Favorite VMS/NVR Manufacturers 2022

By IPVM Team, Published Feb 07, 2022, 09:28am EST (Info+)

2022 has a new #1 in this category from a company that is far well less known than competitors who historically have won.

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We received votes and detailed integrator commentary from 277 responses (66% USA, 34% outside the USA) on both their favorite and worst manufacturers. We netted out the results (i.e., favorite minus worst votes) to see which companies are truly the most popular.

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Executive *******

**** *** *** *** ******** **** the ********:

  • ******* ***** *** **** ***:********, ********* *** *** **** ** Spectrum *** ****** **** *** ****** 25% **** *** ******** ***** **** Milestone, *** **** ******* ***. ******* were ********** ****** *** ***** ***** among ***** ********** system *** ** *** **, *** weaker ***** *********** ******* *** ** and ********** **** ******* *** ******.
  • ********* *** ******** **** *********** **** for ***. ********* *** **** ******* outside ** *** ** **** ********, though *** ******* *** **** ** the **. ******** ******* #* ** ****************** *** #* ** ****.
  • ******* *** #* *******, ****** **** noticeably ***** *** ******** ***** **** Avigilon ** *********. ******* *** ******** in *** ** *** ***** *********** installing ****** *******, ** ******* *** increasingly ****** ********** ******* *** ****** chosen ** **** ****** ************.
  • ***** ******** ** *** ****** ** the *** * *** ** **** higher ******** ***** **** ***** *** VMSes, *** *** **** ********* ***** Tyco / *** ******** **, ********* #* **** ** ****.

Top *** ******* **** - ******* ***** *** **** #*

******* ***** *** ***** **** ** Spectrum *** ****** **** ****** ************* in *** ****** **********. ***** ******* combined *** ******** ***** **** ****** 25% ****** **** ********* *** ******** who **** *** ******.

***** ******* *** ********** ******* ***** that *** **** **** *********** **** already ** ******** *** * ******, on *******, **** ******* ***** *** founded ** ****.

*********** **** ******** ***** *** **********, ease ** ***, *** ***** *********** in ***** *********:

  • "* **** *** ** ******* ****, because **** *** **** ********, ******** once, *** **** **** **** ********. Also **** *** ** *** ********** level ******** ***** **** ** ** extra **** **** ********, ****** *******, and *** ***** *********."
  • "** ******** (**** *** ********) ******* it ** * ***-**** ******* ********, the ******** ** ******* ****, *** software ** **** ** ***, *** the ******** ** ***** ******** ***********."
  • "** ******* *** **’* ****. **** simple ** ***** *******. ***** ****** search ***** ***** **** *** ** an ********* *** ** ****** ***** when ********* ****’* *********. ***** **** almost *** ******* ********* ****** ** NVR."
  • "** *******. ** **** ***** ****** well *** ** ***** *** **** friendly. ** *** *** *** ******* you *** *** **."
  • "******* *****: **** ***** ****, ****** to *** *** **** *** *********. A *** ** *********** ********"
  • "******* ******** ********/****** ****. **** *** competitively ******, ***** *** ************ ** need, ********* **** ** ****** *** super **** ********."
  • "** *******. **** ** *** **, easy ** ***, ********* **** *** licensing ***********."
  • "** ********/******* ***** ** * ****. We ***** ****** ***** *** ********* and *** ********** ***, *** ******** really ***** *** *****/*********** ****** *** is ** ** ******* *** ******* VMS ****** ** * ****."
  • "***** / *** ***** - ******* Wave ********* ********* ******** ******* *** clean ***********. *** ***** **** ** clean *** *************** ** ***. **** remote ****** *** ******* ** ****. The '*** ****' ********* ***** ** more ********* *** *** *****/*** ******."
  • "****** ******* *** - **** ******* of **** ** *** *** ********** in ******. **** ****** **** ****** need *** ******** ******** ******** ** law ***********, ********, ***. ***, ***. But * ***'* **** ** **** vertical."
  • "** ********, *** ****** ** ********* easy ** ***. ** *** **** train * ****** ** ** * power **** ** ***** ** *******. For ***** *** ****** ********** **** are **** ************* ******. ** ******* build *** *** ******* *** **** do **** * ****** ****** **** server **** ** *** *** ***** deployments."
  • "******* ********. ***** ******** ** ** very ***-**** ********. *** ** ***** feature ***** *** ****** **** **** to *** ****** *** ****** ******. We **** **** *** *********** ** this ********"
  • "******* ******** (**) ** ** ********. End-user ***** ** **** **** ** use, *** ***** ****** ****** ****** seal-the-deal. ***-***** **** **. ** **, too. **'* **** **** ** ****** on *** *******, *** ********."
  • "******* **** (******* *****) **** ****** app *** ***** ****** *** ****** to ***** ****** *********** (** ******* to ***)"
  • "****** ** *** ****** ******** ******* it ***** *** * *** ** powerful ******** *** ** ***'* ** costs *** *******."
  • "****** ****. ** ** * ***** platform. ****** *** ******, **** ****** and ** **** **** ********."
  • "** ******** - ********** ****** *** good *********** *** * ******** ** our *********."
  • "****** ****, * ** * ****** partner *** ****** **** ** *** its **** *********."
  • "******. ** ** **** ** ****** and ***** **** ** ******."
  • "** *******. **************** *** ********* ** right ***** ******"
  • "**-********, ******** *** **** ** ***."
  • "** ********/ ** *******"

