Favorite Wireless Surveillance Manufacturers 2011

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 18, 2011

Using wireless networking to connect video surveillance cameras has increased in the past few years, certainly helped by the strong growth of IP cameras. However, what type of wireless systems should one use and who are the 'best' manufacturers for surveillance?

To find out what integrators truly prefer, we asked the following question as part of our Fall 2011 integrator survey:

The question was left open-ended, so integrators could choose their favorite instead of being confined to a preselected list of options. We also gave space for comment so they could explain their choice, or why they didn't deploy wireless.

The Responses

Of the 80 total responses, integrators answered with fourteen unique wireless providers, ranging from single point-to-point links to full mesh deployments.

The Analysis

Three wireless manufacturers stood out with a surprising underdog top choice. Additionally, unlike with cameras and VMS systems, integrator responses showed far less maturity and far less consensus in total choices. Inside, we examine these points in depth.

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.

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