Trade show (41)

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Advertising Like Avigilon at the ISC West Airport

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Avigilon has grabbed a lot of attention over the last few years advertising at the Las Vegas airport when attendees fly in. But how does that work? And what does it cost? And does it make sense? We looked into this, speaking to the agency resp...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago

ASIS Misrepresents Show Numbers

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With years of struggling attendance and exhibitors increasingly frustrated, ASIS is gearing up for their 2017 show. Unfortunately, their 2017 prospectus misrepresents their show numbers. In this note, we examine the issues, contrast it to ISC We...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

China Hot For Intelligent Video

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The clear top theme at the 2016 Security China show has been intelligent video. This is a big shift from past years, and China's historical focus on hardware. In this note, we examine what is happening, why this is a response to the race to the ...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

ASIS Hurting, Fills Empty Space Pushing Attendees to Show Floor

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ASIS depends on manufacturer exhibitors to make most of their revenue ($15+ million) but manufacturers are upset with ASIS poor performance over the past few years. Now, ASIS has taken steps that will help manufacturers by pushing attendees on to...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Manufacturer Trade Show Costs Analyzed - Spending Millions

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Ten million dollars plus is spent by manufacturers at every major trade show (e.g., ISC West, ASIS, IFSEC, Essen, etc.) And the bigger booths routinely spend $200,000+, with the biggest $500,000+. Where does all that money go? In this report, w...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Strong ISC West 2016, Cheer Manufacturers, Trumps Weak ASIS 2015

As much as manufacturers were upset with a weak ASIS 2015, they are cheering the results of a strong ISC West 2016. In this note, we share survey results from manufacturers breaking down their satisfaction, with detailed color commentary, conclud...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

10 Surprising ISC West 2016 Booth Sizes

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Who is spending big money or cutting back on marketing? Who is going to be the IDIS of this year's show? Here are our 10 top choices: Dahua Doubling

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Weak ASIS 2015 Show Upsets Manufacturers

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Though ASIS is supposed to be dedicated to security professionals, their main customer base and revenue source ($10+ million) is manufacturers. Manufacturers each pay tens to hundreds of thousands for booths plus around a million to sponsor vario...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

How to Blow $200,000 On A Booth (IDIS)

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The industry has more than doubled in size in the past 10 years yet trade shows are struggling to get the attendance numbers they once achieved a decade ago. But one manufacturer is betting big that a mega booth at ISC West 2015 is going to make ...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Manufacturer Sales Pitches Revealed

IPVM sent a 'secret shopper' to ISC East 2014 to talk to manufacturer sales reps at their booths. We wanted to understand and contrast how they pitched to a prototypical end user. Would they follow the stock company line? Would they go off scri...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

ASIS 2014 Show Floor Review

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What Happened to the New Products? Nothing major at all. Disappointing. Lots of new recorder boxes, for some reason. Axis is now in the box business (OEMing Dell), joining Milestone's DVR. Also, Avigilon looks to be OEMing Dynacolor/Razberi. We...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Fall 2014 New Products Directory

New releases are weak this year, and unfortunately, the trend does not appear to be changing this fall. Here is a list of new products released since April, with links to IPVM's review or the manufacturer's webpage. Below are fall new releases a...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2014

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This note focuses on products only, no marketing or gimmicks and is a recap of information gathered from booth visits to: Arecont Bosch Genetec Hikvision OnSSI ONVIF Panasonic Schneider Electric This information will eventually find i...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Big Police Show (IACP) Best and Worst

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The IAPC is the nation's biggest law enforcement trade show featuring all kinds of police equipment from cameras to drones to tanks from more than 750 companies. We attended this year's show in Philadelphia, a great place to see what's popular whe...

By Carlton Purvis - over 3 years ago

SIA NPS New Product Showcase Judging

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"It's like a cute baby contest. If only 12 ugly babies enter, then only ugly babies are going to win," explained the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) chair, Jennifer Martin, of their awards program. Many industry people, or at least us, have been c...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 4 years ago

Avigilon Employee Claims ‘Pissing Contest’ With IPVM

I saw the same ad that most ISC West attendees probably saw at McCarran International Airport. Baggage claim was draped in Avigilon banners with bold letters proclaiming “Analyze, Prevent, Stop.” At the bottom of the banner,  it says to “get the f...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2013

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Great attendance with a limited number of new products marked ISC West 2013. Brian, Carlton, Ethan and myself attended, putting together the following list of highlights for you to review: Bosch Stares Down Axis We Respect Women ... as Sex Obj...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

IPVM Live From ISC West 2013

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In this post, we bring updates from the show floor, highlighting the great and not-so-great trends we see at the show. UPDATE: Our full roundup of the whole show is now live: Best and Worst at ISC West 2013. Attendance was strong but lumpy. Most ...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 4 years ago

ISC East is Back On But?

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ISC East, cancelled this week, is now back on for the end of November, the week after Thanksgiving. The show, which was once a national event, has declined over the past decade to become a regional show for the Northeast. A few years ago, SIA att...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

The Funniest Spin on a Weak ASIS2012

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Spinning is an art form. And doing so when faced with bad news is the pinnacle of the art. With show traffic so poor at ASIS 2012, this demanded the best spinning. When traffic first started to decline after the 2008 recession, PR pros had a stoc...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Best and Worst of ASIS 2012

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Definitely the most eventful and colorful ASIS show in a long long time; While it certainly was not particularly successful in a conventional sense nor were exhibitors thrilled with traffic, Philadelphia was quite an experience. Most everyone had ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

At ASIS, Sponsors Get Top Billing

At ASIS, sponsors get top billing. Literally. The organization that makes $10+ million each year from manufacturer sponsors now readily admits this in its own publication: ASIS emphasizes how manufacturers sponsoring keys, maps, head rests, p...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Bad Traffic, Good Products (ASIS12 Day 1)

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The security industry is not showing much love to the City of Brotherly Love. A small show floor hosted clearly lighter traffic than recent past events with many exhibitors gossiping or checking their phones, despite quite a number of products wit...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Tri-Ed Roadshow: Worth Going to?

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Single day, touring 'roadshows' promise an easy way to learn about new security technology without having to travel far. In the US, one of the most aggressive roadshow operators is Tri-Ed, a national distributor. Since Tri-Ed / Northern has a repu...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

What Do Rubber Ducks Have to Do With Security?

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"Well actually nothing," admits a security manufacturer who is giving away 3000 rubber ducks at ASIS 2012. Indeed, there are 25 sets for you to pick from, including: Viking rubber ducks for Axis employees Super villian rubber ducks for OV empl...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

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