#2 - *********: **** ************

****** ** ** #* ************, **** *** ********* ******* ****** from ******* *** **, ***** ** was #*, ****** ** *** #* behind ******** *** ******* ****** *** US.

*********** **** ********** ***** ***** ***** integration ** ** ******* *** ***** third-party ******* *** *********** ** ********* versions ** **** ******* ************.

  • "*********. **** ****** **** **** *** seem ** **** ** *** ******** leader **** ***** ******** ******** ********* to **** *** ****** *** **** to ********* **** **** ****** ****** and *** ***** ********."
  • "********* **** ****** ** *********** *** 3rd ***** ******* ** **** * variety ** ************. ***** ** '***** the **** ********' **** *** ******* IT *********** **** *** ***** ********* with *** ******** ** ******* ******* and ** *********** ** ****** ** the ***********. *** ***** ** **** complex ******** ** ******** *** **********. I ** *** **** *** *** user *** ************ ********* *******, **'* clunky *** ******** * **** ****** of ********. **** ****** *** ***** users *** **** *** ******** *********."
  • "****** * ******** ******* * ** familiar **** **** **** ***. ** only *** *********: *. ** ****** not ** **** ** **** **** than *** *. ** ***** **** VMS ***** *** *** ****'* ********* so ** ***** ********* ******** **** the *** ************* ***** ***** *** going ** **** *********, *** ******* they *** ** *-****** **** ******* which ******* ** ** *** **** on ******* **** ** ** ******** cost. **'** **** ***** ** *** with *** ********* ** *** ************** about ** ****** *** **** *** lack ** ****** *********** ******* **** cameras *** *** *********."
  • "********* *** ** ** ******** **** flexibility ***** ********* ****** *** ***********, although *** ****** ****** **** ************ can ** ******** ****** ** *** versatility. *** ***** *** ********* *** also *** **** *********, ***** ** an ********* ** ******** **** ** not **** ********* *** ******* *****."
  • "*********, **** *** *******/*************/********* *** ****. How **** ** *** **** **** running **** ****** ** * ****. Also *** ******* *** ***** ****** is *******. ******* ******* **** ******* cameras *** ******* *****."
  • "********* *** ** ************* **** ** many ******** ** *** ******. *********, as * ***** ******** ******, **** is *** ** **"
  • "** **** ** ** *******, *** still ** ** * ***** ******, but *** ***** ***** * ****** like *********. ***** ******* ** *****, product ** **** ** ***, *** it *** **** ** ************ **** third ******* ***** ** *******. *** they *** **** ******** ******** ** it, **'* *****."
  • "********* *******. ********* *********** *** ***** point. **** ****** **** ******* *** virtually *** ****** ***** *** ***** third-party ********. **** ********* ** * helpful ****. ****, ***** *********** ******* Milestone **** ***** *** **** ******."
  • "********* ** *** * **** **** base *** ** **** ******. *** ability ** ******* ******* ** *****. But **** **** ***** ******** *** only ********* ** ****** ******** ** not ****."
  • "********* - ******** ******** **** *** meet **** ************ **** *****, ********, to **********."
  • "*********, ** *** ******** ** **** flexible *** **** ** ********* ** other ******** *********"
  • "********* ** *** *** **** **** x ******* ************, *** * **** range ** ************"
  • "********* *******. ********** ***-***** ******* *** tech *******. **** ** *** ***** client, **** ** ******** ********"
  • "*********. **** ************* **** **********. ****** preference."
  • "********* ******** *** ****** ***** ** options *** ****** ************ ** * am **** ** ****** ******** ******* if ********. ***'* *** ******** ** BCDVideo."
  • "*********, ******* ** *** *** ****** have **** ********* *******."
  • "*********. ***** ** ********** *** ******* is ***********."
  • "********* *** ** ***** *** ***** support"

