Awards (30)

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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 equipmen...

By John Honovich - 20 days 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 unl...

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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 Hikvisio...

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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 F...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 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 - almost 2 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 I...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 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 p...

By John Honovich - over 2 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 appr...

By John Honovich - over 2 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 3 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 - about 4 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 sp...

By John Honovich - over 5 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 7 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 8 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 o...

By John Honovich - almost 8 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 tim...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 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 mark...

By John Honovich - over 8 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 t...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 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 t...

By John Honovich - almost 9 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 t...

By John Honovich - about 9 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 - about 9 years ago

Distributors Dealing Direct to End Users

While the typical role of security distributors is facilitating sales of products between manufacturers and integrators, significant evidence points to a number of distributors dealing direct to end users. Among industry people, this is a controv...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

ISC Nearly Triples Number of Surveillance NPS Awards

Despite struggling to identify truly innovative products over the last few years, ISC West is nearly tripling the number of video surveillance awards offered for their upcoming 2011 show. Last year, SIA granted 3 surveillance awards for analytics...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Is Axis the IP Video Surveillance Vendor of the Year?

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Axis Communications the IP Video Surveillance Vendor of the Year award. The awards were given to those who "demonstrated market-leading revenue growth and business innovation ... and are continuing to succeed in ch...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Should ASIS Endorse Products? (Results)

Vote and make your voice heard on ASIS' product awards. For the first time, ASIS has issued awards to manufacturers [link no longer available]. Called ASIS Accolades, ASIS recognizes what it calls "Security's Best" - a list of 10 products. Vote ...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

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