Favorite VMS / NVR Manufacturers 2020

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 27, 2020

In 2018, a new winner emerged and a former top choice declined. Now, there is a new #1, a new top 5 finisher and 2 major VMSes in decline.

Our 2020 Favorite VMS results (from 200+ respondents) is the first to include a breakdown of responses from inside vs outside the US.

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******, * *** ****** emerged *** * ****** top ****** ********. ***, ***** ** a *** #*, * new *** * ******** and * ***** ***** in *******.

*** **** ******** *** results (**** ***+ ***********) is *** ***** ** include * ********* ** responses **** ****** ** outside *** **.

[********: ** **** ******** may ** **** *************. Any ****** ** *****, please ****** *******@****.***]

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Gainers - ********, ******* ***** *** *******

******** ****** ************* ** become *** ***** #* favorite ** *** ** while ******* ******** ** #2 **** ** *** outside *** ** ***** Network ***** (********* ****) vaulted **** ********* ** place ** ***-*.

Falling - ***** *** *********

***** **** *** ****, falling ** *** ****** of *** *** *, continuing * ***** ***** in *** **** *********, and ********* ************ ***** ************ ******* in ****. ***** ***** ******** a **** ****** ** favorable *********, **** **** received *** ****** **** negative *****.

********* *** #* ** 2018 *** ******* #* outside *** ** ** a ***** ******, *** fell ** *** ****** the **. **** ******** fewer ********* ********* **** Avigilon *** *******.

Avigilon # * ** ** / ****** ***************

******** ******** *** ******** number ** ********* *********, and **** *** ****** negative ********* ****** *** top * *****. ******** increased *** ******** ** negative ***** ** **** 6:1, ******** ** *:* in ****. *******, **** received *** ******** ******* of *** **, ***-***** of *********, *** **** of *******.

********** *** ****** **** 2018, ******** ********* ********* noted **** ** ***, good ********* ******* *** analytics ** *** ******* factors *** ***********.

  • "********. *********** *** *******. We **** ** *********, and * ***** *** more **** *************** ****** with ********* **** ********. This ** **** **** when ********* ******** **** other ************'* ******* (****, Sony, *******, ***)"
  • "********. ** *** *** most ** **** ** need **** **** *** vendor (***** *******, *******, software, *********, ****** *******) all ** *** ******* platform. **** ***** ** time ** ********, ******* with ******** *******, ******** multiple *********, *** **** us ** * ****** player **** ********"
  • "********. **** ** ***, great *******, ***** *** access ******* ***********, ******** Solutions *********** **** ******, LTE ******** *** ******** management, ******** *** ******* really **** *** ***** solution."
  • "* ****** ********. **** is ******* ** *** ease ** *** *** capability ** **** *********** self-deploy ****** **** ******* myself ** ******* *** expert ** **** ************."
  • "********. ***** ********* ** extremely *********. ******* **** how **** ** ** to ***, *** **** mostly ****** ***** ** it **** *******"
  • "******** *** *** **** the **** *** *** to **** *** *** users ** *****, ******** product *** ***** **** support"
  • "** *** ******** *** because ** ** **** user-friendly *** *** **** rock ***** *** ** over *** **** ** years ***** * *** minor ********"
  • "********, ** **** **** fully ********** *** ** end ********* **** ****** analytics."
  • "******** - **** ***** can ***** *** ******* and ****** *** *** customer"
  • "********. **** *******, **** looking ********. **** ******** configuration."
  • "******** ** ******/********* ********* fees. **** ** *** platform. "
  • "********. ******, **** ** use, **** ** ********, customers **** **."
  • "********, **** **** ***** technical ******* ********."
  • "******** *** ***, * find ** ***** *** easy ** ***."
  • "******** ******* ******* ***********"
  • "******** **** ********* *** used"
  • "********, **** ** ***."

#* ******* ******* - Enterprise *****

******* ****** ********* ** a *** *** *****, and ******** *** **** compared ** ****, ******* #2 ****** *** ******* of *** **.