#2 - ********: **** ** ***, ***-**-***, *********

******** **** *** ******, **** *********, though **** **** #* **** ** the ** (****** **) *** ********* (behind *********). ******* *** ******** *** strongest ***** *********** ********** ******* ******* of ******* *** ******* (*-** *** 17-32).

*********** ***** ***** *** ******* *** choosing ********, **** **** ******** ***** UI *** **** ** ***:

  • "*****, ********. ***** **** ********* ** quite ******** *** *********. **** ***/**** have ******** **** ** ***** ******* and **** *** *** ***** ** get ********** **."
  • "********, ****** ******* ** *** ** the ***'* *'** **** **'* *** most ********* *** **** ********. *** bad **** *** ******* ******."
  • "* ****** **** ******** *** *** (generally) **** **** ********** *** **** maintains ****** ***** ********."
  • "******** - *** *** ***** ***** support ** *********. ***** ******* ** also *********"
  • "********, **** **** ****** ******** ********** they ***** ******* ********* *******."
  • "******** ***, *****, ****** *******, ********* and **** ********."
  • "******** *** (******** *********) **** ** use ** **** ******** *** *******"
  • "********. ******, ********, *** *** ***** expensive. *** ********** *** ****."
  • "******** - ******* ******* *** **** tech *******"
  • "********, * **** ** **** *** the ******** ** **** ** ***."
  • "********, ******* ***** **** **** **** started ** *** ***** ***** *****."
  • "******** ** **** ********* *** ***** user *********."
  • "********....***** ******* **** ** **** ** install *** *******."
  • "******** **** ** ***"

***** ****** ********* *** ***-**-*** ******** of ******** ** * "*** **** shop":

  • "********. ********* ******** *** **** ******** cameras ** *** **** **** ********. You ***'* **** ** ***** ***** firmware ******* ******* ******** *** *******, Avigilon **** *****."
  • "*** ******* **** * ****** ****** Avigilon **** **** ******** ******* **** superb. **** ****** ** **** ***** after **********."
  • "********. *** **** ********. **** ** use ** *** *** - **** for * ***** *** ** *** and ******* ** * ******."
  • "******** *** *** ******* ** ****** a ****** ************ *** ** *** to ****** *** ****** ***** ******** and *** ********* **** *** **** of ***."
  • "******** ** **** *** * *** stop ****."

*******, ******* ***** ********'* ********* ************* ******** *********:

  • "******** *** *** ******* ** *** analytics *** **** *** ** *** customer, ** ** **** ** *** them *****."
  • "********. **** ** *** ******* ********. You *** **** *** "********** ******" when ***** *** ******** ****."
  • "********. ******** **'* *** ***********, ****** the ******* ** **** ********* **** an ****** ****** ***** * *** replace ** ***** *** ******** **** whole ** *** **** ** *** installation."

#4 - *******: ******* *** ********

*********** ** ** #* *******, ****** they **** #* ** *** **, below ******** *** ***** *********. ******* the ** **** **** **** *** #4 **** *****, **** **** ****** support. ******* *** **** ******* ** those *********** ********** ****** ****** ******, over ** ******* *** ******.

