Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2021

By John Scanlan, Published Oct 18, 2021, 10:50am EDT

Ubiquiti dominated our Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019 statistics in 2019 with 50% of the vote, but can they repeat in 2021?

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175 integrators answered the question:

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

In this note, we examine statistics from integrator responses and examine the trends they reveal, compared to 2019 results.

Ubiquiti ***** ********, *** **** ******

******** *** *** ******** of **% ** *********** in ****, **** **** all ***** ************* ********, and **** ** ********** points ****** **** "****** place" ************ *******. *******, this ** ************* **** from ****, **** **** received~**% ** *****.

********** ************* *** *** segment **** ** ******** manufacturer *** ***** *** do *** *** ******** cameras, ** **% ** 2021, ** **** ~**% in ****.

*** ******** ********* ** shown *****.

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No ***** ********* *** ******** *******

***** **** ** ***** indicators ** ***********' ******* for *** ******** *** dropped *************. *********** *** not ******* ********* ** other ************* *** ** Ubiquiti ****** (****** ** did *** *** *** least ******** ************), *** did *** ***** ************ gain ********** ***** ** integrator ********. ******** ****** installations *** ****** **** declined.

Key ******

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

  • ******** ***** ***** ********
  • ** ********/** *** *** wireless ***** *************
  • ******* ******* ******
  • Siklu *** ********* **** **********
  • ******* ***** ************* ******* <3% ** *** ****

Ubiquiti ***** ***** ********

******** (**%) ******** **** mentions **** *** ***** manufacturers ******** (**%). ********* mentioned ********'* *** ****, reliability, *** **** ** use.

  • "** *** ********. ** looked ** ******* ***** manufacturers *** *** ********* was **** ******** **** us **** **** *** the **** *** **** they **** * ******* portfolio ** ******** **** allow ** ** ****** tailor **** ******* ** needed."
  • "******** ** ******* * favorite *** ****** ******* connections. ** ** ***********, works ****, *** *** good ******** *** ****** management."
  • "********. ********** *** *****. Even **** ** ******** with ** ****** **** far. *******, **** *** currently ******* **** **** backorder ******."
  • "********...**** ** ***, ***********, and ***** *****..."
  • "********. **'* ******, *** just *****."
  • "********. ***** *** ******** paired **** ***********, ***'* beat **."
  • "* *** ******** *** connecting ****** ** ******* to * ******. **** are ** ******** ******** and ******** ** ******** to ***** **** ** use."
  • "********. **** **** *** your ****. **** ********. Excellent ***** **********"
  • "********. **** **** ***** of ******** ****** *** antennas, *** ***** ***** and ******* *********."
  • "** *** ******** *** all ** *** **** installations. **'* ****-********* *** works ****** ****** ****."

Do *** *** ******** / ** ********

** **** ~**% ** 2019, **% ** *********** said **** ** *** use ******** ** ** not **** * ********, with **** ******* **** they ** *** ***** the *********** ***/** ******** of ********.

  • "****! ******** ** ******* we **** ****** **** and * **$ **** jammer **** **** *** in ***** * ******, I ***'* ***** *** should **** *** **** security ********** ** * wireless ******."
  • "* **** ******** *** video ************ ******. *'** been ****** *** **** times ** *** **** promises.
  • "****. * ****** ** install ********. ***** *** too **** ********* *** it ** ******* *******."
  • "****. * ***** ******** to ****** ***********."
  • "** *** *** ********, too ********"
  • "** **** *** *** wireless. ** ** *******."

* *** ****** ** wireless *** ** ******** reasons:

  • "** ***'* ** ********... yet. ** ******, ** one *** "***" * wireless ******* ** *** publicly ********* ********. ****** can **** ** *** use *** / *** channels. **** ****** ** / *** ******** **** no ********* **** ***** will ** ********* ********* for ****** *****. ** are *********** ******** ******** cameras ** ** **** towards ******* ******* *********."
  • "****. **'* ********* ** Portugal."
  • "** **** ***** ***'* much ****** *** ********. Not ****** ******* ** I ***'* ******* ****."

