Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2020

By IPVM Team, Published Jan 20, 2020, 09:09am EST

The past 2 years of US bans and sanctions have shaken the video surveillance industry but what impact would this have on integrators' favorite cameras?

Inside we break down the 2020 rankings, including detailed integrator commentary (from 200+ integrators) and analysis of the trends. And new for this year, breakdowns of US vs non-US favorite rankings.

Compare to the past decade:

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Executive *******

**** *** *** *** findings **** *** ********:

  • **** ********* *****, ********* 3x *** ****** ** votes ** *** ***** manufacturer. **** **** ******* equally ** *** ** and ***************. *******, ***** was * ******* ******** in **** **********.
  • ****** *** ******** **** both **** *** ****** place, **** ****** ******** slightly **** ******** ***** than ********, *** ******** more ******** *****. ******** was ****** ** **** with ****** ****** ** to *** ******** ** 2020.
  • ***** *** *** **** other ************ ** **** to ******* * *********** number ** *** *********. Uniview, ****, *********, *****, and *** ****** ******** minimal *********.

US ** ***-**

***** **** ********* *********** in ********** ******** ******* US *** ***-** ***********:

  • **** ****** *** ******** were **** *** **** strong ******* *** ** than ****** *** ** (though ***** *** ******** outside *** **). ** believe **** ********* ***** their **** ** ******* channel *********** ******* *** US *** ********* **** benefitting **** *****'* ********** in *** **.
  • ***** *** ********* **** both *** ******** ** the ** *** ********** net ******** ******* *** US. ** ** **** examine ** ****** *******, US ********** ******** ***** Hikua's *** *** ********* are ****** ** ******.
  • **** **** *** *** same ******** (******) ** both *****.

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

*** ******* ***** ** that ** *** ******** (nor ********** **********) **** the ****. **** ** this ***** *** ********** of ********* ** * mature ****** ******, *.*., Verkada ** ****** *******. However, *******'* *********** ****-******** integrator ***** ******* **** make ** ********* *** them ** ***** **** a *******.

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

**** ******** ****** **** consistent ****** **** ******** reports: *********** *** *******, that ********* ********* *** high ***** ******. ************, responses ***** **** ********* support *** *** ***** of ****** ****** ******* as *********** ********* *** Axis:

  • "****, **** ****** ** mostly *** ********. ***** cameras *** **** ******** and ************. **** **** the **** ******* *** challenging *************, *** **** with **** ***** *** other ****** ** *** market."
  • "**** - ***** ******* is **** ********. *** form ******* ** ***** camera ***** *** ****** aesthetically ******** ** *** eye. *** ********* *** high *******. ****** **** to ** *** ** the ***** ** **** up **** ****** ******* and *********** **** ***** cameras."
  • "****. **'* **** *********, but *** *** **** you *** ***. **'* very ******** *.*. * installed * ****** ** a ***** *********** ***** 5 ***** *** *** I ***** *** *** issues **** ** *****. No *******, ***** ** hardware ******. **** **** is, *** ****** ** extremely ********* **** *** fact **** * "*****" had ** ** **** to ******* **."
  • "****. ***** ** ***'* use **** ***** *** to **** ******* ***** product **** ** *** most *******. ** ********, the ******** *** ***** settings ***** **** *** cameras ** *********."
  • "****. *** * ***** LOVE-HATE *****. *** ******* is *****. *** *** over-priced *** **** * have **** **** ***** before, *** **** *** making ***** ** ** Axis ******* ** ****."
  • "****. ******* *** ************* options *** ***** ******* switches, ** *** *** most ******** ****** ************ in *** ** ***** today"
  • "** ******** ** ****. Besides ***** ***********, ********* to ************* *** **** of ************ **** **** the **** ****** *******."
  • "**** - ***** *********** team *** *** ********* in ****. *** ***'* realize *** **** **** put **** ******** ***** you ******* ******* *****"
  • "****, **** **** ****, they **** * ***** SW ***, *** **** are ********** ****** ***** product ****."
  • "****, **** ***** **** and ***** ******* ***** tend ** **** **** with ***** ***."
  • "****, **** ** ***, good ******** *******, **** productline *********"
  • "****, **** **** *******. A ****** ********* *** they *** ********."
  • "**** - **** ** use. ***** ************* *** support. *******-****. **** *********"
  • "** ** ****** ***, it *** ** ** Axis. ***** ******* ** second ** ****"
  • "****, ******* ********** ****** VMS's *** ******* ***** of **** *********"
  • "****. ********* ** ****** and ***** ******. **** are **** **** *****-******** aware."
  • "**** - ***** ** last, ********* **** *******"
  • "****, ***********, ********"

