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Destructive Facial Recognition / Video Analytics Hype Returns

It is not just Hikvision's false advertising campaign. With marketing money being pumped into deep learning, we are returning to the bad old days of the 2000s where irresponsible hype aims to leave customers disappointed and frustrated with unr...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Brivo 'Buy Now' Online Campaign

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Brivo has a new marketing campaign running across the web: Are you ready to buy access control now? Brivo tells IPVM this is a new campaign, run in partnership with their dealers, to generate new business for them and their partners. In this n...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

US / China Tariffs March 2018

On March 22, 2018, the US issued a Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation, with 3 directives: A consideration to increase tariffs on goods from the PRC (China) Pursue dispute sett...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Free Manufacturer Trip To China - CCTV.Net / Univew

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Pack your bags? 'Closer than you think'? Well, a non-stop flight from NYC to Shanghai is 15 hours plus another 100 miles to Hangzhou (Dahua/Hikvision/Uniview HQ), if that is closer than what you thought. A new joint promotion by US distributor...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

ADT: "Hate That Company" Loses Billion On Amazon Ring Deal

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It has not been a good 2018 for ADT. And this week has been even worse. In the aftermath of Amazon acquiring Ring for a billion plus, ADT's market valuation dropped a billion, as investors fear Amazon beating ADT. Indeed, on CNBC, investor Jaso...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Why 3VR Failed

3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They lost. The reason they bet on analytics is simple too. It is the same reason that Object Video bet on it ...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Convergint Damage Control

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Convergint needs you to understand. When Convergint acquires companies, as they continuously do, it is an acquisition, e.g.: But when Convergint gets acquired, they do not like calling it what it is. IPVM raised this issue in our initial repor...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Canon Launches World's Most Expensive IP Camera (ME20F-SHN)

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Canon has launched the ME20F-SHN , likely the world's most expensive single imager, non-thermal, IP camera at ~$20,000. And Canon subsidiary Milestone is excited about it, centering a new announcement around it, touting the camera as 'needing no...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Testing $20 WyzeCam, The Money Losing Amazon Vet Startup

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This startup is perfecting the old adage: We lose money on every sale, but make it up on volume But it is no joke. The company, Wyze Labs, is led by ex-Amazon managers, who clearly have money for an incredible PR campaign, including fawning ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview

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This report concisely explains the developments for surveillance cameras offered in 2017 and the state of offerings going into 2018, including cybersecurity, multi-imagers, resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Lighthouse Deep Learning Camera Tested

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A Silicon Valley startup, Lighthouse, with a Stanford PhD CTO, has released a deep learning AI camera with 3D sensors for just $300. The company claims "False alerts, gone forever. Really" and more. We bought one and tested their claims. Insid...

By Rob Kilpatrick - almost 2 years ago

ASIS Dumps 'ASIS' For Show, Now GSX

After 60+ years, ASIS is dumping its eponymous show name and replacing it with 'GSX'. This is a classic marketing mistake. For a show struggling for years, this only makes things worse. In this note, we examine the issues, compare to a histori...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Security 101 / Axis Charity Contest

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Integrator Security101 and manufacturer Axis Communications have teamed up for what they call the "Gift of Security", saying they "will collectively donate nearly $200,000 in services and products" to charitable organizations. Instead of selectin...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Chinese Government Owner CETHIK

Hikvision deceives about its Chinese government ownership. Contrary to their claims about 'independence' and simply having 'shareholders' that are 'state-owned', Hikvision is controlled by a Chinese government entity (CETHIK) that exists specific...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ

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Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this English-language exclusive, IPVM shares the Chinese response, examining their counter-claims and how this will im...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Honeywell Crowdfunding Bombs

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100,000+ employees and $40,000,000,000 in annual revenue. That's Honeywell. ~200 backers and ~$67,000 in funding in a week. That's Honeywell crowdfunding campaign for its 'smart home security system.' It is a dealer-angering dud. But we see som...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Dahua USA Removes Head of Marketing

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Dahua USA's marketing and just their overall business organization has been a mess. These guys could not sell life jackets on the Titanic. But, earlier this year, they made a good hire and got lucky getting Janet Fenner who had run marketing a...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Ingram Micro: The Blind Lead The Blind

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Ingram Micro, as a huge as they are overall, with $40+ billion in annual sales, has never been a force in physical security, despite, or perhaps because, of their many lame attempts to sell into this market. For example, Disaster at the Ingram Mi...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

The Milestone Personal Demo Marketing Campaign

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Waste of money or emarketing innovation? In a program being heavily promoted on their social media channels Milestone is offering to take prospects through a customized one-on-one demo of their software. We booked a demo with Milestone to see ...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Admits Backdoor 'PR Issue'

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Hikvision is admitting a problem. The backdoor itself is evidently not the problem for them. The problem, according to Hikvision, is a public relations issue, as their new Cybersecurity Director / spokesperson Chuck Davis explained: Undoubted...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Long Time Industry Exec Leads New Security Franchise Offering

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John Nemerofsky previously built and sold a $150 million dollar integration business, and then was VP of Niscayah from its spinout of Securitas, through its sale to Stanley Black&Decker, where he managed an $800M business unit as SVP of Sales ...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Vivotek Delta Acquisition Concludes

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On August 8, 2017, Delta Group made an offer to acquire Vivotek. Now, the acquisition process has concluded. Inside this note, we examine the conclusion, the ownership details, share feedback from Vivotek management, concluding with an analysi...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

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