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Hikvision Chinese Government Origin And Control

Hikvision originated from a Chinese government research institute. This is uncommon in the West but frequent in China (though Hikvision is the Chinese government's only controlled video surveillance manufacturer). Hikvision was founded from the C...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Milestone Declares End-To-End Is A Dead-End

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While Axis celebrates their end to end system win at top 50 global retailer H&M, their Canon sister company Milestone is proclaiming that end-to-end solutions like Axis' are a "dead end". Times have certainly changed. Axis and Milestone were ...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

Hikvision 20% Price Cut Twice In A Month

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Days after celebrating the Chinese government's commitment of up to $3 billion USD more in funding, Hikvision USA is now launching up to 20% across the board price cuts on all products for the second time in less than a month. In this note, we ex...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Axis Lists Itself First Among VMSes

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When you think of VMSes, who do you think of first? Well, Axis, the camera manufacturer, thinks of itself. Axis declared: There are a variety of VMS developers including Axis, Milestone, Genetec, Exacq, IpConfigure and others that develop soft...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Dahua Fakes Being American

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Robbed from the Hikvision playbook, now Dahua takes it turn. Dahua, China's second largest manufacturer, is ramping up its marketing. Dahua announced a new ad campaign calling themselves a 'California treasure' comparable to the California Gold ...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

The Real Samsung Is Back, Launching Extreme Video Analytics

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No, this is not about Hanwha / Techwin. This is about the real / original Samsung group. After selling Techwin, which included their video surveillance offering, to Hanwha, Samsung is getting back into security and they are claiming a suite or g...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Appearance Search Aims to Transform Video Surveillance

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After a 'revolutionary' edge storage release this Spring, Avigilon is now aiming to 'transform video surveillance' with its upcoming appearance search. We spoke with Avigilon about the offering, and examine it in detail inside, comparing to compe...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

The Robolliance, If Not Robots, Are Here

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Are robots the next big thing in security? A new alliance and a large security cooperative thinks so. In this note, we examine the 'Roboliiance', its backers, its outlook, analyzing what may or may not work.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

The Robolliance, If Not Robots, Are Here

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Are robots the next big thing in security? A new alliance and a large security cooperative thinks so. In this note, we examine the 'Roboliiance', its backers, its outlook, analyzing what may or may not work.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

The Robolliance, If Not Robots, Are Here

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Are robots the next big thing in security? A new alliance and a large security cooperative thinks so. In this note, we examine the 'Roboliiance', its backers, its outlook, analyzing what may or may not work.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Exec Out, New Exec Aims to Improve Communications

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On the one hand, yet another Avigilon executive is out. On the other, this may mark a change in Avigilon's communications strategy and ability to persuade investors and the public. In this note, we share feedback from our conversation with Avigi...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

LinkedIn's Emergence as a Video Surveillance Marketing Power

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful marketing sources for both integrators and manufacturers, surpassing trade magazines, banner ads, Twitter and other online advertising options. In this note, we share data from our own campaigns as wel...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Axis / Canon Conflict

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Canon spent $2.8B to acquire Axis, and in doing so created one of the industries largest product line conflicts. Despite obvious benefits of merging the strengths of each company, the two companies remain independent, battling each other. We rev...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Pelco Sales and Marketing Execs Both Out

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Both Pelco's VP of Sales and VP of Marketing are out of Pelco. In this note, we examine what Pelco is doing, based on a conversation with Pelco's CEO.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Weakest Quarter Ever (Q1 2016)

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Just 2 years ago, Avigilon revenue grew an astounding 74%. Now, that feels like 20 years ago. Avigilon's growth rate continues to fall, while struggling with profitability. In this note, we examine the results, the CEO's error and what this mean...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Mark Cuban Funded Analytics Company Shifts Away From Security

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In early 2015 Mark Cuban has funded a video analytics company, Netra, after the founder cold-emailed him. Now the company has shifted away from security. We look at the reason for this shift in this updated report.  

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

ADT's Terrible "Business Video Special"

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ADT is special. Pricing for HD video has gone down sharply, but not for ADT whose "less than $2 a day offer" is quite impressive.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

IDIS International Expansion Examined

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IDIS has been spending large to gain awareness, something we criticized early on: How to Blow $200,000 On A Booth (IDIS).  This trend is continuing into 2016, and expected to continue through 2018.. We spoke with IDIS, and examine their market ap...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Quantum Storage Company Profile

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Storage vendor Quantum is bringing their multi-tier storage architecture to the security industry, claiming cost-effective long-term data storage. And they have been spending heavy building a sales team and marketing program focused on the video ...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Drako Launches Fake Charity Sales Promotion

There is nothing quite like a really rich guy using charity to sell surveillance systems. The children may be the future, but for Eagle Eye Networks, the present is a PR campaign and schools paying them in a year or having their systems ripped ou...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

3xLogic Company Profile

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In business for 20 years but only recently doing any significant marketing, 3xLogic has moved from a VMS developer to an end-to-end solution provider. The company has made acquisitions, attracted an industry veteran as CEO, and is raising money f...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

Hikvision (Stops) Lying About Ezviz Security

Hikvision promoted the security of their directly sold Ezviz consumer line to Americans in a March 9, 2016 release. False It featured this false statement: "One critical element that distinguishes EZVIZ's security measures from others is that t...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Pivot3 Moves From Video to Hyperconvergance

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A decade ago, Intransa and Pivot3 both hit the video surveillance market hard with big money and big claims for advanced storage offerings. Intransa died a few years ago and Pivot3 has gone back and forth with their focus.  Now, Pivot3, with a si...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Samsung Losing Its Name and Integrity

Samsung's video surveillance division told everyone that nothing was going to change. They were wrong, if not lying. They are losing the Samsung name and, in the process, their integrity. Samsung False Assurances

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

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