Winners Losers Spring 2012

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 22, 2012

Now that the dust has settled from the product announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market.

Trends

Here's the biggest three trends we see out of nearly 50 new product announcements:

  • Lack of Innovation: Even more so than last fall, very few new products were especially noteworthy. This was especially surprisingly, given that Spring is traditionally the time of year when the biggest releases happen.
  • Edge Storage: Centered around Axis's expanded support, numerous VMSes added support as well as Axis's own controversial VMS replacement offering. While people talked about edge storage for years, this is by far the application's biggest boost ever.
  • Improved Image Quality: While resolution increases were uncommon this year, a slew of prominent manufacturers increased enhanced WDR and/or low light performance. As such, we see 'beautiful' surveillance video becoming commonplace.

Compare these to our analysis of Fall 2011 and Spring 2011 trends.

Winners and Losers

Inside, we break down the moves of the following notable manufacturers:

  • Arecont Vision
  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • D-Link
  • Dedicated Micros
  • DVTel
  • Envysion
  • Exacq
  • IndigoVision
  • Ingram Micro
  • Intersil
  • ipConfigure
  • Milestone Systems
  • Mobotix
  • NLSS
  • OnSSI
  • Panasonic
  • Pelco
  • Pixim
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Veracity

*** **** *** **** *** ******* **** ********** *************** *** **** *****, ** *** ****** ********** *** ****** on *** ******* ***** ************ ******.

******

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

  • Lack ** **********: Even more so than last fall, very few new products were especially noteworthy. This was especially surprisingly, given that Spring is traditionally the time of year when the biggest releases happen.
  • Edge *******: Centered around ****'* ******** *******, ******** ***** ***** ******* ** **** ******'* *** ************* *** *********** ********. ***** ****** ****** ***** **** ******* *** *****, **** is ** *** *** ***********'* ******* ***** ****.
  • Improved ***** *******: While resolution increases were uncommon this year, a slew of prominent manufacturers increased enhanced WDR and/or low light performance. As such, we see '*********' ************ ************* ***********.

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

Winners *** ******

******, ** ***** **** *** ***** ** *** ********* ******* manufacturers:

  • ******* ******
  • ********
  • ****
  • *-****
  • ********* ******
  • *****
  • ********
  • *****
  • ************
  • ****** *****
  • ********
  • ***********
  • ********* *******
  • *******
  • ****
  • *****
  • *********
  • *****
  • *****
  • *******
  • ****
  • ********

[***************]

*******

***** *** *** ******* **********, *** *** *** ***** * 'winner' *** *** ***********. 

******* ******- *******'****** *** *********** *********. ********** *** ******* *** ********, ******* *** ** able ** ******* ***** ***** ******* ** ***** ******* **** bottom ******. **** ****, ** ***** ****** ***** ******** ** the **** ***** **********'* ******* ** ******* ** ******** ******* ******. ** **** ** *** *** ******* ****, ** **** be **** ** ****.

********- ******** *** ********* *** ****** **** ** *.*** *** *******. **** *******, *** ******* ** ***** **********. ** ** not * **** **** *** ** ** ***** ******** *** a ******* ******* ** * ****** ********.

**** - **** ********* ** ******* **** ******** *** **** ********** offerings **** *** ***** ************ *************. ***** *** ************ ********* went ****** ****** *********, **** ** **** *********** ***** **** ** *** *** to *** *** ***** ******* **** ******* ** *** ***** VMSes - * ******* **************. ****, ************* ***** ** ******* *********** ***** ***** *** ***** ********** - * **** addition ** * ***** ****** *******. *******, **** ** *********** ********** ** *********** * **** ******* *** ******.

***** - **** * *** ** **** ****** *** ******* ** turning*********** **** ************ *******, ***** ** *** ***** *** **** *** ******** ****** **** ******* ** **********. **'* * **** ***** ***** *** *******'* ****** ****** and * *****, ****** *********, *** ** ************* ********** ******* direct ***********. ***, ** ******, ** ** *** ****** **** the***** ** ******** *** ** * **** ****.

******** - ****** *** *****'* **** ********** ***** *******, ******** ** the ********* ********** ** *** ****** / **** ***** ******** to *** *****. ******** ********* ****** *** ***** ******** ******* *** ** * ***** ******** ** *** ** ** VSaaS *****, ** *** ***** ** ** **** ***********.

***** - *****'***** ************ **** *** ** *** ******* *** ****** *** ************** them ******* ***** *********** ********* / *****. ******** **** ******* ** *********** ************, ***** ********* ** **** ****** ** *** ***** ** the ********* *** *******.

******** - ********'******* ******* ******** * ***** **** ** *** **** ** reusing **** ***** *** ** *******. **** ** **** ************ by********'* ****** **************'* ****** ****** ****. **** ***** ** ** ********* *** ** ** ** important *** *** * *********** ***** ** *** *********** ** products ** **** *****.

*********** - ******* ****** ***************** ***** *** *** **** *************** *** *** ** *** **** ********** ******* ** *** season. *** *** **** ******* ** **** **** *** ********* a *** *********. ** *** **** ****, **** *** ********** getting * *** **** ********* **** * *** **** *** provider **** ****. *******, *** **** ********* **** **** **** term *******?

**** - *******, **** ** *** **** *********** ** *** ****** VMS/NVR ***********. *** **** ******* ********* ** ****** **** **** *********** *********** **** **** ***** ** * ****** *********** ******. *** company *** ***** * ****** ***** *** **** ******* ** an ********* ***** ****** ** ****.

********* - ********* ******** * *** ** *** *******. ** ** innovation *********** ** ***, ** ** ***** ****** **********. ***** out ******** *** **** ** **** ****, ****** ** ******** *** ************* ** ******.