********* ********** ********* ******** cited *******'* ********* ********, the ******* ** ***** camera ******, ******* ***** and ******, *** ***** enterprise/government *****:

  • "** ****** **** **** use *******. *** ******** of *** ******** *** larger ********** **** ************* we ** **** *** platform ******* ****** *** reasonably ******..... *** ***** even **** ** ***** if *** **** *****, access, ********* *** ** it **** ********* ******* seperate ******* *** ** integration ***** **** ** a ****"
  • "******* ** ** ******** provider. * **** **** it's ********* **** ******** and ** ***** **** when ***** **** ***** Synergis ****** *******. **** the **** ********* ** the **** ******* *** most ************"
  • "** ***** ** ** object, *******, **** ********, good *********** **** ***** access *******, ************* **** Softwarehouse, ***."
  • "*******; ******* ****** ** integration *** ****** ********* capability. ******* ***** ** customization ******** **** ** have ****"
  • "******* - ********** ******* from ***** ** **** support. *** ******* ***** make ** ****** ** scale ** *** *****."
  • "******* *** *** ****** installations ***** ** *** some ****** ******** **** as ****** *********** *** the ******* ** ******* multiple ******* ** *** cameras."
  • "******* *** ********** *****. Genetec ****** *** *** integration ******* ******* *** can ** ***** ** meet *** ******** ************."
  • "** ** **** ******* on ******** (***********) *******. Genetec ** * ***** platform **** ****** * wonderful ******* ********."
  • "******* **** ******** ******* Good ********* **** ********* Can ****** ***** # of *******"
  • "*******. ** ******** *** Client ******** ******* *** mapping, ****** *******."
  • "******* ***** **** ** the **** *** *** company *** **** **** far"
  • "******* - ******* **** interface *** ********** ***** software"
  • "******* ** ** ******** VMS **** ****** ***** on ******** *** ********."
  • "******* **********, *********** *** well *********"
  • "******* **** ******** *** easy ** ***"
  • "******* - ******* ********, Decent *******."
  • "*******. ***** *** ********** clients."
  • "*******, **** ************* ************ across *********"

********* - **** ************

********* ******* **** #* overall ** ****, *** remains #* ******* *** US *** *** **** for *** ** *** US.

********* ********** ********* ***** its **** ************ ****** support, ***** *******, *** extensive ******* ******** ** primary ******* *** ***** Milestone:

  • "********* - ******* ***** the **** *** ********, value *** *****, ****** support, **** ** ******, exceptional **** ************* *** some ********* ***-*** *** enhancements ******* *********."
  • "********* ******* **'* **** we ***. * ***** their ********* ** ******** and *** ********* ******."
  • "*********. *** *** ********** and ********** *********, ********* is * ********* *** worth *** $$."
  • "********* - ** ** feature **** & *** compete **** ******* *** long **** **** ** ownership ** **** "
  • "********* ***** **** ** list. ** ** ******** enough ** ** **** about ********** *** ***** has ********** ****** ******* for ***. *** ****** facing ************ **** ****."
  • "********* ******** ** * BCD ****** * *** scale *** ******** *** server ** **** *** customer ****"
  • "********* ************ ** ********** and **** *********. ******* Milestones ******** *** **** of *** ****."
  • "********* ********. ********, ********, easy ** *****, ****- and ****-******** *********."
  • "*********. *** ****** **** any ********** ****** *****. Support *** **** *********."
  • "********* ********: **** ****** , ************* **** ******** manufacturers"
  • "********* ***** *** ** vote *** ****. ** they ***** **** ******** the *********"
  • "*********, ****, ** **** used **** *** * long ****. ******** * solid ********"
  • "*********: *** ****** **** architecture **********"
  • "*********. ***** ***** **** flexible *** ******* ****."
  • "*********. *** ** **** with ******* ***** ** camera"
  • "********* ********* *** *** openness **** ***** *******"
  • "*********. ***** ******* *** solid *******."
  • "*********, *** ** **** provision ** ***********"
  • "********* ******* - **'* the ****"

*** ****** ******* ** not **** ** ***** why ********* ****. **** reasons **** *** ********:

  • ******* ***** ** ******* at ********* *** *****'* expense *** ***** *** want * ***** ****, easy ** *** ******.
  • ******** ********* ** ******* in ******** *** ********* and ******* ** ********** advanced ********.
  • ********* *** *** ******** particularly **** ** *** last *** *****, *.*.,********* *** ********.

