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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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 - almost 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 - almost 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

Economic Meltdown Rocks Security Industry

This is no ordinary recession. Dramatic and permanent changes have already begun. In conversations with over 30 end users, integrators and manufacturers over the last 2 weeks, the changes are happening faster and deeper than even I predicted a few...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Should IT and Security Integrators Partner?

I think partnering is a horrible idea made worse by the numerous analysts who continuously promote it. The only viable solution is for integrators to build in-house expertise in both skill sets.  As an integrator, here are the 3 main problems I f...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

How IT is Transforming the Security Business

While technical skill sets and competencies dominate the discussions surrounding "convergence," it is the differences in the channels of product delivery between the IT and Security industries that will have the biggest impact on the transformatio...

By IPVM - over 10 years ago

Should Manufacturers Sell Direct to End Users?

An insane idea today will become reality over the next 10 years. Driven by the Internet and accelerated by the recession, the role of the integrator as powerful intermediary will diminish greatly.  This will be a slow and gradual process but one t...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Credit Crisis Will Accelerate Convergence

As we brace ourselves for the credit crisis and the shakeout in the security industry caused by the acceptance of IP CCTV, it is important that we create a system around us that will stand up to this.We are seeing that the channels are converging ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Top 5 IP Camera Problems

The overwhelming majority of people buying cameras today do not choose IP cameras. While most people see the move to be inevitable, serious debate exists on how long it will take to get there. Recently a number of analysts have even slid back proj...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Will Security Integrators Survive IT Convergence?

Many believe security integrators are dead; walking dinosaurs who are oblivious to their impending extinction. Indeed, many new IT entrants certainly wish that security integrators (and physical security managers) are wiped out. Despite this bel...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Risk of Hiring IT Sales People

One of the sexiest but riskiest ideas in video surveillance is hiring IT sales people. It's easy to think that we are now moving into IT, the technology is new, the problems are different, the industry is being transformed. Unfortunately, it's jus...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

The Value of IBM Video Surveillance?

Two years since the entrance of IBM into video surveillance, the value of IBM is less clear than ever. Today, SecurityInfoWatch reports on the state of IBM video surveillance and it does not look good for IBM.Let's examine a few choice quotes fro...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

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