Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Mar 12, 2018

A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018:

  • Two manufacturers make major moves up
  • One major manufacturer moves down
  • Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites

This is the companion to the Worst Camera Manufacturers 2018 report. Compare to the 2011 Favorite Camera Manufacturers, 2014 Favorite Camera Manufacturers, and the 2016 Favorite Camera Manufacturers.

Inside we break down the rankings, including detailed integrator commentary (from 220+ integrators) and analysis of the trends.

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  • *** ** *** ***** **** ******* ************* *** *** **** the *********

**** ** *** ********* ** ******** ****** ************* **********. ******* ** ******* ******** ****** *************,**** ******** ****** *************, *** ******* ******** ****** *************.

****** ** ***** **** *** ********, ********* ******** ********** ********** (from ***+ ***********) *** ******** ** *** ******.

[********: ** *********** *** ** **** *******. ** *** *** any ****** ** ************ ***** ***** ******* ** **** ***, please *********** ****** ** ** ** ****@****.***]

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Executive *******

**** *** *** *** ******** **** *** ********:

  • **** ********* ** ********, ** **** **** ***** **** **** since ** ******* ******* **** ** ****. *******, **** **** is ********** ***********, *.*., ** ****, **** ******** **** **** 3x *** ****** ** ***** ** *** ***** ************, **** year **** '****' ******** *.** *** *****.
  • ********* *** * ******* ****** ** **** ** ******** ***** but *** **** *** ***** ******* ***** (**** *******). *** ******* **** ********* ******** *** *********, ** ** 2016, ********* *** *** ******** *** *** ** ****, **** were ******** *** ********. *******, ********* ** ***** *** *** in ********** *** ************.
  • ******** ******** * ***** ****** *** *******, ***** **** ******** as ****.
  • ****** ******** ************* **** ****, ***** **** ******** ** ***** overall, ******* **** ******* *** ******** ********** ***** ***** ******* ***** ********* ********** ** ********, ***** *********** ******* **********.
  • **** **** **** ***** ** * ****** **** ******** ***** with ***** *** *********. *********'* '*************' / *********** ** ***** ***** ************ ******** ** Bosch, ** ** ********** **** *******.
  • ***** *** *** ********. ** *** ******** ****, **** *** notably **** ******** ***** **** ****, **** **** **** ***** to **** *** **** *** ************* **** ***** *****.
  • *******'* ******* *** **********, ********** ***** ********** **** ********** ** sales *** ********* ** *** ****.

#1 - **** ***** ******** / ******** **** **

**** ******** **** ****** **** *** **** ****** *********: (*) the ******* *****, *********** *** ******* **** **** ******** ********* their ******* ***** *** (*) **** **** ******* / **** competitiveness *** ********.

*** *** ***** *****:

  • "****, ***** ********, ******* ***********, *** *** **** ****** **** expensive"
  • "***** **** ****. ******, ******, ******. **** ** ******* ************ that *** *** *************, *******, ***********, ******* *** **** ** use/setup *** **'** ** *** **** **."
  • "****. ** *** ***** *** ***** *****, **** ***** *** best ******* * ****** ****. *** ****** ** **** ***** on * ****** ************* *** *** ***** **** *** ** a ******* ** **** *** ********** ** *** ***** *******."
  • "****. ** **** * ****** ************ **** **** *** **** make * *****, ******** *******. **** **** **** ***** ******** seriously, **** * **** ******* ** ***********, ************* *** *******. They ****'* *** ******** ******* *** *****, *** ***** ***'* what **'** ******* *** - **** *** ******** **. ** don't **** ** **** ** ****** ******* *******, *********** *** replacement ******, *** ** **** *** ***** ** ***** **** Axis ******** **** *** *****."
  • "****. ******* ** *****, ******* ** *** *******, ***********. *** price ***** ** ****** **** ****, *** *** **’** ***** money ** ****** ***** **** *** **** ***** ** ***** Axis ** *** ***** ** ****’*."
  • "****, **** ** **** ** ****** ********** **** *** * joy ** ******* *** *********** **** *** * ******** ** configure. ***** **** ** *** ***** **** **** * **** people ***'* **** ** ***** *** * ***** ********* **** to ******"

*** *** ****** *****, **** **** ***** ****, **** *********** cited **** ***** ** ***** ***********:

  • "**** **** *******, ****** ******* **** **** *****."
  • "****, ******* **** **** ***** ***** *******, * **** **** of ********, ********* **** ****** ***'* *** *********** *******."
  • "****. *** ****** **** ****** ** ********* ***** *** *****. Old **** *** **********."
  • "****. ***** ********, **** ***** *****, **** ** ******* *** configure."
  • "****. **** ***** * **** ***** ** ****** *****, ******, varieties ** **** ***** ******."
  • "**** - **** ******* *********** *** ****** ***'* ******* **** continued ********** *******. ******* ** **** ***** ****."
  • "****, **** ******* ** * **** *****. **** ******** *** easy ** *******"
  • "****, **** ***** ** *******, ***********, **** ***** *** *******."

