Explore this infographic charting the rise of CCTV and of the use of HD surveillance systems
ControlByNet exhibited at the ESX show last week in Charlotte. Overall more than 2,200 security integration and monitoring company attendees visited the show – a 16 percent increase over 2010.
The show went well, although even with the increase in attendees the foot traffic seemed a little light overall. However, there were still some high quality leads and it is always good to see some competitor products, as well as the new technology making its way in the industry.
A few things that stuck out from the event:
Hosted video providers are heavily targeting the 1-4 camera installations. Clearly it’s easier to penetrate small businesses with a hosted solution as the up-front cost is usually significantly lower. The software requirements (features, flexibility) do not have to be very advanced to satisfy the local flower shop or deli owner. ControlByNet was the only company showing a hosted solution for larger organizations…whether that’s a good or bad thing is yet to be seen!
Mobotix was making a big push with its cameras. Since Mobotix generally sells higher-end cameras, it was surprising to see such a presence in an area where cost matters a great deal.
There were a lot of small integrator companies. I expected some larger companies to visit and check out the latest technology, but most of the visitors were neighborhood cctv/alarm companies. Those groups make great resellers and are valuable customers, but I thought more national integrators would attend.
All in all we viewed it as a good show. The city of Charlotte is always a great place to go and the ESX folks did an excellent job.
You can check out the official ESX wrap-up report here: http://www.esxweb.com/files/esx11_wrap_up_report_web_version.pdf