******* - ******* ***** (and ****) - ****-********

******* ***** *** *** receive ****** ********* ** 2018 ** ** ****** but *** ******* ** the ***-* ******** ** 2020.

* *********** ****** ** favorable ********* ***** *** software's **** ** *** as *** ******* ****** for ********* ******* ***** (and ****):

  • "** ******** ******** * sweet **** *** **** clients ********* **% ** what *** **** ********* platforms *** ** ** roughly **** *** ****, allows *** ******** ******* compared **** ***** ******* after ****** **** **** China's ***** ***** ***** high *******. ** ********* or ***** **** ********** are *** ********, **** is *** ** ** platform"
  • "******* ******** ********. *** system ** **** ****-******** and ***** ********* ** fast ***** ***** ****** search. ********* *** ****** operate *** ******, **** what **** *** ******* for, *** **** *******.******* are ****** ***** **** this ******. **** ******* is **** *** ***** are ** ********* ******* for ******** *******."
  • "******* ******** ********. * think ** ** *** most ******** *** **** friendly *** *** *** price ** *** ******. I ***** *** ********* appreciate *** ******* **** of ********* ***** **** use. *** ******* ** perpetual ******* ****."
  • "******* *****/** ******** (**** product). ***** ****** ****. Cost *********,***** '**** *** buck', ***** **** *** end-user, ***** ********, ****, easy, ****** ****** ****** app"
  • "** ******** - **** friendly *** *** ******** while ******* **** * large ******* ** *******."
  • "****** **** - ******* system *** **********. ***** well **** *** ****** cameras ** **** ** use."
  • "******* ******** ********. **** VMS * **** **** in *****. **** ** deploy, ****** *** *** most ****-******** *** ***** is. ********** **** **."
  • "** *******. * **** on *****, ****** ********** platform ********** ******** *** easy ** *******, *******, maintain *** *******, **** great ***********."
  • "******* ******** **-********, **** to ***, ********, ** yearly *********** ****."
  • "** *** ** ****** interface *** *** ******** and ******** ***** ******* external ******** / *******"
  • "** ********, **'* *** easiest ****** *** *** end **** *** *** great ********."
  • "******** ** **** ** use *** ******. ********* like *** ********** ** the **."
  • "******* *****. **** ******** and **** *****"
  • "** ******** - **** of *** *** *** client."

***** - ******* *************

**** *** ********* *** slide *** *****, ****** it ***** ******** * significant ****** ** ********* responses, **** *********** ******** citing **** **** ************ with *****:

  • "***** *** ******** *** favorite ***** *** *********. The ******** ****'* *** near *** ***** ** feature ************ *** *** primary ********* ** *** Tyco ********* *** **** much **** ********** *******"
  • "*****. **** *********** ** factory ***** ******** *** easy ** *** ***. Better **** *** ****** standalone ***'* **** *** camera ****** *** *** as ********* ** ********** as ****** *** *** software"
  • "*** ******** ******* ************ I ****** *****. **'* very **** *** ********* staff *** ********* ** learn *** ** **** to ******* *** ******. "
  • "*****. * **** **** them *** * **** time *** * ** comfortable **** ****."
  • "***********, ** ** ****** to ******, *** *** of *** ******** *** is **** **** ********."
  • "*****, **** ******** *** reliable **** ** **** towards *****."
  • "*****, ******* * **** sold ** **** ** them."
  • "***** ***** *** *** edge. **** **** ** use *** ****** ******"
  • "***** ** **** ** have **** *** ********* for *****"
  • "***** *** - ** have **** ***** **** for * *****."
  • "***** **** ***** **** since * ****** ****"
  • "***********. **** ******* **** camera *******."

