Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2022

By IPVM Team, Published Jan 17, 2022, 10:01am EST (Info+)

For more than a decade, IPVM has tracked integrator's favorite camera manufacturers. In this 6th installment, a PRC China manufacturer makes the Top 5 for the first time, and an Asian manufacturer gains significant ground.

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We received votes and detailed integrator commentary from 277 responses from around the world (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.

Compare to the past decade-plus of reports:

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Executive *******

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

  • **** *** *** *****, ********* **** 2x *** ****** ** ***** ** any ***** ************, ****** **** **** was ******* ** *** *** **** Hanwha's ****** **** **** *** *********** negatives (****** *** ****** ** ******** votes), ****** ******* ** ****** ******.
  • ****** ****** ***** ** ******** ** a ***** #* ** ***** *******, with **% **** ***** **** ********, representing ******'* **** ** * ***** and ********* ***********.
  • *******, ******** **** ************* ** ***-** results, **** ***** ************ ** *** US *** ***************. ****** ******** ************* stronger ** *** **.
  • ******* ******* ** *** *** * for *** ***** ****. **** ******** the *** **** ******** *****, **** than ********* *** *****, *** **** 80%-90% ***** ********* **** ***** ******** rivals. **** ******* *** ***** **** our*** ************* ******* *** ******.
  • ********* *** ***** **** *** ****** international ******** *****, *** **** ********** widely *** ******** ** ************* *** US *********.

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

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**** ******** ****** **** ********** ****** from ******** *******: *********** *** *******, that ********* ********* *** **** ***** points. ************, ********* ***** ********* ******* as * *********** ******** *** ****:

  • "**** ** *** ******** ******* ****** manufacturer. **** **** ****-******* ******* *** high *** ******* ** **** ** lower-cost ******* ** ******* **** ***** manufacturers. ******* ******* **** **** **** have *** ******* ******."
  • "**** ** ***** *** ****. **** have *** **** **** *******, **** with ****** **** ***** ***, *** they **** ***** ******** **** ********* than ******. ** ************ *** ******* and *** **** ****** ******* ***** if **** ** ********* *** ****** Axis *******."
  • "**** **************, **** ***** *******, **** software *******, **** *********** **** ***"
  • "**** **** ***** ******** *** ***** support ** *** ** **** * problem"
  • "****. ***** *******, ******* ***, *********** and **** *********** ** **, *******. If ***** ** * *******, **** fix ** ****."
  • "**** ******** **** *******, ********** ********** interface *** ******* **** *******."
  • "**** **************. ***** ******* *** **** durable."
  • "****. **** *******, ********, *** *******"
  • "**** **** ******* **** *** ********** pricing"
  • "****, *******, ***********."
  • "****. **** *****"
  • "**** ***** ********, *******, *** *** party ************ *** **** *******. ***** systems **** **** **********"
  • "****, ******. *********** ** *** *** this, *** ****, ***** ***** *****"
  • "** **** * *** ** **** cameras. **** **** **** *** **** just ****"
  • "****. *****, ********, ******, **********. ***** the ***** *****."
  • "****. ** *** * *******, *** get **** **** ******* **** ****. Products ****** ****, *** *** ********"
  • "**** ******* *** *****"
  • "****, *** ** ******* "

************ *** * ****** ***** *****, with * ***** ** ******/**** ** installation *** ***********:

  • "**** - **** ******* *******, **********, simple ************ ***** *** **** ** field."
  • "****- ***** **** *** ******** **** deploying ***** ******** *** ** ****** does **** ** ******."
  • "****, ****** ****** ****** **** **********"
  • "****, **** ******* ******* **** * lot ** ******* *** **** *** design ** ***** *** **** *************"
  • "****. ******** **** ****** ******* ****, best ********, **** ** *** & navigate ********. **** ****** ********** ******** & *******"
  • "****. **** **** * ***** ***** of ********, ********** *** **** ** use."
  • "****, ******** ******** **** ******** ************ as ****."
  • "****. **** ** ************, **** ** setup, **** *******."
  • "****, *******, ******* *** *******. **** unparalleled *******."