**** ********* ******

******** ** **** *******, integrators ***** ********** *********** problems, **** **** **** feature *******-****** ***** (*-****** and *-******):

  • "****. ** **** **** many **** *****-* ***** with ********* **** ***** out ** *** ******** are ******. *** ***** had ** *** ** 10 ***** ** ***'* day ***. *** ******** power ******** ***** **** the ****** ** *** PTZ ** *** **** common *******."
  • "...************ ****. ***** ***** series *** *** ***** door ******** ********* *** a *********** ****** ** service ***** ********** ******** sites. *** **** **** installs ** ****"
  • "****. ***** ***** ******* at *** *** **** had ** ** ******** multiple ***** ** **** location ***** **** *** their ********** ******* *********. Cost *** ******* * fortune."
  • " '*******' ***** ******* poorly ********** *** **** water ******* ****** ******* and ************ ****** **** March ******** ***."
  • "**** ***** **'** *** a ***** ** ***** imagers (*****'*) **** ** the ***** ***** ** just *** *** ** RMA *** **** ******* it."
  • "**** - *** * run ** *** ****** domes, **** ******* **********. AXIS ******** **** *** no ***** *************. "*****, let ** *** *** lunch""
  • "** ***** **** **** but *** ** ** several ***'* ** * bad ***** ** ******* that **** ***."
  • "**** *** * *********-******* control ***** ***** *** to ** ************ ********** early **** ****."
  • "****, ** *** **** of ******* **** ** several *****. *** **** did **** ** *****"
  • "****. **** ******** ******** after **********."

*** ** *** *********** issues **** **** ** integrators, **** ************* *********** only ****** ****** **** online ************ *********** *** older **** *******.

#* - ******** *** Hanwha / ****** ** US / ****** ***************

******** *** ****** **** for ******-******* *** *********, however, ***** **** **** strong **** ** ***********, both ******** * ***** number ** ***** ******* of *** **.

*********** ******** ******** ***** their ****** ***********, ********* support, *** ***** ********* as ******* *********:

  • "********. **** **** ****, and ***** ******* ** so **** ****** **** anyone *****. ******** ******** policy ** ** **** an ******* *********** *********. No *** **** ******** gets ** * *** camera *** **** *** every ****. "
  • "** ************ ***** * need ******** ********* ** special ****** ************** * use ********."
  • "********. ** *** *** most ** **** ** need **** **** *** vendor (***** *******, *******, software, *********, ****** *******) all ** *** ******* platform"
  • "********. ** **** *** end ** *** ********. Pricing ***** ********** *** they **** *** *** number ** ***** ******* way ****."
  • "********, **** ** ******* (except ****** ****) *** high ******* ***** ******* (though ******** ** * bandwidth ***)"
  • "********, ***** *******, **** to *********, ***** **** support (*** ******* ***** and **) *** *** warranty ************ *** ** fuss **** ********* ********."
  • "******** ** **** ***** H4-H5 ***** ******* *** analytical ******** *** **** they **** *****. "
  • "********. ****-******* ********, ********* and ****-**-*** ***. **** deployment."
  • "...***** ** ***'* **** [Dahua] *******, *** **'* Avigilon."
  • "********, ******** ********* ******* work *****"
  • "********. ***** ******* *** analytics"
  • "********, ******* & ******* quality"
  • "********, ***** *****, ***** warranty"
  • "******** *** *******."

