2022 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the Market

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich, Published Jan 04, 2022, 11:21am EST (Info+)

Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting.

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This is the 7th edition of this report, compare to:

Inside this edition, we cover:

  • The fall of fever cameras (2021's top trend)
  • Worsening PRC / USA tensions
  • Declining priority of video quality
  • Expansion of video analytics cameras
  • Product shortages growing
  • Max resolution growth stalled
  • Integrated white light growth limited
  • Cybersecurity issues increasing
  • Increasing priority of cloud
  • Free cameras / SaaS subscriptions
  • Cameras buying importance declining

The **** ** ***** *******

***** ******* *** ******* ********* ******** in **** *** ******** ******* **** at *** *** ** **** *** became ************ ********** ** ****. ** see ** *********** ** ********** ***** camera *** ** ****, ****** ** 2020. ******* *******:

  • *********** *** ********** ******:****** *********** ** ******* *********** ******** *********** ********* *********** *** preventing *** ****** ** *****-**, ***** many ****** *** ************ ** ***-*********** but ***** **** ** ****** *** virus, *** *** ** ***** *******' questionable ********.
  • ******** ********:******,**** *** ******' *********** ***** **** **** ***** ******* are *********** "******", *********** **** *** low ************ ** * "******" *****, missing ******. ***:****** ****** ***** ***** *******.
  • ******* ************:*******, **** ******** *** *********, **** simply **** ***** ******** ***** *** spread ** ***** ** *** ********.

**** ********* ** ***** ****** *********** has ********* ******** ** "******" ******* in ****, ****** *** ******** ***** remain ***** **** ***** ** *** pandemic. **** ** *** ****** ** manufacturers ******* ** *********** *** ********** after *** ******** ********, *** **** due ** ******* *********, ********* ***** in **** ******.

Worsening *** / *** ********

*** *** ** ********* ******** ** 2021, **** ****** ******* *** ************** ** ***** and *********, ********* ******* ** ******* *** manufacturers (*********,***, *** ******),*** ************ ** ******* ***********, ************ ** ******* ***********, ***** ******.

***** **** ** *** ******** ******** President ***** ***** ***** ************ ** PRC ********** ******** ** *** ***** administration, ** *** **** *** *** been *** ****, **** *** ***** actions ** **** ** *********** ***** ********** *** ******** *********** enacted ** *** ***** **** ** office.

********* **********-********** **************** ******** **** *** ***** ************ industry, *** ******* ** *** ** government ** *** **** *** ***** have ********* *** ******. ********* ** IPVM *******, ***** **** *************** ******** ** *** ******** *** usage ** ********* *** ***** ********** *** ** *** **** ***** Western *********.

Declining ******** ** ***** *******

****** **** ****, ***** ** **** demand *** ********* ** ***** ******* than ** ******** *****. ********, ***, *** ** **********,********** **,**** ***, ******** *** ******** *** ****** ****** ********, ***** quality ** **** ***** ****** "**** enough" *** **** ************. ***** **** higher ********** ****** **** **** ******** (e.g.,****** **,******** ****), ***** *** **** ****** ******** to ******** "**********" ********** ****** **.

**** *** ******* ******** ** ***** quality ***** ********* ****** *** ***** camera ********, **** ** ***** ********** or ******** **/*********. *** *****, ***, and ** ************ ******** ** ** made, *** ** * ****** ****.

Expansion ** ***** ********* *******

** ******* ********* ** **** ** 2021, ************** ****** *******, ******** ** ******** years, ****** ** *** ******** **** low **** ** **** *** *** from ***** ************* ***** **** ************ been **** ** **.

***** ******* ****** ****** *** ***** in **, **** ******* ******** *******-***** ****** ********* (*** *** ****)***** ** **** *** ******* ****** that "****** ***" ****** ******** ****** forward **** ******* **** ******** ************ (see:**** ******-* **** ******* ********). ************, ***** ********* **** * handful ** ** ****** ** ****, Hanwha ******** ******-****** ********* ********** ******** ** ****** ** ***** mid-range*-****** ****, ** ****.

