ****** ** build **** ** ******* internal ***** ****. ** could **** ************. ** could **** ***. * don't ****.

** *** ***** *******, my ***** ** **** Verkada ****** *** **** if ******** *********** **** net ******* ** ******** net ******** *** ****** them ** ** ****** negative ********** * ******** portion ** *** ****** that **** ******** **** against ***.

** *** ** ** perspective, ******* *** ***** amongst ** *********** **** Hikvision - ** ******** startup ** ********* **** negatively ** ******** *********** than ** *** ** the *** **********. (**** were ******* *** ******** but ******* *** ***** -64 ** -** *** amongst ** ***********).

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"******* *****'* ****, **** or **** ** ******* integrators, "

*** ****** **** **** to *******?

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"******* ***** * ****-****** Channel ***** ******* ** help ****** *** **-********, growth, *** *********** ** key ******* ******** ********. As ** ***** ****** of **** ****-******* ******* organization, **** ******* ************** will ** ** ******* and ******* * *******-*** of ******** ******** ** as ** ****** ** assigned ******* ******.*** ******** Channel ***** *********** ********* *********** *********-***** partner *************, ***** ********* and **-*** ******** *****, design *** ******* ***** and ********* ********, ****/****** to- *** *******- ******* marketing **********, *** ** the ********' ******** ****** Verkada ************ ********' ******** value ** ******* *****, and ***** ****** ** assigned."

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* ***** *** ****** here ** ****************** *********** ** ** system ***********, ***.

* ***** ***** ******* wants ******** ****** *********** but *** ********* ******** for ******** ********* **** to ******** **** ****, e.g.,*** ********* *** $** Million ***** ***** ******* Partnership

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*% ******** ******, *** they ***** **** ***** 150,000 ******* ******! ****'* that *** ***** *** much ****** ********* **** to *** ******'* **********?

* **** ** **** different. ** ****** ** different. *** ********** ** doesn't ****** ****** **** much ** *****.

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*** **** ***** **** about ***,*** ******* ******! What's **** *** ***** how **** ****** ********* give ** *** ******'* reputation?

******* *** ***** **** more **** ***,*** *****. They **** ***+ ***********, they **** ****** ******* ~$100 ******* *** *** that, **** **** ~*,*** customers.

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**** ***** - * guess ****'* ***** *** mug *** ****** - Yeti ***** ** ***** better **** ******* ** this ****.

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**** ******* ******* *** pickaxes ** **** ******...

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**** ***** ** ***** better **** ******* ** this ****.

* *** ** **** who **** *** ****** Verkada...

**** *** *******'* * most ****** ********* ******* ads, **** **** **** the **** ****:

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***** **** ****** *** Verkada *** ****? ** may ***, ***** *******'* reputation?

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**** ***** * **** fine *** - * have * ***. (**** that *** *******). * use **** *** ****** and ** ***** **** and ***. * ***** you ****** *** *** out - * **** you ***'* ****** *** from * ****** - but **** *** *** - ***'** ******* ***.

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*'** **** ******:

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** **** **** **** better? *** **** **** away ****** ********?

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*'* *** **** ** the **** ** ****** comparison. ***** *** *** do * ********. **** vs ****** ** ******* - *** ***** ***** temp ******, ***...

:)

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**** *** ******* **** made *** **** *****. The **** ***** ***** them ** ***** *********, and *** ****** ***** into *** **** **** it *****.

*** *** *** ******* on *** ** **** about *** **** *** turned **** *** ********* it **, ******* ** was ****** ***-******* (****: look ** **** ******). Maybe ****'* ********* *** it's **** *******...

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****'*** ******** **** ** the *** *****, ** **** *** quote *** *** ******** to:

****** ****** *** ******** create * ****** *******--"****** Stronger, **** *** ******"--*** focused ***** ********* ** the ******-****** **** ** hiring *********** ****** *** fishermen ** ***** ***********. In *** ***** *** years, **** ***** ****** shipped **** *** *** threw ** * **** hat *** *-***** ** create * ************ ****** the *******. "* ****** felt **** ** ******** our ******** ** *** selling ****** ** *** product," **** ***. "** when ******* *** * Yeti ****** ** *** back ** ***** *****, they ***** ****** ****."

