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Tyco's Best Blurring Camera is Here

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Tyco has just unveiled, what it boasts, as delivering "the best quality color image" in night mode. That is, if you like slow moving people to be blurred out. Take a look:

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

10 Surprising ISC West 2016 Booth Sizes

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Who is spending big money or cutting back on marketing? Who is going to be the IDIS of this year's show? Here are our 10 top choices: Dahua Doubling

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon Trumps Axis' Deceptive Ad With A Real One

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Axis and Avigilon are reversing roles. While the IP video pioneer increasingly loosens its ethical standards, Avigilon has responded with a well done, on target, campaign. Axis Deceptive Commercial

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Goodbye Dropcam, the $50 Home Security Camera Era Is Here

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Remember those days not too long ago where a $200 home security camera with a $100 per year for storage was considered novel and exciting? That era is closing. A new era of Chinese fueled, direct sale, no recurring cost cameras are here. In thi...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Axis Is In Denial About HD Analog

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For more than a decade, Axis' #1 argument against analog has been no HD.  This, of course, is no longer the case. Unfortunately, Axis remains in denial and trying to deceive about the reality of today's market.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Trade Mag Admits 84% Prefer Online Over Print

Some say the industry is so old and conservative that print is still important. Well, even a print trade magazine is now admitting this is no longer true. Online Dominates Print Security Systems News declares, "SSN readers look online for news"...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Hikvision And The Chinese Government

Here are the facts about Hikvision's China government ownership. #1 Fact - Hikvision CEO Admits China Government Ownership In the China government's official website, Hikvsision's CEO admitted this (in English), saying [link no longer available]...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Honeywell Scares People In Their Own Homes

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ADI's corporate parent is evidently just as good with scare tactics as ADI is. SSN ran an article on a Honeywell survey, declaring: "Two-thirds felt unsafe in their own homes." It seemed absurdly high. Are the overwhelming majority of people r...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Hikvision Responds to Ezviz Direct Sales + Changes Marketing

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Hikvision has responded to IPVM's concerns about their new direct sales company Ezviz, has also changed their marketing and sent a letter to their dealers. In this note, we examine their response, the dealer letter, and break down their changes.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon CEO Solution for Terror Attacks

Ripped from the headlines, spurred on by the France terror attacks, Avigilon's CEO has a solution. Inside this note we look at his aggressive analytics plan, analyzing its potential to solve attacks. Solution Avigilon's CEO explained:

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Ingram Micro is Back to Defend IP!

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With $40+ billion annual sales, Ingram Micro is a mega distributor. But they have never been anything in physical security. Their last major push a few years ago ended in disaster. Now, they are back and are ready to ride the massive wave of IP ...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Differentiators vs Features - Stop Bad Pitches

Most sales pitches are bad. Most confuse differentiators and features. We receive many pitches and the most fundamental problem we see, over and over again, is that companies confuse differentiators with features, even when we explicitly request...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Avigilon Bad Financial Results Q3 2015

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Growth hit a record low, with sales expenses continuing to surge yet minimal increases in R&D. The first financials after the death of the Schmode era and 3 executive departures (including the SVP of sales and VP of marketing) shows declining...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Live From China CPSE 2015

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China's growing influence, if not dominance, of the global video surveillance market is unquestionable. To better understand this, IPVM has gone to China. Our first stop is CPSE, which claims ~1000 exhibitors and 100,000+ attendees (~4x that of I...

By IPVM Team - almost 5 years ago

Schmode Assistant Now Runs Avigilon Marketing

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The excitement over Schmode's ouster from Avigilon insiders has quickly turned to concern. In the first notable act since Schmode's exit, Avigilon's CEO has tapped Schmode's executive assistant to run marketing. In this note, we look at the move...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Directory of 120+ Security Manufacturer Representative Firms

Below is a list of 120+ Security Manufacturer Representative Firms. These companies partner with manufacturers to represent them in specific regions. Typically, a 'rep firm' will represent one manufacturer for each product category (one camera lin...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup

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Yep. Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone? Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring. In this note, we look at the failure of the traditional surveillance ind...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Panasonic System President is Out

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The architect of $1+ Billion Panasonic North America 'solution' oriented business is out. In this note, we share feedback from Panasonic, examine his controversial plan and what this means for the security division.

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Now Avigilon's VP of Marketing is Out

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In 3 months, the EVP of Engineering, the SVP of Sales and now the VP of Marketing of Avigilon have exited. In this note, we review what happened and how this is likely to impact the company and its stock.

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Arecont Pulls End User Marketing Claims

Manufacturers, you have to get explicit permission from end users and only state factually true claims about them. Arecont struggles to understand this. In their trainwreck SIA 'article', not only did they confuse bytes and pixels, showcase how ...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Arecont Accurately Predicts Its Own Fall

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You have to give credit where credit is due. Three years ago, Arecont introduced the idiotic Pixels Per Dollar metric. On the one hand, it is clearly reductionistic, ignoring image quality issues like WDR, low light performance, lensing, and sim...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Pelco Criticizes Arecont's Multi-Imager

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Pelco is rolling out their new multi-imager line and they are taking aim at Arecont. In their new promotion, here is the comparison they offer:

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Go After Your Competitors

For an industry that's 99.9% male, there's less testosterone here than the Golden Girl's living room. Surveillance companies are just irrationally afraid of going after their competitors. And it is a big mistake. In this note, we explain the ben...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

PennyAlerts is Pretty Interesting

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We have criticized Intransa / Viakoo pretty harshly. And they deserved it. Quietly going out of business, dropping all warranties, the Intransa leaders then starting Viakoo, launching a false marketing campaign and pricing their service unreasona...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

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