Winners and Losers Fall 2012

By John Honovich, Published Sep 25, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in the fall, when new releases are typically less significant.

However, while me-too releases were fairly minimal, a surprising number of niche innovations appeared. Though none of them are likely to re-shape the industry, with so many interesting new options, we are excited about the potential to improve various projects in the near future. If you have been ignoring what's new, now is actually a great time to take a closer look (see our 50+ new products directory and, inside, our top 12 niche new choices).

In addition to our top 12 niche new choices, we will review the following segments:

  • Megapixel cameras
  • Thermal cameras
  • Storage
  • Surveillance lighting
  • VMS
  • VSaaS/Cloud
  • Video Analytics (specifically face recognition and demographics)
  • Wireless

Finally, we will review the progress (or lack thereof) of the following companies:

  • Axis
  • 3VR
  • Arecont Vision
  • Avigilon
  • Bosch
  • Cisco
  • Genetec
  • March
  • Microsoft
  • Milestone Systems
  • Mobotix
  • Samsung
  • Sony
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    ******* *******- ***** **** ******** ** *********** improvement, *** *** ********* ** *** who ** ********** ***** ****** *** thermal **** ******************** *********. *** ****** *** ** *** that **** *** ********* ***** ** high *** ***/***** *******, ***** ** amazing ******* *** ********* **** **** FLIR *** **** ****** **** *** last *** *****. ** *** ********** to *** *** **** *** *** perform ******* *** *** ******* ** a **** ****.

    *******- ****** *** *** ******** **** storage, ***** ********* ** ** * big ***** (**** *.*., ************* ***** ********), ***** ** *** **** ***. However, **************** *************, ********* ** ****, **** **** a *** *** (***************** ** ******** ********** *********).

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    ********- ***** ** **** ** *** storage ****** *** **** ******* ******** still ********** **** ***************** ******, *** **** **** **** ** discuss. ** *** *** ******* *** something '***' ** *********, ***** ******** ***** ********** ************* *** ************.

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    ****- **** ********* ** ******** *** product ********, **** ** ****** *** significance, ********* ********* ****,*** **** *********,*** ****** ************, **** *** ***** ******* *** their ***** ********* ******. **** *** so ***, ** ***** *** **** such **** *******, ** ** **** to ******* **** *** ********** *** market, ***** ** * ****** ***** given ***** ******* ***** ****. *** any ****** ******* ******** ****? *** now, ******* ***** ******** **** *** is **** * *** ******, ** think **** **** * ****** ********** to ******* *** ***-*** ** *** VMS ******.

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    ******* ****** - ** *** * ***** ******** Arecont ****** ** ****, **** * is ********* *** ******* ** *** near ****, ****** ** ********* ** assess ***** ****** '****' ********. *********** *** ******** ********** ******** ** ***** own **** *** *** *******, ***** should **** **** *** ** **** not **** * *** ***** *************. The ***** * ************* **** ****** as '********** **************' *** ** *** have * **** ******* **** (******** in ****). *** **** ********* *** be *********** ******* ** *** ******* resolution (**** ** ******* ***+ ****** cameras :) *** ** ******* *** low ***** *** *** *********** **** be ********. *** ****** ******* **** has *** **** ********* ** ******* *** ************* **** ****** **** *** **** all ****** ********* ** **** ****** and ** * ******* ******* **** factor **** ******** ********** ** **********.

    ********- ******* ******** **** ***** *** not ***********. ***** ***** **** ** new ******* ********** ** ****, **************** ***** *** ****** *** (***** *** not ***********). ***** ***** **** ******* was *********** ******** ** ***** ******** ****** **** ***** *** *** (somewhat) ******* ********* *** ******* (********** given ***** ********** ********** ********** ***********). Avigilon *** *** **** ********* *** its******/******** ****** ********* *** ***** ********* *** ** not ******** ***** ********.

    *****- ******* **** *** ***** *** their *** *** ****** *** ********* at *** ****-*** *** ************* ***** ******** ***** **** ********* ******** ***** positioning ********.

    *****- ******* ***** **** ******** **** set *** *** ***, *** ***** ** ********** **** ********.

    *******- *** *** ****** **** ** a ***, *** ****** *** ***** announced ********. ******** ** *** *** market, *** * ***** ******** *** surprising ***** ***** *** ***** ******.

    *****- *** *********** ***** ** ** proceeding ****** ******** **** *** ***** team ********* ****** **** ** *** US - * **** **** *********** March's ******** ***** *** **** ******** to ******** ********. ****, *****, *** managed ***** ******** ** * ***** move.

    *********- **** **** ****** *** * number ** **** ***********, ** **** given ***** **** *********** *** *** of ***** ********* ******** *** ** think ** ** ******** *** **** to ** * ***** ****** ** PSIM *********.

    ********* *******- ***** * **** ****** **** Milestone. ********** ****** ************** ***** *** ****** ** ****** to **** ****** *** ********* **** get **** **ï** ****** *******. ** the ***** ****, ******** ****** ********** *********** *** ********* * *** of ******. ***** ** *** * clean **, *** **** ** ******* for ~*/*** ** ***** ** ***** to ** ** *****, ********** **** they******* ** ** ***** '******* ********'.

    *******- ***** *** *** ******* *** the *** *** ***** *** ****** product ******* *** ********* *******. **** Axis *** ********* ****, **** ** not **** *** *******. ***** ******* will ****** **** **** ** ********** (i.e., *******'* *****, **** ** *********, etc.) *** ******* **** **** ********** in **** *** ********, ****'* ***** 3rd ***** ******* *** ***** ****** hurts *******'* ******* ** ******. ** that *****, **** **** ******* ******* H.264 ***** ********* *** *****? **** is ** ********** *********** *** ********* holdout.

    *******- **** ****, ******* ******** *** very *** **** ***** -*** ******** **. ** * *** ***** **** attractive ******, **** *** ******** ** interesting *********** ** ****, *******, *******, etc.

    ****- **** ****** ***** ****************** * ************ *** ********* *** ******* ***** 2013. ***** *** ****** *** ************ are, *** **** ** *** **** since ********** * *** **** **** relentless *********** *** ********, ** **** not **** ** ** ****** ** maintain ***** ******. **** ********* ** in ** **** ** ***** **** but ** ** ************* *** ** see **** **** * ******* **** such * ****** ***** ****** ** IP *******.

    The *****

    ** **** *** **** ** *** companies, **** *****, ****, *********, **********, Verint, ***., - *** ** **** continue ** ** **** **** ** with ****** ***** ********. ** **** level, **** ** **** ** ** expected *** ****** *********** * ****, ** **** *** **** **** sense ** ********* ** *** ******.

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