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A New Low For Knightscope - Just $3! (And Now A T-Shirt)

Take a look: Did you think, even for a fraction of a second, "$3 per share, could be a good deal"? If so, you should not invest in anything. Simply put your money underneath your mattress and save yourself. The price per share is irrelevant, a...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

The Sleaziest Booth Of ISC West

The use of 'booth babes' is way down overall, but one company, Rapid Response, continues to treat ISC West like it is an HBO brothel documentary setting up a literal lineup of 10: The sheer number used by Rapid Response compared to how few are ...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Best and Worst - ISC West 2017 Show Report

IPVM went to Las Vegas, examining what vendors are showcasing and what is new. Attendance was up, according to the show, and was certainly well attended. This is our final edition of the show report covering all 3 days of exhibits and key takeaw...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

How HiSilicon Wasted $200,000 At ISC West

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Huawei owned HiSilicon is a hidden key component of many of the cheapest cameras on the market. For the second year in a row, HiSilicon has wasted $200,000 with the most bizarre booth strategy seen.

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Aims For #1 Brand In 2020

Hikvision's Chairman and Communist Party Secretary told Xi Jingping his gift for the Communist Party's 100th anniversary in 2020 will be to make Hikvision the industry's #1 brand. In this note, we examine the statement, Hikvision's current positi...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

$10,000 Free VMS Licenses For New Dealers IPConfigure

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Another gimmick or a real deal? The company that brought 'Unlimited' Enterprise VMS License for Just $32,000 and a cannon to ISC West are back with a new deal. This time for $10,000 in free VMS licenses. In this note, we examine the offer from IP...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer

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Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis communications' is a public relations speciality "designed to protect and defend an individual, compa...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Avigilon Favorability Results 2017

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Hitachi Security Industry Profile

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Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are targeting public safety applications, with a product suite that includes video analytics and a PSIM-like pl...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Sony Misleading Marketing Hides Cracked Backdoor

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Sony is attempting to deemphasize the severity of the backdoor uncovered in Ipela cameras. Meanwhile, IPVM has verified that the root password for the backdoor has been cracked. Downplaying the severity of the hard-coded backdoor puts both users...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

PR Firm Pleads Don't Scrap PR Spending

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PR is not dying, warns pleads PR firm. Take 40+ year old industry PR firm LRG, who recently lamented the 'misconceptions' that: Traditional PR is dead Scrap their company’s PR program And awkwardly reassured that PR is: Not going away a...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Dahua UnFavorability Results

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Dahua, the mega-Chinese surveillance manufacturer not primarily owned by the Chinese government has been trying to break out of the shadow of Hikvision (who is controlled by the Chinese government). They have struggled to differentiate themselves,...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

ADI Battles Manufacturer Partners

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ADI is battling their manufacturer partners, building up their own competitive house brand W-Box, while manufacturers still fund ADI's business through heavy marketing expenditures. In this note, we examine what ADI is doing, how manufacturers ar...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Exacq 3 Co-Founders Exit

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Exacq co-founders David Underwood and Daniel Rittman have exited the company. UPDATE: And a 3rd co-founder is now also leaving. In this note, we look at changes across Exacq's management team, Exacq's progress over the past few years since the...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

How Axis Can Beat Hikvision

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Hikvision has rocked the industry globally, bullying former video surveillance revenue leader Axis even in the Western world. What can Axis do? 200 integrators responded to IPVM's survey on Axis and Hikvision, examining patterns of strengths and...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Dahua New Marketing Head Hired From Hanwha / Samsung

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Dahua is bad at marketing. And they are finally taking a step to correct that, hiring Janet Fenner, who joins after 6+ years at Samsung / Hanwha to head Dahua's North American marketing team. Dahua is a tough marketing job but so too was Hanwha,...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Axis Launches A Blog

Is it 2007 or 2017? Because Axis Communications has just launched a blog. Are they 10 years too late or just right? In this post, we examine Axis' entry to blogging, how it can be a strong marketing move for them, how it fits into a changing en...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

3VR Sales And Marketing Execs Out, Company Shifting

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Two executives are out at 3VR, both after relatively short tenures at the company. 3VR's CEO says this is part of a shift to cover new markets. This shift could be due in part to their stagnant sales growth in recent years, and may also explain t...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2016

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Hikvision has been the top gaining manufacturer in IPVM's annual integrator survey the past 2 years (see 2015 results and 2014 results). Can they win it for a third straight year? The top noted manufacturers (either gaining or losing) were: Ar...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Sony and Bosch Combine Forces

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Two of the biggest brands in the video surveillance industry are joining forces. Following a wave of industry consolidation and the race to the bottom, Sony and Bosch are partnering together. Neither company is acquiring the other, but the impact...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Samsung Brand 'Phasing' Out For Hanwha Techwin

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The phasing out of the Samsung brand for video surveillance products continues. First, it was the corporate name changing from Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Techwin, with Samsung Techwin America and Europe remaining. Then came the switch from Samsung...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Milestone Launches $50,000 Developer Contest

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Milestone wants independent developers to enhance XProtect. In a hackathon-style contest Milestone is soliciting developers to submit ideas for a shot at a $50,000 prize. If they like your idea, they'll even pitch in to help with development. We...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

"WTF?!?!? Who is Brian Karas?!?" Exclaims Knightscope

Knightscope co-founder Stacy Stephens emailed us: He may not have intended to send it to us and he probably can figure out who Brian Karas is, (e.g., on LinkedIn). His objection was to us criticizing his company in a recent post about their com...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

IHS Sells Credibility To Manufacturer Sponsorships

A valuable manufacturer opportunity or a conflict of interest? Trade magazines have long offered promotional whitepapers and webinars to manufacturers.  Now IHS (formerly IMS), who is frequently cited for industry data, is promoting its own riva...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Sharp Security Robot Profile

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Security robots are getting a lot of attention. Unfortunately, this is often for wrong reasons, most spectacularly highlighted by the Knightscope robot running into a toddler. It certainly does not help that the Knightscope machine is designed to...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

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