Which Video Surveillance Companies are at Most Risk?Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 07, 2008
Assessing risk during a recession is critical. During boom times, company failures are rare. As such, partnerships or product choices can generally be safely made with almost any vendor. However, in a downturn, companies can fail or be forced to dramatically reduce their development and support efforts. Such actions can have a significant impact on partners and users.
This assessment considers the risk of a company (1) suffering significant cutbacks, (2) being sold in distress or (3) going bankrupt.
The 2009 Video Surveillance Industry Guide provides extensive analysis on the risk level of 27 leading video surveillance companies.
Summary of 10 Company's Risk Profile
In the Industry Guide, I assessed 27 companies. Here are a sampling of 12 of the most well known companies and the assessment I provide.
|Company||Risk Level||Product Category|
|Vidsys||Medium to High||PSIM|
|Cisco||Medium to High||Video Management, IP Cameras|
|IBM||Medium to High||Video Analytics|
|Cernium||Medium to High||Video Analytics|
|March Networks||Medium||Video Management, IP Cameras|
|American Dynamics||Medium||Video Management, Cameras|
|Pelco||Low to Medium||Video Management, Cameras|
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