Top Surveillance Storage Manufacturers

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 12, 2012

Determining the right manufacturer to provide storage for your surveillance system is a fundamental, yet complicated choice. The choice significantly impacts cost, reliability and scalability of the overall system. However, there are many different types of storage to choose from and an incredible range of vendors, both from the general IT market and for surveillance specifically.

In this report, we share our survey results of 100 integrators internationally on what manufacturers they most prefer for providing surveillance storage. This is the question we asked them:

Options

The breadth of potential options are vast:

  • Will surveillance specific providers like Pivot3 or Intransa dominate? They are after all the companies spending the most to market to our industry.
  • Will general hardware manufacturers like HP or Dell be most favored? They are likely the brands with the greatest name recognition.
  • Will integrators prefer low cost storage options like QNAP, Synology and D-Link? In a cost conscious market like surveillance, their low cost is certainly attractive.

Integrators cited 35 unique storage providers with 6 of those manufacturers standing out in the top grouping. Inside, we break down those specifics.

Use of the Favorites

As with all IPVM research, manufacturers are strictly forbidden from using the results to market or promote their products. This information is offered only to help the community understand what integrators prefer, not to assist in sales. All members must conform to our terms against promotional use.

*********** *** ***** ************ ** ******* ******* *** **** ************ system ** * ***********, *** *********** ******. *** ****** ************* impacts ****, *********** *** *********** ** *** ******* ******. *******, there *** ************* ***** ** ********* ****** **** *** ** ********** ***** ** *******, **** from *** ******* ** ****** *** *** ************ ************.

** **** ******, ** ***** *** ****** ******* ** *** integrators *************** ** **** ************* **** **** ****** *** ********* surveillance *******. **** ** *** ******** ** ***** ****:

*******

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

  • **** ************ ******** ********* **** ****** ** ******** ********? **** are ***** *** *** ********* ******** *** **** ** ****** to *** ********.
  • **** ******* ******** ************* **** ** ** **** ** **** favored? **** *** ****** *** ****** **** *** ******** **** recognition.
  • **** *********** ****** *** **** ******* ******* **** ****, ******** and *-****? ** * **** ********* ****** **** ************, ***** low **** ** ********* **********.

*********** ***** ** ****** ******* ********* **** * ** ***** manufacturers ******** *** ** *** *** ********. ******, ** ***** down ***** *********.

Use ** *** *********

** **** *** **** ********, ************* *** ******** ********* **** using *** ******* ** ****** ** ******* ***** ********. **** information ** ******* **** ** **** *** ********* ********** **** integrators ******, *** ** ****** ** *****. *** ******* **** conform ** *** ***** ******* *********** ***.

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

*******

** **** ** *** **** ********** ******* ** *** ******* so ***, *********** ******** **** ** ****** ********* ** ***** favorite ******** ** ******* *** ************ (******** **** **** ******* from ********* **** ** ******** ****** ** ***, ***** ******* *** **** ******** ********.). ***** ******* ****** from *** ** **-***** ******* ******** ** **** *** ****, through *** *******, ** ***** *** *******. *******, * *** responses ***** ***.

Commodity ******* **** *******

**** **** *** ** ********* *** ******* *********** ** *********, 15% *** **% ************, ********, ******* ** ******* ******** *** still **** ***** **** ** *** ************ ********, ** ******* to ************-******* *********. * ****** ** ***** ***-************ ******* *********, including ******, *******, ***, *** ***, **** **** ***********, ****** up **** **% ** *********. ** ******* **** **** ** due ** ***** ************'* ********* *** ***********, ** **** **** been ********** ***** ** *** ******* ******** *** *** ****** than ************-******* *******.

