Awards (20)

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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 - 9 months 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 - almost 2 years ago

People's Champion Revealed

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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 - over 3 years ago

Dumbest Awards We've Ever Seen

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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 - over 4 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 - over 4 years ago

Reverse Auctions: A Horrible Way To Buy Security

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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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - over 5 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2011

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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 - over 5 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 5 years ago

Distributors Dealing Direct to End Users

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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 - about 6 years ago

ISC Nearly Triples Number of Surveillance NPS Awards

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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 - over 6 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 - over 7 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. Called ASIS Accolades, ASIS recognizes what it calls "Security's Best" - a list of 10 products. Vote   <a href="http://answe...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Riskiest Companies 2009 - BRS Labs and TimeSight

BRS Labs and TimeSight are likely the riskiest video surveillance companies. With extensive marketing campaigns and multiple awards received from questionable award programs, they are creating a lot of noise and obscuring significant risks. Extr...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Awards Benefit Manufacturers -- Not Users

Awards assist manufacturers in selling products rather than identifying the best solutions for user's needs. This is a growing concern as the number of awards are increasing substantially. This month [September 2009], both ASIS and Security Produ...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Should You Trust Frost & Sullivan Awards?

Frost & Sullivan awards are common in the security industry. In the last decade, Frost has named dozens of video surveillance companies award winners. Winners have marketed their awards heavily in press releases, presentations and marketing. ...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Red Herring Award

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Video analytics vendor Vidient announced that it received a Red Herring award. Vidient has been struggling for a long time (and to be fair so have most of their peers). But a Red Herring Award is joke. Not only does Red Herring have little idea ab...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

ASIS 2008 Announcements Review

Megapixel cameras, storage solutions and managed video are the 3 areas with the greatest momentum of new product annoncements. A brief review of each follows after 2 general observations: Traffic was light as I wrote earlier.  I am interested to ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

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