****' ***** ******* **** *** ********* by ******** *********** ** * *** positive:

  • "****. **** **** ** **** * camera *** ***** ********* *** ***** think **. ************, ***** ******* *** ideal *** ** ***** *** ********* consumption **** ********* ******* **** *** network **** ** * ****** ***. They **** ********* **** **** **** other ********."
  • "**** **** **** ***** *******. **** many ******* ** **** **** ********* so ***'* **** ** **** ******** vendors."
  • "****, **** ******* ** ***'* *** the ******* **** ** **** ****** to ** ****** *** ** ***"
  • "****. ******: ********-***********, *** ****** ** Resources."
  • "****. *******, ******* ** ******* ****, models ******* "*****" ****** ********, **** year ********."
  • "****. **** **** * **** ***** of ****** ******* *** * **** support ******"
  • "**** - **** ***** ** ******** and ***** ***** *******"
  • "****. **** **** ***** ****** ****** to ***** *** ********* *****."
  • "**** - ***** ********* ** ******* camera *****, **********, ********"

Axis ******* ***** ** *******

**** ******** *** *** **** ******** responses (****** *** **** **** *** favorite *****), ***** *********** *********** **** ****** *****, *** *** being **** ** ******* *******, ******* to ********** ***** ************* ******* *** ****** ****:

  • "****. ***** ******* *** ****** ********** with ********. *********, *** ****** ************** have ****** **** ******"
  • "****. **** ****** **** **** ** be *** *** ******* **** *********, it *****'* **** **** **** **** are *** ******** ****** ** *** market *** **** ** *** *** environments."
  • "****, ***** ********, ***** ******* ** VMS, ***** ***** ***** *** ***** warranty. **** ******** ** ****** ** getting **** ** ******* ******."
  • "***** ***, *** **'* ***** **** even ****** **** **** * *** of ******** ******."
  • "****, ******* *** ***** **** ** get ****, ** ****** **** *** of *** ******** *** ******* ** great"

****, ******* *** * ******** ******** issue *** ****, ****** ********** **** than ** ******** *****, *** ************* less **** ****** ******:

  • "**** *** **** ******** *** ***** margins *** ********** ** ********* ** make ***** ******* **"
  • "**** - ** *******. **** ***** build ******* ** *******, **** ***** all *** ***** ****** *** *****"
  • "**** - ***** *******, *******, ********, and ***** *******. ********* * *** higher **** **** ******, *** * have * *** ** ***** ** their ********."
  • "* ** **** ****, *** **** are ** ********* ************* *** *'* finding ** ********** ********* ** ******* with ***/***** **** ***** ***** *******."
  • "** *** **** **'* **** ****, but **'* ***** *********** ********* ** get **** ******* **** ** *** smaller *********.

Uniview / *** - *** ******* ** *** *

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******* *** *** ***** *** ******* since ****** ** ****, ******* ****** growth **** **-***** ***********. ******* *** a *** ****** ** ****** ************* ******* *** ****** **********.

******** ****** ********* "**** *** *** buck" ** "*****" ** *** ********:

  • "********, *******, ********** **** *** *** buck. **** *** **% ** *** time **** *** *** *********** ** half *** ***** ** ******"
  • "** *** ****** ******* **** **** - ******* *** ***** *** **** good, *** ******* ******* ** ****, we ****'* ***** * *** ** analytics, *** **** **** **** ********* when ** **** ****. **** ****, that ***** ** * *********** ******."
  • "******* *** ** ******-******** *** *** 4K ******* **** ******* *** ****** than ********'* ** ****** ** ***** from * ****** ***********"
  • "*******. ******* ******* *** *** ***** and * **** *** ******* ****"
  • "*******. **** ***** * *** ** value"
  • "*******. ****'** **** ** **** ****"
  • "******* **** ******* **** *******"