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

  • "****, ***** *** ************ ********* *** ************ ******, *** ******* us ********* ******* *** ******* ******* **** *** *****."
  • "**** ** *** ******* *** ***** ********* ****** *** ***** to ***-**** ************."
  • "** - ** *** * ******* *** ********* ***** **** familiar *******."
  • "** *** ****** *** *** ******* ******. **** ******** *****. We've ****** **** *** "******* *****" ***** *** *** ** real ***** ** ******** *** ***** *****."

Inexpensive *** 

****** *** ******* *****, ********* *** *********, ************* ** *********** NAS ***** **** *** **** **** ****** ******** **** ***********. QNAP *** **** ********, **** *% ** *********, ******** ** D-Link *** ********, **** **** *%. ***** ***** ***** **** relative ** *** **********, **** *** ****** ********** *** ********* smaller, **** ****** ********* ************ *******. **** ** ***** ******* also ******* *****-** ***** ***** ********** *** ** ********** ******, making **** * *******, *** **** **** ********* ****** *** standalone ****/***** ******** ************ *******, ** ** ****** ** *** licenses *** ********. 

Surveillance-Focused *********

***** *** *** *********, ************-******* ******* ********** **** *** **** most ********* *****, **** ****** ********* *% ** *****, *** Intransa ***** ****** **** *%. ***** *** ***** ******* ** marketing ***** ***** *** *********' **** **** *** ************ ********, these *** ************* *******. ** *** **** ***** **** ******* than ******** *** ****** ** *** ********** ******* ***** ******* marketing, ***** ***** ******** ** *** ** ******** *** ***** consumers ** *****. *** *******, ********** ******* *** *********, *** likely ***** ****** ***** ** *********, ** ** ********* ** respondents, ******* ** ***** ************-******* ************* ****** ** *** ********* in *** *********** ********* ***** ****** ***** ***********.

**** ** **** *********** *** ** *** ***** ******** *** Pivot3:

  • "** ****** ** *** ********. ** **** *** ******* ** get **** ****, *** **** **** * **** ************ **** the *** ************* ***** ***** **."
  • "* ****** ********. **** ********, **** ********* ******* **** ** very **** **** ** ********* **** *** ******."
  • "******. ***** ************ ** ******, *** ********** ** *** ****** complicated, *** **** **** ******** *** ******* ******* ************."
  • "****** - **** **** **** *** **** ************. ************, *** manufacturer ** **** *********** *** ********. **** ******** ******, ********* stock ** ****** *** ********* *** * **-****** *********** ******."

** *** ******** ****, *******, ******** ***** ***** ****** **** Intransa ***********, ******* **** ** *** ******** ****** ** *** review ********** **. ****:

  • "******** *** *** ** **** ** **** **** *** ******** by *** ****** *** **** ** ****** ** *** ******** requirements ***** ** ****** ******, ** **** *** *** ** favorite ****."
  • "** ***** ******** *** ** **** ******** ******** **** *** two ***** ** **** ********* **** ** *** *** ******** by ********."

Trends ** ******* ****** ****

***** *********** ***** ******* ********** ** ** ******* ** *****, preference *** *** *********. *** **** ******* ** ****: ***% of *********** **** * ********** *** **** *** *-**** **** from **** *******. ** ***** ************* **** **** ******** *********** dependent ** ****** ****, **** ** *** **** ****** ***********. Even ******** *** ******, ***** ********* ** ***** **** ****-********* than **** *******, **** *********** ** ********* **** ***** ********** an ******* ** ** ******* *** *****.

***********

*********, **** ******* ********* ** *** *********** **** **** ******* than ******. *******, ** ** ********* ********* ** **** * true ******** ** **** ** ** *** ******** ** *******, given *** **** ** ********* **** *** ********** ***********. *** number ** ********** ******* **** **** ** ** **********, **** as ****, ********* ********, ************ ***** *** ******* ******, *** more. ******** ********** **** ******* ****** ** ***** *********, **** some *********** ****** ********** *** ************'* ******** ** **** ********* to *******.

