For 2014 installed numbers, (not shipped)
IHS Reports 245 Million Security Cameras Are Installed Worldwide...
For 2015 the only IHS numbers I saw were these, though they don't break it out the same,
1, when you say shipped, do you mean units (as in X million cameras) or revenue (as in Y million dollars)? I assume units but want to check.
Over the next 3-5 years, there is going to be a lot of downward pressure on IP camera sales. I am not sure if units / revenue will actually decrease for IP, but the overall growth is already and will continue to go to HD analog.
Net/net, don't bet on IP cameras unless you are focusing on enterprise deployments. Already, the low end has mostly flipped to HD analog and a majority of the mid tier will likely follow by the end of the decade.
Thanks. Looking at units. I've seen some numbers (revenue figures) that show growth for both IP and HD analog cameras, with IP growing at a higher clip. Given costs of IP cameras will only go south, that would translate to more units being sold. But what you're saying makes a lot of sense as well- does this mean companies like Milestone will need to focus more on their NVR offerings as compared to their IP VMS?