*********** ******** ****** ******** price *****, *********** *** support ** *** ******* factors:

  • "***** *** ** ** Hanwha *** ** ***** continued ************ *** ******* of *********, **** ** continue ** ******* ******* performance ******** *** ******** for **** ************"
  • "******. **** *** *****, it *** ********* ****** reliability **** * **** experienced **** ****. *** image ******* ** ****** than ****, *** ***** tone ** **** ******* than ***** *******"
  • "******, **** ***********, **** built-in *********, ***** ***** support *** ******* *******, good ******* ************."
  • " ****** ** * very **** *** **** camera **** ** *** in ***** ********* *************."
  • "******. ***** ******* ** good. *** *********** ** there *** *** ******* is ***** ** ***** to **"
  • "******, ***** ***** ***** is ***** *** **** are **** ******* ****. Also ***** **** ******* and *** ******* **** been **** ****."
  • "****** ***** ******* **** fantastic ********. **** ** get **** ****** ****** with ****** ** *** other ** ** ************"
  • "****** - **** ******* with ******** *** ******* for *** *****"
  • "****** ** **** **** to ***** *** **** value ***** **. ******** and ***** *******"
  • "****** *** *******, ***** quality, *** ******* ** line *** ******* *** our ********"
  • "******, ***** ******* ** price *** ***********."
  • "****** ******* *** ***** point"
  • "****** * *** ********."
  • "******, **** ******* *** quality ** ***."

***** - **** ********* Favored ****** *****

***** *** * *** positive ******, *** ***** they **** ************* ***** the ******* ****-*******, **** are *** **** ********* legacy ***** ********* *** favorable *********. ********* *** net ******* **** ***** than * ******** *** negative *****, ***** ******** a ******* ****** ** negative *****, *** **** was *** ********* ** any ***********.

*********** **** ******* ***** noted ******* *** ******** as *** *******:

  • "***** - ********* *** long ******** ******. * like *** ****** ************* adding ** ***** **** detection *** ****** ****** the ****** *********** ******."
  • "*****, ****'** *** (*** my) ******** ******* **** seem ** ****** *** cutting **** ************ ***** not ******* ********** *** of *** ****** **** ridiculous *******."
  • "***** --> ****** * wide ******** ** ******* and ***** ********** *** cameras, **** *** *** ages (*** **** ***)"
  • "***** **** ****, ***** not *** ***. *** hermetically ****** **** ****** is *****!"
  • "*****, **** **** ** up ** **** **** training *** *** ************"
  • "*****. ****-******* ******* *** very ****-*********"
  • "*****. *** *** ******* learning ** *** ***!"
  • "***** *********-******** ******"

***** ***************

**** ****, ** **** release *** ******** ** worst ********** *******.

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

** ** ******** **** year, **** *** *** issues ** ******** *** each ** *** ************* on *** **** ******* forward ** ****:

  • **** ***** *** *** least *********, ****** *** rise ** ********** ********** on *********** ** ** least ******** * ******* (recall *** *** **** 2 *****,**** ***** *********** ****). ********, **** has *** *** ********* real ** / ***** cameras. **** ***** *** to ***-******** ** **** as ***** ****** ** they *** **** **** release ** ****, *** if **** ** ***, this ***** ** * problem.
  • ******** *** ****** **** to ****** *** *** to **** *********** ******* of ***** *******. *** they?
  • ******** *** *** ************ ** ********. ** **** *** seen *********** ******** *** though **** ** ****** a **** ** **** a *******.
  • ***** *** ********* ********* face *********** ******* *** political ****** ****** *** West, **** ** **** they *** **** * year ***. *** **** resolves (** ***) **** obviously ** *********.
  • ***** *** *** ******* bet ** **** ******** in **** ***** ********* this ****. ***** **** was ***** ********* *** ******* ** SAST, **** ** *** year **** **** **** and ******* ** ****. These ****** **** **** so *** ****** ********** expect * *** ****** in **** *** **** 2020 **** ******** ** negative ***** ***** *** execution *** ******** ** SAST.
  • ***** *** ********* **** both **** *** ** 2019. ** ******* *** make * ****** *** year ******* *** **** they **** *********** ******** progress ** ****?