*******, **** ******** **** negatives, ********** * ****** theme ** ********* *******:

  • "*****. ********* *** *** existing ***** ******* ** something *********. ***** ****** app ** ********** *** customers *** **** ********** with ** *** ******* consistently. **** ** ************ for * ****** **** annual '***********' **** *** being **** **. **** support ** ********* *** condescending. * ***** ****** talk ** ** ******** call ******."
  • "***** ******* *** ******* quality ********* ** *********** after ***** ***********. ** have ******* **** ****** NVRs **** ***** *** disconnected ******** **********. *** vendors *** *********** ********** with *** *******. *** reps *** **** ** respond *** ****. **** support ***** * ******** long ****."
  • "*****, **** *** ******* renewal *** ***** *** license ********** ***. *** bounced ****** ***** *** tyco *ê* ******* ******** gave **. *** ******* to **** ** *********"
  • "*****. ****** *******. ******* told ** ** ******* the ******* ***** ** did. ******* *****. **** the **** ** ***** for ******. ***** ******* 4 ***** *** ****** we *********** *** ******* and ** ******* *****"
  • "*****. **** ** ******* support ** ***** ****** models. ********* ***** ******** to ******** ******* ********** software *******. ******** ********* is *******."
  • "*****. **** * *** experience **** ********* *** support *********"
  • "*****, ******** *******. ****** to *** ** *** is **** ******* *****."

** ****** ** ***** integrator ********** **** ****** in ****:***** ************ ******* ****. ** *****'* ******, they **** **** ****** material ***** ******** (*.*.,***** ****** ***** ****** Tested) *** ** *** that ** *** ****** to ****** *** ********** of ***** * ****/*** subsidiary *** *** ******** problems **** ************* *******.

*** *** ***** *** to ******* **** ******* launching **** ****.

******* - **** **************

**** ***** / ***** VMS ******** ** ******, there ** *** ********* for ******* ****** ***** the ********. *** ******* Optix *** ***** **** continue ** **** **? Can ***** ****** *** competitiveness? **** **** ********* do **** *******? **** new ******** **** ** using *** ***** ** a **************?

Comments (27)

*** **** ** * gentle ********, *****... ****** is *** ****** *** source *** ******* ***** OEM -- *** *** WAVE *** ** ****!

(‘*********** ************ *’ ** a ****** ******* ********... duh)

***** ***** **** * number ** ******* "******" responses, ** ******* *** integrators *** ** *** handful **** *********, **** indicated **** **** ***** Hanwha **** *** **** not ***** **** ** had *** ***** **** yet. ******* ******** *** significantly **** ******** **** Wave ***** *** ***+ integrators.

*** ***** *** ****** for ******** ** *** polls? ** ** ***** not *********?

******** ******** * ****** favorable *******, *** ******* was *** ******** **** factoring ** ******** ********

*** ***** ******** ******** in *** ******** ********?

**** **********, **'** * platinum *******. ***** ** didn't **** ******* ****** over *** ****** *********, I'm ****** ** **** an **** ****. *** users **** ****** ***** the *********. *** *** and ****** **** ***** have **** ******. *** recorder ******* ***** **** getting **** **, *** we ****'* ***** ******** fancy. **** ******* ** really *******, *** ******* manager *** **** **** over ********* *** **, and ****'** *********** ******* of *** ******* ********.

*'* ** ******* ** see **** ***** ****** are ******. ***** **'** missing ********* :)

*'* * ****-**** ********* end **** ** ******** and * ***** **** everything *** ****. * have ** ****** **** the ******* *** ** continually ******** **** **** release. * **** ***** sales **** *** ***** tech *******. **** ****** by ******* **** *** drop *************** *********** *** made * *** ***** changes **** ***** **** irritated ****. *'* ***** using ******** *** ***, everyday.

*'* ** ******* ** see **** ***** ****** are ******. ***** **'** missing ********* :)

*'** **** ****** **** the ******* ********* ** Ocularis/Seetec * *** ****** back ** * ~*** camera **** ********** **** the ****** ********* *******. Overall, * ***'* ***** it ******** * ** **** that ******* *** ***** helpful *********** * *** no ******** *** **** had ** ****** ** support **. * ******** their ******* ** *********** be ***-******** *** ** the ******* ******* ** Cognify. ******* *** ******* the ******** ** ****.

