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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 - over 2 years ago

Rare Video Surveillance Fundraising - Verkada $15 Million

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Fundraising in video surveillance (and the broader physical security market) has been poor recently. Highlights are few and far in between including Knightscope raising $20 million from mom n' pop investors and Dahua's car manufacturer raising $63...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

ISC West 2018 Best and Worst

ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Hires Ex-Herbalife MLM Scheme PR Director

Hikvision has hired Michael Gutierrez, a 'crisis management excellence' award-winning PR director for his work at Herbalife, as Gutierrez emphasizes: Gutierrez's award was for his role in ‘communicating’ the US Government's 'resolution' of Herb...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Hires Ex-Milestone Head To Lead Global PR

Hikvision has PR problems. From its failed attempt at hiring a crisis communication writer to their failed anti-IPVM blog series to the increasing global coverage of their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision is struggling to find a solution. ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Hanwha / Kaspersky Vulnerability Dispute Examined

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IT media ran numerous reports in the past month featuring two prominent companies - Hanwha (previously part of mega manufacturer Samsung) Techwin who sells significant numbers of consumer security cameras and Kaspersky, most known for last year's ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 years ago

Lighthouse Deep Learning Camera Tested

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A Silicon Valley startup, Lighthouse [link no longer available], 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick - almost 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

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