***** ******** *** ****** ** ******** the ***** **** **** ********** ****** on ***** *******, ***** ********* ** decline ** ******. **** ******* ************* to ******** ********* ** ********* ******* in ****, **** ******** *********** *** lower **** *******, ** **** ***** continues.

Product ********* ******

******* ********* **** **** * *** concern ********** ****, ********** **** ****, with **** **% ** *********** ****** moderate ** ****** ****** **** ******* shortages ***** *******, ********* ** *** **** **** on.

*********** ******** *********** ********** ** *******, access ******* ********, ***** ********, **********, and ****. **** ** *** ** supply ***** *********** **** *****-**, ******** delays, *** **** *********.

** **** **********, *** ** *** key ********* ** *** ***** ********* will ****** *** ********. ** ** possible **** ************ ** ******* ******** may **** **, *** ** ***** shortages *** ****** *** ** *** materials ** **** **********, **** *** likely ** ******** *** **** ****, furthering ********* ********** *** *********** ********** prices. *******, ******* ***** ******,**** *********** ****** ******** ***** ****.

Max ********** ****** *******

*** ****** ********** *** *** ******** notably ** ****. ******'*** / **** ****** (*** *** test)*** ********'***** *** ****** (*** *** ****)****** **** ** *** **** ******* above ** **********. ***** **** ***** releases, ***** *** **** **** ****** movement ** ** (****) *** ****** resolutions. **** ** **** ****** **** released ** ****, **** *** ****** to ****** ***** *** ***** ** come *** ** **** **** *** limited **** *** ******* **********.

White ***** ******** *******

***** ***** ************ ****** ****** ** 2021. ***** **** *** *** ******** from *****, **********, ******, ***, *******, and ******, ** ***** ******* ********** niche ****** ******* ********** ** ***-**** applications. ***** ***** ************ ******* ****** limited ** *** ****, **** ***** fixed **** ****** **** *** *************, despite *** ***** ********** *********** *** ******** ********** ** ******.

***** ***** *** **** *********** ******* by **** ***** *************, **** ** Avigilon, ****, *****, ** ******, ***** do *** ***** ** ******* ** some ********* *******, *********** * **** *********. ** ** ******* *** **** many ************* ******* ********** ** ** the ***** *****, **** ******** **** are ****** * ******* ******** ***** light. ****** ***-*** ************* ****** ******* ***** Light *******.

Increasing ************* *********

************* ********* **** ** ********* *** severity ** ****, ************************* ************ ******** *************** ********* ******** of *******,******* ********* * **** ****,**** *** ****** ********* * *** hack, *** ******* ** ********'* ***** *******, ***** ******. ************* *** **** cited ** * ****** ** ****** *** ** ***** *** *********.

**** ******* ******** ********* **** ** these ** ******** ** ******** *** to ****** **** ***** ** ******** security *** ****** ** ***** ************ and *****-**** ******* **** ** **********.

*******, ******* *********** **** **** ***** incidents ********* ** ******* ******, ** they **** ***** ****** ******** ************. As ** ***** ***** **** ***** ************ ******:

******* ******** ********* ******** ***************, ********, and ******** ** **** (**** ********* ** ***** ************ ************* Vulnerabilities *** ********), **** * *********** ********* **** cybersecurity ** * *** *****

Increasing ******** ** *****

****** *** ***** ******** ********* ** grow ** ****, **** ******* *** ******** ** the ***** ******* (******** *** ****** + ** ******* Recordings ******** ****) *** ****** ******* **** ******* of *******.** * **** ** ****** ***********, *********** ***** ******** ******** ******* raising ***** *** **** * ****/***** model.

