I'm not a business person, so I'm going to give an emotional reaction rather than a monetary one(cue Neuro's condescending comments.)
I think this is lame. I like photography, not video surveillance. In fact, I hate the direction the world is headed, more and more surveillance, spying, drones, the patriot act, lack of privacy, etc.
A company like Axis is the exact kind of company that I would never invest my money in, no matter how much money was to be made. I don't buy stock in oil companies, private security firms, drone manufacturers, or things like this.
I'm sure many disagree with me, but for me this a huge reason to think that Canon is not about photography, or any sort of positive creativity, but rather just about making money in any way possible. I know this is fairly obvious in retrospect, but for me, if given the choice, I'd prefer to support a different camera manufacturer, who wasn't investing billions of dollars diminishing my privacy.
While I may buy Canon products in the future, this is not the sort of thing that will encourage me stay loyal to their brand.
I have 20 Axis cameras where I work. They are used to monitor research equipment. They are incredibly useful. When something happens (an unusual event, something failing, whatever) we catch it. When I need to see something that's going on (like a crane lift, a tower climb, a large delivery, etc.) I can use the cameras to ensure it's being done correctly and safely.
I think the current paranoia about surveillance is just silly. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when you are outside, even in your back yard (by supreme court ruling). So what? If people really want to watch me playing in the back with my kids, mowing my lawn, or going to the store, let them have at it. And "drones"? People paranoid about drones are really clueless. You can do a lot more spying by standing inside your house with a pair of binoculars than by flying an R/C aircraft with a fisheye video camera on it.