**** *** ******** * ****** ** ***** **** *****, **** the **** ****** * ******, *** ********* ****** ** **** as ***** **** ********** **** ********* *** **** ********.

****** ***** * ******, *********** ********** ***** ******* *** ***********, such **:

  • "****. ***** *******, ********* ******* ***, ****** ******** ******* *** very **** ***** ***********."
  • "****, **** ******* *** ***** **** *** ******, **** ******* of ******, *********** ***** *********** ******* *** **** *******. **** to **** ****** ***********."
  • "****. ***** ******* ***** *** **** *** **********, **'* ****** proof. ***, ****** * ******* ******* ** *** *** **** thing **** *******. **'* ****' ****** *** *** ******* **** they ******* **."
  • "****. **** **** ***** *********, ***** ******** *** *** *** be ********* **** **** *** ****** ** *** **** *** will ** *********."
  • "****, **** ******* *********. ******* **** **** ***** ******* *** good ************. **** ******** *******. ** *********** * ************ ** partner **** ** ***."
  • "****. ** ** ** ********* ******* *** ** ****** *****"
  • "**** - ******, ********, **** ***********, **** ***** ** *******"
  • "****. *** ******* *** *********** *** *** ******* ** ******* both *** *** **** ***** ** *** *****."
  • "****. ***** ***********, **** ** *** **, ******, **** *********. Their ********* ******* ** ***** ** ****."
  • "****. ***** ******* *** *** *********. ***** **** **** ***** any ******. ** ****** **** *** ****** **** ***** *******."
  • "****. ***** **** ** ****** ****** *** * **** *** fact **** **** ******* **** *********** **** ***** ******** *********."
  • "****. ********* ******* *** ******** *******."
  • "****. ***** **** *******, **** ***** *** * ****** ****** in **** * *****. **** *** ********* **** ** ******, manage ********* *** ********. ***** ******* **** ************ *** ******* stand *****."
  • "****. **** ***** ********** **** * *********** ******* ****** ** and **** **** ****** ******* ** ** ******** ********. ****, they ******** ** ** ********** ********** ** *** ************ ****** and **** ** **** **** ** *********** ***** ******** **** an ********* ******** ********."
  • "****. **** *****, ****** *** ***** ****, ********, ***** *** purpose. *******-**** *******, ********** ******** *******, **** ****** *******, ****** low ******* ****."
  • "****. ***** ******* *** ********. ***** ************* **** ***'* *** new ****** *** ***** *******. ************ *** ******** ******* *** very ****. **** ****** ******."

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

******** ******** ****** *** ****** *******, **** * ******* ** positives:

  • "********. **** ******* *******"
  • "******** *****. ** *** ***** ********. ** ****** ** **** with *** **** *** ***** ******** ******* ** *** ******** push *** **** *** ****** ** ** ****** *** **** versa. *** ****** ** *****. *** ******* ** *** ****** is ******** **** ******* ** ** **** ****, *** ** super ****** ** ***. ** ********** ******** *** *** ******* is ***** **** *** ** *** ****."
  • "********. ***'* ** ******* *** ****** ****** *** ***** ***** VMS ************."
  • "********. *****-** ***** *********, **** ******* *****, *** ******* ******."
  • "********. *** ***** ******* ** *** ******* ** *********. *'** seen ********* **** **** **** **** **** ******** **** ******** into *******. ***** *******."
  • "********, ***** ******* *** ******** ******* ** *****."
  • "******** *** ***** ******** *** *******."
  • "******** ******** ******* *** *******"
  • "********, * **** ** ***** ***** *** *** *** ******* of **** ****** *** ******* ***** *******."
  • "******** -- ******* **** ** ******* ****** *** *** ***********, great *******, *** ********** ** ******** -- *** ******** *** sell **"
  • "********. **** **** ******* *********** *** **** *** ******* ****."
  • "********. **** **** ***** ******** *** ********* *******. ** ****** like *** ******** *********** *******."