*****-******* ***** ************ **** ******** ** grow ******* ** ****, ** ****** security ************* *** ***** ** ******** on-premise ******** (*.*.******** ***** ***/****,********* ******** *****), ***** **** *** ****** ** well-funded ********. ***** **** ** ***** companies *** ***** ** ****, **** is *** ****** ** ****** ***** 2023 ** *****.

Free *******

***** *** ***-***** **** ** *** bottom ********** ***** ***** ******** ** the ********, **** *** *** ***** year **** * ******* ******* ** literally **** ******* **** *** **** (see****.** ***** **** **** ****** *******). *** ****, **** ******* ****** startup ** ******* ** ******* *** this ********** ********** *** **** *** the ****** ** ************* ******* ** sell ************ ***** ******** **** **** within * ******** ***** ********* *** industry (*** ******* **** *****).

**** ***** ** ***** ** * new **** ** *** ****** ** camera *******, *** ******* ******* ****** ** ******* **** SaaS ********, ** ****** ******* ** ** increasingly ********** ** ** **** **** a ************ *******.

Buying ********** *********

*** ********** ** ********* ******* ** choosing * ***** ************ ******** ** declining. * ****** ***, **** ** many ******** ** ********** *** ***** quality, ****** ********* ***** ***** ***** on **** ******* ** *** *** then ****** ** *** ***** ********** side. *******, ***, **** ***** ******** having ******, ******** **** ********** ** being ****** ** ****** ** *********, video **********, *** ***** ******.

***********, ********** ****** *** **** *********** form ******* ** ****** ******** **** still ***** ********** ** ****** *********, but ** ****** **** ******** ************ to ***** ***** **** **** *** cameras ****** ********** / *****.

Comments (5)

* ***** ***** **** **** ** white ***** ******* ** *********. ***** has ******* * ***** *********** ***-***-*** illuminator ****** ** *** *** *** series *** ***** **** ******** **** IR *** ***** ***** *************. **'* not ********** ** * ***-**** *********** to **, *** ******* ** ** identification/deterrent ******** ******* ** ** ****** close ***** ************ (*** **) ** long-range ********* (*** **) *************.

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** ** *****, ** ** *** mean **** ***** *** ********* ** white ***** ******* **** ******, *** the *** ***** ** * ********* PTZ **** * ~$*,*** ****** *****, not ********* *** ***********. *****, *********, Uniview, ** **, *** ******* ***** light ******* ** "********" **** ******* (turrets/bullets) *** others **** ****** *** ** *** white ***** ** **** **** ****** segment.

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**********. *** *** ** ****** ***** white ***** ************ *** ** *** a ****** ** ******** (** ***********, object ********, **********, ***.), *** *** be ************ **** **-**** ******* ** an ******** *** ****** **** * Raytec ** **** ****** *** ** ACAP ** ***** *** ***** ****** script (*************** *** ***-*** *******). ***** the **** *** ***** ***** ** a ****** ** *** ********* ** this ****, **** ***** ** * solution ******* *** * *******, ***** is *** *** ***** ******* ********* have **** ********* **** **** ** external ****** ******* ** ****** *************. When *********** ***** ***** *************, ***** are ********** ******* (*.*. ****** ********) that *** *** ******* ** ******* IR **** *********.

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*** ********* ** *** **** ** fever *******, **** **** ***’* **** unless *** *** **** *** ***+ per ***** ******. * ***** ***** every **** * *** **** (********* HikVision) ** *** ******** ** ******** malls *** **** *** ****** ****!

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***** **: *** *** ** "**" in ********* **** **'* *** ****** Ai.

*'** **** * *** ** ******** where *** **** ** ** **** in ***** ** ********** *** ********* in ***** ** *********. ** *** reality, **** ************* ** *** *** Ai ** *** ****, **** ******** use ******* ********, **** ****** ******* learning, *** ********-***** ********** - *** who ******** ***** * ****** **** becomes ******* ** **'* *** *** can ************* **** ** **** *** own *********?

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