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Honeywell Sues Alarm.com For Violating Anti-Trust Laws

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Is Alarm.com about to dominate the smart home software market? That is what Honeywell alleges in its new lawsuit, first reported by CEPro. Honeywell's complaint declares: As a result of the proposed acquisition, Alarm.com would have approxima...

By John Honovich - about 20 hours ago

Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi)

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Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings valuable information at your fingertips 7/24' We tried it out, spoke with ACTi about some details and bu...

By Brian Karas - 1 day ago

Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested

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"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that Uniview is owned by Bain Capital, the American investment firm. In the past few years, Uniview, has...

By Ethan Ace - 3 days ago

The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago

Hikvision Leads Multi-Manufacturer Sales Promo

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Earlier this month, Hikvision launched new 'super value' kits, with 40% discounts, and now Hikvision is offering another promo, but this time they are not alone. Multiple manufacturers are now discounting their products alongside Hikvision, but H...

By Brian Karas - 4 days ago

Hikvision Hiring 50, Direct Out of College, Sales People

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Hikvision is hiring 50, direct out of college, field sales people across the country. This is the next major expansion for the Chinese government owned manufacturer and a shift from their previous focus on hiring industry veterans. Inside this...

By John Honovich - 5 days ago

Hikvision Silicon Valley and Canada R&D Expansion

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After massive growth in their sales team, Hikvision is now planning to add two new R&D centers in North America. In this report we examine Hikvision's stated plans to increase their presence in North America, and how this will impact their co...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago

Integrator's Top Selling Cameras 2017

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8 manufacturers accounted for 80% of the top selling camera lines for ~150 integrator responses. This report demonstrates which brands integrators typically lead with. While this does correlate to overall sales, this post does not attempt to dete...

By Brian Karas - 12 days ago

Hitachi Taking On Security Industry

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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 - 16 days ago

Dahua USA To Triple To 200 Employees

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Months ago, Dahua USA reported 65 employees. Now, by the end of 2017, the company plans to triple to 200 employees, becoming one of the largest staffed video surveillance manufacturers in North America. Inside this post, we look at the move, wh...

By John Honovich - 17 days ago

Axis Favorability Results

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For many years, Axis sold the most IP cameras but, with the rise of Hikvision and Dahua, that has changed. How would that impact Axis favorability? In this installment of our integrator favorability ratings, we share Axis' results, highlighting ...

By Brian Karas - 22 days ago

Struggling Speco OEMs Dahua

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Many incumbent manufacturers have been hard hit by the expansion of Chinese manufacturers. Once fairly large US provider Speco has been one of them. Now, Speco has begun OEMing some Dahua products, confirmed by IPVM testing. In this note, we exa...

By John Honovich - 25 days ago

Hikvision Removed From US GSA Sales

The US Government's GSA has removed Hikvision manufactured products for sale following IPVM's criticism of Hikvision being listed as 'Made In USA'. In December 2016, over 1,400 Hikvision products were listed and available for sale to the US milit...

By John Honovich - 25 days ago

Arecont Lowest Favorability Results

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Given Arecont is 3 time defending integrator choice for worst camera manufacturer, it should be little surprise they had the lowest score in the integrator Favorability series. Integrators detailed why they dislike Arecont, and comments indicate ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Avigilon Responds to Direct Sales Discussion

In a discussion, an integrator posted that an Avigilon inside sales rep contacted him, mistakenly believing he was an end user, looking to set an appointment with him. Another integrator said that Avigilon had sold direct to an end user, setting t...

By John Honovich - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon

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Anixter regularly says they do not sell direct to end users or that they do not do it anymore. However, over the past year, Anixter has sold Bosch video surveillance products direct to Amazon for Amazon's internal facilities, IPVM has learned. In...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies

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The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of declining sales. James Weng, President of Everfocus, discussed recent changes the company has made ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Genetec Favorability Results

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In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, without slashing prices nor getting into the camera business. 100+ integrator respondents provide feedbac...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Amazon Sales of Hikvision China Cameras

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Hikvision has become widely available in the US, including on popular retail outlets like Amazon, with over 2,600 results: 4MP Hikvision outdoor domes are $85, 4 channel PoE NVR's are $160, available direct to anyone with a credit card. Most p...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month 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 months ago

Distributor's #1 Challenge

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Manufacturers and integrators are not the only ones challenged in the security market, distributors are also impacted, fighting to maintain margins and profit. For this report we analyzed responses from dozens of distributors revealing their #1 c...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Hikvision Sales and Support Conflict Over Discontinuation

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Numerous Hikvision technical support employees have confirmed that the iVMS-4500 will be discontinued. Some Hikvision sales people say this is wrong. Hikvision management has been silent throughout. The company's 'discontinuation' effort, incl...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

12 Video Surveillance Poll Results 2016

IPVM has conducted more than 100 polls this year. Here are a selection of 12 of the most interesting results, receiving 4,500+ votes: Hikvision vs Genetec In the most commented and debated move of the year, Genetec Expelled Hikvision. Despite Hi...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

The Future of Video Surveillance Distribution

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40+ video surveillance distributors around the world told us what they see as the present and future of distribution. The key positive: solutions. Just like their manufacturer partners, distributors are looking at solutions. The key negatives: C...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

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