************, ********* ***** ******** ****** ** a ****-*********, ********* ***********:

  • "***** *** **'* *******. **** **** an **** ********* ****. **'* ****-*********. and ** **** *** ****** ** no ******* **** **** *** *******"
  • "*******. *** **** * **** ***-**** replacement *** *** *** *** * camera *** ***** ******"
  • "*******,**** *********** *** *********"
  • "******* - ********** **** ********* *** does *** ***"

Hanwha ***** #* - ****** ** **

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****** *** ** ***** #*, ****** tied **** ******** *** #* ** 2020. ****** ******** **** ******** ** the ** **** **** ***-** *********.*********** ******** ****** **** ******** ******** analytics *********** *** ******* ** *** factors:

  • “********* ******: **** ******* ************, *********, and *********. **** ***** *****.”
  • “********* **'* ******. *** *** *** them ** ***** *** ** *** the **** ******* **** ****. ***** from *******, ***** ******* ** *****. With ***** *** ** ******* ****'** able ** ***** *** *** ***** for **. ***** ******* ***** **** well **** ** ******* *** ***** analytics **** ****.”
  • “****** ** *** #* *** *******. They **** ****** ******* *** ***** scenario ** **** ** **** * have ** ****** ** **** *********. The ***** ** ***** *** *** product ** *****. *** **** ******** issues ** **** **** *** ** brand *** ******** ** ** **** been **** ** **** ***** **** our ******** **** **** *** ****** issues.”
  • “****** ******** *********** ******* ** * competitive ***** *****. ***** ******* ** most ******, **** *****, **** *********, and * ****** ***** *****.”
  • “******, ***** ****. **** **** *** Avigilon. ******* ***** *****, ** **** every ******* ****** ***** ****. ****** is *** **** ************ **** ***** local *******.”
  • “******. **** **** ** ** ******* the ****** **** *********** *** **** are ************* ******.”
  • “****** - **** ********** ********** ** AI *****”
  • “****** *******.********* ******* **** **** ********* at * *********** *****.”
  • “******. *** *****/*********** ***** ** ** the ****. **** *** **** ******** but ***** ******* *** ********** ** difficult ** **** ***** ******* **.”
  • “******. *** ******* *** **** *******, the ******** ******** *** *****, *** the ***** ***** ** ***********.”
  • “******. *** ******** *** ******* *** get ** *** ***** ***** ** hard ** ****.”
  • “********* ******. ********* ***** *** ******* quality. ***** ******* *** ********* *******. Wide ******* ** ******* *** * free *** (******** ********* ****** ********)”
  • “******** ******* ***** ****** ** * middle **** ******* *** ******* **** performance *** *****.”
  • “** **** ******, ******* *** ***** are **** *** **. ** *** the * ******. ** **** *** durability ** ***** *******. ** ** important *** **, ** ***'* **** too **** **** ***, *** ******* if *** ******* *** * **** life, ** ** ** ****** *** the ******. *** ****** *** * large ***** ** ******** *** **** innovations ***.”
  • “****** ******* - **** ***** **** can *********** **** ************ ** * good ***** ***** *** **** ***. Avigilon *** ** **** ******** - good ***** ***** *** ******** *** rock *****.”

************ ******* *** **** * ****** theme ** ******** *********:

  • “****** - ******* ************, **** ******** and *******, *********** ******* *** ************ support.”
  • “******. **** ***** *******, **** ******* line, **** ******* *********** *** ***** point.”
  • “******, **** **** * ******* ******* and ***** ****** ** **** ****.”
  • “******. **** **** * ****** **** variety ** *******, **** ***** ***** is ***********, *** * **** ***** had ** ***** ******* ******* ** voicing ** ******* ** * **** concerns.”
  • “** ******** ****** ************ ** ****** Techwin. **** **** * ***** ******** and ******* **** *******.”
  • “****, ******. ******** *******, **** *******.”

