Marketing (252)

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Avigilon Touting 'Made In America'

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Canadian manufacturer Avigilon, who completed a US manufacturing facility in 2015, is now running a marketing campaign touting 'Made In America', waving the American flag: In this note, we examine the move, its timing and the potential competit...

By John Honovich - 5 days ago

Genetec Launches Community Connect Examined

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Genetec has done best in large-scale, enterprise systems and relatively worse in smaller systems such as SMB. Now, Genetec is launching their Community Connect that claims to "facilitate public-private collaboration to improve urban safety": H...

By Brian Karas - 9 days ago

Pelco CEO Is Out

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Less than 2 years after taking the job, Pelco's CEO is out. Pelco's rollercoaster continues. In this note, we examine the move, share feedback from Pelco's outgoing CEO, look at his replacement and the future for Pelco.

By John Honovich - 17 days ago

Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017

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Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years. Nowhere has that been as strong a factor as in the camera segment. But who are the favorites amongst integrators? 5 top manufacturer choice...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Vivotek Acquisition Offer From Delta

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One of the largest remaining independent video surveillance manufacturers has received an offer to become majority owned by Delta Group, a Taiwan conglomerate. Inside this note, we examine the terms of this offer, share feedback from Vivotek ma...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Competing Against ADT

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ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection 1.  Now, the combined entities are coming after both the residential and commercial markets. New IPVM stat...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits

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Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the company's efforts to improve their cybersecurity following numerous vulnerabilities and problems (e.g., 1, ...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Top 5 Improvements For Manufacturer Sales People

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Manufacturer sales people are very important to integrators, but it takes more than just punching a clock to be successful and truly valuable to partners. 150+ integrators told IPVM the most important improvements sales people can make. Here they ...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

No Personal Opinions About Work

One rising trend is the tendency for people to disclaim their statements on work related topics as their own 'opinions' or 'personal opinions'. This is silly. Obviously, one's work influences one's opinions (via paycheck, culture and experience)...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Hikvision: IPVM Is "Destined To Fail"

Hikvision has accused IPVM of 'cyberbullying' them, declaring IPVM 'destined to fail.' This is the 3rd anti-IPVM Hikvision post in 2 weeks, including Hikvision giving IPVM an 'F', following last month's Hikvision declaring IPVM 'absolutely unethic...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

NLSS / ATV Partnership Examined

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NLSS has been one of the most ambitious security / surveillance startups. After selling his last startup, Sypixx, to Cisco, Pete Jankowski founded NLSS, marketing it as the "Next Level in Video Management", combining access control, video analytic...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

ShotSpotter IPOs, Facing Low Revenue and Losses

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A rare event for North American security manufacturers has happened. ShotSpotter has IPOed on the NASDAQ, raising $30.8 million. US IPOs, overall, have become much tougher since the dot com boom, with revenue and growth demands typically quite h...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Avigilon New COO James Henderson Profile

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It has been nearly 2 years since the infamous Bryan Schmode 'resigned' as Avigilon COO. Now, Avigilon once again has a COO, promoting James Henderson into the position. The Avigilon COO title has previously been a last-stop for senior executive...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Hikvision Marketer Caught Spamming, Fails at Coverup, Fired

A Hikvision marketing employee was caught by IPCamTalk trying to surreptitiously disparage IPVM and IPCamTalk. This is an outgrowth of Hikvision's anti-IPVM marketing campaign and their most recent failed attempt to denigrate IPVM. Hikvision rece...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

A Marketing Home Run For Knightscope - Man Attacks Robot

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We criticize Knightscope regularly - their lack of revenue, their trying to fool mom 'n pop investors, their associating themselves with a clueless company, Jim Cramer's nonsense 'interview', etc., etc. Overall, Knightscope is a company far far...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Beware The "Hit List" Ranking

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The hit list. Kirschenbaum's recent newsletter complained about a 'hit list', bemoaning how a company took aim at ADT. Alas, that's the Google racket. When someone searches for a term (like 'ADT'), Google will gladly sell numerous ads for anyone...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Failing at Marketing, "ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS" On Sale

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The ballerinas are out. The price cuts are back. Hikvision is struggling to build a premium brand (i.e., 'The Art of Video Surveillance') so they have reverted to what has worked best - putting "ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS" on sale. In this note, ...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Nvidia Deep Learning Developer Kit Examined

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Can building a deep learning video analytics application be as easy as the typical VMS installation? Maybe not quite, but Nvidia is aiming to make it much easier with their developer kits and shared software libraries that can enable a decent linu...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

A New Low For Knightscope - Just $3! (And Now A T-Shirt)

Take a look: Did you think, even for a fraction of a second, "$3 per share, could be a good deal"? If so, you should not invest in anything. Simply put your money underneath your mattress and save yourself. The price per share is irrelevant, a...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

The Sleaziest Booth Of ISC West - Rapid Response

The use of 'booth babes' is way down overall, but one company, Rapid Response, continues to treat ISC West like it is an HBO brothel documentary setting up a literal lineup of 10: The sheer number used by Rapid Response compared to how few are ...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Best and Worst - ISC West 2017 Show Report

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IPVM went to Las Vegas, examining what vendors are showcasing and what is new. Attendance was up, according to the show, and was certainly well attended. This is our final edition of the show report covering all 3 days of exhibits and key takeaw...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

How HiSilicon Wasted $200,000 At ISC West

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Huawei owned HiSilicon is a hidden key component of many of the cheapest cameras on the market. For the second year in a row, HiSilicon has wasted $200,000 with the most bizarre booth strategy seen.

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Hikvision Aims For #1 Brand In 2020

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Hikvision's Chairman and Communist Party Secretary told Xi Jingping his gift for the Communist Party's 100th anniversary in 2020 will be to make Hikvision the industry's #1 brand. In this note, we examine the statement, Hikvision's current positi...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

$10,000 Free VMS Licenses For New Dealers IPConfigure

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Another gimmick or a real deal? The company that brought 'Unlimited' Enterprise VMS License for Just $32,000 and a cannon to ISC West are back with a new deal. This time for $10,000 in free VMS licenses. In this note, we examine the offer from IP...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer

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Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis communications' is a public relations speciality "designed to protect and defend an individual, compa...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

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