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Dumber Techs, Bad Box Movers, Says Australian Distributor

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Techs today are "dumber" than they used to be, despite better education and training and that makes a typical day "frustrating" for one undisclosed distributor. Inside this interview, we talk with him about how techs' unwillingness to learn cre...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Nortek and SDS Fight Over Failed Settlement

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Distributor SDS said they reached a deal with Nortek but Nortek says no settlement was reached and the suit is still on. In this post, based on our talks with counsel for both the Plaintiff and the Defendant, we examine the following: What c...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

This Brooklyn Storefont Sells Millions In Uniview And Hikvision

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Looking at their Brooklyn headquarters for this "CCTV Manufacturer", it is not much: Inside, it is not better: However, this company is one of the largest distributors of low-cost Uniview and Hikvision products in the US. In this note, we e...

By Robert Shih - 7 months ago

AV Tech Company Profile

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Taiwanese manufacturer AV Tech's revenue declined ~70% since 2012. Planning a comeback, AV Tech spoke to IPVM about their opportunities and challenges. This profile will cover the following: Brief company history Revenue Decline Product Lin...

By Robert Shih - 8 months ago

SS&Si Claims To Be "The New Face of Security Distribution"

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Can 27-year-old Jake Voll disrupt the security distribution giants? He has positioned his company SS&Si as the 'NEW FACE' of distribution: Inside this note, based on an interview with Voll, we examine: Unconventional social media marketi...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Resideo IPOs, Then Plunges

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ADI and Honeywell Homes management have been touting their spinout and IPO for months, including appearing on Wall Street as they widely shared on social media: And: However, the stock is down 29% from the start of when-issued trading, as sh...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

ADI's Financials Revealed + W-Box Growth Priority

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  ADI is one of the most powerful distributors in the security industry but how big are they? How much profit do they make? How much do they sell of Honeywell vs 3rd party products? As part of Resideo, ADI and Honeywell Home are being spun out. ...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Ligowave Wireless Profile - Ubiquiti Competitor

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Ubiquiti has become the most common choice for wireless in video surveillance (see Favorite Wireless Manufacturers) but not without controversy and debate, as Ubiquiti's no sales reps, no phone support model contradicts industry norms. In recent ...

By Sean Patton - 11 months ago

Wave Retorts: SDS 'Desperate' And 'Defeated'

Distributor SDS has sued Nortek and distributor Wave Electronics alleging bribery, conspiracy, antitrust violations and violations of state laws governing fair trade for sales of 2GIG products. Now, Wave Electronics has responded to IPVM with t...

By Dan Gelinas - 12 months ago

Eastern and SavvyTech Merge, Form ENS, Targets ADI

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ADI, ENS is coming for you. Or, at least, they hope. Two US distributors, NY based EasternCCTV and California based SavvyTech have merged, to form ENS. The company tells IPVM they aim to increase their branch count by 400%+ in the next 5 years....

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Top Benefits Of Attending Trade Shows (Statistics)

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150 integrators told IPVM: What are the top benefits of going to trade shows? The clear top 2 responses in order: (1) Networking (2) New Products The most notable answer not given was education, something that trade shows routinely mark...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Amazon Going To ISC West

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Move over ADI and Anixter? Amazon will not have a booth at ISC West but they will be there meeting with security companies, offering Amazon's distribution services. Inside this note, we examine what Amazon is offering, how it compares to conve...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Ingram Micro Owner HNA Declares "Victim of Conspiracy Against China"

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Just 2 years ago, Ingram Micro was acquired by a Chinese company that paid them $6 billion in cash, nearly 40% more than their then stock price. It was an incredible deal. Why pay so much? And why would a regional Chinese airline buy a US-based...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Tri-Ed Is Now Anixter

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Goodbye, Tri-Ed. As Tri-Ed's own website now makes clear: But what difference does this make for one of the industry's largest distributors? In this note, we share feedback from sources close to Anixter and examine the issues involved includin...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Ingram Micro: The Blind Lead The Blind

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Ingram Micro, as a huge as they are overall, with $40+ billion in annual sales, has never been a force in physical security, despite, or perhaps because, of their many lame attempts to sell into this market. For example, Disaster at the Ingram Mi...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Anixter End User Sales Troubles

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End user sales have and continue to be a major problem for Anixter's physical security business. Every year, according to various Anixter people, end user sales have stopped. And they do not. In this note, we examine Anixter's recent issues wit...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

'Clowns' Allege Ubiquiti 'Completely Fraudulent'

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A short seller has alleged Ubiquiti is 'completely fraudulent'. Ubiquiti's CEO has responded calling them 'clowns'. Here is the short seller's Citron Research's report on Ubiquiti and embedded below is their video about Ubiquiti: Poor Researc...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Dahua and Hikvision Entering Access Control

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Until now, Chinese video giants Hikvision and Dahua have held back releasing access internationally. Both companies have now pulled the trigger, and distributors are already taking orders. In this report, based on our ongoing testing and marke...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Europe Cutting Out Unauthorized End User Sales

The days of anyone buying Hikvision from anywhere off the Internet are numbered, at least in Europe, if Hikvision's plan comes to fruition. In this note, we examine Hikvision Europe's plan, comparing it to the Americas, the debate the European pl...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Releases Network Cabling

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Hikvision's expansion continues. From cameras to analytics to thermal to intrusion to access to... network cabling. Hikvision explained: A typical mid-end surveillance camera project needs a lot of network cables to connect different devices. ...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Startup Strops Completely Wireless Surveillance Camera Examined

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European startup Strops has developed a surveillance camera that offers up to 6 days of runtime and cellular communications to create a fully wireless surveillance system. Their CEO described the features and functionality of the product, and w...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Distributor Says Hikvision "Top Rated Yet Most Hated"

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The CEO of 2M Solutions, a distributor selling Hikvision cameras under their own as well as Hikvision's brand has publicly declared Hikvision to be the "Top Rated Yet Most Hated Security Camera Manufacturer". That CEO, Suhaib Allababidi, provided...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Hikvision Hits Record 'ALL PRODUCTS' Sales Run

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Hikvision has a new record. This one is for the most times a video surveillance manufacturer has put all their products on sale in 2 months. Hikvision is finishing its 4th "ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS" sale in 7 weeks, since mid-May. In this note, we...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Distributor Favorability Ranked (North America)

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  What North American security / surveillance distributors do integrators favor the most? The least? 150 integrators rated and commented on the following 8 options: Selection Process We choose these distributors / options based on member fee...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

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