Avigilon #* - ****** ******* **

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******** ******** *****, *** **** ****** Hanwha **** ****. *******, ******** ********* in ************* ********* **** ** ***** US *********, ******** ** **** ******** US ********* ** ****.

*********** ******** ******** ***** ***** ****** reliability, ********* *******, *** ***** ********* as ******* *********

  • "********, **** **** ****** ****** **** we *** **** ** **** *** correct ****** *** * *****. *** value **** ** * ******* ****** at * *********** *****. ***** *** line *** **** ******** *** ********* well *** **. ********** **** ***** analytics"
  • "********. ****** ******* ** *** **** latest *** **** ** *** ** the *** ********* **** ** ****. You ***'* **** ******** **** ****** changes *** **** ***'* *********** *******, they ********* **** *********** ****** *****."
  • "********. ***** ****. **** **** ************ and ***** ****** ****. *** *** analytics, *** **** ***** ****** ** survivability ** *** *****."
  • "********. **** **** * ****** *** just ***** *** *********, *** *** real ***** ***** ** ******* ** their ****** ************* *** *********."
  • "********. *****, ***** *******, ******, *********** and ***** ********. ** **** ***** is ***** ** ** *********** ** a ****. **** * ****** *******, as ***** *** ***** **** *****."
  • "********, **** *** ** *** ******* edge ** ****** ***** *** ******** innovations."
  • "********, ******* ***** ******* *** *** easily ******. **** ****** *******."
  • "** **** **** ** *** ******** cameras ** **** ******* **** **** promise **** **** *** ********. "
  • "********: *** ** ** **** ******* and ******* *******."
  • "********/****** ******. ***********, ***********, ******* ***, longevity"
  • "******** **** **** ** *******"
  • "******** *** ** *** **** **** learning *** ******* ********."
  • "********, ***** ******* *** ***** ****."
  • "******** - ***** ****."

************, ********'* ***-**-*** ******** *** * common *****:

  • "******** ***** *** *** **** ** an *** ** *** ****** **** works. *** ******* *** *** ***** is ***** ** **** *** **'* made ** *******!"
  • "**** *****, ** * *** ****** of *** ** *** ********** *** brand ** ****** *** ** ********. As *** ****** ******* **** ********* shootout ***** ******* *** ********* *** of *** **** ** *** ******."
  • "********. *** ** ***-**** **** *** the ***** ************. ***** ******* ******* and * ***** ********. ***** *******!"
  • "********. **** *** ** *** ********, built-in ********* (********** ****** *********), *** a **** ******* ** ******* *** sensors"
  • "********. **** *** * ***-**** ****."

******* ** ****, * ***** ****** of ********* ******** ******** ** * favorite, *** **** ** * ******** factor:

  • "********, **** ** ******* *******. **** functionality. ******** ** **** **** *** expensive"
  • "********, ***** *******, *** * ****** expensive; **** ***** **********, ***** *******"
  • "******** ***** ** ****** *** ** feature ****. *** *** ******** - which ** **."

***** - ***** *** *, ********* Outside **

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***** *** * *** ******** ******, and ***** **** **** ************* ***** the ******* ****-*******, **** *** *** last ********* ****** ***** ********* *** favorable *********. **** **** ********* **** international ***********.

********* ********* ***** ******* ******* *** analytics ********* ** ****** ******:

  • "*****, ***** ***** *******, **** *********, great ********* *******; *** ************"
  • "*****, *** **** **** ** ********** their ********** *** ******* ********, **** are ***** **** ****** ** **** areas"
  • "** *** ****, *** *&* ***** to **** ****** ****. *** ***** for *********"
  • "*****'* *** ** ****** **** ****'* current *********"
  • "*****. ***********."
  • "*****, *** ** *** ***** **."
  • "*****-********* ** *****."