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***** *** ***** ********* who **** *** ****** on ******* ***** ** go */* * *** and ******* ***** ** costly? ***** **** *** rip *** *** **** cameras *** ****** *** you ***** **** **** to *** ** ******** dispose ** ****.

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**** ** ***** ****, The **** *********** **** dislike ******* *** **** clients ** *******.

*** *******:

* **** *** * call * *** **** ago **** * ***** healthcare **** ****** *******, They **** "** ****** like *******'* ******** *** have *** * *** demo ***** **** *** last *** ******. ** approached *** ******* ********** about ********* ***** ******* across *** ******* *** they *****'* **********, *** we ****?"

**** ******* ***** ** us **** ********* ***** non-security ********* ** **** client.

** *** *** ** the *******, **** **** "Thanks *** **** ********* to ** *** *** forcing ** ** ***** with (** ***** *******) old **********"

**'* ****-******* ** ** that ***** ******** *********** are *** ********* ** their *** *******.

*** ****** ** ****** right (******* *** ***** or ***)

*** *** **** **** horse *** ***** **** clients.

****** *** *** ******** guys!

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**'* ** * **** personally ********* ******* ******* projects *** ******* **** are ****** ********** ** serverless ********* ** ********* them ** * **** proprietary ***** ******** ** offer.

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*******, ***** ******* *** the **** ****.

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"*** ****** ** ****** right" **** ***'** ** order ***** *** ********** unconcerned **** ************* (** helping **** ****** **********) the *** *******. **** any ********** ***** ***** weight ** **** * half-hour **** * *-***** executive *** ****'** ******* prove *** **** ******** (Verkada) ** *** ****.

********* *** ** ********** in ******* ******* **'* a ****-*****, ***** *** object *** **** *****'* make ** * **** fit. ** ** **********, especially *** ******** *****, enterprise-level ********, ****** **** Path ** ***** ********** approach ******* ***** **** "Security" ******** **** * commodity. ** ***'** *** asking *** ***** ********* and ******* *****'* ******** in * ********* **** this, *** ***** ***? What ***** ** *** bring? *** ** **** the **** **** ******* will *** *** ******* another ** ***** "*******" in * ********* *** you're ****** ************* ** a **** ** *** bottom.

***, ** *** *****, take **** **** ***** now *** **** **** the ********, **************, *** lack ** *******/******* ******* day, *****?

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** ******* ** *** innovation **** ******* ** doing.

******* *****'* *** ** against *** ***** *******, that's ******* ** *** relationships ** **** ***** with ****.

***** *********** **** **** had *** *********** *** ones **** ****** ** see *** ****** *******, mark ** *****.

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**** ***’* *** *** against ******* ******* ******* they ***’* **** ******* one. ***’** ******* ** believe *** *** ****** that **** **** *** loyalty ** *** - or ****** **** - except **********

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

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**** ***** ** *** office *** ***** ***** access ** *** ******* networks ** *** **** I ***** **** **********.

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******** ******** **** ******* doesn't *** **** ***** you ** **** ************. There *** ******* *********** available **** ***** ****** fit *** ********'* ***** and *** *** **** at * ************. ***** not ****** *** ******** options ** * **** move.

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* ****** **** ******* I'm ****, ** **** a **** *** *** building ********* **** **** leave * ****** *** your ******.

** *** ***** **** done * **** ** research *** **** *** that ** **** ******* Axis *** ******** *** users ***** ******* *****'* fit.

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

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***

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**, ** *** *** are ****** *** ****** them **** ***** ******* besides *******. *** *** spend *** **** ********** the ********** *** ************* of **** ******** ** were *** *** **** taking * **** ** the ***** ******** * legacy *** **** ********?

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