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

Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...
ADT / ASG 'Merger' on Feb 12, 2018
ADT, the $4 billion annual revenue security giant, recently publicly traded again, has merged with security integrator Aronson Security...
Favorite NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018 on Feb 12, 2018
There is a new integrator favorite VMS. In 2016, 2 VMSes were effectively tied for top choice. One of those VMSes favorability was stable while...
Convergint Damage Control on Feb 07, 2018
Convergint needs you to understand. When Convergint acquires companies, as they continuously do, it is an acquisition, e.g.: But when...
Favorite Software For Remotely Supporting Video Surveillance Systems on Feb 07, 2018
Being able to remotely support video surveillance systems is important both to reduce costs (eliminating truck rolls) and for...
Convergint Acquired By Ares Management on Feb 05, 2018
Convergint literally has been acquiring integrators left and right, with more than a dozen in the past 2 years. Now, it is Convergint's turn to...
Smartvue VSaaS / Cloud Video Profile on Feb 01, 2018
Smartvue, a US company, has raised over $20 million to develop 'The IoT Video Network' but what does that mean and what does Smartvue offer...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...

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