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Dahua Distributor Bad Breakup

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A Dahua distributor in Europe claims that Dahua took over his top customers, revoked his distributorship status, and left him with a large amount of essentially unsellable inventory. The distributor provided IPVM with details and documents to bac...

By Brian Karas - about 7 hours ago

Hikvision Attacks IPVM

Hikvision has attacked IPVM repeatedly over the last month, both in the international press and in its dealer communications. Attacks Listed On March 9th, Hikvision International VP Keen Yao alleged: an American blogger site (John Honovich,...

By John Honovich - 7 days ago

Dahua US Imports - Here Is Their #1 Customer By Far

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We have been reviewing shipping records of both Dahua and Hikvision products coming in to the US. This is to help prepare the Dahua OEM and Hikvision OEM lists. One fascinating metric is that there is a single customer who accounts for more tha...

By John Honovich - 10 days ago

Burglar Alarm Screens Tutorial

Many residential alarm subscribers arm their alarms before going to bed at night. Wiring window screens allow these subscribers to leave their windows open while still being protected. In this guide, we will examine alarm screens, including: No...

By Ari Erenthal - 13 days ago

Nightingale Security Drones Profile / Gain Key Legal Clearance

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Nightingale was the first drone targeted at security, and now they are the first drone security company to receive 2 key FAA exemptions, allowing them to expand how and when they operate. Founder and CEO Jack Wu provided an update to IPVM on th...

By Brian Karas - 17 days ago

OEMs, Dump Dahua

OEMs, get smart and dump Dahua. Dahua OEMs to many companies including some big brands (e.g. FLIR, Honeywell and Tyco). Dahua has proven to be a terrible decision: The backdoor The unfixed backdoor with terrible communication Dahua competin...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

Amazon Distributor Favorability Results

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Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many distributors, according to integrators. When do integrators turn to Amazon, and how do they rate Amazon aga...

By Brian Karas - 24 days ago

Arecont Cuts 4 Rep Firms

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Arecont Vision has cut 4 rep firms and will be replacing them with direct employees. Inside this note, we review the details of the move, provide feedback from Arecont management, look at Arecont's position and the impact of the change.

By John Honovich - 25 days ago

Avigilon Shifts Strategy To Maximizing Profitability (Q4 2016 Results)

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Avigilon had previously been known for big spending, hiring a large sales force and throwing lavish partner parties at tradeshows like ISC West. Now, the company says they are going to focus on profitability first. In this report we analyze Avigi...

By Brian Karas - 26 days ago

Avigilon Favorability Results

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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 - 28 days ago

Honeywell Sues Alarm.com For Violating Anti-Trust Laws (Settled)

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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 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - 2 months ago

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