*********** **** ******** ******* *******'* *******, broad ******* ***, *** ******* *****/******/***.

  • "*******. ******* ******* *******. ** * need ** *** ** *****? ******** T1 **** ** *** ** *******. I **** *** ** **** ** another **** ******* ***** **** ** as ************* ** ***** ******** ** Genetec. ******* ***** ****** ** ***** enterprise ****, **** **** ******** ********* packages **** ** *** ********* **** that **** **** *********** **** ***** commercial ******* ********."
  • "*******. ***** *******, ****** *** ******* access ******* ****** ****** *********** *'** seen. ****** ******* **'* *** ** one *******, ** **** ** ******* two ********* *******."
  • "***** ** * ****** ******* ** the **** ** *** *****. ***** features *** *********** ******* *** *********. Easy ********** *** * ******* ** add-ons ***** **** ** ********** ****** than * ********, *** *** *** user."
  • "*******. ** *** ** ** **** with **** ****** *** **** ******* an ********** ******** **** ****** *******, license ***** *******, *** ********** ********* system ** ******."
  • "*******. **** *********** **** ****** *******, ALPR, ********* *** ********* ******* (***** and *********)."
  • "*******. **** ******** *******. *** *** everybody *** ** ** ** * good *** ** **** ** ******* it."
  • "*******. ** ** ****** ********** **** various *********, *** ****** ********. ******* has ********* ********* *** ****** ***** haven't **** ******* ** ***."
  • "** ******* *** *******. **** ******* the ***** ** ************** ****** *** enterprise *********."
  • "*******. *** ******* ******** ****** ******** offer * ***** **** ** *********** and ************* ** ** ************ ***** and ******** ************ ******."
  • "******* - *** **** ******** ** the ****** *************** ****** **** *** best **** ******* **** ** *** biz"
  • "*******, ******* ******* ***** *** **** in ***** ** ************."
  • "******* ** ***, **** ********** *** very ************."
  • "*******, *********** ** ******* **** ******** Center *** ******** *** ** *** box. ************ **** ** *******"

**** *** *********** ***** **** ** use ** ** ********* *** *******, as ** ** *********** *******:

  • "*******. ******* *** ******** ****** *******, easy ** *** **, *** ****-******** GUI."
  • "*******, ***** ** * **** ******* between ****** ** ******** *** **** of ***."

**** *** ********** ********** *** ***** referring ** ******* ** "* ****** much":

"* **** ******* *** *** ******* feature ******* *** ** ** * little **** *** **** *****."

Exacq

***** ******** ** * ******* *** place, **** * **** *** ******** score *** ** * ******* ****** of ******** *********, **** ** ******** segment *** ******* ********* ****** *** outside *** **.

***** ******** ***** ** ***** ******** had **** ********* ******** **** ***** VMSes. ***** **** **** ** *** simply "*******" ** "****" ***/** **** they *** **** ***** **** *** years:

  • "*****. **'** **** ***** **** *** years, *** ******* ***** **** **** support, *** *****, ******* *** **** of *** ***** **** **** *****. The **** **** **'** **** **** Genetec **** **** *** ******* ***** us *** **** ***** ** ** use *** *******."
  • "***** ********* **** ** *** ******* set *** ******* *** ** *****"
  • "***********. ** **** **** ****** ******* Exacqvision ***** **** **** ** ******** from ***** ********."
  • "*********** ** *** ** *** *** best *** ******* ** *** ** my *******."
  • "***** - **** *** *** ***** systems, **** ** ***, **** ** deploy. *** *** **/*** **** **** the ************"
  • "*********** ** *** ** *** ******** VMS's ** ******* *** ** *** ease ** *** *** ***********."
  • "***********. *** ******** ** ******, **** to *** *** ***** *** *****, and ******** *** *********** ** **** to ****, ********** ******."
  • "*********** - **** ** *** *** works **** *** ******** ** ******* out ***** (***)"
  • "***** ** ***** ** ********, ** just *****, ** **** ** ********* and *** ***** *** **. *** it ***'* ***** *** **** ** Enterprise."
  • "** ******** ** ***********. **’* **** user ******** *** ***** ** ****** for *** ******** ** ***."
  • "*****, **** **** ************ **** ********* and *******."

****** **** **** *** *** *********** was * ********:

  • "*****. ******** ******** ** ****** ***** since *** ****** ****. ***** ***** servers *** * ****** *****, **** easy ** *** *** *******, **** selection ** ****** **************, ********** ****** and **** **** ******* ****** *** DSC ********* *******."
  • "***********- ********** ******* *** **** ** use *** ******** ****** *******: ****- don't **** **** ** ** ***** by **."

