Criticism (138)

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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 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 9 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months ago

Crazy Chinese Company To Buy Ingram Micro For $6 Billion ALL Cash

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We take it back; All the things about Ingram Micro being a bunch of fools. They have totally redeemed themselves. Faced with an increasingly damaged domestic economy, Chinese companies are loading up on debt and buying Western businesses in a wil...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

Avigilon Trumps Axis' Deceptive Ad With A Real One

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Axis and Avigilon are reversing roles. While the IP video pioneer increasingly loosens its ethical standards, Avigilon has responded with a well done, on target, campaign. Axis Deceptive Commercial

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

Axis Is In Denial About HD Analog

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For more than a decade, Axis' #1 argument against analog has been no HD.  This, of course, is no longer the case. Unfortunately, Axis remains in denial and trying to deceive about the reality of today's market.

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

ADI Fooled By Shady 'Research' Report

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You probably see these reports. Huge, unrealistic, growth projections from firms you have never head of. And you probably do not give it a second thought, because it is obviously not legit. And that would make you more savvy than ADI. ADI Touts

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

An Inside Look Into Dahua

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Dahua is the 'other' billion dollar plus Chinese manufacturer. Large in its own right, just not as huge or as well connected with the Chinese government as its blood rival Hikvision. Last month, IPVM visited China, including trips to the CPSE sho...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Arecont and Bosch - Default Security Risk

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Default passwords are a major security risk, enabling hackers around the world to access and control devices like IP cameras (using Shodan, turning devices into bitcoin miners, etc.). Because of that, many manufacturers now force changing the defa...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Honeywell Scares People In Their Own Homes

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ADI's corporate parent is evidently just as good with scare tactics as ADI is. SSN ran an article on a Honeywell survey, declaring: "Two-thirds felt unsafe in their own homes." It seemed absurdly high. Are the overwhelming majority of people r...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

ADI Scare Tactics Against DIY Security

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ADI wants you to buy alarm system parts from them, not those kits on the Internet. Leveraging scare tactics, they have made an unsurprisingly weak case against DIY. In this note, we break it down, look at the real tradeoffs and better counterargu...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

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