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Testing VSaaS / Dropcam HD

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Dropcam is pretty clearly the strongest upstart in the VSaaS market. While Axis has pushed their hosted service offering for years, it is beset by poor ROI and weak performance. There are dozens of other VSaaS Startups but no one matches Dropcam's...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Screw-up: Vivint Cloud Video

Who can see your cloud stored video? For at least one Vivint customer, the answer is complete strangers. An ongoing concerns of cloud-based surveillance is privacy and security protections in place to prevent unauthorized viewing. In this note, we...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Hosted Video Taking Off! Hundreds of Channels Per Week!

Big news coming out of mega camera manufacturer, Axis. They have confirmed that "hosted video is taking off, with hundreds of new channels being installed each week." Not tens, not dozens, not scores, but hundreds! Let's appreciate how 'big' this...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Dropcam Sales Surge and Amazon's Growing Power

VSaaS's weak ROI has caused considerable debate over the future of cloud based video surveillance. Now, one upstart, who recently received over $18 million in funding and released an HD version, is claiming surging 2012 sales. Is this finally a si...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Genetec Stratocast - Cloud Gambit

Genetec is making a big bet on the cloud. Indeed, it is the biggest bet any VMS vendor has yet made for VSaaS and the most significant move in the VMS market in years. [UPDATE January 2013: Genetec Cloud will be called Stratocast and a one page w...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Killing Hosted Video

Hosted video gets a lot of vendor hype but is on the verge of being wiped out in surveillance. Ironically, while it aimed to disrupt the traditional market, it is already being disrupted itself. What’s killing hosted video? Edge recording plus cl...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Testing Lorex LNC

Lorex has quietly become one of the biggest forces in the consumer / home surveillance market, on pace to sell over 500,000 cameras this year through mass distribution and big box retailers (like Costco). Indeed, the company was just acquired by t...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

The Next Big Thing 2012

In the past 5 years, megapixel IP cameras have sweeped the surveillance industry, changing the landscape and expectations of security users. While megapixel IP use will continue to grow, it has become quite expected. Looking ahead 5 years from no...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Idea: Virtual Neighborhood Watches

Neighborhood watches have become a hot topic. And while the press now is overwhelmingly bad, such watches, done right, can help keep neighborhood safes. However, it can be hard and time consuming to do so. In this note, we propose an alternative -...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

March Cloud Service Reviewed

Historically, video surveillance recorders and the cloud did not mix. Now, March Networks is adding a cloud service to their existing product lines. In this note, we examine why this is a strong move for them and how we see this as a template for ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Dropcam 2012 Funding

Not even a year after getting the biggest funding ever for the VSaaS market, Dropcam has now received a funding round that is twice the size of its last one. In this note, we examine what this means for Dropcam, where the company is today and what...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Milestone as a VSaaS

While Milestone seeks global VMS domination, many view the VSaaS market as a potential new rival that could undercut the growth and future of traditional VMS applications like Milestone's XProtect. While Milestone has talked about their VMS as a V...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Honeywell MAXPRO Cloud Reviewed

Until now, the surveillance cloud has been the province of IP upstarts and small companies pushing a new approach. The old guard incumbents have sit on the sideline. No more. Honeywell has made its move into the cloud with a new hybrid appliance a...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Axis One-Click Review

Connecting to remote cameras remains one of the most painful tasks in surveillance. Automatic setup features have proven unreliable in many cases, leaving users frustrated. Manual setup can be tricky for even experienced users, as networks and con...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Axis vs RMR

We worship RMR. At least, we are supposed to. Security companies strive for new recurring monthly revenue streams. And while video is a big opportunity, squeezing RMR out of it has not been easy. As the American alarm show, ESX, gears up next mont...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Genetec As a VSaaS?

For all of the hype surrounding VSaaS, adoption remains sluggish. This is especially true among larger customers with more stringent demands, who have been hesitant to move their video to the public cloud. Capitalizing on this, Genetec has begun t...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Axis Low Cost HD Cameras

A critical weakness of Axis' recently announced Camera Companion was the lack of low-cost cameras with on-board storage support. Even if the 'DVR' is free, expensive cameras can eliminate any overall financial benefit. Now, Axis has announced two ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Schneider Goes VSaaS

Schneider Electric, the parent company of major surveillance manufacturer, Pelco, announced a partnership agreement to distribute VSaaS from OzVision. Many wondered, including us, if this was Pelco's move into VSaaS, one of the most ballyhooed seg...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Reviewed

Historically, a key part of Honeywell's security business has been selling low cost residential intrusion alarm equipment. Honeywell has recently introduced a way to use those inexpensive alarm panels to blend video monitoring, alarm system manage...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 7 years ago

D-Link Cloud Surveillance Reviewed

While 'cloud' is a big buzzword, low cost cloud security solutions are mostly a myth. D-Link aims to change this with their DNR-322L, a NAS-based NVR integrated to their D-Link Cloud Services. In this note, we overview this offering, and compare t...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Axis Camera Companion (ACC) Released 2012

No more VMS? That's the plan for Axis's new Camera Companion (ACC). The 800-pound IP camera gorilla has taken aim at the low end of surveillance, looking to displace analog cameras in the sub-16 camera market segment. Not only free, it eliminates ...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

How Weak is VSaaS Growth?

The Next Big Thing - For the past few years, VSaaS has worn this mantle. Does it deserve it? Hype took off in 2008 and four years later, numerous providers emerged and market awareness soared. Now, we are at a point where real growth must be deliv...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Surveillance Trends at Milestone Conference 2012

Each year, the Milestone Partner conference provides an opportunity for Milestone and their manufacturer partners such as Axis to share their projections. SSI Magazine has done a good job of recapping detailed claims made at the conference. In thi...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Dropcam HD VSaaS Examined

Last October, Dropcam received an investment of nearly $6 Million, the largest funding any VSaaS provider has yet received. Now, Dropcam has announced its first major new product in nearly 2 years. The new HDcamera is a significant step forward in...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Megapixel vs VSaaS

The surveillance industry's most powerful driving force, megapixel cameras, is virtually incompatible with the industry's biggest buzzword - VSaaS. Indeed, looking through the industry's most well known hosted video offering shows that while all o...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

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