Favorite IP Camera Manufacturers 2014

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 10, 2014

With the worst manufacturers identified, we now turn to the favorite IP camera manufacturers of our 2014 integrator survey.

120 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question:

24 manufacturers received votes with 10 standing out.

A few important themes emerged in the integrator's explanations (in no particular order):

  • Image / Video Quality
  • Stability / Reliability
  • Product Line Breadth
  • Low Cost for Solid Quality

Since our last edition in 2011, the top 10 favorites have changed significantly, with 3 of the biggest brands falling down, being surpassed by newer entrants.

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  • "****: *******; *******: ******* *** *****", **** **** "******* *** Hikvision: ******* **** ******, ****** *****, ****** *******", "** ****** always *** **** ******* ***** ******* *** **** ****, ** we **** *** ****, ********* (***** ********** ******* ****** ***** for **** *****)"
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Avigilon *****

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  • "********** ******* ******** ** **** *** ****** *** **** ** setup **** **** ******* *****."
  • "********** *** **** *******. **** **** ** ********* *** ********* network ********."
  • "**** ** ***, *********, *** ******* *******."

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Sony ***** *****

***** **** *** **** ********** **** *** **** ******, **** still *** ******* ******* ***** *********** **** *** **** ****** refrain ***** ***** ***** *******:

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  • "***** ******* *******/*******"
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Vivotek *** ********* *****

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**** ** *** *********** ******** **** '*****' ***** ***** *********** **** ************ ******** *** ******* *****, ****** ****** **** "Cost ********* ******** **** ****", "********** ******* ****** ***** *** that *****", "******** ** *** ** *****" *** "******* **** enough, ****** *****."

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Arecont ********

***** ***** ******* ** *** **** ***** *** ***** **********, Arecont **** **** *** * ******* ** ********** ** **********'* favorite, **** ******** *********:

  • "********* *** *** ***** *** *******" *** "***** *** ****** offerings *** ****** *** ******** *** ******* ********* *** **** applications."
  • "*** **** *** "*******" **** ****" *** "***** ** ********"
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Panasonic *** ******* ****

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Bosch *** **** - **** * ***

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Pelco - ***

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