Awards (34)

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CES: Our Awards Are Not Endorsements

The CES show has added an Orwellian disclaimer that it does not 'endorse' the products it gives awards to, following IPVM criticizing CES for giving an award to a product that flagrantly violates FDA guidelines putting the public at risk. CES...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 11 months ago

Fever Detecting Doorbell Wins CES Award, Fools WSJ

Fever detection was a booming, comical, and dangerous market in 2020. While the market has now mostly busted, a new entrant has won a CES award for a doorbell that claims to detect fevers. In this note, we examine the fundamental problems of...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 11 months ago

The NOT Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer 2020

The "OSPAs" promised to be credible, transparent, and respectable. They have failed on all accounts for 'security equipment manufacturer'. This year, AMAG beat Axis and Gallagher, finalists: In 2019, they did not have the security...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Briefcam Buys Frost Award*

Frost 'awards' are well-known and widely disrespected. Now Briefcam is touting their win. The way it has worked for many years is that Frost gives companies awards for 'free' and then tells the 'winner' that they cannot tell people about it...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

The Embarrassing Story of ISC West's Best New IP Camera

A sad but simple situation: Only 2 companies paid SIA the thousands of dollars required to compete for the best new 'cameras IP' The judges test nothing, depending on marketing demonstrations The only two 'cameras IP' entrants were a...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

IPVM Best New Products 2019 Opened - 70+ Entrants

The inaugural IPVM Best New Product Awards has been opened - the industry's first and only program where the awards are not pay-to-play and the awarding organization does extensive testing to evaluate products awarded. 70+ Entrants Listed (So...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

IPVM Launches Best New Product Awards

IPVM is launching its own Best New Video Surveillance Product Awards in 2019. The goal is to provide the industry with a legitimate program, based on testing, transparent analysis and no pay to play. This will help buyers make better decisions and...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

$25 Million US COPS SVPP School Security Funding Examined

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The US Congress has authorized the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) to fund various security measures and training to mitigate active shooting. $25 million is available and the deadline to apply is next Monday. IPVM examines: What...

By Dan Gelinas - over 3 years ago

Nortek Acquires IntelliVision

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One of the largest intrusion manufacturers, Nortek, has acquired the self-proclaimed 'Leader in AI-Based Video Analytics Software', IntelliVision. In this note, we examine the deal, Nortek's rationale, IntelliVision's mixed background and the...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

'Best In Show' Fails

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ISC West's "Best In Show" has failed. For more than a decade, it has become increasingly irrelevant as the selections exhibit a cartoon level understanding of technology and the market. The 2018 winner is a case in point, as it is the same...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Troubles At Arecont Vision

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Arecont is facing big problems. But Arecont says the future is 'bright'. In this note, we share feedback from Arecont and from sources close to the company examining rep firms leaving, quality problems, enterprise account losses and down revenue.

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

A New Low In Embarrassing Security Awards (OSPA)

The trade show stunts continue, though this one purports to be 'credible' and 'respectable'. The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are spreading across the world. Next stop, next month, is the US version at ASIS. Inside this note,...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

How Embarrassing - 28 Security 'MVPs'

Security industry awards are nonsense. This is not news. From pay to promote Frost awards to trade show fluff awards to trade mag awards, media companies want money and manufacturers need someone to love them. But the new SSI awards are truly...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

People's Champion Revealed

For the first time, a physical security industry award has been chosen by the people. Rather than constrain voting to a closed group of insiders, ASIS opened up voting for one award publicly, both online and on the show floor. However, the winner...

By Ben Wood - about 8 years ago

Dumbest Awards We've Ever Seen

Just when you think awards couldn't get any stupider, a US trade magazine, GSN, steps up the plate with the most dumbfounding video surveillance awards we have ever seen.  While magazine/show awards typically lack a clear and fair awards process,...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

BRS Labs Wins 'Most Desperate' Award

The least respected award in all of surveillance - BRS Labs has now bought won it. When struggling manufacturers need a shot of fake authenticity, they get Frost & Sullivan awards and now BRS Labs has theirs. Bought Disrespected Awards Not...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

PSIM to be Worth $2.79 Billion In 2021

A new report projects the Physical Security Information (PSIM) market to be worth $2.79 Billion USD - a shockingly high number for a market that has struggled for so long. In this note, we examine the key tricks used to arrive at such a bullish...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Reverse Auctions: A Horrible Way To Buy Security

One of the hottest procurement trends is using a ‘reverse auction’. Unlike an RFP, which typically awards a project based on multiple criteria, a ‘reverse auction’ awards solely on lowest price, usually in a manner where 'the lowest price when...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Best New Product Awards Investigated

The ISC best new product awards use a secretive process that lacks transparency, making it impossible to understand the rationale, fairness or accuracy of the awards. Equally troubling, SIA, the organization behind this program, chose a Pixim...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

"Best New Product" MorphoAccess VP Examined

Safran Morpho's MorphoAccess VP was voted best in show in the SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West 2012. This reader offers better accuracy and security by using dual-technology biometrics, but is this reality, or hype? In this note, we overview...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

How to Make Award Programs Legitimate

Security industy awards today are a joke -- shallow attempts to reward manufacturers who buy ads, booths or research from the award provider. However, reforming these programs can be done in a straightforward manner. In this article, we explain...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the new announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market.Activity was fairly low and unimpressive. This is, by far, the worst recent turnout (compare...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Verint Wins "Worst Surveillance Company 2011"

IP Video Market Info announces that Verint Systems has won our award for "Worst Video Surveillance Company of 2011." Verint and Awards Verint is no stranger to awards. Earlier this month, Verint 'won' an award from Frost & Sullivan for the...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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