****: **** ****** *** *** ***** ** ********'* ******** ***********.

#3 - ****** ***** **

****** (******** *******) ***** ** ** *****. *********** ********** *** value / ***** **** ** ******, ***** ** ****** ** reference ** ******* ******, **** **** *** ********, *********:

  • "****** (*******). **** *** **** ******* *** *** ****, ** the *** *****. *'** ********* ******** *** ******** **** ** fails"
  • "******. **** ** **********. ********* ***** *******, ***** ***** *****, innovation ** ******* ***********, **** *** ******* ****, ***** **************."
  • "****** ******* - * ***** **** **** ** ********** ********* product *** **** * **** ******** *** ***** ******* ** excellent."
  • "*******/****** - ******* ** *** *****, ******** *******, *** ***** point."
  • "*******. **** ******* *** **'* *****."
  • "******, **** ******* *********, **** *********** **** ***'* *** *********** pricing."
  • "****** *******. *** ** **** ************ ** *** ********** *****. Customer ** ***** **** ***** *** ***** , **** ** use *******(***** *******)"
  • "****** *******. **** ***** *** ***********, *********** *** ***************, **** a ***** ********* *****."
  • "****** (*******). ******** ****** *** ***** **** ** ********, ***** literature ** **** ************* *** **** *** ** ******** ** the ********, ******* ******* ** ***** **********."
  • "******. **** ********* *** *** ********** ** **** ** ********* as ********* ** *** ** *** ***** ********** ************ ** terms ** ******** ******* *** *********."

Hikvision ******* - *** ** *********, **** *** *** ** *****

*********'* *** ************ *** ****** ****, ******** *** ****** *** to ***** **** ****** ** ***** **********. *******, ********* *** receive * ******** *.* ********* *** **** ***** (****** **** had * ** / * *****, ** **** * ***** of **********).

** *** ******** ****, **** *********** **** ****** *********'* ******* and ***** **** ** ****, *.*.:

  • "** *** *** ****** ********* ******* ** *** **** ******** with ****. **** **** ******* *** ******."
  • "*********. ** **** * **** **** ************ **** **** *** they ***** ** ** ****** ******** ** **** **** **** are *** *** ********* ** *** ******."
  • "*********. *********** *** ************* *** **** **** ** **** ***. The **** ******* ** *** ** ** ****** ** ****."
  • "*********. *** ***** ***'* ** ****. ***** ******* ** *******. I've ********* ******* ** ****** ** ***** **** ***** ******, due ** *** ***** *****. ********* *** **** ***** **** the ***** *******."
  • "********* ***** ** ***** ******* ****, **** *******, **** *********** products, *** ******* ***** ** ** *******."

*******, *** ******** ***** *** ********* ********** *** *****, *** often **** *****, **** **:

  • "********* *****!"
  • "*** *** ***** ****"
  • "*********. *******"
  • "********, **** ******* ** ***** *****."
  • "********* - *** ***. *******, *** *********, ***** *******."
  • "********* - ***** *** ***** ******."
  • "*********, **** ************ **** **** ***** *** *******."
  • "********* - ***** ******* *** ***** *** ***********, *** **** with *** ***"
  • "********* - ********, **** ********* *** ***** *****/*****."
  • "********* - *** *** ***** ** *** *** **** ******** & **** **** **** ********"
  • "*** ******. *****/***********/*******."

********* ** ********** *** *** ****** ***** ******* ** *** market, *.*., ******, ******, ********* *** ***** *****. *******, ********* is *** ****** ***** ******* **** ***** **** ***** ***** and ********* ******** ****** **, ****** ** *** **** ****** low-cost ******* **** *********** ********.

*******, **** * *** ** *** ******** ********** ***** ******** issues, ****** **** **** ** ****** ****:

  • "*********. **** ***** *** *** *****. ***** ******** ** ****, but ** ***'* ***** *** ******* *******. ** **** ******* on ***-****** ******* **** **** ******** ** *** ***."
  • "********* - **** *******, *** **** ******** ***** ** ********* information."
  • "***. **** ****/*********** *****. *** ******* *** *** ******* *** about ***** ******** ****** *** ** **** ********** *********** ** mitigate ********* ******** (*****, ****** *********, *** ********* ***)"

*** **** ** ****, ************ ***** ****** **** ********** **********.

Tied *** - *****, *********, ****

* ********* ************* *********** **** *** ***** - *****, *********, and ****, ****** **** ***** **** ** **** ********. *** 3 ************* *** *********** ******** ** ***** ******* *******.

***** ********** ******** ********:

  • "***** *** ** **** ******* **** ***** ***** ***** **** in *** *****. ***** ****** *** *********** ***"
  • "*****-**** ******* ******** **** * *****. **** **** *** ********* market."
  • "** ******** ****** ************ ** *****. ***** ******* **** ********* well ** ****** *** *********, ********* ** *** ***** ** course. *** ***** ** ********* ******** **** **** **** ***** manufacturers"
  • "*****. **** ******* ***** *********** ******** **** **** ******* ******** engineering."