Cambium ******* ******

*************** ~*%, **** *********** citing ***********, *****, *** performance. **** ** ********* the ******** ** ****** below.

  • "******* ********- ***** ****, optimized *** ************ *****, well ****** *** **** have ********* **** *** the ************* ** ***. Axis ****** ******* ********"
  • "*******. ********* *** *** latency. ****** *** ****** multiple ***** ** ********* environment"
  • "**’** ***** ******* ******** products *** ***** ************ and ***** ***********."
  • "********. *** ** ***** close ** ** ** and **'* ****** **** right *** **."

**********'* ************ ** ****'* Online **** ****.

Siklu *** ********* **** **********

************ ********* (*** * ***** *******) ******** **** * handful ** ***** **** in **** ****'* *******.

***** ********** ***** ******* its ***********:

  • "*****. ***** **** *** prone ** *** ***** interference **** **-** *** hidden **** *** ********. Easy ** *** ** and ********** ******."
  • "***** *** ** *********** of *** ******** ******* products. ** *** **** for ******** *****-**-***** *** mesh ****** ********. ** also *** **** *** data ******* *********."
  • "*** ******** ************, **'** use *********** ******* **** some **** ** ***** wireless *********** ** ****** the *******."

********'* ************ ** ****'* Online **** ****.

***** ***** ********** ********* said ** *** ******** and **** ** *******.

  • "********* **** ** ********** & ** *****"
  • "********* ******* **'* ********, fairly **** ** ******* and **** *******. ***** to *** ******** *** tech ******* ** ***-********"
  • "*********, **** *****"

21 ********* ***** ** ****

** ******** ** *** companies *****, *********** ********* 16 ****** ***** ******** a ******** **% ** the ****, ****** **** received single **** ****.

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Wireless ******** *******

***** ******* ********** ********'* dominance ** ******** *** surveillance, ** **** ******** more **** ** *** votes ** *** **** highest ************, *******. ** have **** ** *** cost *********** ****** ** challenge **** ********* ** far.

************, ***** ******** **************** ** ************** ************ **** ********* ** potential ****-******** *** ************ for **** ****, *** as ** ****, ** see ** ******** *** increasingly ********* ******** ************.

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*** *** ** *** anti-wireless ********** ********** *** difference ******* ***** * wireless ****** ****** ***** a **** **** ******?

** ** *** **** the ******** ***** ******** and ** *** **** them.

** ** ***** ***** a ******** ****** ** bring ************ ******* **** to * ******* *****. Oftentimes *** *********** ** cost-prohibitive. ***** **** ** use * ******** *********** to ***** * ****** camera ** ********* **** less ********** **** ****** to ****** *** ***** or *** *****.

***, **** *** ***** prone ** ************ ******, but ****** ** ****** the ******** *** ****** is *** ****** **** them *** ***** **** to ****** ** ******......** long ** **** ********** the **********.

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*** *** ** *** anti-wireless ********** ********** *** difference ******* ***** * wireless ****** ****** ***** a **** **** ******?

**, *** *** *********** answered ***** ******** **************. We *** *** ******* answers **** ********* ********** wireless *******. **** *** mentioned ***** **** ***** consumer *******.

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*** ****** ***** **** several ** *** ****** under *** "** *** use" ******* ******* ***** you're ********* ** ******** cameras. **** ****** **** whole ***** *** ** whack, ** ****** ******** be ******.

* **** * *** of ***** **** ******** bridge ******. *** ******** in * **** ********** of ** ********. *** fact **** ** **** companies ***'* ** ****** surprising.

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* **** * *** of ***** **** ******** bridge ******. *** ******** in * **** ********** of ** ********. *** fact **** ** **** companies ***'* ** ****** surprising.