Comments (28)

**** - ***** *********** team *** *** ********* in ****. *** ***'* realize *** **** **** put **** ******** ***** you ******* ******* *****.

**** ******* ** ****** relevant. ***** *** ***** were **** **** ** having ****** *** ***** occasion, ** ***** **** in *** ***... * cannot ******* ** ***** current ********* ************. ** does **** **** **** has ***** ** *** lead ** ****** ******** for ***** ******** ****. The ********* ******** ** their ******* ** ********** useful **** ******** *** a ****** ****** **** of ******** *** ****** much *** ******** **** and ************. * **** other ************* ***** ********* this ***** ** ******* range **** ** ***** to ********. **'* **** frustrating ** **** ** purchase * ********* ****** of ******* ** *** one ******* ****** *******. More ***** **** *** I ******** **** ****** and *** **** ***** party ******* *** ** this... * **** **** makes * **** ****** on ******.

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******* ** *** ****** line, ***** ******** ****** cosmetically ******* ** **** in **** *****. *** Axis *** ****** ******** in **** ***? ******** on ***** *** **** cameras? ** *** **** just ********* ******* **** designs?

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*** **** *** ****** partners ** **** ***?

**, **** *** ***. They ******* ****** *** board.

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*********? ***, ****.

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*** **** ** **** are *******? **** ** life ** ******* *** then ********* **** **.

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** ****'* * ******** of *******. ** *** a ********* ** *************.

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**** * ***** ******* you ***'* *** *** word "*******?" ***.

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*'* ***** ** ***** that *** ****** ** was ***** ********* ** because **** *** ****** cameras ***'* **** *** more ******* ** **** other **** ***** ****** manufacturers. ***** *** **** so **** **** * dome, ********* ** ****** style ****** *** ****...

* *** **** ******* similarities ** *** ***** pic ******** * **** included. *** *** **** some ***** ******* ** other ********* ** *** you **** ****** ** "blatantly ******* **** *******"?

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*** **** "********* ******* Axis *******"?

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*** **** #* (***) at **:**** *******. *** above *** ******** *** below *** ****/***** ** your **** *******.

"******* ** *** ****** line, ***** ******** ****** cosmetically ******* ** **** in **** *****. *** Axis *** ****** ******** in **** ***? ******** on ***** *** **** cameras?** *** **** **** blatantly ******* **** *******?"

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****. * *** ****** the ********, *** ****** the ********* ** *** suggested.

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******...**** ******** ******* ******** that ** **** *** not ******** ** **** way ******* ***** *******, then *** ***** ******** is **** **** *** blatantly ******* **** *******. Neither *** ****. ** routinely **** **** ******** lines, * **** ** Hanwha’s ******* ** * took *** ******* ** slanderous ** ***** ****/**********. All ****, ****** *** multi-head ******* **** ******** similar. **** ** *********, Hikvision, *****, *********, ********. Who ** ******* ***? Years ***, **** ******* looked ******** **********. *****, they ******* **** *********** dome ***** **** ******* and *** ******* ** well. *** ***** *** Axis ****** **** **** came ****** **** **** legacy *************...***** *** *****.

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**** *******. ****'* ***** a ***********.

** *** * ********. Calm ****.

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** *** ** ********** presented ** *** **** of ********. **** *** obvious ** ***********.
***** *** ****’* ****** it ** **, *** that’s *** ** ******* reads. ********, ** ******* comment *** ********* *** people ****** **** ******* as ******** *** *********. This ***** ** ** believe *’* *** *** only *** *** ***** it **** ***.