********* ********** ******** ********:

  • "********* *** **** *******..."
  • "********* - *** ******* ******, *********, **** ****** *** * can ****** ****** *** * ******** ** ******* ** ***** upon ******* ** *******."
  • "********* ***** ******* *** ******* ****"
  • "*********, **** ***** *******, **** ***** *******, **** **** ************"

**** ********** ******** ******** ******* ** *******, *********:

  • "****. **** **** ********* ******* *** ********** *****."
  • "****, **** **** ***** ** *** ***** *********. **** ****** images ** ****** **********."
  • "**** ** ***** ** ******** ************. **** ******** ** **** solid ******* **** **** **** *** **** ******* ******."
  • "**** *** ****** *** *****. **** *******, **** ** *** up. *** *********** **** ** *** ** ***'* **** * lot ** ********."

Dahua - *** ********

*** **** ******** ***** *** ***** ** **** *** **** (Western) *********** *** ***** ***** ** **** **** ** ****. In ****, ***** *** * ***-****** **** ** *** ********* and ***** *******. *******, ** ****, ***** *** * ******* number ** ********* (***) *** *** *** ******** *******, ****** by ***** ***** ****** ******* *** ********* ** ********* (***** having **** **** **** ** ********* ******** **********).

*****'* ******** ********** ********* *********** **********:

  • "*****. ********* ************ **** **** ***********, ***** ***** ******* ********** when * **** * ********** ******** *** *** **** ******** technical *********."
  • "*****, * **** **** ***** *** ******* *** **** ***** years ***** *** *** ****** **** *** *********. * **** a ***** ************ **** *** *********** ********** **** ** *** US. ***** ******* ** * *** *** ******** *** ********* and ***** ****** **** ** ** ** **** ** ****** the *** *** ******* *******."
  • "*****, ** **** *** * *** ** ******* *** ********** from **** *** **** ****** * ******** ********** **** ** rep"
  • "***** **** **** *** **** ***** ** *** * ********* it ***** ***** ** ** ** *** **** ** **** on ***** *********"
  • "*****, ******* ** *****/******* *****"
  • "***** ***** ******* *** ***** ** ********* ** *** *** anyone *** *******."

Trends / ******* ******* ****

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

  • **** *** *** ***** *********. **** ******** ** ************* ******** R&D ********** *** ******* ******* *** ********. **** **** *** been ***** ** ***** *** * ***** *** ** *********** changes. ** **** ** **** ***** *** ****, *** **** questions **** ** ******* *********** *** *** **** **** ****.
  • ******** *** *** *********. ***** ***************** *********** *************** **** ***** ******* *** ********, ********* ** *** ************* Motorola ******* ******** ** **** ****** ****** ******** *** ****** sales / ************. *** **** ******** **** ** ****, *** worse ** ****** **** ****** ******** ********** ************.
  • ****** *** ** *********** ** **** **. *** **** ******** is ******* *** ******* *************, **** *****, ** ***** *** now, ********* ********* ***** *** ********* ****** *** *********** ** drop *******, ********** ******** ****** **** ******* ***** ***********, ** it *** *** **** ***** *************.
  • ********* ** *** **** ****** ** **** * *** **** up... ** ****. ** ********* *** ******* ***** ******* ****** and ****** ************* ********, *** ******* ***** ****** ***** **** the *** * *********. *******, ** ********* ***** ** ***** sales *** ********* ******** *** ******* ** ** ***** *** its ******, ********* ***** **** ***, ** **** **** **** artificially ******* ** ** ***** *****.
  • *****, *********, *** **** *** **** ** ********* *** **** they *** ****** ***** ** ****** *** ***** ** *** market. **** *** **** *** *****, ***** **** *** **** to *** ******, *** ** **** **** *********. **** **** continue ** **** **** ** **-*********?
  • *****, ** *** ********** ****, *** ****** *********'* ****, **** a *** ***** ******. **** **** **** *** *****, ***** may ***** **** *** ******** ********* **** ********* *** ** 2018. *******, ** *** *********** ****, *****'* ********* *** ********, resulting ** *** ******* ********** *** ********** / ***** ********.

** **** ** ** ******** **** *** ***** ** **** of *** ************* ** **** **** **** *** ********* *********.

Comments (4)

**** ** *** ****** ******* **** * ***** ** ***** due. ********** ***** *** **** *********** ******* *** ****-**-***-****** ******* (ergo ******* *** *******, *************, *** * ***** ***** ** caring ***** ******* ******* *****).

*'* ********. **'** **** * ****** **** **** *** ********* have ******* **** ******? ******'* *** **** ***** *** *** of *** **** ** ***** ********* *** ***** *** * particular ****? **** *********.

***** ** ***** - **** ****** ******* **** ****'* ****** months ****** *** **** *******.

******,

(*) *** ********* **** ******** ** ****.

(*) ** ** **** ** **** ** **** ***** *** end ** ****, **** ** * *****, *.*., *** **** people **** ****** *** **** ** * '**** ***'.

(*) ********** *********** ** ************* ** *** ****** **** *******. For *******, **** ** *** ** **** *** ***** ***** 2 *****, *** ***** ****.

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