Hikvision **** *** ******** - *** **** ******** ******* **

********* *** *** **** *** ******** camera ************ ** *** ******, *** also ******** *** **** ********* ******** outside *** **, **** ****** ****. However, **** **** ******** ~**% ** all ******** ********* ******* ** *** US, **** *** ***** ************* ********* for *** ***** **%.

********* ********* ********* **** *********** *** value:

  • "*********. *** ******* *********** ** ******* images *** *** *******. ** **** not *** *** ******** ********, ******** I **** *** ********* **** ** make * *** **** ** **** for ********* *******."
  • "********* *** **** *** ***** **** is ****** ** **** ***** *** a ********* ***** * ***** *** upgraded"
  • "*********. ***** ******* ******** **** ******** well. ******* ********* ******* ***** *********. Still *** **** ***** ** *** region."
  • "*********, **** ***** *** ***** *** the ******* ******* (***** *******, *************, configuration ***)"
  • "********* ** **** **** ***** *** good ********"
  • "********* - *** **** *** ***** well"
  • "********* ****** *** *** *********"
  • "** **** **** *********"

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

**** ****, ** **** ******* *** rankings ** ***** ********** *******.

Comments (15)

***** ***** ******* ** *****! *'* be ******* **** *** *-** ****.

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****. "******** ****** ************" ****, **** Hikvision ****** ** ******* ***.

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** *** ***** **** *** ****** report *** **** *** ************ */* group **** ** **** ***** **** give *** ****** ** ********* ********* that ** ************?

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*** ***** **** ** *** ****** complete ******.

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******!

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**'* *********** ** ****** *** ***** results. ** **** *** *** ******* were *********, ****, *** ******* ****** Axis. ** **** ** ******* ** shift ** *** ******* ******* **** the ********* ** ******.

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**** ****** **** *******, *** ******. *** ******* ** Panasonic *** **** **** *** **** decade *** **** ***********. *** ***** to **** *** **** ******** *** in *** *** * **** ** 2011 ** ***** *** (****, ********) remain.

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***** ** **** **** ** **** were ***** ** *** ***

****** *** ***** , *** **** to ****** **** **, ********, *** make **** ***** *** *** ** can ********** **** ** * *** that ******* * ******* , ** limitations

*** **** ** ** ******** , upgades *** ** **** **** ******* edge ************

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

**** **** *** ***** ******* * were ** ******** , ** *********** , **** , **** **** ******* vision , **** ***** *** *********** software *** **** *** *

**** ** ****** ** *** *** x , *** ********* * ***.

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

*** ** *** **** ******* ** funding , ***** *** ***** ******* amounts *** ****** **** ****

****** * , *** **** *******

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********* ** *******'* ****** ***'** **** to ****** ** & ******* ****** X ****** *****. * ******* ** were *** ** *** **** ****..

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***, **** ** * *** ****, IMO. ** *** ****** ***'* ** accessed ** *** *******, * ***'* want ******** ** ** **** **.

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* *** **** ** ******* **** Support ** ********* **** *** ******** for *** **** *** ******* ***** be ********* ** ******** **** ******** HTML5. * *****'* **** ** ***, but **** ****** ***** **** ******* when ** ******* **** ********.

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*'** **** **** ******** ** ******* cameras *** ****'** ******* ** (**** view *** *****) **** ****** *** no ****-***. *** *** ***** ** well *** *** ******** ******* ** currently ******* (***** *** ** **** will ** ** ** ******** ******** version).

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***'* ******* *******? ******* ** ******?

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******* ** * *** ******* *** yes ** *** **-******* ** ****** and ****, * **** **** ******* more ******** ******* ** ****.

***** ******* ** *** **** ****** and ** ** *** ***** *******, by *******, ***** ************ ************ ** China, ** *** ****** * ****** choice *** ***** ******* *** ***-**** alternatives ** *****.

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* ***'* ***** *** ****** *** as * *********** ** ******* * won't ** ***** *** ******* *******. I ** ********* **** **** *** are *** ******...

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