Winners Losers Fall 2014

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 13, 2014

We are all losers, IPVM included.

The historically poor new releases for ASIS / Essen make 2014 the worst year for surveillance innovation in, at least, a decade. (See our in depth manufacturer review for tech details).

And that is bad news for all. Broad innovation spurs overall demand. Much like a rising tide lifts all boats, this situation makes navigation tougher for all and many more likely to sink.

Overall market growth has already been declining and this year's releases ensures further downward pressure in 2015.

In this report, we review who is winning and losing among a number of notable manufacturers, including:

  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • Bosch
  • Dahua
  • Exacq
  • FLIR
  • Genetec
  • Hikvision
  • Milestone
  • Pelco
  • Pivot3
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Tyco
  • Vicon / IQinVision

Also, we review how well recent new products that garnered the most initial interest are doing now, including:

  • Axis access control
  • Axis Camera Companion
  • FLIR super low cost thermal
  • Genetec Stratocast
  • Milestone Arcus
  • The Security Robot
  • 4K
  • H.265

Finally, we look at two of the potential next big things - analytics and analog HD.

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