*************** **** ******** ***** our ****** ******** (*** same ******** ** **** used *** *****), * am ***** ********* *** are ** *** ******** minority ** ******** *********** who *** ******** *********. I ** *** ****** it's ***** *** **, my ***** ** **** most *********** *** ********* about *** ********** *** service ******** ** ***** wireless ****** ******. **** integrators, **** ********, ***** skilled ** ****, **** security *********** *** ***.

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*******. * **** **** it ** **** * strange ***** ****** **** a ***** ** ********** minded ****** *** ******* to ********* ** ******** to **** */**** ** us **.

*** ******** ******* **** require **** * ****** to ** ******* ** link ** **** *****. You *** **** *** them *************. **** *** just *** **** ** each ***** *** ***.

* **** * ******* or ** ***** *** there **** *** **** 5 *****, *** **** replaced ***** * ** 3 *** ******* *******, and * ** * due ** *********.

* **** ******* *** number ** **** **** or ***** **** ** the ***** ******* ***** them.

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* *** * ******** tech **** *** ******* directional ******** **** **** each ***** *** ***** not ****** *** *** he ***** *** *** a **********...

* ***** **** *** abstractly *** * ***** you *** ************** *** wireless ********** ***** ** the ******* ******** ****.

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*****. ** ******* **** I ***'* ******** *** technician's ********, *** ****** your ****** *** ******** practices.

*** *** **** ** unqualified **** ********** ********?

(***, * *********** **** wireless ******** **** ********. It *** ** * specialty ** *** *** right. *** * ****** localized **** **** ** not ****** *******.)

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*** *** **** ** unqualified **** ********** ********?

***** *** ********* ** different ******. ** ****** in ******* ***** ******* does *** **** **** are ******* ** ********** access ******* ** ******** IP **********, ***.

* *** *** **** this ****** *** **** if * ***, **'* not ********* **** *** can **** *** ***** trained ** *** ******* categories.

** ***** ******* ** that *** **** ******** integrators, **** **** ******* and ********** ***** *** generally *** **** ******* and *********** ** ******** systems.

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*** *** ******, * am *** ** *** respondents *** ********** ************** the ******** *** ******* you **** ******* ***** integrated ******** *******. * guess * **** * bit ***** ***, ** I ** *** ******** but *** *** ******* the ******** *** ***** network **************, ****** ***** cameras **********. * *** be *** **** ***, but ** ***** ** worth **-******* ** *** your **** **** ***.

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* ********** ***** **** wireless ******* *** ********. They ****** ***'* **** the ******** ************ ** include * ****** ******** solution.

*******, *'* **** ******** to ******* **** ***** who ******* ******** ************** is ***** ** ******** or ********** ****** ****** don't **** **** **** are ******* ***** ** have ***** **** ****** how ** **** *** deploy ** *********.

* **** ** ***** where ********* ** *** possible *** ******** ***** are *** *******. ******** infrastructure *** **** * lifesaver *** *'** ***** returned *** * ****** service **** ** *** of *** ********* ***** I **** ******** **. I ***** ***** **'* not * *** *** every *********, *** **** it's ******** ********* **'* nearly ***********.

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**** *** ******* ****** referencing ******** ******** ******* or **** **** **** zero **** **** ****'** talking *****. ******** ****** jamming ** * ***** concern *** ***** **** security ************ *** ***********? The **** ******** ** Ubiquiti ************ *** ********* we ******** **** **** installed *** *+ ***** and ***** **** ********. A **** ***** ** them ******* **** * mile ** ****. ***** enough, *** *** ******* PoE ********* *** **** often *** ***** ** failure *** ***** *******.

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***, *** *** ********* are * ******* *****. I ** ****** *** their *** *********. ***** I've ***** *** *** fail ** *******, * have *** **** ***.

