Criticism (147)

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Beware The "Hit List" Ranking

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The hit list. Kirschenbaum's recent newsletter complained about a 'hit list', bemoaning how a company took aim at ADT. Alas, that's the Google racket. When someone searches for a term (like 'ADT'), Google will gladly sell numerous ads for anyone...

By John Honovich - 5 days ago

A New Low For Knightscope - Just $3!

Take a look: Did you think, even for a fraction of a second, "$3 per share, could be a good deal"? If so, you should not invest in anything. Simply put your money underneath your mattress and save yourself. The price per share is irrelevant, a...

By John Honovich - 12 days ago

The Sleaziest Booth Of ISC West - Rapid Response

The use of 'booth babes' is way down overall, but one company, Rapid Response, continues to treat ISC West like it is an HBO brothel documentary setting up a literal lineup of 10: The sheer number used by Rapid Response compared to how few are ...

By John Honovich - 15 days ago

How HiSilicon Wasted $200,000 At ISC West

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Huawei owned HiSilicon is a hidden key component of many of the cheapest cameras on the market. For the second year in a row, HiSilicon has wasted $200,000 with the most bizarre booth strategy seen.

By IPVM Team - 22 days ago

Hikvision Attacks IPVM

Hikvision has attacked IPVM repeatedly over the last month, both in the international press and in its dealer communications. Attacks Listed On March 9th, Hikvision International VP Keen Yao alleged: an American blogger site (John Honovich,...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Beware Scam Market 'Research'

The 'data' and 'research' that headlines many articles is a scam, perpetuated by a variety of Indian firms that have exploited the carelessness and ignorance of many companies and the press. Examples Axis is touting: By 2020, the market will ...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

OEMs, Dump Dahua

OEMs, get smart and dump Dahua. Dahua OEMs to many companies including some big brands (e.g. FLIR, Honeywell and Tyco). Dahua has proven to be a terrible decision: The backdoor The unfixed backdoor with terrible communication Dahua competin...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Axis: "Everything is IP" - False

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Axis is congratulating itself, with executive Fredrick Nilsson declaring: "Now the conversion is all done and everything is IP and analog is rapidly on the decline... It's kind of fun to reflect...." It surely is 'fun' for Axis to say that...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators

82% of 130 145 integrator respondents say integrators should boycott Anixter, in response to Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon. This is the latest in a long line of events where Anixter sells direct to end users (e.g., 1, 2, 3). In partic...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

PR Firm Pleads Don't Scrap PR Spending

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PR is not dying, warns pleads PR firm. Take 40+ year old industry PR firm LRG, who recently lamented the 'misconceptions' that: Traditional PR is dead Scrap their company’s PR program And awkwardly reassured that PR is: Not going away a...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Dahua ‘Duplicitous’ Says Botnet Victim

The victim of the record-breaking botnet, Brian Krebs, is calling Dahua duplicitous in its statements about the Mirai botnet. He says Dahua should bear more responsibility for enabling this botnet and that they are more at fault, for making poorly...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Axis Secretly Paid Anixter Sales People To Push Axis NVRs

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Internal Axis communication shows how Axis paid Anixter and Tri-Ed sales people with secret bonuses to push Axis NVRs. In this report, we examine the practice, how this distorts sales activity and how this is part of Axis strategy to compete with...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

US Embassy Requires Hikvision Cameras

The US Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan has required only Hikvision cameras in a new US federal government bid. However: Hikvision was founded from a Chinese government research institute To this day, the Chinese government is the 'controlling ...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Dahua Distributor Angered "Always Give Good News About Hikvision"

A Dahua distributor is angry that "IPVM always give good news about HIKvision while destroys Dahua." I can understand the frustration, not of course because we 'always give good news about Hikvision', but because it is natural for people to focus...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Dahua Fakes Being American

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Robbed from the Hikvision playbook, now Dahua takes it turn. Dahua, China's second largest manufacturer, is ramping up its marketing. Dahua announced a new ad campaign calling themselves a 'California treasure' comparable to the California Gold ...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

ADT's Terrible "Business Video Special"

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ADT is special. Pricing for HD video has gone down sharply, but not for ADT whose "less than $2 a day offer" is quite impressive.

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

Drako Launches Fake Charity Sales Promotion

There is nothing quite like a really rich guy using charity to sell surveillance systems. The children may be the future, but for Eagle Eye Networks, the present is a PR campaign and schools paying them in a year or having their systems ripped ou...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Hikvision (Stops) Lying About Ezviz Security

Hikvision promoted the security of their directly sold Ezviz consumer line to Americans in a March 9, 2016 release. False It featured this false statement: "One critical element that distinguishes EZVIZ's security measures from others is that t...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Samsung Losing Its Name and Integrity

Samsung's video surveillance division told everyone that nothing was going to change. They were wrong, if not lying. They are losing the Samsung name and, in the process, their integrity. Samsung False Assurances

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

ADI More Bad Advice: Network Switches

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Run with scissors?  Play in traffic?  Trust ADI for networking advice? The last we checked with ADI, they were promoting bogus numbers from a shady research firm. Now, ADI has turned back to the technical side, with bad advice on network switch ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Tyco's Best Blurring Camera is Here

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Tyco has just unveiled, what it boasts, as delivering "the best quality color image" in night mode. That is, if you like slow moving people to be blurred out. Take a look:

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

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