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Can This Hot Startup Disrupt Home Security?

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The Internet is abuzz with a NYC startup that has raised more than $1.5 million from an ongoing Indiegogo campaign, smashing their goal of $100,000 in hours.  It is incredibly ambitious, claiming to deliver an HD camera, a microphone, a PIR senso...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

The First Windows Based IP Camera - Genius or Crazy?

Essentially all IP cameras are Linux/Unix based. Plus, momentum continues to shift to non Windows platforms, like Android. Despite this, one surveillance startup, ISD, is taking a contrarian approach - releasing a new line of IP cameras that run i...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

Hipster Startup to Crush Caveman Alarm Companies

A Chicago startup who you have never heard of is threatening to crush your alarm business, viewing you as a 'caveman'. The company, Scout, is a DIY product that is fully specified, installed, and configured by end users. They claims cutting alarm ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

Aqueti Gigapixel Examined

While gigapixel cameras are one of the hottest topics on IPVM, their dreadful frame rates have restricted them to niche use. Forget about one frame per second, those cameras are lucky to deliver a frame per minute. Now a startup is claiming 600 ti...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

Startup Advice: Ignore Market Size, Focus on This

Startups and investors focus heavily on how big the market is - Is it $10 billion, $20 billion, $41 billion??? By contrast, both would be better ignoring market (and even segment) sizes because of 3 specific and somewhat unique barriers in the sur...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Crowdsourced Funding for Security Startups

"I have a great idea, but no money to do anything with it!" This circumstance has to be one of the most frustrating sentiments shared by tinkerers, tweakers, and freestyle designers today. The security industry seems dominated by huge conglomerate...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Razberi Company Launched

In August, we broke news that GVI Security was shutting down, raising significant questions as to what would happen to their Razberi IP surveillance line. Now, a new company, appropriately named Razberi Technologies has just been launched. In this...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Top 4 Manufacturer Risks

When picking products, the obvious starting point is what is needed for the application. That will narrow down your options but many manufacturer's products will meet basic functional specifications. What then? Do you simply pick the product with ...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Mistaking Surveillance Start-up Success

People routinely assume that start-ups with big marketing presence at trade shows, magazines, events, etc. are successful. This is highly misleading and obscures a critical factor in true long term success - the ratio of revenue to company investm...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Prism Skylabs IP Video Service Examined

A Silicon Valley startup, Prism Skylabs, is targeting the IP Video marketplace, funded by an All Star lineup of investors and lead by former executives of video analytic companies 3VR and ObjectVideo. The company is taking a different approach to ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Lytro's Video Surveillance Potential Examined

In 2011, a 3+ year old company gained an amazing amount of press. The company, originally called Refocus Imaging, now rebranded as Lytro announced a $50 Million found raise from one of the hottest investors in Silicon Valley - Andressen Horowitz (...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Fundamental Barriers to Surveillance Innovation

Projecting the rate of new technology adoption is critical for determining what products should be developed and sold. In the surveillance market, significant skepticism about adoption is common. You often hear people criticize H.264 uptake ("it's...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Ionodes - Video Surveillance Startup Examined

Ionodes is a recent startup drawing significant interest for its experienced founders and its partnership with Genetec. The product that looks to have the most immediate impact is the Ionodes hybrid NVR, the SV-3200, which runs Genetec's Omnicast...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Startup NLSS Hires Axis Director

NLSS, a video surveillance startup founded by Pete Jankowski has recently hired an Axis Director to run Business Development. Pete Jankowski founded two of the most successful video surveillance startups of the last decade - Loronix and Sypixx. L...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Most Successful US Video Surveillance Startups

From a financial perspective, Sypixx is probably the most successful US video surveillance startup post 9/11. Acquired by Cisco for $51 M in 2006, Sypixx was acquired only a few years after launch and at a significant profit for its investors.  S...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Recommendations for Surveillance Startups / Investors

While there are many startups in video surveillance, many of them have under-achieved, especially the most prominent, VC backed companies in the market. Indeed, this has caused VentureBeat to symbolize the security startup market as a sinking ship...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Risks of Video Surveillance Startups

In discussions with video surveillance startups and investors, both routinely over-estimate the size and the potential of the video surveillance market. This increases risk of integrators/end users to be stuck with end of life products as startups...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Recession Starts to Impact Video Surveillance

Companies are starting to downsize and reorganize.  Reports from a variety of companies indicate this growing trend.  The impact seems hardest amongst traditional DVR companies and video analytic startups and least for IP camera and IP video softw...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

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