Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Jun 12, 2019, 10:11am EDT

Many wireless options exist for video surveillance but how are integrator's overall favorites?

170 integrators answered the question:

What is your favorite wireless manufacturer for video surveillance applications? Why?

This is the successor to the Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2016 report.

Inside we analyze the results, show you who was the clear favorite, which 2 companies are moving up and what this says about overall wireless usage in video surveillance.

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  • ******** ******** ** ********, down **** **** * votes ** **** *** the *********** ** *** long ******* **** ***** 2000s **** ****** ** $50 ******* ** ** funding

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******** ********* *****, **** more **** ******** *****, was ***** ** ****** 50% ** *********. *** most ****** ******* *** using ******** **** *** cost ** "*****", *********** and *********** (*** *******):

  • "******** - **** *****. Reliable, ********, **** *** failure ** *****"
  • "** **** **** ***** Ubiquiti *** **** ** our *************. *** *********** with *** ******* *** the ******* ******** / viability / *********** **** it ** ****** ** remain *** **-** ********"
  • "******** - ********** ** it *** ** ******** in **** *********. ***** very **** (***** **** to *** **** *** support ******)"
  • "** ********* *** ******** for *** ******** ****** applications. ****** *********** *** fairly ********. *** **** ScanSource *** ******* **** support **** ***** ******** an **** ****** ********."
  • "********. ** ** **** effective *** **** ** setup *** ***. ******** is ** **** ******* and ******* ************ **** time ** ****. *** US *** ** ********** out ** *** *********."
  • "** *** ******** *** and **** ***** ***** are **** ** *****, work **** *** ****** well"
  • "********, ******* **** **** competitive ***** & ***** feature & ***********"
  • "******** - **** ** configure *** *******, **** economical ** *****"
  • "******** *** **** *** wireless ******** ** ****** at * **** *****"
  • "********. ***** *** ***** well."
  • "********... ***** *** ** works *****!"
  • "********, ***** *** **** product **** *****."
  • "********, **** ** ***, not ***** ********"
  • "********. **** **. ***********"
  • "********. ***** *** *********."
  • "** *** ******** *** to * ***** ******* offering, *** ******, *** good ***********."
  • "******** ********. **** ** setup *** * ********, available *******."

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**% ** ********** ********* indicated ** *** ** wireless, ** ** ******** manufacturer, **** **** ~**% in ****. ******** ** reliability *** *********** **** noted *** ***** **** don't *** ********.

  • "****, ******** ** ****** for **** ******** ****"
  • "***'* **** *** *********. I **** *** **** is ********* ** *** time"
  • "**'** ****** ******** **** it ***** ** ******** solutions *** ***** ******* with *** ******** ********** partners."
  • "** **** *** ********* any ******** ********* *** continue ** ** ******** CAT6 *************"
  • "** ** *** *** wireless *** ***** ************"
  • "** ***** *** ******** for ************ **** *******"
  • "* ***'* *** ********"
  • "****. ** **** **** from ********."
  • "*/* ** ** **** install ********* ******* *** constancy *** ********"
  • "**** ** **** ****."
  • "***'* *** *** ***** like ** *** ******* so ** *** ***** using"
  • "** ****** **** *** ventured **** **** **** much ** ***"
  • "******* ** *** ************ we ** *** *** wireless"

*** ********** ********** ********* his ****** *** ********:

**** ** **** ****** me ***** ** ******** place ** *** ******* is.

Fluidmesh - **** **** ****

**** ******** **** *% of ********* ** ****, Fluidmesh **** ****** ** Ubiquiti **** *************. *********** and ******* **** *** key ******* ********* *** using *********:

  • "*********. **** ** *****. Inventory ******* *********. **** technical ******* ** *********, if ********. *** *** encryption ********* ** ** option"
  • "********* ****** **** *** FM3200 **** *** *** go ** ******* *** wireless ******** **** ***** surveillance. **** ** ****** due ** *********** ** the *******, ***-***** ******* and ********* ******* ** the *******. **** ******** is ********** ********* *** be **** ********* ******** to ******** ***** ** about **% **** **** Fluidmesh."
  • "********* *** ****** **** my ** ** *** to *** *********** ******** bandwidth ********* *** ****** been * **** *******. I **** **** ******* into ******* *** **** not ********* * *** yet. ******** ** *** of *** ******** *** me. ***** **** *** the ********* **** **** Hikvision ***** ***** ***."
  • "*********. ******* ** ** and **** **** **. Nice *** *** ****** street ******** ***** ************ from ***** ** ***** can ** *********."
  • "** **** *** * lot ** ******* **** Fluidmesh **** ****** ****'** on *** **** ********* side. ***** ********* ** fairly **** ** *** up *** **** **** nice ******** ** **** you *****."
  • "*********. **** ** *****, throughput"

Siklu - ** *********, **** **********

***** *** *** ******** in *** ********* ** 2016, *** *** ********* by *% ** ***********. Lack ** ********* *** throughput **** ****** ******* for ***** *****:

  • "***** - **** ** install, ** *********"
  • "** **** **** ***** Siklu ****** **** * lot ** *******. ***** is ** ********* ******** and ********** ** ***+"
  • "******** *** **** *** small *********. ***** *** bigger *********."
  • "*****, **** ** *** and ***** **** ********* has ******* ************ *** uses *** ****"
  • "***** **** ** **** lots ** ********* *** don't **** ** **** with *** ********* ******."
  • "*****. ******** *******."

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

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  • "**'** **** ******* *** higher *** ********."
  • "******* ********. ********** ********** in *** **** (******** skyline), ***** *** **** over ***** *********. ***** where ****** **** ******."
  • "******** - **** ***** and ***********. *** ******* at ******* ** **** however *** ** *******."
  • "******* ******** ******* ** the *** *************** ********; virtually ********** ******* ************ from ***** ********* *******."
  • "** ***** *** ******** for ************ **** *******, but ** * **** where **** ** *********, we ***** ****** ******* Networks *** ***** ******** products. ** **** * very ****** *** **** relationship *** * **** positive **********"

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***** ******* ********** ******** overall ****** ** ******** video ************ ***** ****** no ********* *********** ** Ubiquiti ** *****, *** now.

** *** **** *** years, *** ********* ****** of ** *** **** more ********** ********* *** it ***** ** * factor *** *** ********* heavy ***** ** ***** surveillance. *******, **** *** how ** **** ****** is ******* ** **** moment.

Comments (9)

Anyone using Luxul?  

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Luxul was not mentioned in any responses, the only relevant recent discussion about them on IPVM was from 2017 (Anyone Have Experience / Opinions about Luxul).

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That the only Gigabit router ADI sale 

so I use some of their AP and switches as well

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We have had great success using Luxul.

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I'm a little surprised at reliability being one of Ubiquiti's strong points. When I was reading the r/ubiquiti subreddit, it seemed like everybody was complaining about Ubiquiti pushing out buggy firmware updates. Admittedly, this is an issue I've never (knowingly) encountered, but it made me decide to wait some time instead of updating immediately.

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To be fair reddit and social media tend to only accurately represent the vocal minority and not an accurate representation of the product overall. 

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This is like asking me where my favorite place to get stabbed is.

Comment of the year candidate.

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I wonder why Cambium would be considered by some "for higher end projects"? It implies to me just for higher end projects, vs maybe other brands. But last I looked, Cambium did not seem that much more expensive than Ubiquiti, which is pretty low priced.

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Maybe they only use the higher end Cambium products? It is a good point you raise.

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