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FLIR Acquires Lorex

A stunning deal of a truly odd couple: Thermal camera leader FLIR has acquired home/budget surveillance specialist Lorex for $59 million. While not well known, Lorex has quietly become one of the biggest surveillance companies, on pace for ~$75 Mi...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Bad News for Face Recognition (FTC)

Cold water is being thrown on renewed dreams of using facial recognition and demographic analysis. This time it is coming from an unlikely source and country. The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued 'best practices' that recommend fa...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Idea: Virtual Neighborhood Watches

Neighborhood watches have become a hot topic. And while the press now is overwhelmingly bad, such watches, done right, can help keep neighborhood safes. However, it can be hard and time consuming to do so. In this note, we propose an alternative -...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Considerations for Neighborhood Surveillance Systems

With many US cities reducing police forces, neighborhoods are left to fill in the gaps. As surveillance technology advances, and with increased pressures, more neighborhoods are looking at deploying their own surveillance systems. However, this ca...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Homeowner 4 Channel Kit - Analog, IP or HD SDI?

What should a homeowner use for a 4 channel surveillance system? We recently called up internet reseller Supercircuits who sells multiple types of video surveillance systems, and pretended to be a homeowner looking for a system recommendation. In ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

New Panasonic Home Cameras Reviewed

Panasonic is aggressively improving their home video surveillance offerings. Continuing the trend of better video performance at a cheaper cost, the company has updated their 'Home Series' cameras with added features and refreshed pricing. In this...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Home Surveillance Catches Idiot Deliveryman

This video is a great example of the value of home surveillance, the power of the Internet and a demonstration of sheer stupidity. Watch the 21 second clip: The video quality and the frame rate are both quite strong. From the upload options, it...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Biggest VSaaS Funding Yet: Dropcam's New Round Examined

While dozens of companies are launching VSaaS services, to date, all of these new companies have relatively small amounts of funding - typically less than a million dollars. Now, Dropcam has announced a new Series A funding round of nearly $6 Mill...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

SD vs. HD PTZ Shootout

PTZs, like fixed cameras, are moving to megapixel. With PTZs, though, real questions remain about the value of going to megapixel. Some people say that megapixel eliminates the need for PTZ, regardless of the PTZ's resolution. Our Fixed MP vs SD ...

By Benros Emata - about 8 years ago

Lytro's Video Surveillance Potential Examined

In 2011, a 3+ year old company gained an amazing amount of press. The company, originally called Refocus Imaging, now rebranded as Lytro announced a $50 Million found raise from one of the hottest investors in Silicon Valley - Andressen Horowitz (...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Cernium Layoffs and Restructuring

According to tips provided to us and confirmation from a source close to the company, video analytics manufacturer Cernium has made sizeable layoffs and restructured their operations. Historically, Cernium focused on the enterprise / government m...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Online Surveillance Market 2011

Online sales of video surveillance products is already a sizable market growing at a robust rate. We estimate the global market size is over $200 Million USD, growing at an annual rate of over 25%. In this first ever study of video surveillance ec...

By Marty Major - over 8 years ago

MicroPower Wireless IP Video Examined

In video surveillance, few wireless start-ups with significant technology innovation exist. One interesting new entrant is California based MicroPower who is developing technology that they claim can reduce the wireless video power consumption by ...

By Benros Emata - over 8 years ago

Testing Panasonic's Remote Monitoring Network Camera (BL-C210A)

Panasonic is one of the most well known network surveillance camera providers in both the consumer and professional market.  In February 2010, we tested their megapixel/HD camera (WV-NP502). Now, we turn to one of their higher end consumer/residen...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Readers Respond: 134 Votes, 25 Comments Examined

Over 100 people voted and more than 25 left detailed comments to our recent question/discussion. In this post, we review and respond to the comments offered. 134 people responded to our survey on "How Critical Should We Be of Video Surveillance P...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Canon's PTZ Camera (VB-C60)

While megapixel cameras are hot, PTZs remain an important part of video surveillance deployments. Probably the most frequently mentioned product of Canon is their 40x optical zoom, network PTZ camera - the VB-C60. We tested the Canon VB-C60 PTZ w...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Canon's IP Cameras Examined

While Canon is a $50 Billion USD company and a major supplier of digital cameras, they are not a major force in the video surveillance market.  Canon is expanding their video surveillance offering. This report examines their product offering as w...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Selling through Retail Stores

To further Cernium's efforts to sell their product through retail chain stores, Cernium has hired a VP of Sales with significant experience in selling consumer electronics. In his LinkedIn profile, the new VP of Sales, Mike King, states that for ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Vue Wireless Overview

This product, from Vue, is a kit for consumers to easily and inexpensively set up video monitoring. What's different is that the $99 cameras are battery operated and wireless. You can stick them wherever you want and access them remotely through V...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Axis on Network Camera Trends

This report summarizes a presentation made by Axis GM Fredrik Nilsson on the progress and future of IP cameras (presented at the Milestone Partners Conference). As the market leader in IP cameras, knowing Axis' outlook is important to analyzing in...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Video Surveillance & CCTV Introduction Video

Getting started with video surveillance? This report covers the basic elements of video surveillance, walking you through each aspect including cameras, recorders, power, cabling and wireless. In addition to the report, we are providing a high qu...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Examining the Impact of the Recession

With a global recession no longer in doubt, two fundamental issues will shape the video surveillance business: How significantly the global economy will contract How strong will the post-recession economy be This examination will focus on...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

2009 IP Video Market Forecast

IP Video market growth will slow by 66% next year due to the unfolding financial implosion. It is critical for all of us to understand where it will slow, why it will slow and how the impact will be most felt. This report provides projections for ...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

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