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Vivotek Favorability Results

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Financially, Vivotek is doing relatively well. The company did ~$130 million in 2015 revenue and 2016 revenue (through Q3 reported) was up more than 10%. This is much better than almost all of their Taiwan video surveillance manufacturer peers. A...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago

Dahua UnFavorability Results

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Dahua, the mega-Chinese surveillance manufacturer not primarily owned by the Chinese government has been trying to break out of the shadow of Hikvision (who is controlled by the Chinese government). They have struggled to differentiate themselves,...

By Brian Karas - 4 days 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 - 5 days ago

Genetec Favorability Results

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In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, without slashing prices nor getting into the camera business. 100+ integrator respondents provide feedbac...

By John Honovich - 7 days ago

ONVIF Favorability Results

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ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully deliv...

By Brian Karas - 12 days ago

HD Analog Usage Rising But Barriers Growing

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The good news for HD analog is that its usage is rising, fairly significantly since our 2015 HD analog usage statistics. The bad news for HD analog is that integrators rejecting it is also rising, even more significantly compared to 2015. The re...

By Brian Karas - 14 days 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 - 14 days ago

Video Surveillance Storage Duration Average Is 1 Month

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IPVM statistics show that 1 month duration for video surveillance storage is, by far, the most common used. However, in contrast to 2012, there was a significant decrease in the amount of systems using 2 weeks of storage, with many shifting to 1 ...

By IPVM Team - 17 days ago

Hikvision Most Polarizing Favorability Results

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Pro or con, integrators have an opinion on Hikvision. Hikvision scored, by far, the lowest neutral levels on IPVM's favorability results, engendering both significant support and opposition. In this note, we examine the numbers and numerous inte...

By Brian Karas - 18 days ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 19 days ago

Distributor's #1 Challenge

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Manufacturers and integrators are not the only ones challenged in the security market, distributors are also impacted, fighting to maintain margins and profit. For this report we analyzed responses from dozens of distributors revealing their #1 c...

By Brian Karas - 19 days ago

12 Video Surveillance Poll Results 2016

IPVM has conducted more than 100 polls this year. Here are a selection of 12 of the most interesting results, receiving 4,500+ votes: Hikvision vs Genetec In the most commented and debated move of the year, Genetec Expelled Hikvision. Despite Hi...

By Brian Karas - 26 days ago

The Future of Video Surveillance Distribution

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40+ video surveillance distributors around the world told us what they see as the present and future of distribution. The key positive: solutions. Just like their manufacturer partners, distributors are looking at solutions. The key negatives: C...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

OnSSI Favorability Results Poor Hurt By Milestone Breakup

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The one time key Milestone partner and the 2015 acquirer of VMS provider Seetec, OnSSI has navigated from its origins as a VMS re-seller into its own manufacturer / developer. However, 100+ integrators surveyed show that the transition for them h...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Hanwha Techwin Favorability Results Hurt By Samsung Loss

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The video surveillance manufacturer formerly known as Samsung; 100+ integrators told IPVM how they felt about Hanwha Techwin. The key themes: Hard hit by Samsung brand loss Price / quality ratio most positive element Inside, we share over ...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

2017 Video Surveillance Predictions

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2017 should be an active, if not rocky, year for the security industry, according to predictions from IPVM integrators. We surveyed integrators, asking them "In 2017, what major shifts do you anticipate? Why?", and their answers show that they ha...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

FLIR Favorability Results

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FLIR has been buying companies one after the other, expanding from its foundations in thermal imaging into an end-to-end video surveillance provider, including acquisitions of budget supplier Lorex, VMS / analytics developer DVTel and camera devel...

By John Honovich - about 1 month 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 - about 2 months ago

Milestone Favorability Results

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In our second installment of manufacturer favorability results (first was Pelco), we turn to Milestone. 100+ integrators rated and explained what they thought of Milestone. Milestone's favorability results reveal the key benefits integrators see ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Pelco Favorability Results

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This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer. We start with Pelco. A decade ago, Pelco was clearly one of the biggest names in the industry but has s...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Distributor Offers Local Job Site Delivery

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Local distribution branches are a big differentiator for many integrators, as they facilitate quickly picking up supplies locally without having to wait for delivery from remote locations.  One distributor has taken this a step further, buying th...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

Top Surprises in the Video Surveillance Industry 2016

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  The top 3 surprises of 2016 for integrators surveyed by IPVM were: The race to bottom, repeating 2015's Top Surprise Result New - Cybersecurity concerns growing (related, see our Cyber Security For Video Surveillance Study) Mergers and ac...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2016

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Hikvision has been the top gaining manufacturer in IPVM's annual integrator survey the past 2 years (see 2015 results and 2014 results). Can they win it for a third straight year? The top noted manufacturers (either gaining or losing) were: Ar...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Nest Wants You To Be A Pro Dealer

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Dropcam / Nest Cam has been an adversary of security integrators, with them selling direct online and focusing on DIY installations. Now, they are trying to change that. With their recent Outdoor camera release (see IPVM test results) and followi...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

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