Lifespan of Video Surveillance Systems

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 24, 2012

How long it takes for a surveillance system to be replaced has a huge impact on adopting new products or technologies. Like cars, security users do not buy a new surveillance system every month or even every year. Indeed, systems are clearly only purchased every few years - but is it every 3, 5, 7 years or more? The longer it is, the harder it is for new technologies - whether it is IP cameras, HD SDI cameras, VMS, video analytics - to break it as they typically need to wait for the big new replacement purchase. In this note, we provide the first end user survey results to answer that question.

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** *** ***** *****, **** *** *** ******* **** * survey ** ** *** *****:

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Key *********

***** ****** ****** ** *** ****** ******* ********** **** *** users '**** *** *******' *** *******:

  • *****: *** ************, ********* ******* **** * **** ****** ** upgrade *********.
  • *************: ********** ** '********** ************' **** ******** ********** ***** * huge ****. ** ***** *****, ** *** '****** *** ********' is *** * *********** *********** **** *******, *** ***** ***** upgrade.
  • ****: ********* ******, *** ***** ******* **** ** ******* *** costly ** ******** ****** *******, *********** ********* ******* ***********, ** end **** ************ ****** ******* **** ******* ****** ** **** to *******.

*****

**** ** ***** ** ********* ************ *********, ********* ******* ******** when *** ***** ******** **** *****:

  • "****** ** *** ***** ******** ****** ** **** *** ** replaced *** ****."
  • "***** *** **** *** ***** ******* ****** ** ******* ** long *** *** ******* ***********, ****** **** **** ***** ******** factored **** **. ** **** ******** * ******** ***********, ******* and ***, ** **** **** *** ********* *** *** ** lost **** *** ******."
  • "****** ** *** ***** ******** ****** ** **** *** ** replaced *** ****."
  • "**** ** *** ** ****-***** ******* *** ***** **** *** advantages ** **** ** ** **** ** ********** ** ****** system ******* ** ******* ** ***********"
  • "****** ****."
  • "**** *** *************."
  • "******. **** ** *** *** *** **** ******."
  • "* ** ********* *********** ******** ** *** ** * **** moderately ****** ******** **** *****'* ******* ** ** ****** ******** to *** **** *******."
  • "****. ****. ******."

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*************

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  • "********** ********* ** ***...** ******** * ** **** *** *** recording ****** **** *******."
  • "******** ****** ** ***** ************ ** *** ******/**********."
  • "****** ********* ***** ****** ** *** ******. * ******** ******* pieces ***** **** ** *** ****** ****** *********."
  • "************ ** *** ********** ********** ** ******* * ****** ******* -- ******* ********* **** ***** ************ ******* *** ******** ***** product -- **** ***** ***** ********* *** ****** ***** *******."
  • "***********"
  • "************ ** *** ********** ********** ** ******* * ****** ******* -- ******* ********* **** ***** ************ ******* *** ******** ***** product -- **** ***** ***** ********* *** ****** ***** *******. If ** ***** ************ ** **** **** *** ** *** old ********* ** ***** ******** ***** **** * ***** **** leave ** *****."

**** ** ***** ***** *** **** ******* ******** ** ********* cameras, ***** ******** ******** **** **** *** *** ****** ******, but ** *** *** ******** ***** ******* ********** ****** ****** platforms.

****

******* ** *** ***** ***** ********* ************ ** *** ******* performance ** ************ *******, *** **** **** ******** *** ******* and *********** ** ** ** ********.

  • "* ******* **** *** ******* ******** ** ****** ***** *** needs ** **** *** ************* *** **** ********** ** ***** products."
  • "** ****** **** **** ******* *** ********* *** *******. * would *** *** ******* **** ** *** **** ** ********* running ** **+ *****."
  • "** ** ***** ************ ** **** **** *** ** *** old ********* ** ***** ******** ***** **** * ***** **** leave ** *****.."
  • "** * ***** **** *** ****** ********* **** * **** now ******* ******* * ***** ***** ******* **. *** ****** are *** *** ****** **** * **** (*** ****** **** I ****, *** ****) ** *** *******? "
  • "** *** *** *** ** **** *****."
  • "********* *** *** *********."
  • "*** ******** ** ** ******* *** **** ** **** ***'* last *******. ** ***** *** ** * *** ***** ** have *** ********** ****** ** ** ******* ** **** * like *****."
  • "**** ** * ***** ** ** **** *** *** ** replace *** ******* ***. ** **** *** ** ******* * few ******* (******** ******* * *** * %) **** **** failed."

******

***** **** **** ** **** *** **** ***** ****** ** 5 ***** ** *** ******** *******, ***** ****** ******* **** that ** ** ******* ****** *** ***** ************* ******, **** systems ***** ****** * ****** ****** * *********** ** ********.

************ * **** ****** ****-***** ** ********* ** ************* *** strategic ******** ** *** ************ ********:

  • ** *** ***** ****, **** **** **% ** ***** **** replace ***** ************ *******.
  • **** ** *** *** **** ** ***** ***** ** ****** your ********** ** ******* - ** ********** **** - ** would **** ****** * ***** ** *** ** **% ** the ****** *** **** ******* **** *** ******** *** **** instantly - ***** ** *********** *** **** ***** *****.
  • ******* ** ****, ********** ** *** ***** *********** ** * technology, ** **** ****** **** * ************** ********** ** ***** ****** ** *** **** *** **** market.
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