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Declining Margins 1 Hour Recorded Video

Declining margins are a huge issue for integrators. With pressure from Internet sales rising, a key driver of integrator profitability is being torn away. How should integrators deal with this? How will this impact manufacturers and end users? On...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IT vs Security: Surveillance 'Ownership' Stats

Who calls the shots when it comes to video surveillance? Given the close proximity of the system to several distinct departments, we were curious to see has ultimate 'ownership' of end user's surveillance systems and equipment. We reveal and...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Should Smart Integrators Lead with Access Control?

Video gets all the hype but should savvy integrators lead with access control instead? Recently, some integrator members advocated this as a strategy to overcome the ongoing challenges in the video market. In this note, we examine why this is...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Considerations for Neighborhood Surveillance Systems

With many US cities reducing police forces, neighborhoods are left to fill in the gaps. As surveillance technology advances, and with increased pressures, more neighborhoods are looking at deploying their own surveillance systems. However, this...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Where End User Purchase Surveillance - Stats

One of the biggest decisions surveillance end users make is how to buy their systems. Traditionally, integrators were the primary source but aggressive distributors and internet buying have opened up other options. In this note, we examine the...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

ROI of Video Surveillance Made Easy

"It's just an expense" and "it's a damn cost center" are two big negative perceptions that make it hard to justify purchasing surveillance systems. To overcome this, often buyers want to prove the Return on Investment (ROI) of a system. In this...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Lifespan of Video Surveillance Systems

How long it takes for a surveillance system to be replaced has a huge impact on adopting new products or technologies. Like cars, security users do not buy a new surveillance system every month or even every year. Indeed, systems are clearly only...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

End User IP and MP Adoption Rates

How are end users adopting IP and MP cameras? In a recent survey of 60 end users, we asked them if they were using these types of cameras and, if so, when did they start using them. This note shares charts, our analysis and quotes from end users...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Top 3 End User VMS Complaints

What do end users most dislike about VMS systems? What are the real hot button that make or break customer satisfaction? We wanted to discover the top drivers and did so in our Spring 2012 survey by asking integrators the following...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Restricting Resales of Cameras Important to Integrators

Do integrators care if the products they deploy have restricted resale availability? How important is it to them? What impact might this have on end users? In this note, we review our survey results that dig into this often heated...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Lowe's Selling Alarms Direct

Should RMR junkies start worrying? Home improvement giant Lowe's is entering the home automation and security market, selling equipment directly to users in-store, with low-cost or free monitoring services. In this note, we overview the offering...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Should Manufacturers Write A&E Specs?

Users depend on architects and engineers (A&Es) to design buildings that best meet their needs. However, many A&Es use specifications from door hardware manufacturers that give away specification writing 'services' for free, raising...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Effective End User Training

Properly coordinating end user training is a key consideration of successful projects. It is important to recognize that a world class system installed in a flawless manner can be perceived as second rate if the end user is not adequately...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 10 years ago

Milestone's New Support Take 2

Controversy swelled around our recent report about Milestone's 'unprecedented' support charges. Now, as the plan is implemented, Milestone has clarified their approach, providing IPVM with additional details on this new support structure including...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 10 years ago

Markups / Margins Tutorial

How much an integrator marks up a product when they sell it to a customer has a big impact on both the total end user cost and the profitability of the integrator. Equally importantly, markups have been going down significantly over the last...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Video Surveillance / Access Control Integration Guide

One of the most desired high end security system features is integrating video surveillance and electronic access control systems. In this report, we detail the issues involved and the reasons why real world integrators choose to avoid or deploy...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 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 unfiltered feedback from them. Since it is difficult to describe specific performance and experience...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 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 technology - IP cameras, video analytics, now HDcctv, they all harp on how 'the market needs more...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Mobotix Partner Program Changes Examined

In September 2011, Mobotix announced a new partner program that shifts the company's channel approach in favor of stronger protection of dealer/integrators and decreased direct availability of their products online. In this note, we examine the...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011

This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made related to or around the ASIS 2011 show.For each product or change, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and then a link to our...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Owning the End User

Integrators routinely block end users from the best solutions, steering users to offerings that maximize the integrator's probability of success and profit. However, end users rarely understand the dynamics involved. In this report, we explain the...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) Comparison 2010

This report provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the growing video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) market, examining the benefits, challenges and impact of these offerings including 22 leading providers. This is the second...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Surveillance Pricing: MSRP and Discounts

To compare prices in video surveillance, one must understand and factor in discounting variances. Significant differences exist between manufacturers in how and what level of discounting they offer. Making it more challenging, manufacturers tend...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Winners and Losers Spring 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the numerous new announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market. This Spring has been highly active. While overall new product announcements were...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Online Surveillance Market 2011

Online sales of video surveillance products is already a sizable market growing at a robust rate. We estimate the global market size is over $200 Million USD, growing at an annual rate of over 25%. In this first ever study of video surveillance...

By Marty Major - almost 11 years ago

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