Digital Watchdog Favorability Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Mar 23, 2021, 09:20am EDT

Digital Watchdog (DW) has been around for many years but how has the American / Korean company done facing much larger China competitors?

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Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from 200+ security integrators on Digital Watchdog's positioning, pros, and cons.

Favorability *******

** *** *** ******** favorability (+**%), *******, **** than */**** **** ****** neutral ** *** *** know ****** ** **** an *******:

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Much ****** ***** ** *** **

** *** *** ****** known ****** *** ** than ******* ** *** US:

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**** ********** ** ******** makes *****, ***** **'***** ** **** ******* of ***** *******.

Executive ******* ** ******

*** **** ****** ** integrators ***** ******* ********, in ***** ** ********* of ********** *********, ****:

  • ** ******** *** ******
  • ***** ******** ** *****/*******
  • ***** ***** ** *******
  • *** **** ** ***** / **** ********** ********

DW ******** *** ******

*********** ********** ********** **** often ***** ******* ********'*** ******** ***** ***** ********* *******, while ********** ******** **'* cameras ** ********** **** were **** ** (********* below).

  • "******* ******** ******** ** one ** *** **** common ************ ******* **** we ******. *** **** the ******** * ***** user ** ** ******** in ** *******. ***** discounts ** ******** **** purchasing ***** *******. ******** like *** ******* ** merge ******* *** ****** detection ****** *** ********** to *********."
  • "** ******** ** * great ********. ***** **** support *** ****** *********** move **** ******* ***** though."
  • "**-******** ******** ********, **** support, **** ***** ** product."
  • "**** * **** **** of ****** **** **** work *** *******. **** of *** ***** ****'* fans ** *** ****-*-**** but ******** ***** ******** (Network *****)"
  • "**** *** ********** ** DW ******** (** ******* OEM). ******* *** **** pretty **** ****** ** help ** ************ ** issue **** * ***** PTZ ******. **** ****** like ***** ******* *** camera ************. ** *** cameras **** ***. **’* nice ** ** **** to **** ***** **** quickly. ******’* ******* *** example ** *** **** about **** ** ***’** not **** ******** **** their ********* ******* *****."
  • "*** ******** ******** *** been ******. **** *** Customer ** ********** *** Camera + *** *** and *** ********* ********* all ***** ** *** same *****"
  • "****** ******* *** * decent *****. ***** *** is **** ** ***** and **** ** ********. Not **** ** *****"
  • "**** *** *** *** market *******. ******* *** of ************ *******/***********."
  • "* **** *** **** friendly *** ******** *** is. ** *** *** the ******** *** ***** want *** ** ** one ** *** **** intuitive, **** ******** *** that * **** ****. With **** **** *** only ******** **** ** not ***** **** *** VMS **** *** ***** argue ****** ** ***** is ****** ***********. **** that **** **** ** have ** *********** **** allows *** ** *** just ***** *** ******** you ***** ****."
  • "***** *** ******** (*********) with **** ** *** and ********* **. **** camera *********. **** *******."
  • "*** *** ** **** to *** *** ******* rich *** ** *****-***** VMS."
  • "*** *** ** ********** good"
  • "***** *** ** ***** on ** ******* ***** is ****** ****. ******** are **** *** *** company ** **** **********. Good ******* ****."
  • "**** *** *** **** VMS ** ******, ** first ****** *** **********."
  • "*** ***** ****, ****** we ***'* *** **. Have *** ****** ****'* and * **** *** search *************."
  • "******* ****'* ******** *******. DW ******** ** * very ******** *** ** a ********** *****."

Mixed ******* ** ***** / *******

********** ********** ** **'* price *** ******* *** mixed. **** *********** **** they **** ****** ************* or *** *** "******" quality:

  • "******* *** ****** ******* and ****** ****** *************"
  • "*******, **** *****, **** features. *********** ******* ** smaller ****** *********."
  • "** **** **** ***** standalone ***** *** ****** upgrade **** *** ***** units *** **** ** be * **** ***** for * ***** ***."
  • "****** ******* *** * decent *****."
  • "*** ***** ***** ** equipment ***** ** ********** to *****/****** **********."
  • "******* ***** ** ** lower ********** (**** ** Axis) ***, *** ******* is ** *** **** the *****. * **** that *** ******* ***** to ** ** ****** as * ****** **** the ******* *** *********."
  • "**** ** *******, *****, full ** ********, ****** right, **** ** *********, easy *** *** **** to ***"
  • "**** ********, ***** ** a ****** ****** **** the ***** ********* *** Dahua ** *******, *** solid *****."
  • "***** **** ** ****. UX ** *********"

