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NLSS Competitive Positioning Examined

NLSS is likely the most interesting recent startup in the video surveillance market. The founder's last startup was sold to Cisco. Plus, NLSS has an extremely ambitious and broad product plan covering IP video, analytics, access control, VSaaS, et...

By Antony Look - almost 9 years ago

T24 Test Criticisms Reviewed

In this note, we review the key criticisms of Mobotix's T24 access control offering from NetworkWebcam's T24 test. We strongly recommend you read NetworkWebcam's T24 test results as they did an excellent job. Additionally, to better understand the...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Visual Defence Security Offering Examined

In this note, we overview Visual Defence, a Canadian based company providing an end to end security solution including a PSIM/Command and Control management system. We examine their business model and relative positioning compared to both traditio...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Cisco's Video Management (VSM and Stream Manager) Examined

Cisco's approach to video surveillance management is uncommon. Before one can appreciate how it is better or worse, it is important to understand what it is and how it differs. In this report, we examine both of Cisco's VMS offerings - the Cisco V...

By Antony Look - about 9 years ago

Airport Upgrade RFP Reviewed

A US airport has released an RFP looking to upgrade their surveillance system to migrate to an IP video solution. To do so, they want to convert their exist cameras to run on their LAN and deploy a storage area network. In this note, we look at so...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Airport PSIM / VMS RFP Examined

Airports security and surveillance systems are some of the most complex and expensive projects anywhere. In this report, we examine a recently released RFP for the San Francisco Airport. The Airport seeks to deploy a PSIM system to integrate thei...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

City Wide Surveillance RFP Examined

In this note, we examine a city wide surveillance project of over 100 IP cameras across more than 20 locations. This is an especially interesting RFP to consider as the document is simultaneously grossly under specifies performance yet hard specs ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Video Surveillance RFPs Reviewed - Vol 1

In this report, we review 4 recent real-world video surveillance Request for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs provide a good look into the needs, challenges and desires of actual security end users. In our first volume, we review: A Transit Center A Police ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

School District RFP Examined

In this note, we examine a County's RFP for school district video surveillance. This specification requests both access control and video surveillance software. It's not much of a specification, though, as the requirements are extremely vague. For...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Mobotix 2010 Financial Status and Growth Examined

In this update, we examine and summarize key points and claims made in Mobotix's 2010 financial report including growth rate, market position, future projections and market expansion. Readers can contrast this to our similar treatment of Mobotix'...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Is Access Control Nearly 400% Larger than Video?

A July 2010 Report on Electronic Security Systems makes a number of contrarian and shocking claims about the state of the market. For background information, readers may review the Freedonia Group's Marketing Brochure and an SSN interview with the...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Standards Battle Expands to Access Control

While IP cameras were the first battleground for establishing standards, the fight is now expanding into access control. ONVIF, the group led by Axis, has now announced its intent [link no longer available] to develop standards for access control....

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

NLSS Launches Website: Products and Positioning Examined

NLSS, a new entrant with a track record of successful exits to larger corporations, has launched a public website, disclosing a number of previously unannounced products and providing more insight into their positioning. For background, see our or...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Testing Avigilon ControlCenter VMS 2010

[UPDATE: This report has been replaced with Testing Avigilon ACC 5 VMS. The report below is left simply for historical purposes.] While Avigilon is best known for its high resolution cameras (up to 16 MP), Avigilon offers its own VMS, Control Cen...

By Benros Emata - almost 10 years ago

Corporate Video Surveillance Recommendations

What's the best video surveillance solution for a multi-site corporation? Almost all multi-site corporations extensively use security systems such as video surveillance often requiring complex integration and planning. In this report, we examine ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

UTC Acquires GE Security Examined

On November 12 2009, UTC announces an acquisition of GE Security for $1.8 Billion [link no longer available]. GE Security would likely become a division of UTC Fire and Security [link no longer available].  UTC Company Profile Despite UTC Fire a...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

GE Security Sale -- UTC to Buy GE Security

UTC has agreed to buy GE Security - confirmed directly by UTC [link no longer available]. Nonetheless, GE Security suffers from significant competitive problems that are widely acknowledged and lamented by members of the security industry. Backgr...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

NLSS (Next Level Security) Product Examination

NLSS is developing an all-in-one NVR, access control and intrusion server with built-in analytics in an appliance smaller than your cable box at a price point less than today's mid-level DVRs with a managed services option.[NOTE: This report is ou...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Surveillance Recorder Standards Examined (PSIA / ONVIF)

Security managers suffer from no standards for surveillance recorders. Even large organizations with thousands of cameras and hundreds of sites rarely use more than 1 or 2 manufacturer's recorders (even if they use more than a dozen manufacturer's...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Proximex's C100 -- Mainstream PSIM Examined

Proximex [link no longer available] is developing a PSIM appliance, called the C100 [link no longer available], that aims to be more affordable and simpler to deploy than traditional physical security information management offerings. Challenges ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

ipConfigure's Video Management Offerings Examined

Since announcing their selection as the US Post's Office choice for their next-generation video management system, interest in ipConfigure has increased significantly. Adding to that, this week ipConfigure announced major expansions to their platf...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Vidsys Seeks Funding

According to V/B Research [link no longer available], PSIM provider Vidsys is looking for more funding. Vidsys wants to complete a Series C rounds and is interested in $5M USD from an outside investor to close the round. This would be in addition ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Integrates with Software House Access Control

OnSSI is expanding its integration with access control [link no longer available], this time with one of the largest North American Providers - Software House. This will be useful as OnSSI targets to replace American Dynamics Intellex DVRs. What's...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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