*** ******* ****** ***** clunky **** *** ******** applications ********* ** *** a ****** **, *********, configured *** ****** *********, etc. *******, *** **** complaint ***** ** ******** at ******* ***** *** including ******* *** ********* to * ****** ******. Overall ** ***** **** how *** **** ********** with **** ** ****... very ***********. * ******* once *** *** ** expert ** ** ***** are ** **** ********.

* *** ** ************* issues ** *** ***** usual ********.

****, **** *** *** 200+ ***********, ** *** know **** ********** *** new ** **** ****** the **** **** ** 2018? *** *** **** majority *** **** *********** who **** ******** ** 2018 *** ****'** ******** VMS ********, ** *** 50% *** ** *** survey *** ****'* *** the ****** ******* *** different?

** ** *** ***** year ** **** *********. We ****** *** ************ and ****** ***** **** shown ** ** ****** consistent ** *** **** few *****.

****, ** ******** *** results ** *************** ************ ********* **** ** *** analysis *** *** *********** potential ********.

** ** *** ***** that *** **** ******** of *********** ***** ****** VMS ******** ** * reasonable **********, ** **** if **% *** *** to *** ****** **** does *** ***** **** 50% ***** ****** ********** different *****. ************, ** we *** *** *** new ****** ******, ** would ** ********* ****** by **** ****** *** have **** ** *** industry *** *****.

*** *** **** *** show ** ** *** responses? **** **** * can **** **** ** trying ** ****** * stealthed ******** ***** - supporting ***** ******* *** ONVIF **** *** ***. For ****** *** / more ********** *********** **** still ****** ** ***** VMS **** ********* ** Genetec.

**** ** ****** ** pursue * ********* ******** model - ********** ***** cameras *** ***** ****

**** ****** *** * years *** (*** ****). ***** **** **** vacillate ***** *** *** strategy, *** ******* **** the ***** ** ********** that ******** *** ***, from **** * **** seen, ** *** ******** up.

*'** ***** ** **** to ****** ** *** responses *** ****.

***** **** **** ********* about *** *** ********, its ******* **** *** level ** ********** **** Avigilon *** ***, **** what * **** ****, is *** ******** **.

**** **** ** ****** difficulty **** **** ***** the "****" ****** ************ that ** ********* ***** most *** ***** **** trying ** **** * semi-closed *****-**** ***. * cannot ***** **** *** testing *** ******. *** Milestone/Axis/Canon ************ ** *** though.

*** *********/****/***** ************ ** odd ******.

******. ** **** ** 5 ***** **** ***** since***** ******** ****. **** ***** *** independently **** ********* *** Briefcam.

*** *******, ******, ** that ********* ***** '******' manufacturer ***** *** *** VMS / *********. **** has ************ **** *** of *** ***** ********** of *** ****** ************* selling ***** *** ***.

*** ********* **** *** but ***** ****** ****** is * '******' ************ that ** ******* ******** a *** ********** ** partners **** ***** *** Milestone.

****** ****** ****. ** highly ***** *** ***** not ** ***** ** are ***** ******* *** great *** ************. * personally ****** **** ********* and ******* ** ****** strategy ***** **** *** we **** **** ** millions ** ******* ** projects ********. *** **** majority ** ** ******** primarily *** * ***** VMS **** ****** ******* and * ******** **** as * **** ****** option ** ***-**** *** is ******, ***** ** 3rd ***** ***********, *** can't ******* ********* **** in ***** ******. * completely ******** **** **** statement **** ** *** quickly ******** * ********** to *********** *** *********. Wave ** ****** * tool ** **** **** cameras. **** ** ** field ***** ***** *** close ** ******* *** targets ** ** ************ on ******* ****. ** are **** **** ********** engaging *** *** ******** and ******** ***** ******** together.

* ********** ******** **** your ********* **** ** are ******* ******** * competitor ** *********** *** companies.

*****, *** * ***'* see *** ** ******'* be. ** ****/************ ** a ******, **** ** use *** *********** ******* where *** ** **** is ****** *** **** back ***** (* ***** they'd **** ********* ** your ********* ***** *** party ************), ****'* ******** 90% ** ***** ************ oppurtunities. * ***** *** market *** **** **** initially ******** ** "******* features", *** *** * more ******** ******** **** if ****** **** ** determine ** **** **** or **** **** **** any ************ ****** *** basics. *** **'* ***** applications **** **** **** the ***** ********* ***** NetworkOptix/Wave **** ** * competitor ** *** *** big *******.

