Marketing (312)

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Axis: "No One Wants To Buy A Camera"

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Axis has, in its own description, made a bold declaration: The industry is changing so rapidly that the following statement might seem bold but it’s true. No one wants to buy a camera. This statement underscores a number of material proble...

By John Honovich - 4 days ago

Wyze Explosive Growth Disrupting Consumer IP Camera Market

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Wyze, a company founded only in 2017, is poised to disrupt the consumer IP camera market by combining American marketing and Chinese manufacturing to deliver far lower prices for IP cameras (starting at $19.99). The company recently announced sel...

By IPVM Team - 14 days ago

IPVM Launches Best New Product Awards

IPVM is launching its own Best New Video Surveillance Product Awards in 2019. The goal is to provide the industry with a legitimate program, based on testing, transparent analysis and no pay to play. This will help buyers make better decisions and...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

Geutebruck Company Profile

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Geutebrück has been in business for nearly 50 years, but they are not well known within the US surveillance market. In this report, we profile Geutebrück, based on a conversation with Geutebrück's majority owner, Katharine Geutebrueck and Geuteb...

By Sean Patton - 22 days ago

Knightscope Winning Investors, Struggling With Growth

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While Knightscope's new financials show the company only winning 11 new customers in the past 12 months, the company continues to win new investors. Two of the notable positive moves for the company are its NYC showcase and its participation in t...

By Dan Gelinas - 28 days ago

Huawei Admits AI "Bubble"

A fascinating article from the Chinese government's Global Times: Huawei’s AI ambition to reshape industries. While the Global Times talks about Huawei 'unveiling' their AI strategy, Huawei was showing this at IFSEC 2018, e.g., see our Huawei S...

By John Honovich - 28 days ago

Amazon Touts Home Security Market Disruption

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Amazon is coming for ADT and all of home security. Indeed, Amazon is advertising this as, in their own words, calling home security a: Inside this note, we examine Amazon's advertising and marketing to disrupt home security, how they plan to do...

By John Honovich - 29 days ago

The Robolliance is Dead

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The Robolliance has died. Formed 2 years ago to fanfare, the robots-focused marketing machine is no more, having slipped quietly away sometime in the first half of 2018. When originally launched IPVM covered that the Robolliance, if not actual ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

ASIS GSX 2018 Show Report

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In the first major US show since the US government ban of Dahua and Hikvision was passed into law, the mega Chinese companies were in retreat and rivals happy to take advantage of it. Hanwha had numerous huge banners touting 'trust' and 'Made in ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Dell Launches IoT for Surveillance

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Historically, Dell has been a PC and server provider (e.g., "Dude, you're getting a Dell") and widely used for surveillance storage. However, in 2016, Dell finished acquiring EMC (which included VMware) and is now leveraging those companies to la...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Hikvision FIPS 140-2 Cybersecurity Certification Examined

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A week after the US government passed a law banning Hikvision, Hikvision announced it had obtained a FIPS 140-2 certification from the US government with Hikvision touting it as "another important milestone in Hikvision's cybersecurity program."...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

$25 Million US COPS SVPP School Security Funding Examined

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The US Congress has authorized the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) to fund various security measures and training to mitigate active shooting. $25 million is available and the deadline to apply is next Monday. IPVM examines: What I...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Fail: Dahua "Didn't Check The Lux Levels but It Was Dark"

Dahua UK has been promoting their camera quality on LinkedIn: I, and others, asked what the lux level of the scene was. (background: Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide, and Training: Using a Lux Meter). Didn't Check Dahua UK's response: ...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Directory of Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known entity in the market. 2018 State of Security Startups Today, most of the major companies in the industry...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Drops Dahua, Fenner Becomes ISS CMO

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Hired to improve Dahua's miserable marketing just last year, Janet Fenner has quit Dahua, joining VMS manufacturer ISS as Chief Marketing Officer. Thus ends yet another public spectacle for Dahua. But what went wrong? And where does Dahua's mar...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Pelco Is For Sale

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Pelco is for sale, being shopped by an investment bank, IPVM has confirmed from multiple sources. The company, acquired by Schneider Electric in 2007 for $1.5 billion USD, has been mismanaged by Schneider in a decade of decline. In this note, ...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Snap Surveillance Profile

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There are not a lot of video surveillance companies that survive 9 years with only one feature that makes their product stand out. In the case of Snap Surveillance, the feature is their product, Snap Force Multiplier (FMX) which allows security o...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Hikvision Covers Up Racial Profiling And AI Error

Faced with global scrutiny, led by the US government-funded Voice of America (VOA), Hikvision has covered up evidence showing their racial profiling and Artificial Intelligence errors, refusing any comment on the matter. Global Scrutiny VOA pu...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

IFSEC 2018 Final Show Report

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IPVM attended the IFSEC show for the first time this year. The Chinese took over the show, centered on Hikvision, flanked by Dahua, Huawei and a legion of other Chinese manufacturers. IFSEC is much smaller than ISC West, with about 50% fewer e...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Hikvision Corrects False Cybersecurity Announcement

Hikvision has corrected a false cybersecurity announcement that claimed a British government-sponsored program endorsed the cybersecurity of Hikvision's products. Below, highlighted, are the specific false assertions:  Hikvision Corrects Afte...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

IPVM For PR / Marketing People

This post helps PR and Marketing people understand and productively work with IPVM (as much as possible given our independent, often critical, position). It may be useful for others as it talks about our philosophy and positioning. Background IP...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Dahua's Terrible Cybersecurity, Buys Credibility From PSA And SIA

Dahua has a terrible cybersecurity track record. But American organizations, like the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the PSA Security Network, are happy to sell them credibility, declaring Dahua a 'cyber responsible partner', thanking Da...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Ambitious Mobile Access Startup: Openpath

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This team sold their last startup for hundreds of millions of dollars, now they have started Openpath to become a rare access control small business focused entrant. Like many startups, the company is making big claims like 'mobile access control...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

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