********

** **** * **** ******* ******* upcoming - (*) ***** ***/**** *** (2) ******** ***** *********.

Outlook - ***** ******

***** ***** ********* (**** ** ***** Eye *** *******) *** ******* ********* in **** ********, ** ****** ***** to ************ ****** * **** ********* in *** ********* ** *** / NVRs *** **** ** * ******** between **** ** * ***** *** a ***/***.

Comments (18)

***……….. ** **** *** *******’* **** VMS???

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*** ****** ****** **** **?

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***** **** *** ******** ***** *** Vivotek's ****. **** **** **** **** integrators ***** ******** ******* **** **** Vivotek.

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***** ******** ***** ****** ****** *** a **-****** ***. *** ** **** sleek *** *****.

** ***'* **** *** **** ******* deployed *** *******, *** * *** up * **** ****** ** *** office * ****** ***** *** *** was ********* **** * ****'* **** it ** ***.

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**’** **** **** *** *****. **** things ** **** ***** **. ******** are ******** ***** ********* **** * lot **** **** ******** ***** *-* years. ******** *** *** ******. * NVR *** ** * ****** **** like * ******. *** *** ** to ** ******* **** ****** ******* to *** *** ******** ********** ** your ***** *******. ****’* **** ***** that ** *** *** ***** ***** NVR’s ****** ****** *** ********. ** if *** ***** *** **** ***’* then ****’* *,*** ******* ** **** before *** *** *** * ****** license.

**** *** ** ****** ****** *** we *****’* *** ****** **** ******** that ** *** ********* ** ***. We ***’* ** * *** ** Paxton ****** *** ** *** **** to ********* ****** **** ****** ***** integrates **** **** ** ****.

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***********, *** ***** **** ******* * couple ** ***** *** **** **** be **** ** *** *** * let ***** ****** *.

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* ********:-)

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*** ******* ****** ***** *** '********' button ** *** *********** **** ******* who *** ********* *** ***** **** possibly ******* ********* ** **** *****? Classic!

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********** ** *** **** ** *** early **** ******** ***/*** ****, **** weren’t **** *********. *** **** **** rocketed ** ** #*.

** **** **** *********/******* * *** of *** ***** ***** **** ** WAVE. *** ***** *** **** ** use *** ****** ******** *** ****** app ***** ***** *** *** *****.

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**,

** **** *** ** ******* ****** for ************ ** ****** *** ***** ago, ****** ** **** ******* (*********).

*'* ** ***** ** *** ** on *** * **** **** !

* *** *** **** ** **** this ****... ********* ****** ***** ***** Nx ** *** *** **** ****** technical *******, **** *** ***** *****, even ******* ********* ****** *** *** some ******** !

* ***'* **** ** *** ***** upcoming ******* *.* !

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*** ****** **? ******** ******** *** number *.

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******** *** ********* **** ** ***** in ******, ** ****** **** ** a ***. *** ****** ** *** top * *** *********** ****** **** between **** ***** **** ***** *** clarity ** ***** ***********.

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**'** ******* **** ** *** ****** to ********** * '**** ***' ******* Wave/Genetec/Exacq.

**** **** ***** **** ***** ****.

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**** ** ***** * *** ***. But **** **. ******* **** *** really **** ****** ** ******.

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*** **** ****** * ****** ******* issue. *** *******, ** ******* ** camera ******* ***** **** ** ****** than ******* *** * *,*** ****** project ** **** ****** ** ** the ********.

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******. ****, * ***** ** ******* on **** *** ****, *** *** show **, *** *** ** ***** shown. * ******** ******** ****** * user ********* ** ***** *** **** as ****** ******* ** **** **** Ford ** *****. * ****** ***** evaluating * ****** ***** **** * much ********* *******.

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*** *************** ******** ******* **** **** ******** ******** ******* ***** ?

*** ****** ******* ***** **** **** would **** ** **** *&*, ******* as **** ** **&* *** *** entire ********.

**** *** **** *** * *** years, *** **** **** **** ***** seems ******** ***** ******* **** **** *********** * ****** ***** ***.

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****'* * **** ********! **** *** in *** ******* ******** ***** ** subscription *** *****, ***** ******* ****** questions ***** **** *****.

** *** ******* ** ******* ** a **** **** **** *** ** do ** ******** ******* ****.

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