**** ***** ****, **** *** ** **** ** ** ********** choices *** ***** ******* *** "****" ******, ** ***** ***** and ******* ********** **** * ******* *********** ** ***** ********, regardless ** ******* **** *** *** ******-**** ** *******-********** ******. For ***** ******* **** ********* *** ********, ********* **** ****, D-Link, *** ******** *** ****** *** **** ******** ******.

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

Anixter CEO Admits Price Deflation and Non-Exclusive Integrator Sales on Apr 26, 2017
Anixter's CEO has admitted to (1) price deflation impacting IP camera sales and (2) not always being 'exclusive' with security integrators. In...
Eagle Eye Exec On Mountain Of Servers - VSaaS Growth Analysis on Apr 25, 2017
Eagle Eye VP of Operations, Hans Kahler, posted a picture of himself sitting on top of a shipment of new servers, as a testament to the companies...
PureTech Video Analytics Examined on Apr 21, 2017
PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able...
Beware The "Hit List" Ranking on Apr 21, 2017
The hit list. Kirschenbaum's recent newsletter complained about a 'hit list', bemoaning how a company took aim at ADT. Alas, that's the Google...
Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile on Apr 20, 2017
With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer...
Failing at Marketing, "ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS" On Sale on Apr 18, 2017
The ballerinas are out. The price cuts are back. Hikvision is struggling to build a premium brand (i.e., 'The Art of Video Surveillance') so...
Axis Network Horn Tested on Apr 18, 2017
We bought and tested the Axis network horn C3003-E, examining setup and calibration, event audio, VMS integration, and sound pressure levels...
Top Selling Video Surveillance Distributors on Apr 17, 2017
These are the top selling video surveillance distributors in North America, as reported by 150 integrator survey respondents. In this report, we...
Nvidia Deep Learning Developer Kit Examined on Apr 17, 2017
Can building a deep learning video analytics application be as easy as the typical VMS installation? Maybe not quite, but Nvidia is aiming to make...
Aqueti 100MP Mantis Camera Profile on Apr 14, 2017
One of the original gigapixel camera startups, Aqueti, which we first covered in 2012, is back. This time, they have partnered with NVIDIA,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

IP Networking Course May 2017 on Apr 26, 2017
NOTE: Registration ends tomorrow, Thursday the 27th. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals...
Tri-Ed Favorability Results on Apr 25, 2017
Tri-Ed, owned by Anixter, far outranked Anixter, the lowest ranked company in our distributor favorability series. Still, Anixter's ownership did...
Chinese 'Attacking Us From Every Direction', Says US FBI on Apr 25, 2017
"Chinese eating our lunch. Attacking us from every direction" said the US FBI's Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at the ASIS 2017 CSO Summit. .@FBI...
Eagle Eye Exec On Mountain Of Servers - VSaaS Growth Analysis on Apr 25, 2017
Eagle Eye VP of Operations, Hans Kahler, posted a picture of himself sitting on top of a shipment of new servers, as a testament to the companies...
Axis Posts Strong Q1 2017 Financial Results on Apr 24, 2017
Axis posted strong numbers for Q1 2017, after having some challenges in 2016 (Q1 2016, Q3 2016). Inventory levels and overall spending show...
Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested on Apr 24, 2017
Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently,...
IPVM First Dean's List W2017 - Thomas Atkinson, Matt Hurly and Fredrik Lundqvist on Apr 24, 2017
IPVM is happy to congratulate and celebrate our first "Dean's List", the top students in our courses. For the Winter 2017 IP Networking course...
Splicing Alarm Circuits Guide on Apr 24, 2017
Alarm installers commonly connect multiple sensors to a single zone. They do this by splicing the wires together. In this report, we will explain...
PureTech Video Analytics Examined on Apr 21, 2017
PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able...
US Border RVSS / Video Analytics System Examined on Apr 21, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has been rolling out a video analytics-based detection system along the US/Mexico border, with detection ranges...

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