***** ****** **** ***** price ***** *** **** to ******* *** *** performance:

  • "***** ** ***** ****'** positioned ** *** ****** the ***** ***** ** hard ** *******."
  • "**** ********* **** ***** systems. ****'* **** **** super **** ******* ********* at *** ****. * still ***** **'* **********, and ****** ****** **** a ******* ******."
  • "**** * *** * newbie ** *** ******** I *** ********* **** all *** ****** *** the ******* ** *** product. * *** *** able ** **** ** my **** ***** * was * **** ** the **** *** **** of *** ******* * work *** **** *** their *******. *** ** the **** * *** in * ******** ** sell ** * ***** you. ** * ****** correctly **** ***** ***** hight ** *** **** so * ****'* **** at **** ******* *****. Eventually ** **** **** improvement * **** ********** but ** *** ****** there ** ****** ******* on *** ****** *** same ** ****** *****."

*** ****** *** **** as ***** ** **** and *******:

  • "** **** *** ** IP ******* *** * couple ** *** ***** cost *********. **** *** as **********... * *** cost ******** *** *** get **** *** *** for."
  • "* *****'* **** **** for ***** ** ** fair, *** **** * did, ** *** ***-**** plastic *******, ** ******** only **** *** *** the ******** *******. *'* sure **** **** **** to ***** **** ****, so **** *** *** be * **** **********."

Mixed ***** ** *******

********** ***** ** **'* tech ******* **** **** mixed. ****, ********* ***** responding **********, **** **** support *** ****:

  • "******* ******** ******* *** been ****** ** ****. We **** *** * server **** **** *** repair **** * ****** ago. ** *** **** back ** ** *** first **** ***** * months *** ** *** still ***** *** **** thing *** ******** **. We **** ** **** and ** *** *** bee **** * ****** and ** ***** **** not *** ** ********...."
  • "** ******** ** * great ********. ***** **** support *** ****** *********** move **** ******* ***** though."
  • "***** ******* **** ****** good ********. ******* ***** to ** ********."
  • "**** ******* *** **** local *******."

***** ****** ********* **** they **** **** ******* or "*********":

  • "* **** **** **'* user ********. **** **** to ***** *** *******. Digital ******** **** ******* is **** *******."
  • "** *** **** *** a *** ***** ***********. The ******* ** *********."
  • "**-******** ******** ********, **** support, **** ***** ** product."
  • "******, ********, ************* **** support"

NDAA / *** **** ** *****

* *** *********** ********* Digital ********'* ****** ************* (instead ** *****) ***/****** ********* ********** *********:

  • "***** **** ***** ** very ***** ****. ********* if **** *********, ******* software, **** ** *** apps."
  • "** **** **** **** the ******, ******* *** reliability *** **** ****. The ******* *** *** made ** ***** ** the ***** ****** ** use ****."
  • "**** *** *** ** are ******* ******* **** are * *** **** supplier *** ***** ****"
  • "***** ** ** **** their ***'* ** **** were *********** *** ****** made ** ******* ** cheap *******. ***** ******* was ** ***** ***** was **** ****. ***** IP ***** ***** **** doesn't ***** ** ******* other ********* (**** ********* than *** *** *** offerings, *** ** ******* rich ** **** ******** as *** ****** *** gear)."
  • "* ***** ** *** done * ****** *** with ***** ******* *** brand *** *** ******** network. **** ***'* **** to ** ** ******* up ** *** ******* as **** ** *** other ******* ******* **** it ***** ** *******."
  • "*** **** ** *****"

*******

** *** ****, ** is ****-********** ** **** advantage ** ******* *** ** *****, Hikvision, *** *********, ***** ******* **** of ***** ***-**** ***********.

************, ** ******** ** very ****-********, **** * strong ********* ***** ** was ** *******' ***** entry **** *** ** market (*** ****, ***** to ****** ******** **** Wave).

