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Hikvision Default Password Hacking

What was once just warnings and consumer concerns has exploded into a major problem for Hikvision. A Chinese province's Hikvision devices have been hacked. In this note, we examine what happened, what Hikvision says they are doing about this and...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

#1 Threat 2015 - China

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Over 125 manufacturers shared with IPVM their outlook for 2015. We asked them: "Positive / Negative: Is your outlook for the 2015 video surveillance industry overall positive or negative? Why?" First thing, we stripped away the silly self-promo...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Dahua Attacks Hikvision

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Things are getting ugly between the two biggest surveillance manufacturers in the world. Both companies have skyrocketed largely driven by monster domestic projects and are increasingly targeting the Western world. Dahua, the smaller of the two ...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Best & Worst Places to Buy Surveillance

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Stores, distributors, manufacturers, the Internet, Chinese spam emails? Today, there are more options to buy surveillance than ever. But what are the best and worst places to buy? IPVM surveyed 100 integrators to learn from their experiences an...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Infinova Acquires Swann

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3 years ago, a Chinese / US surveillance manufacturer, Infinova, raised $300 million cash in a billion dollar plus IPO. Later that year, they bought March Networks. Now, Infinova is dipping into its war chest to buy one of the biggest direct to e...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Why Dahua Should Acquire Pelco

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In 2013, negotiations for mega Chinese manufacturer Hikvision to acquire Pelco broke down. At that time, we argued that it was a bad fit. However, there is another mega Chinese manufacturer, who would make perfect sense to acquire Pelco. In this...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Saddest Case Study Ever (Genetec Chinese Buffet)

Oh Genetec... The company is so lost in the clouds, they must not see the comedy in their latest press release. The VSaaS market is tough, no doubt, with incumbents around the world struggling to make it a reality. Even mega manufacturer Axis is...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

#1 Manufacturer Complaint Revealed 2013

Low-cost competition, particularly from China, is overwhelmingly the #1 complaint and the #1 fear of video surveillance manufacturers we surveyed. In this report, we share their concerns and analyze them. Cost Pressures Manufacturers are increas...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

The Crazy IP Tipping Point Has Returned

For almost all of you reading this, the tipping point from analog to IP cameras is no longer a concern. However, a recent market analyst report is now predicting that the market will not 'tip' to IP cameras until 2014, creating fresh questions. Ev...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Hikvision Trumpets Global Dominance

The surveillance industry is defined by its deep fragmentation, with hundreds, if not thousands of manufacturers, but no single dominant force. But now, Chinese mega-manufacturer Hikvision [link no longer available] is trumpeting its 'continual do...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

The China Surveillance Skew

Many like to make decisions based on market statistics. It gives (misleading) comfort about what the right move is. For instance, if the market is X billion or growing at Y percent, then our plan for Z is right. Unfortunately, statistics are routi...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Would a Hikvision / Pelco Deal Make Sense?

A persistent industry rumor says Hikvision and Pelco are in talks to do a merger / acquisition. Who knows the truth. Even if there are some talks, that does not mean anything will come of it. In this note, we examine if it would make sense. It mi...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

US Security Mag: China Destroying America

"Guerilla warfare on American trade secrets rages on" says a US security trade magazine, blasting China, and "turncoat Western CEOs" that "figures to create an eventual world economic Armageddon." The magazine concludes with an attack on Chinese ...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Chinese Counterfeiter Or Victim? Ubiquiti

Explosive allegations are rocking the international wireless and surveillance markets. Chinese authorities allege that fast-growing American manufacturer, Ubiquiti, hired gangsters to terrorize and destroy a Chinese competitor's office. However, U...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

China to Block Out Western Manufacturers?

Fueled by massive Chinese government spending, Chinese video surveillance is one of the fastest growing markets in our industry. With its already formidable size and potential rapid growth, many manufacturers woud love to get a piece of that actio...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

ISC West 2012 Show Best / Worst

We spent the week on the ISC West show floor checking out what is interesting and have come away with a series of observations and images. Here are the topics/companies covered: Show Floor Traffic Ingram Micro Samsung Interlogix Mobotix V...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

ISC West Show Floor Review Day 1 2012

We spent hours on the ISC West show floor today and yesterday checking out what is interesting and have come away with a series of observations, images and one juicy rumor about a top manufacturer up for sale. Here are the topics/companies covere...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

March Acquired by Infinova

Long time DVR leader March Networks has been acquired by Infinova [link no longer available] a US/Chinese video surveillance manufacturer. Over the past year, signs and speculation increased that March Networks was up for sale. However, to be acqu...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Surveillance Manufacturer Revenue Directory 2011

In this report, we organize and share annual revenue of 25 leading video surveillance companies. Revenue numbers are often useful for businesspeople and investors to better understand size and relative power of players in a market. That noted, thi...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Hikvision Financial Performance and Product Sales Examined 2011

Chinese manufacturer Hikvision continues to grow rapidly and is now one of the largest video surveillance companies in the world. However, it is generally unclear who Hikvision is selling to and how much of what are they selling. In this note, we ...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Growth Stalls for China's Biggest Surveillance Vendor

While reports consistently emphasize bullish growth for the Chinese surveillance market, perhaps the biggest Chinese vendor of them all, CSST has reported declining revenue for Q2 2011. CSST is a fascinating company. After the past few years of d...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

2011 Surveillance Stock Analysis: China Plunge

In this note, we examine shifts in surveillance manufacturer stock prices for the first half of 2011. The most interesting theme is the plunging prices of many Chinese technology stock prices. Here we focus in on 4 companies: 2 from the Chinese st...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Why Does CSST Want to Go Private?

CSST [link no longer available], listed on the NY Stock Exchange and one of the largest providers in the Chinese market is trying to go private. On first glance, this is surprising. The stock markets have rebounded globally in the past 2 years and...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Infinova's Huge $1.2 Billion IPO Examined

Relatively unknown surveillance manufacturer Infinova announced an IPO valuing the company at $1.2 Billion USD and raising $300 Million USD. This is a huge event. Inside this note, we provide feedback from an interview with Infinova and our commen...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

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