20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Feb 28, 2017

20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, overpriced, or mistrusted.

Organizations covered:

Notes:

  • These results, as with all IPVM research, may NOT be used promotionally, as it violates our terms of service and is against our fundamental philosophy of independence and research, not marketing.
  • These organizations were chosen based on our statistics of what our global membership base is most interested in having reviewed. If your company or your partner is not listed here, it does not imply they are bad (or good). It simply means in our analysis not enough of our members are interested or know who your company is.

Inside, we share:

  • Net Favorability Results Ranked
  • Asian Manufacturers Results Ranked
  • North American Manufacturers Results Ranked
  • VMS Rankings
  • All 20 manufacturers ranking breakouts with analysis
  • Alphabetical Ranking Chart

Overall Rankings

The following chart shows the overall net favorability (positive votes - negative votes) for each organization in our favorability series, we also provide a summary of each company below.

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Arecont *******

******* ************ *********** *** ****** ** *** ******, **** ******* ******* *** reliability ****** *** ******* ****** *** ***** *** ****.

Avigilon *******

******** ************ *********** *********** ***** ********'* **** ******* *** *********** ** ***** video ********, *** *** **** ***** **** *******, *** *** access ******* ****.

Axis *******

**** ************ ************* **** ** *** **** ************ **** * *** ******** rating ***** **%, *********** ***** ****' ****** ******* ********* *** quality, *** ****' ***** ********/********* **** ********* ******* ** ****** negatively.

Bosch *******

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Cisco *******

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Dahua *******

***** ************ ************* *************/***** ******, **** ******* *** ******* ******** *** ** Dahua's ***-******** ******.

Exacq *******

***** ************ ********** ****** *** *** *********** *** ****-************* ** *** ********, but ******** **** ********* ** ****, *** **** ***** ****** of *** *******.

FLIR *******

**** ************ *********** **** *******, **** **** *********** ****** ** ****** ********** with ****'* ********, ***** **** *** ***** *** ******* ******* good, *** *** ***-*** ******** ** **************** *** ****.

Genetec *******

******* ************ ************* *** ******* ** ****** ** ******** *******, *** *** expensive *** **** ************.

Hanwha *******

****** ************ ************** *** ******** ****** **** ** *** ******* ***** *** on *** *******, ****** ******* ******** ****** **** *** ******** are ********** * **** ***** *** *** *****.

Hikvision *******

********* ************ ************* ****** ********** *********, **** ********** ******** *** ***** *** quality, *** ****** ****** ********* ***** *** ******* ********** ****.

Honeywell *******

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Lenel *******

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Milestone *******

********* ************ *********** *** ******* **** ***** *** *** ********* *** ********** of *** ********, ****** **** *********** **** ** *** ****** too ****, **** ********** ** ** ** * *********** ********.

OnSSI *******

***** ************ ************ *** ***** **** ********* *** **** ******* ** *** reasons *** *** ******* ******** ***** *** *** ******* ** the *******.

ONVIF *******

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Panasonic *******

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Pelco *******

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Sony *******

**** ************ *********** *** ******* *** **** ***** *******, *** * ******* lineup *** **** ******.

Vivotek *******

******* ************ *********** ******* **** *******, ******* *********** *** ** *********** **** Vivotek, *** ***** **** *** **** *** ******** **** ****** mid ** ***-*** ********* ******* ***** ***************.

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Comments (23)

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