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***, **** **** ******** ******* *** ******* ** unhelpful.

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

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**** ** *** ** done ** ***’* ****. If ***, ***** *** can ******* **** ******** you **** ******? *** the ******** *** “** Hanwha ********* ******* **** designs”?

*** *** ******* *** this ****’* ***** ** say **** **** ******* is ****** **** *** partners ** **** ***** OR ****** ** ******* Axis *******? ** ***** has *** ****** **** about ****** *** ******* and **** ***** ** distaste *** ****** *** wanting ** ** *********** for ***** **********, ***** I ******* **/*** **** clear, ******* ****** ** no **** *** ************** of **** *** **** saying ** ******.

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* ***** *** **** to ******** **** ****** your ******* **** **** not **** ****** ******* of *** ******* ********. Or *** ******* ***. Or ******** **** *** should **** **** **** meant, ******* ** **** they *****.

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****'**

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* *****. ****** *** the ********. ** *****, when ** ***** ** debating, * ** **** wrestling **** * *** in *** ***. *** more ******* ** ********, the **** * **** it....

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**#*,

** ** ******** **** of ***'*, **'* * valid ********... *** **** answered *** ******** **** ago. *'* *** **** why *** ****** ** exasperate. *** ****** ********** your ******* ************ ** this ******. ***'** *** only *** **** ******** that ** *******.

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***, *'* *** **** one **** ******** ** matters? *** *** ******.

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**** ******* ** ***** to **** *** ******* in **** ******* ******* is **** ** ************. John ******** **** ***** question. * ******** **** second ********, ***** ** clarify ** **** **** do *** **** **** designs ** ***, ***** means **** "*********" ** out ** *** ********!

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*****, ** *** ******* to ******* *** *** the "*** ****** **** what *'* ******* ***** syndrome. ***'* **** ** written **** ** **** I *****."

**** ****** **** ****** you *** * *** the **** ****** **** "only *** ****** *** cares."

***.

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***** **** **** *** a *** ** **, Verkada! *******, * **** agree ** ***. **** anti ********, **** ****.

******* **** *** **** show ** ** * bump ** * ****** backside ** *** **** world ** ****** ** sites ** ********. "*** they *** *** *** gainer *** *********** ****". Seriously, ***** **** *** to *** ** **** easier **** ***** **** 1,000,000 ** *,***,***.

********, ** ********* *** went ******* ********* *** more **** *** ***** and *****.

***** ********** **** *******, even ** ** **** article, ***** ******* ******* major ********* *** ***, lets **** ******* *** praise.

* ** ***** *** humor. ****** ********.

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******* **** *** **** show ** ** * bump ** * ****** backside ** *** **** world

*********, ***** **** *** to ***

*** ***** **** *** want, *** ******* ** gaining ***** ** * significant ****. **** *** already ******** ** **** over ***,*** ***** ******* deployed ***, ***** ***** massive *********** *** ****** (from ~*** ********* * year *** ** ***+ now), **** *** ***** to ****** ** **** this ****, **** ****, etc.

"*** **** *** *** big ****** *** *********** Axis".

*** ******** **** *****, that ** *****. **** we **** *** "******* is ****** *******." *** that ** *******.

* ** ***** *** humor.

*** *** ***** ** you ****, ***** ** difference ** **.

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****** *******, ** *** disagree **** *************** ***********.

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

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** #*... * ******* John *** * **** job ** ************** ***** the ******** ***** ** view *** ****** ****. Verkada *** ** ***** about ***** ******* ** 100K **** ***** ********, but ***** *********** ******* and ******** ** *** employees **** ****** **** has *** ******* ******* their ******* ***** ********** accurate. * ***** **** was ********** ************* ** your ******** **** **** information ***** *** **** formed ***** *******(*). *** should ******** ** **** and *** ** ******** or **** ** ****** you ****** ***. ************ in *** ***** ** how ** *** *****....

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