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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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Camio Wins 24,000 Camera AI VSaaS Customer

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Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligent VSaaS startup Camio has announced it has won a 24,000 camera deal, a sizeable system for a small company. Camio is one of the most technologically sophisticated video surveillance startups (see our testing ...

By John Honovich - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 months ago

Hikvision Source Code Transparency Center Examined

Following criticism of Hikvision's Chinese government ownership and Hikvision's IP camera backdoor, the company has responded with a series of steps including hiring a Director of Cybersecurity and starting a dedicated cybersecurity hotline. The ...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

March Networks Targets Cannabis Market

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Will the next March Networks customer appreciation event be held a steakhouse or at a Taco Bell at 2 am? Can March sell the types of systems to the cannabis industry it has for years to banking and retail? In this report, we will examine the cha...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

N3N "Truly Open Visualization Platform For Physical Security" Profile

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A Cisco-backed startup, N3N, claims to deliver "the world’s first and only truly open visualization platform for physical security." The company goes further in declaring that you can now "unite all of your physical security platforms and applicat...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

Integrators Divided On Website Importance to Business (Statistics)

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Are websites important? Still quite a number of integrators have no websites.  New IPVM statistics show that nearly half of all integrators find a website to be not very important in terms of sales and generating business. But nearly a third of i...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Chinese Manufacturer Kickstarter Campaign Huge Success (EverCam)

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In a week, a Chinese manufacturer's expertly done Kickstarter campaign has received $1.4 million in pledges, an incredible amount for a video surveillance product. By contrast, mega-manufacturer Honeywell's recent crowdfunding campaign made 80% l...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

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