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How Critical Should We Be of Video Surveillance Products?

IP Video Market Info is definitely critical of video surveillance products - routinely looking for hidden problems or over-hyped claims. Many love this, some hate it, others are confused. We think it's essential to be critical as it helps to bala...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IT / Security Integrator Partnerships are a Failure

The PSA, a major proponent of IT / Security integrator partnerships has acknowledged the failure of having IT and Security integrators partner. In January 2009, we called this a "horrible idea made worse by the numerous analysts who continuously p...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Marketing Statistics for Security Integrators

Security Sales Magazine has released a statistical report on marketing expenditures and choices for US security integrators. The most interesting points made include: Close rates for new business dropped from 56% to 46% between 2009 and 2008...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Are Integrators at Fault for Wireless Video Surveillance Problems?

A common theme from manufacturers of emerging physical security technology is problems caused by security integrators. Firetide presents a very interesting case where an integrator was at fault for problems with a wireless video surveillance syste...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Integrators Review of Real-World IP Camera Performance

In the Cisco physical security LinkedIn group, integrators provide feedback on the performance on the Cisco 2500 and 4000 IP cameras. Key comments include: From an integrator who has deployed hundreds of Cisco IP cameras: "I would say the HD c...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

10 Keys for 'Easy to Use' Video Management Software

In this report, we examine well established usability principles for software, how they are routinely violated and what can be done. Contrary to common suggestions, the answer is not more training, ignoring it because engineers can use it as is or...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Video Surveillance Market Size and Forecast Guide 2010

This guide references and analyzes publicly announced forecasts and sizing for the video surveillance market. It should provide extensive background for professionals seeking video surveillance statistics on cameras, video management systems, vide...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

What is the cost of a security systems technician?

Determining the full cost of a security systems technician is an important factor for many groups: For integrators, this is important for profitability planning jobs.  For end users, this helps understand what a fair price is.  For manufactur...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Forecast: 200% Growth IP Video Surveillance 2010-2012

Over the next 3 years, attacks against analog CCTV will accelerate on all sides. We forecast IP video surveillance product sales will increase by 200% total between 2010 and 2012, significantly disrupting and overtaking analog CCTV sales. We are ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Top US Integrator Acquired by European Conglomerate

Adesta, one of the top US integrators and representative of network convergence was acquired by European based conglomerate G4S. In the US, Adesta is well known as a major player in the high-end integration of government, military and industrial s...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Should Security Integrators Focus on Recurring Revenues?

While integrators have historically generated 90% or more of their revenues from projects, for years many have advocated a shift to more service and recurring based revenue sources. An October 2009 SSN interview with Ray Dean of Niscayah is the m...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Emerging Video Surveillance Guide 2009

This directory examines the benefits and risks of emerging video surveillance technologies for security managers and integrators. Special emphasis is placed on identifying the risks. They are regularly ignored yet critical to success of deploying ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Audio/Visual Integrators Moving into Video Surveillance

IT integrators are not the only ones interested in a piece of the video surveillance market. Given that Audio/Visual integrator's projects tend to use similar technologies to video surveillance, the interest is natural. A/V projects frequently in...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Examining Pelco's Expansion into Asia / Latin America

Pelco is expanding its operations in Latin America and Asia with the acquisition of its manufacturer representatives for these regions, Crockett International. This is a different approach than common in the US. While Pelco sees this as an improv...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Integrators Survey Results on Increasing Sales/Revenue

An SSI survey examines various factors impacting sales and profiability of integrators including technology selection, obstacles faced, market selection and margins achieved. Technology Selection Of all security products, video surveillance domi...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Recommendations for Surveillance Startups / Investors

While there are many startups in video surveillance, many of them have under-achieved, especially the most prominent, VC backed companies in the market. Indeed, this has caused VentureBeat to symbolize the security startup market as a sinking ship...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

How Will IP Camera Standards Impact Video Surveillance?

Over the next 6 months, more than a dozen manufacturers are likely to announce production support for ONVIF or PSIA IP camera specifications. While the practical impact will take longer, this is the first stage of interoperability specifications b...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

VMS / NVR / DVR 2009 Mid-Year Market Review

Over the first half of 2009, improvements in deployment simplicity was the strongest theme for video management systems. While few to no groundbreaking features were introduced, more than a dozen manufacturers took steps to reduce the complexity o...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

SDM Top 100 US Integrators / US Market Weakens

This month, SDM Magazine released their 14th annual Top Systems Integrators list. The list ranks the top 100 integrators based on 2008 revenue. The list includes analysis and statistics on the overall US security market.  Read the entire 2008 SDM...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Should You Buy IP Cameras Online?

Buying video surveillance cameras on-line is a relatively new but growing trend. Traditionally, end users bought cameras from integrators while integrators bought directly from manufacturers or through their representatives. In the last 5 years, s...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

On US Security Integrators

Security Sales magazine recently released a very useful survey of US security integrators. It's 6 pages long and has dozens of metrics. Here are a few that are particularly relevant or interesting to video surveillance professionals: Security i...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

What Differentiates Video Surveillance Products?

Figuring out how video surveillance products are different is a challenging task. While some products are literally the same, most of them are actually different. The tough questions are (1) how are they different? and (2) how important are those ...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Should You Use Video Encoders?

Many people want to go IP but 95% of deployed cameras are analog. Encoders are the most common solution but is that the best approach?  What are Encoders? Encoders are appliances that convert analog video feeds to digital so that the video can b...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Integrator Business

SDM posted an extensive discussion with US integrators on how their businesses were fairing in the recession. It's a long article but well worth the read. One theme is that some integrators are doing better than others based on certain techniques ...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Why Cisco Video Surveillance has Struggled

Despite the great hype for Cisco's entrance into video surveillance, Cisco has not demonstrated significant success in the market. They have won only a limited number of projects and many, if not most, of those are tied to larger Cisco deployments...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

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