*** *** ***** ** how **** ** ************* itself ****** *** *** OEMing *** ***** ** alternative ** ***** ********?

Comments (11)

** ** ***** * "Top *" *** ********. I've **** ******* **** the ******** *** ****** 10 ***** *** **'* minimally *** **** "******** Search" ****** ** *** market. **** ***** *******, you *** ***** "********" servers **** **** **** you **** ********* **** if/when *** ******* ****** goes *******. ************, *** use ** *** ** Cloud ***** **** ** the ******** ********** ***** when ** ***** ** deploying ******** *** ******** end-users **** ****'* "****-*****". No **** ******** ***** (Server/Port) ***********, ****** ******** your ******** ** **** email *******.

******* ******* ** ****** affordable "*********" ******* **** can ********* **** *** API *** *** **** steps ******* (*.*. ****-*********, Gender ******, *******, ***.).

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**** **** ** **** that *** ** ******** application ***** ** *** created ** ***** ** Digital ********. *** ******* is ******* *** ***** by ******* ***** ** NX *******, *** **** OEM's ** *** ** a *** ****** ********** who *** **** ******** to ****** *** ******* the *******. ** ** opinion, ***** ** ** experiences **** ******* ********'* support ** ** ********, they *** ***** ** abysmal *** ** **... I **** **** * am **** ****** ** understanding *** ** ******** and *** ****** **** arise **** ***** *** support ****. * **** them ******* ******* ** the **** *** **** pointing ******* ** ***** components **** ** ******* and ******* ** ***** the **** ***** ** the ******* **** ***** incompetence ** *** **** issue ** ****. * can *** **** **** certainty ** * **** had ** **** ************ and ******* ****** **** were ****** ** **** as "***** **********" **** actually ***** ** ***** a ******** ***** **** I ******** *** *** results **** ****.

*** **** ****** * don't ****** *** *** using ****** **** (******* relabeler) ** ******* * have ** **** ********* already ******** **** ******** that ******** *** ******** customers ***'* ** ******. (Although ** ******* ***** would ***** *** *** match ** ******* *****-** that ***** ** * wonderful *****...

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**#* - ***** *** feel **** ***.

** **** **** ********* in **** ******** ** are ****** ******* ** improve *** ******* *** train *** ***********. ** have ***** * ****** of ************, **** *** updated ********* ****** *** will ******** ** **** improvements.

* ******* ********** ** one ** *** ******* jobs ** *** ******** and * ****** **** target ** ***** ****** at.**********, ***** *** * number ** ****** **** a ******** ********** ******* to *** ***** **** behind **.

*** *** ******* - The ******* ** ******* and ***** ** ******* Optix ** ** ******* - *** * *** attest ** *** ******** in ***** *******. **** to **** ** ****:

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**** ******* ** ******* from ***, *** ** case * ** ***, have * ***** ***.

******,

*******

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** * *** ****** with ** *** ******** with *** ******* **** has **** ******* ! They **** **** **** responsive *** ********! * hope ** **** * long *** ********* ****** with ******* ******** ** come!

**:***** *** ***** ***** seeing **** ***** ** the *** *****, ******* I'm **** **, *** I ***** ***** *******, Nordman ** ****!

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***** *** *** *** kind *****. ** **** our ********* ** ******** Low ******* ******

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**, ** * “**-******” brand. *’* ********* **** still **** ** ****** to ********* ********* *** their *******. **’* **** building * ************ *******. When *** ******** *** and *** **** ** rebuild *** ** *** settings. ** *****, * cameras **** *** ** life, **** ** ******* support. ***** ** ** issue *** **** **** of *** *** ******* in *** *****.

********, ** ** * decent ******** ** **** clients **** **** ** point *** ***** ** a ***** ******. ****** there *** **** ****** solutions **** *** ** more *** *** **** and **** **** ****.

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****** ***** *** **** robust ********* **** *** do **** *** *** same *** **** **** cost.

***’* ** *** *** :)

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*’** ***** **** **** I’m **** ** ** R&D *** **...😉

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*’* **** ** *** a *****, ******...

** ***** ** “*”?

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**** * *** *** money, ***’** *** **** vowel.😅

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** ******** **** ********** on *** ** ******** software, * **** *** that **% ** ** issues **** ******** **** dealing **** ***** ******* team. **** *** **** trained *** **** * very **** ********* ******.

*** **** ***** *** DW ***** ** ** push ******* **** ********* analytics ******* (**** ** affordable) ** **** ******* new ********. **** *** recent "*******" ****, ***/******** clients **** ** ****** about * ***** ******** that *** ** ********* with *** ******** ***** recorders.

********/*******/********* **** **** *********. However, *** ******* "***" is *** ******** ****** to ****-******* *** ********.

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