**** ******** * ******* amount ** ********* *********, primarily *** ****** ******* with ** ******** ******** of *********. *********** ****** noted * ********** *** an ***-**-*** **** ******** as ***** ****** *** using ****** *******.

***** ** **** ****** into *** **** ********, life ** **** ****** with ***********.

** ** ****'* *** BCDVideo ** ***** **** had ** **** *** replacement ******* *** ***** due ** ***** ***** and ******** ****** ** the *-******. **** ** did *** ****** **** May, ** ****** **** competitive ***** ****, **** wise *** * ***'* have ** ***** ***** dealing **** ***** **** support ** ******** ******.

*** **** *** ****** can *** ***** ********* is * ****. **'* literally *** ****** ** their ****** ** ******* once ***'** ****** ** order. ** ***'* **** with ***** **** ******* often, ** ** ****** provide *** *** ******* and **** ******* ***** server ******** ** **.

*** **** **** ** easy ( * ******). The **** *** ** getting ** **** ****** license ************ *** ***** to ** *** ***** part *** *****. * have ******** ** ****+ licences *** *** **** time * *** * subscription ******, ***** **** many **** **** ***** have * ****** **** to *** ******* *******, and *** **** ***** and *** *** ***** gotten ******** **** ****.

**** ****** ** *** well *** **** ** you *** ****** **** too * **** ****** popularity ******* *** ** does ******* *** ***** of ** ****** ** find *** ******* ******* for *** *****.

*** ****** **** *** will ** * **** world **** ** ********** on *** ***** *****?

**** ***** ** *** more ****** ** ** and **** ****** **** who ****** **** ** how **** ** *** to ******* *** ***** one *** *** ********* screens.

**** ******* *** ***** of ** ****** ** find *** ******* ******* for *** *****.

*****, ** ** ********* comparison ******* ** *****. For *******, **** ** currently ******* ** * VMS ****** ********. ** you *** ****** **** ********** ******** - ********, *****, *****, Genetec, *********, *********, ******* Optix***** ****** *** ******** - ********, *****, *****, Genetec, *********, ************** ****** ******** - Avigilon, *****, *****, *******, Hikvision, *********, ***.

**** ****** *********** *** technical ********* ** **** trends ** **** ** being ******* *** **** is *********.

** *** ** **** to ****** *** *********** Qognify ** *** ****** to **** ** ** this **** *****... *** of *** *** ****** either. **'* *** ***** you *** ********* **** was **** **** *** top **** ** *** as ** *** **** be *******, **** ************ appear *****.

*****. * ********** ***** you *** ****** ****, but ********** *** * basis *** ***********. ****** high ******, *** ***** in ********* *** ***********. Integrators *** *** ********* general **** "**** ** installation" ** "********* ******", but ***** ****** **** something **** *** ***** down. *** ***** ******** tend ** ******* ** advertised, **** **** ** virtual ************, **** **** friendly **********, *** ********* satisfy *** *** ***** needs. ** **** ****'*, integrators ******'* ** ********** them ** *** ***** place ** ** **** to **** *** ***** tangibles *** *********** **** make **** ********* **** their ***********. ** * think ** ** * safe **********, **** *** are ******* ***** *** top **** (**** ** Genetec, ********, *********), **** the ******** **** **** work **** *** ** advertised (*** *** **** part). **** **** *** access *******. **** ******** each ***** ** ******** from **** ** ****, so *** *********** **** integrators ** ***** ******** comes **** ** ******* (pre-sales/technical/post ***** ***********, ***.), reliability, **** ** ************, sales ******* **********, *** the ****.

*** ***** ******* *** a *******?

*** ***** ******* *** a *******?

******* ****** **** **** acknowledged ** ******.

***** *** * ****** favorite "*********" *******, *** they *** *** ******* Video *******.

***** ******* *** ********* minimally ** *** ** the ***** ***** ******* installed *** *** *** their ********.

(******) :)

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