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France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems

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In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Macron, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the country’s enforcement of video surveillance regulations. These gaps could expose integrators and end u...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 years ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the least expensive yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Administrating who carries keys and which doors they open seems simple but m...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

GDPR For Video Surveillance Guide

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, but there is much confusion and no clear guidelines on exactly how these new regulations will impact the video surveillance industry. We have compiled th...

By Charles Rollet - over 2 years ago

Brivo 'Buy Now' Online Campaign

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Brivo has a new marketing campaign running across the web: Are you ready to buy access control now? Brivo tells IPVM this is a new campaign, run in partnership with their dealers, to generate new business for them and their partners. In this n...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

Buy From B&H, Ship Direct From ADI

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B&H, one of the largest online sellers of video surveillance equipment to end users, regularly purchases their video surveillance equipment from ADI to resell to ends users, confirmed from multiple orders IPVM placed. Is this fair game for AD...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

Hikvision USA Hires VP of Business Development

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Hikvision USA is expanding again, this time in its drive to move up market to larger integrators and end users. In this note, we analyze Hikvision's hire, Hikvision's goal here and the potential fit. May 2019 Update: The executive has now left ...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

ADI's 'Elves' Selling Direct on Amazon

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Buy from Amazon, get delivery from ADI. What? Recently, we bought a part from Amazon and the shipment came from ADI. We dug into the relationships involved and found 'elves' making this happen. In this note, we examine the details of the opera...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

Anixter Favorability Results

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Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts Selling to End Users Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators In this report, as part of our distributo...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Favorability Results 2017

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years ago

Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon

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Anixter regularly says they do not sell direct to end users or that they do not do it anymore. However, over the past year, Anixter has sold Bosch video surveillance products direct to Amazon for Amazon's internal facilities, IPVM has learned. In...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

How Axis Can Beat Hikvision

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Hikvision has rocked the industry globally, bullying former video surveillance revenue leader Axis even in the Western world. What can Axis do? 200 integrators responded to IPVM's survey on Axis and Hikvision, examining patterns of strengths and...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

'Solution' Manufacturers Threaten Integrators

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The race to the bottom has driven manufacturers to become 'solution' providers, threatening integrators. Axis shift to 'solution' sales might be the most surprising given their size and historic focus on open platforms, but we see it everywhere. ...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Anixter Sales People Selling To End Users

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Anixter's most frequently heard defense of selling to end users is that they used to do it, but not anymore. However, this was undermined by Anixter's own CEO proclamation recently. And, now, here are specific Anixter sales people that specialize...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

The Xiongmai Botnet 'Recall' Will Not Work

The Xiongmai 'recall' has been the topic of global news, following the unprecedented bot net attacks that use their equipment, among others. However well intentioned this 'recall' may be, it is not going to work. Understanding how Xiongmai and th...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Get End User Leads for Just $997 A Month

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Scam or opportunity? As trade mags continue to suffer from the decline of print media, they are scrounging for new ways to make money. Rather than provide better research and reporting, the path for Security Sales is to sell end user leads for $7...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Integrators Vs Manufacturers Direct To End Users

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Many manufacturers have increasingly large and hungry sales forces that call on more and more end users. One recent example is Axis ~$20 Billion Retailer End to End Solution Win. Does this help or hurt integrators? Are integrators ok with this or...

By Brian Karas - about 4 years ago

Anixter Touts Selling to End Users

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Anixter's track record of selling to end users inspires much negativity in the industry. But Anixter's CEO has a different take on it. In this note, we examine a new declaration from Anixter's CEO on how they are expanding end user sales.

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Videofield Launches Dealer / DIY Service Dragonfly

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RSI Technologies, the company behind Videofied, has launched a new DIY offering called DragonFly. There are many DIY security / intrusion offerings out there (e.g., Simplisafe - The Startup Silicon Valley Bets Will Beat ADT) and typically those DI...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

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