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PSIM Marketer Spam Bombs LinkedIn

LinkedIn's descent into a cyber cesspool continues with unscrupulous marketers stepping up their spam campaigns. Today, we have a PSIM marketer, from CNL, blasting away, posting the same exact discussion on at least 10 different groups, ranging fr...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Avigilon Admits Ad Not Actual / Now Replaced

Avigilon has responded to IPVM's "Avigilon's Dirty Tricks" post, justifying their home page advertisement comparing analog to Avigilon's quality. Unfortunately, this raises far more serious questions about Avigilon's approach and its conformance w...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Clueless Marketing People

Over the years, we have seen many clueless marketing people and their wacky ideas - replacing 95 cameras at once, averting school shootings, delivering 3270% benefits, etc. While exceptions exist, they typically have little idea what they are prom...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Lying At Arecont Vision

File this under shocking not surprising in the least. A security blogger has caught Arecont in an obvious lie with their recent advertisement. In the ad, they show an overview of a cafe. Within the overview are two circles - a larger one connecte...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Avigilon Q3 2012 Up 69%

After turning in a 'weak' quarter of 'only' 52% growth in Q2, Avigilon's growth jumped back up to 69% for Q3 2012. Plus, profitability soared, fueled by marketing investments and limited R&D expenditures. Now, Avigilon has the mega integrator ...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Bad News for Face Recognition (FTC)

Cold water is being thrown on renewed dreams of using facial recognition and demographic analysis. This time it is coming from an unlikely source and country. The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued 'best practices' that recommend fa...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

PR Person Starved for Attention

I must admit I have a new favorite security blog. It's such a guilty pleasure but in an industry like ours that offers so few geniune public opinions, it is a winner. The most recent entry explores how the company's boss is 'starved for attention ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Avigilon to be $500 Million Company in 2016?

Avigilon will be a $500 million company in 2016. So says their CEO. Can they do it? Can a company on pace for ~$100 million revenue this year, increase 500% in just 4 years? Not only that but can the company become "the world's largest video surv...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Arecont's Magical Marketing Exposed

Megapixel cameras are magical and if you don't believe it, let the fine folks at Arecont show you how. Some people say, "Megapixel cameras are great but how much more benefit do they have over SD?" Well, Arecont has done the calculations and thei...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Who's #1 Online for Video Surveillance?

Who's #1 online for video surveillance? You'll never guess. I can pretty much guarantee that. Are you thinking old school? Pelco? No. How about new school? Axis? Wrong again. Perhaps it's the Wikipedia page for surveillance? Nope. Maybe a big ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

DANGER: BRS Labs Goes Pre-Crime

Big Brother - A selling point, human rights violation or both? Controversial video analytic supplier BRS Labs is pushing forward with its most aggressive marketing ever, embracing the 'Pre-Crime' mantle of science fiction movies. Here's the visio...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2012

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in th...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

The Best PR Person in the Biz?

Most trade magazine 'articles' simply cut and paste press releases. Few are generic survey pieces. But every once in a while, an article is so amazing and expertly crafted by a Public Relations (PR) person that even we need to give it kudos. Such...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Best and Worst of ASIS 2012

Definitely the most eventful and colorful ASIS show in a long long time; While it certainly was not particularly successful in a conventional sense nor were exhibitors thrilled with traffic, Philadelphia was quite an experience. Most everyone had ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

ASIS 2012 Bad Traffic, Good Products

The security industry is not showing much love to the City of Brotherly Love. A small show floor hosted clearly lighter traffic than recent past events with many exhibitors gossiping or checking their phones, despite quite a number of products wit...

By IPVM Team - over 8 years ago

Savvy Marketers Announce Before Shows

The message still remains: Want to know who the savvy marketers are? Check who announces products and moves before the show. For example, in the last 24 hours, both Axis and Milestone made two significant announcements. [Update: Milestone has done...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Interlogix Bombs Again

When we last checked in with Interlogix, they were unveiling their big announcement for ISC West 2012: a cake. While some were excited to see the Cake Boss, most seemed to be baffled by the lack of real product release. Recently, we caught up with...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Avigilon Growth Cools - Q2 2012

While still fast for the surveillance market, Avigilon's growth cooled notably in Q2 2012 while marketing expenditures skyrocketed. In this note, we break down Avigilon's quarterly financial report [link no longer available] and commentary from ma...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Milestone's Inept PR Agency

I've said it before and I'll say it again, PR people are worthless. Not all, of course, but an amazing number of them. In today's episode, we have the Public Relations Agency for VMS manufacturer Milestone Systems sending out an email blast with a...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Internet Marketing for Integrators

Terrible best describes most integrator websites. Antiquated, wacky or generic are common descriptions that come to mind. Fortunately, it does not take much money to correct this. Indeed, snake oil salesman who typically charge a lot will generall...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Is Avigilon 95 Camera Claim Violating FTC Guidelines?

One of our industry's most ridiculous marketing claims is Avigilon statement that their 29MP camera "can replace up to 95 conventional cameras [link no longer available]." Grounded on the resolution = quality myth, virtually no one will ever repla...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

The Worst Security Marketing Ever

We are all witnesses to the worst security marketing campaign ever run. Over the last 4 years, the underfunded and outmanned HDcctv Alliance has attacked, spammed, alienated and outraged security professionals around the globe. In this note, we br...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Lilin's NVR Touch Reviewed

Can you take the best of traditional DVRs and merge that with the best of megapixel IP video? That is the objective of a new recorder from Lilin called the 'NVR Touch [link no longer available]'. In this note, we examine with features, pricing and...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Manufacturers Failing at Customer Service

Historically, manufacturers reaped the benefits of abused customers powerless to fight back. Now, with the rise of social media, the tides are turning yet many manufacturers refuse to help customers that voice their complaints publicly. In this no...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Getting Coverage in Major Newspapers

Every so often video surveillance manufacturers are featured in major newspapers. Today, Avigilon is on the front page of the USA Today's Money section. Here's what it looks like in print: [link no longer available] This raises some interesting...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

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