Criticism (205)

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Pelco's Wrong! Cries HDcctv Alliance

Just days after being sued for stealing Object Video's invention of fire metadata, Pelco is again being attacked - this time for allegedly blowing...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Advertising Blows Up on SIW

Reading through today's hatchet job against Pelco, SecurityInfoWatch dumped two surprises. Not only is the article laughably and ignorantly a fluff...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Manufacturers Failing at Customer Service

Historically, manufacturers reaped the benefits of abused customers powerless to fight back. Now, with the rise of social media, the tides are...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

The (un)ethical Security Dealer Strikes

The alarm industry is in a bit of an uproar over aggressive sales tactics of one of their own. As an excellent SDM article explains, one monitoring...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Don't Get Fooled by These Demo Tricks

The vendor comes to your office to show you the latest and greatest camera, analytics, VMS, etc. They set up the equipment to show you how it...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

The Crazy ObjectVideo CEO Interview

The last we heard from ObjectVideo, they boldly proclaimed manufacturers had only '60 days or else' to kneel before sign long-term patent license...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

SIW Flip Flops on Analog

Days after a spirited defense of analog and a scathing critique by us, SecurityInfoWatch has reversed course on the future of analog. In its...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Success in the Security Industry

Unsuccessful people often wonder why they are so, developing silly theories about what is holding them back. The Women's Security Council is an...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Worst Advice Ever

"Don't count analog video out yet" is the worst advice ever. Integrators who want to bankrupt themselves should jump on this...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Interlogix Releases a Cake

In a past millennium, historians tell us that Interlogix innovated digital surveillance solutions. Now, the once-proud brand has been reduced to...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

PR People are Worthless

To say, "PR People are Worthless" may be going easy on them. Indeed, it is probably fairer to say that PR people are a total waste of money. It...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Top 4 End User Surveillance Complaints

In our latest integrator survey, we asked "What are end users most common complaints about their surveillance systems?" as integrators often hear...

By Brian Rhodes - over 10 years ago

Vivint: A Company to Celebrate or Condemn?

Vivint is one of the fastest growing and most aggressive companies in the entire security industry. Many puff pieces, including a recent 'Dealer of...

By Brian Rhodes - over 10 years ago

Tri-Ed's Terrible Advice

Tri-Ed / Northern Video is not exactly known for being the highest end or most sophisticated distributor. However, even for them, their recent...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Axis's Response to IPVM Cruise Criticism

Axis has submitted a formal response to our criticism of their A&E cruises. Here it is copied verbatim: "My name is Domenic Locapo and I am...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

The Education Excuse

The worst and most common excuse in video surveillance is that lack of education is holding back sales. This seemingly happens with every new...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Arecont: You're Uninformed, We're Innovative

In the international integrator survey, Arecont Vision delivered the worst experiences of any IP camera manufacturer. Over and over, integrators...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Don't Use Megapixel if Subjects Are Moving

Don't use megapixel if subjects are moving - such is the implication of an independent international test program who warns that megapixel video...

By John Honovich - almost 11 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...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Dealing with Manufacturers Complaints

We get a lot of manufacturer complaints. Every week. Seemingly someone is always upset, angry, disappointed, shocked, etc. Just like we have the...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

Top 10 Surveillance Myths Debunked

Aggressive marketing creates dangerous myths. Vendors transform their product's highest aspirations into concrete claims. Unfortunately, these...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

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