***, ******** ****** ******* is * ***** ******** concern, *** **'* ****** rare. **'* **** **** common ** **** * cut *****, *** * see ** *** *********** about ******* *****.

***** ***** ** * much **** ****** ***** than ******** *******, *** I *******.

** *** ****** ******** solution ** ** ********* upon * ********-********* ****** that * ****** *** take ** ***, ***'** already **** ** *****. Wireless ************** *** * few ******* *** **** a ********* ** * complete ******** ********.

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********

**** *** **** ****** to **** ** ***** updates? * ********* ** you *****'* **** *** try ** ****** **** they *** ** **** and *** **** **** to ******* ****.

**** **** ***** *** try ** ** ******** to ****.

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****'* ****, ** **** had ******* ***** ************** and * **** ********. However, **** ** *** wireless ******* ***'* ***** the ********* ******* *** have ** *** ** accessing *** ********, ** updates ****'* **** ** a ******* *** *** rarely *********.

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**** ******* - *** do *** ***** ***** remote ******** *******? ** there ******* ***** ** these *********?

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******** *** ****** * breach ** *** ********* of *** **** *** then **** ***** *** severe ** *** *** was ******.

** *** **** ******** asking ** ** **** what ******** ********* ***** integrators ** **** **** for ********** ********* - the ********* **** ** a ****** ** **** hearing ** *** ***** up.

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**% ** *********** **** they ** *** *** wireless

***.... **** ** *** bad; ********* ********* * parking *** ** **** prohibitive *** **** *********; wireless ** * ******* example ** **** *** case.

** *** *** ********* the ******** ******** ********* (Point ** *****/***** ** Multipoint), **** ******* ** the ****** **** *** be **** ** ******* a *.**** ******; **'* all ***** *** *** on *** ******* ****. The **********/******** ********* ** too ****** ** *** radios *** ********* ** ~35 ****; ***, ** we *** ******* ***** a *** *********** ** height, **** *****. **** of *** ******* **** are ** *** ****** have * **** *** out ***** *** * very *** ** **** antenna, **** **** ** unity **** ** ****.

***, *** ***** ******* a *********** ******* ** the ****** *** ***** it ** *** ******* side; **** **** ***** cause **** ******; ***** consider * ******** **** for ***** ********.

*** *** ******* ***** be **** ** *** 10MHz ** *********, ** most, ** *** ****** is **** ***** ** the ********; *** ***** have ** **** **** the ******** ************ ****** which ***** ** ** the -** ** -***** RSSI ** *** ********, if *** ******** **** is ***** ** *********; you're ******* ***** **-**** of *** ****** ** some ***** ** *** network *** ******** ********.

******* **** ** *** SDR ****** **** *** coming ** ****** *** getting ****** ** ***** of *********, ** ** 80Mhz ********* ******* *** will **** *** **** of ********* ** ******* last **** * *******.

**** **** ***** ****, for **** ** *** networks ** ****** *****, where ***** ** ***** links ******* * *** more ******** ** ***** of ********** *** ** signal, ** ***** ******* 60Ghz *** **** ***** be **% ** ***** links *** **** ******* about ** **** ** sight.

*** ***** *** *** them, *** **********, ** the ***, ** ** the ********'* ****; ** should ** ***** ********. Yes, **** *** **** the ************ ********** **** should ** ********* ****** networks; * *****, ********, should ** *** **** mile *** ** ***** options, ****** *** ******** is ******* ** **** on *** **** ** trenching.

* **** *** ** have *** ****** **** the ******** ******** **** I ******; *** ******* link * **** ******** is * *** ** camera ** ** ********* 18 ***** **** ** Kahului, ****. **** ****** is *** **** *** security; ***-******** ************* **********.

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**** ***** ******** ? have *** ********** ******* it ? ******* ** usually *** ** ** our ************ *********, ***** wise **** *** **** and **** *** ******* we **** ********* ******* to ** ** ** would ** ***** ** check ***** ********* ** it. ******

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