Trade magazine (27)

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Get End User Leads for Just $997 A Month

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Scam or opportunity? As trade mags continue to suffer from the decline of print media, they are scrounging for new ways to make money. Rather than provide better research and reporting, the path for Security Sales is to sell end user leads for $7...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Hikvision Hires Trade Magazine Editor

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Hikvision PR challenges are increasing as understanding of the company's ownership by the Chinese government broadens and concerns about the company's relentless race to the bottom intensifies. Now, Hikvision has made a good move hiring a veteran...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Trade Mag Admits 84% Prefer Online Over Print

Some say the industry is so old and conservative that print is still important. Well, even a print trade magazine is now admitting this is no longer true. Online Dominates Print Security Systems News declares, "SSN readers look online for news"...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Ralph Jensen Defends Lots of Gifts From Manufacturers

Some trade magazine editors quietly take gifts from manufacturers. Others flaunt it. Ralph Jensen is the self-proclaimed poster boy for the latter. This came up in IPVM chat as we were discussing how Milestone's CEO justified lying about their ...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

PR Firm Stacks Former Security Editors

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CompassPR, whose clients include Tyco, Genetec, Siemens and Mobotix, is poised to become the most powerful PR agency in the security industry after adding one of the most well-known security trade magazine editors to its roster. Deborah O'Mara, f...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 4 years ago

Competitor Ad Mocks Intransa

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Intransa has still made no public announcement about its reorganization, mass layoffs and quasi replacement company Viakoo. Indeed, getting a hold of them has been a challenge for many. Now, one of Intransa's competitors is running an ad in a sec...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Axis Weak Banking Ads

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Banking has been an IP camera laggard. Now, IP camera giant, Axis has released a series of video advertisements touting the benefits of IP over analog. Unfortunately, the claims made are quite weak and misleading. In this note, we break down the a...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Manufacturer Misrepresentation

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How excited would you be spending an hour listening to a sales guy with only a few months at a company talk about technology he has no previous experience in? That sounds pretty bad. For most mortal marketers, this would pose a big problem but not...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Dumbest Awards We've Ever Seen

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Just when you think awards couldn't get any stupider, a US trade magazine, GSN, steps up the plate with the most dumbfounding video surveillance awards we have ever seen.  While magazine/show awards typically lack a clear and fair awards process,...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Pay Real Money; Get Fake Interview

Interviews with manufacturers are typically boring, filled with platitudes and thinly veiled promotions. But are they actually bought and paid for? Unfortunately, one of the biggest promoters of security manufacturer interviews, SecurityStockWatch...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

US Security Mag: China Destroying America

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"Guerilla warfare on American trade secrets rages on" says a US security trade magazine, blasting China, and "turncoat Western CEOs" that "figures to create an eventual world economic Armageddon." The magazine concludes with an attack on Chinese ...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Advertising Blows Up on SIW

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Reading through today's hatchet job against Pelco, SecurityInfoWatch dumped two surprises. Not only is the article laughably and ignorantly a fluff job for ObjectVideo, SecurityInfoWatch has added in an unprecedented amount of advertising (though ...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

The (un)ethical Security Dealer Strikes

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The alarm industry is in a bit of an uproar over aggressive sales tactics of one of their own. As an excellent SDM article explains, one monitoring company, Mason is targeting the accounts of a rival Rapid Response. Just yesterday, the Security D...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Security Management Digital Edition Reviewed

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Most security trade magazines have boring web editions that simply copy the printed version. Indeed, ASIS's magazine Security Management did not even have a full web version. However, ASIS has now released a digital version of the magazine. In thi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

SIW Flip Flops on Analog

Days after a spirited defense of analog and a scathing critique by us, SecurityInfoWatch has reversed course on the future of analog. In its original post, SIW declared analog's strength and dominance: "Don't Count Analog Video Out Yet" "Anal...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Worst Advice Ever

"Don't count analog video out yet" is the worst advice ever. Integrators who want to bankrupt themselves should jump on this immediately. Unfortunately, though, a US trade magazine has recently promoted this.  Maybe if you are in a developing cou...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Are You Smarter than a Security Trade Magazine?

If you have any IP video surveillance skills, you should easily spot at least 1 of 2 fundamental errors from a single page 'test report' published by GIT security magazine and VMS manufacturer Seetec's 'Hardware Competency Center'.Here is the key ...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Debunking SecurityNewsDesk's Traffic Shootout Results

Over the past two months, UK publication SecurityNewsDesk has released traffic 'shootout' results that purport to show their site is in first place in the UK 'security internet communications market'. This is a weak analysis likely skewed by the c...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Axis VSaaS Myths - Issues and Inaccuracies

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A March 2011 Axis 'op-ed' piece on Hosted Video published in SDI Magazine promised "Myths busted and truth revealed!" Despite the grand pretenses, Axis manufactured a dangerous new myth and significantly misinformed the community. In this note, we...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Buying Coverage - Rising Trend

Buying coverage in trade magazine and industry websites is a rising trend that will impact information and marketing wtihin many industries, including security. A good survey of this trend is provided by FolioMag, one of the most popular sites co...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Internet Surpasses Trade Mags and Sales People?

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A trade magazine industry organization finds that the Internet has surpassed print trade magazines in effectiveness over the last few years. The study, from the Canadian Business Press, provides numerous tables and comparisons tracking trends over...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Is SourceSecurity.com the Biggest Security Website Globally?

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SourceSecurity.com claims to be the highest trafficked website in the security industry but no one we talked with ever says they use it. How can that be? We do think they are telling the truth about their statistics. For instance, in their mediap...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Leading Asian Security Publication ASMAG Acquired

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One of the leading security publications and show organizations in the Asian market, ASMAG, has been acquired by Messe Frankfurt, a major trade show organizer best known for its Middle East security conference, Intersec. In a November 2009 articl...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

What's the Best Source of Video Surveillance Information?

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The two most impressive findings from our recent survey is the value found in company meetings and the disinterest in printed trade magazines. Here is the breakdown of the 95 respondents to "What is the best source of video surveillance informatio...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Is the Web Replacing Security Magazines and Shows?

While ASIS show attendance was down and disappointing for the second consecutive year, online traffic to security websites continues to rise significantly. Regular users of online security sites now likely outnumber trade show attendees. Though th...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

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