******

****** ***** - ***** ** ****, '**** ****. **************.

********* ******* - *** ** *** **** ************ ********* *** ********* **** its ********* ****. *** *******:

** ******, **** ******* **** ****'********** *** ***. *** * ******* **** ****** ****** ** ******* *** partners *** ***** *** '**** ********' *******, **** **** **** been ***** * *** ** ********** **** **** *** **** year.

*********, ******* ***** *********, ** * ******* ***, **** ** increasingly ************ ******* **** *** ****** ***** **** ** *********.

******* - **'* ** ** ******* **** **** ** * *** years ***. ********** ******** **** *** ****** **** ** ***** ********. *******, ******* is ******** ********* ********* ***** ***** *** ************ **** ** ***** - *** S14. ** ***** ** ** * ***** ******* *** ********/****** applications.

**** - ***** **** ********* ******* ***, *** ** *** ***** competitors ********** ******* *** ********. ** ** *** ***** *** Sony ****** ******* ** *** ******* **** **** **** ********* them *** * **** ***, ********* ** *** ******** *** seasons ** *****. **** ** ***** * ****** ****** *** a *** ** ***** ********** *** ***** ***** ****. ** hear * *** ********** ** ****** ** *** **** ****** and ** **** ** ****** ** **** *** ** **** their ****** ******** ** *** ***********.

******** - ******** ** **** ***** *** ************* **** **** *********** ** ****** *** **** ***** ****** ** **** ****** niche. ***** ********* ***** **** ******** ******** *** ******** ** compete **** ***** **** ******** ** **** ***** ******. *** demanding ************, ********'* ******** ***** **** ********** **** ******** ******* (see*** ******** ******). *******, **** **** ** ********* ** *** **** ***** pricing ** ***** *** ************. ** **** ** *********** ** see *** ******** ********. ******** ******** *** **** **** ******* on ********** *********.

********

***** *** ********* ********* *** *** ** ***** ******* ** losers, **** *** **** ******* *****:

*-**** - *-**** ********* ** ****** *** ******* **** *** ***** on ******** * ************ ************ ******. *** **** ********** ********** D-Link ******* ** *** *** ********** ******* ************** ** ***** *** *********** ********* ** *** **** / SMB ******.

********* ****** - ** ****** ****** *************** *** **** *** *** ******* ** *** **** **** attended *** **** ** *****. ****** ******, *******.

************ - ***** ****** ********** ****** *******, *** ******* ******* ** ** ***********. *** ******** **** modest **** ****** *** **** **** * *** ** **** ahead ** **** ** **** *** ***** ** ******* **** newer ** ************ ********.

***** - ** ******* *******, *****'* ***** ********* **** ****** ******* (***********)*** ****** ** **** **************** ********* **** (** ***** **** cloud ******). *** **** ********* ******* - **** *** * VMS ******** **** **** ******** *** ***.

***** - ***** *** *** ******* ******** ************ *******. **** *** more *** ******* ***** **** ** ** ************ **** *** new ********* - * ************ **** **** ** ** ******** but *** * ********** ** ******* ******. ** **** ***** up *** **** **** *** ********* **** *** ** ****** supremacy.

***** - *** *******'* *********** *** *********** *******. ** *** ****, the ******* *** ***** *** ********* ******* *** **** ***** quality. ***, **** ***** ********** *** ** ******* ** / HD, **** **** ****** ** ******* *** ****** *******, *** cost, ****** ****** ******** (**** *******, ***** *************** *******). ** *** **** **** ** * **** ******** *** the *******, *** *** ***** ******* *** **** *******, ***** has ********* ********* **** *** **** ***** *** ******* ************ manufacturers **** ******** ***** *** **** ******* ** *********.

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

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We tested Axis'...
Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits on Jul 18, 2017
Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the...
Genetec Mission Control Tested on Jul 13, 2017
Genetec continues to move up market with their Mission Control, "Decision Support System", bringing PSIM-like procedures and incident management to...
OnSSI Gets $16 Million Funding on Jul 11, 2017
OnSSI has had a rollercoaster past few years. Between acquiring VMS company Seetec, breaking up with former OEM partner Milestone and a rocky...
Nest Cam IQ Tested on Jul 10, 2017
Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR,...
ONVIF Widely Used Toolkit Vulnerability Discovered on Jul 10, 2017
A vulnerability has been discovered in a toolkit that video surveillance manufacturers widely use for implementing ONVIF. In this report, we...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017 on Jun 30, 2017
For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream...
Top 5 Improvements For Manufacturer Sales People on Jun 28, 2017
Manufacturer sales people are very important to integrators, but it takes more than just punching a clock to be successful and truly valuable to...
Hikvision H.265+ Tested on Jun 27, 2017
Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We...
Milestone / Canon Launch Cloud Startup Arcus Global on Jun 27, 2017
Milestone has spun off a business, Arcus Global, funded by their parent company Canon. The new company aims to transform the VSaaS market with an...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We tested Axis'...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...
Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits on Jul 18, 2017
Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the...
'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns on Jul 17, 2017
Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC. And here is...
March Networks Company Profile on Jul 17, 2017
March Networks was one of the most well-known video surveillance manufacturers of the 2000s. In 2012, March was acquired by Chinese / American...
Milestone Beats OnSSI In Court on Jul 17, 2017
The litigation between former partners Milestone and OnSSI has finished, confirmed by both parties. In April 2016, OnSSI sued Milestone and in...
Power For Burglar Alarms on Jul 14, 2017
In order to operate, alarm panels require the high voltages found in electrical outlets be converted to the low voltages they run on. In this...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact