Favorite Large System Cameras

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 03, 2015

For large systems, with over 100 cameras, we identified the most preferred camera manufacturers selected from IPVM integrator survey results.

Here are the key patterns found, contrary to the SMB side:

  • Multiple manufacturers commonly selected unlike the SMB side
  • Premium brands 
  • More competition

Specific manufacturer selections and commentary found inside.

*** ***** *******, **** **** *** *******, ** ********** *** most ********* ****** ************* ******** **** **** ********** ****** *******.

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

  • ******** ************* ******** ******** ****** ****** ****
  • ******* ****** 
  • **** ***********

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

[***************]

Manufacturer *********

Multiple ******* ******

****** *** *** ***** *** ******* ********** **** *** * single ************ ********, *** ******** ** *********** *** ***** ******* offered ********. ******, **** *********** ***** * *********, **** **:

  • "****, ****, *********...**** ******.....***** *** ******* **** *** ***** *** cameras **** *** **** ********* *** ***'* ***** ** **** features"
  • "*****, ***** *** ****. *** ** *********** **** *** *** other ******** ************."
  • "****, ******* *******, ***** ******* ** ***********."
  • "****, *********, *** *********, **** ****** ******* ** ******** ** this ********* *********** *** ******* *** ******* * **** ******* (pre *** **** ****)."
  • "****, *********, *** ******* ***** ** **********. ***** **** **** come ** *** ***** *** *** ******* *********. **** ******** has *** **** ******** *** **** ***********, *** **** ***** no ****** *** **********."
  • "*** ***** *******: *****, ****, ***** *** ************ - ******* dependant ** *** *** ***** ****. ** ***** ******* ** try ** *** ******* **** *** **** ***** ********** *** system ** **** *** ****** **** ******** (*** ** **** cases *** *** **** ******.) **** ** *** ***** ****** customers ******* ***** (****** ******** ** ********** ******* *** ***********) in ***** ****** ********."

Rationale *** ******** *******

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

  • ****** *** **** ************* *** **** ***** *********, ** *******, for ****** *******. **** ***** **** *** **** ****** ** have ***** *** ********** ** *****, ****** ** ****** ** simply **** *** **********'* **** ********.
  • *** ***** *** **** ******* *** ***** *******, ******* **** certain ************* ***** ** ****** **** *** ******* ************ ** feature *** ************ ******** *** ******** *********.

Premium ****** ********

** *** *** ****, ********* *** ***** ****** *** **** the **********. ** ********, **** ** ***** *******, **** ****** had **%.

******* / ****** ****** *** **%+ ** *** ***** ****** selections. ******, ********* **** ***** *** ***** *** *** ******** choices ** *** *** ****** **** ***** *** **** ********** chosen **** ** *** ***** ****.

More ***********

*****, ****** ****** ****, ***** * *** ******* ********* ********* ***** ** *****, for ****** *******, * ************* ******** ******* ********* ******. ****** **** did ****, ** *** *** ********, ** * ***** ****** received *********** *******. *** ***** * *** **** ******* ********** selection ******.

*********

****** *** ***** ********* *** *** *** *********, *** ***** systems, ********* *** **** ** *** ****** ** *** ****. Few '***' **** *********, ** *********** **** ********** ********* **** as *** ** * ** * ******* **** ********. *******, a ****** ** *** ********** ********* **** ********* *** ****** up ** ** ****** *** **** ***** ***** *******.

********

**** *** ********, ****** *** ******** ******* ********** ******** ******* / ******* ***** ******* ***** **** ******** *** ***** *******. For *******:

  • "********, ************, ****, ****. *** ******* *******, ** ** ***** the ****** ** ******* ****** ***** *** **** **** *******."
  • "**** *** ********. **** ** ******* ********."
  • "***** - ********, ****, *******"
  • "******* **** * *********** ** ********** (*******) *** ******* **** (indoor), **** (******* *******), ******** (*** ******** ********'*)"
  • "*******, ********, *** *******, ****, *******."

**** ** ****** *** *** ****, ***** ******** ******* ****** to ***** ******** ****. 

*****

** *** *** ****, ***** *** ***** ******, ******** ** low ******** ** ***** '***** ****' ********* ********.

*******, ** *** ***** ****** ****, ***** *** **** ****, right ***** **** **** *** **** ****** ****. **** *********** highlighted ***** ** *** ** ***** *** ** ***** ******** offerings, ********* ******** ******** ***** ***** *** ***** *********** *** low ********* ***********.

***** *** **** ************ **** **** ** **** ******* **** the **** *** *****. ** **********, ****** *** ***** ************ ** ********** ******** *************. ********, ***** ****-*** ******* *** ********* ***** the ****** ********* ********* ******* ** *** ****** (********** *** resolution, ***, ***********, ***., ***: ** ****** ********* / ******* ********).

****

*** ********** ** **** ** *** ********, **** *** *** most ********** ********. ******** ********:

  • "**** - **** ******** **** *** ******* ****** *** ******* quality. **** **** **** *** ******** ***** ** ****** ***** installations."
  • "**** ** *** ******* ********* ****** ******* **** *** ******* available, *** ***** ******** ******* *** ******* *** ******* ** one ***** **** ** *** **** ** ***** ** ****** the ******* *****. **** **** ***** ** ******** *********** **** cross **** ***** * ****** ****** *** *******."
  • "*** ****** **** ****. ********* ** ***** * ********* **** Samsung *** *** ********* **** ** ****** *** ****** *** equipment. "
  • "* *** ** **** **** * ****** *** *** ***** cameras *** * ****** *** *** ***'*. *** **** **** this ***** *** ** *** **** ** ** * ****** would *** ****** ***** ****** ******* *******. ** ***** *****, I ****** ** **** **** * ****** ** * **** resort."
  • "****, * ******, ****** ******* **** *** **** ********, ******* projects ******* "*******" ******* ***** ***** ****** ** ******* *** they *** **** ** *** **** **** **** ****"
  • "**% ** *** ******** *** **** ******* ********** ** ****. There ** * *********** ** ******* *** ******** **** ********** the ******* ** ****** ****** ********** **** ****** ***************. *** higher **** ** *********** ** **** **** ****** ** *** lower **** ** ********** *** *************."

******* ** *** *********** ****, **** * ** *** **** 8 *********** (********* *** *******) ***** ******* ******* *** ******** at ************* ***** *******. *** *** ****** **** ** ** in *** **** ***** *****. ***** **** *******, ***** ******, advanced ******* ****, ***., ** ***** ***** *** **** *** so ********** ********.

********, **** ********* ** ******* **** ******* / ******* ******** for ****** ***** ******* (*.*., *** ** ***** ***** *************-****** ********* / *** ***********, ***.). 

Comments (4)

It is interesting that one comment was that lower end cameras offer less features. We use a lot of the Hikvision cameras (I do not know if they are classed as lower end or not) and find that they are well featured- more so than some of the big brands.

However, I am finding that many manufactures are loading their cameras up with 'features' .....features that really aren't of any use or offer no real added value to the end user. Not the case for every install, but certainly the majority.

It is a little frustrating that a manufacturer will add more features to amdel, do the update model change and then charge more....find it frustrating when the original camera did what it was designed to do and really did not need any extra features added to it.

"features that really aren't of any use or offer no real added value to the end user."

It might not have 'real added value' to most users. But the top 10% or 20% of the market is quite lucrative and those features might have value to those end users, e.g., Axis

Most manufacturers have multiple tiers (whether it is Axis, with M, P and Q or rivals with similar 2 or 3 tier offerings).

You're not being fair to Avigilon. You should multiply their votes by 11, because "ten Avigilon 30 megapixel cameras can cover the equivalent of 330 1 megapixel cameras". ;-)

http://ir.avigilon.com/files/doc_presentations/Avigilon-Investor-Presentation-May-2015-FINAL.pdf

Resolution weighted rankings....

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light on Jan 16, 2019
Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary...
Avigilon Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...
Pelco Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 11, 2019
Pelco had a significant favorability problem amongst integrators in our previous study (see 2016 Pelco results). Now, in the first edition of our...
Winter 2019 IP Networking Course on Jan 10, 2019
Today is the last day to register for the Winter 2019 IP Networking course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...
NTP / Network Time Guide For Video Surveillance on Jan 10, 2019
Inaccurate time can lead to missing or inadmissible video, yet this topic is often overlooked, with cameras and servers left defaulted,...
Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined on Jan 09, 2019
Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial on Jan 08, 2019
H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers...
IPVM Best New Products 2019 Opened - 70+ Entrants on Jan 07, 2019
The inaugural IPVM Best New Product Awards has been opened - the industry's first and only program where the awards are not pay-to-play and the...
CyberExtruder Face Recognition Profile on Jan 04, 2019
CyberExtruder offers 3D modeling face recognition software that they say provides quicker and more accurate matches than other 2D face recognition...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Access Control Records Maintenance Guide on Jan 16, 2019
Weeding out old entries, turning off unused credentials, and updating who carries which credentials is as important as to maintaining security as...
UK Fines Security Firms For Illegal Direct Marketing on Jan 16, 2019
Two UK security firms have paid over $200,000 in fines for illegally making hundreds of thousands of calls to people registered on a government...
Access Control Cabling Tutorial on Jan 15, 2019
Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every...
Avigilon Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...
2019 IP Networking Book Released on Jan 14, 2019
The new IP Networking Book 2019 is a 285 page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security...
Arecont Costar Layoffs on Jan 14, 2019
Arecont Vision, a Costar Company, has laid off more than 10% of their workforce in a move the company described to IPVM as a result of "important...
The False SCMP Story on Hikvision NYC AI on Jan 14, 2019
In the past week, one of Asia's largest publications, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), posted an article about "Chinese [facial recognition]...
WDR Tutorial on Jan 11, 2019
Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact