Integrator Web Browser / ActiveX Usage Statistics

Author: Sean Patton, Published on Mar 01, 2018

Web browsers are commonly needed to configure IP cameras and other physical security components. So security integrators do not just use them for 'browsing the web'.

For overall Internet users, Google Chrome is most commonly used, with IE very low (e.g., stats 1, stats 2). Would security integrators concur? And how much of an issue / impact would ActiveX / plug-ins, still used by some large manufacturers, have in integrator web browser usage?

In this note, we look at the statistics from 150+ integrator responses and the most common problems integrators had using web browsers.

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Comments (15)

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