Good information in video surveillance can be especially hard to get. On the one hand, you have the Hollywood effect that makes most people believe all types of incredible but unrealistic technologies. On the other, you have trade magazines that mostly recycle press releases or vendor marketing materials. The outcome is a domain that is not only misunderstood but severely distorted. A great example is your recent post debunking a facial recognition system that could somehow tell
the difference between a 17 and 18 year old.
Recently, I launched a site, IPVideoMarket.Info, dedicated to making quality information on video surveillance easy to find and share. The site scans the web finding the best security content from not only traditional magazines but also sites like InHardFocus that bring direct communication from the executives who are making and leading changes in the industry.
As I conduct original research on the industry, I am sharing that research for free at IPVideo Market.Info. One of the most important lessons of the Web is the value of sharing information and contributing to the community. Video surveillance and physical security, in general, have been for far too long dominated by a small pool of analysts that charge thousands of dollars for their reports. Information is controlled in the hands of the few at the expense of the community and our security. With open, public and free research, my hope is that we can all learn more and make better decisions in improving security.
Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 11:26AM
John "Hondo" Honovich, the creator and publisher of IPVideoMarket.info recently wrote me to share some more information on his new site, why he created it, and what we can expect in the future: