Lifespan of Video Surveillance Systems

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 24, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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.

Poll ********

** *** ***** *****, **** *** the ******* **** * ****** ** 60 *** *****:

**** ****** ********* **** ************ *** users ************** **** **** **** * years ****** ********* **** * ****** term ** * *****. ******* *** impression **** ********** ** ******** *** pressures ** **** *******, ***** ******* clearly *********** **** ****** **** ******* when ******* ******* ********. **** *** responses ******** **** *** ******** *** updating, *** ******* ********* *** *** key ********* ****** *****:

Key *********

***** ****** ****** ** *** ****** drivers ********** **** *** ***** '**** the *******' *** *******:

  • *****: *** ************, ********* ******* **** a **** ****** ** ******* *********.
  • *************: ********** ** '********** ************' **** previous ********** ***** * **** ****. In ***** *****, ** *** '****** and ********' ** *** * *********** improvement **** *******, *** ***** ***** upgrade.
  • ****: ********* ******, *** ***** ******* when ** ******* *** ****** ** maintain ****** *******, *********** ********* ******* unavailable, ** *** **** ************ ****** exceeds **** ******* ****** ** **** to *******.

*****

**** ** ***** ** ********* ************ equipment, ********* ******* ******** **** *** where ******** **** *****:

  • "****** ** *** ***** ******** ****** in **** *** ** ******** *** when."
  • "***** *** **** *** ***** ******* factor ** ******* ** **** *** the ******* ***********, ****** **** **** range ******** ******** **** **. ** were ******** * ******** ***********, ******* and ***, ** **** **** *** recession *** *** ** **** **** our ******."
  • "****** ** *** ***** ******** ****** in **** *** ** ******** *** when."
  • "**** ** *** ** ****-***** ******* are ***** **** *** ********** ** have ** ** **** ** ********** IP ****** ****** ******* ** ******* on ***********"
  • "****** ****."
  • "**** *** *************."
  • "******. **** ** *** *** *** only ******."
  • "* ** ********* *********** ******** ** VMS ** * **** ********** ****** platform **** *****'* ******* ** ** attend ******** ** *** **** *******."
  • "****. ****. ******."

**** ** ********** ********* *** **** exist *** *** ************ *********, ****** that ******** *** **** ******** ** planned ***, ******* *******. **** ** the ********* ********* **** **** ** funding *** ********* ******** ********* ******* life *** **** ***** ** ******** to ********.

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

* ****** ** ********** ********* ********* that ****** *** ************* ** ******** features ******* ********* ** ******, *** question ** * **** *****:

  • "** *-* ***** * ** ********* much ******, **** ************* *** ****-**-*** products ** ** *********."
  • "************* ** *** ******. *** ******* system ****'* ****** ** ******** ******* in *** ****** ****."
  • "********** ********* ** ***...** ******** * 15 **** *** *** ********* ****** with *******."
  • "******** ****** ** ***** ************ ** the ******/**********."
  • "****** ********* ***** ****** ** *** market. * ******** ******* ****** ***** year ** *** ****** ****** *********."
  • "************ ** *** ********** ********** ** deliver * ****** ******* -- ******* something **** ***** ************ ******* *** captured ***** ******* -- **** ***** false ********* *** ****** ***** *******."
  • "***********"
  • "************ ** *** ********** ********** ** deliver * ****** ******* -- ******* something **** ***** ************ ******* *** captured ***** ******* -- **** ***** false ********* *** ****** ***** *******. If ** ***** ************ ** **** time *** ** *** *** ********* is ***** ******** ***** **** * would **** ***** ** *****."

**** ** ***** ***** *** **** current ******** ** ********* *******, ***** strongly ******** **** **** *** *** simply ******, *** ** *** *** tangible ***** ******* ********** ****** ****** platforms.

****

******* ** *** ***** ***** ********* satisfaction ** *** ******* *********** ** surveillance *******, *** **** **** ******** for ******* *** *********** ** ** be ********.

  • "* ******* **** *** ******* ******** no ****** ***** *** ***** ** that *** ************* *** **** ********** in ***** ********."
  • "** ****** **** **** ******* *** recorders *** *******. * ***** *** the ******* **** ** *** **** is ********* ******* ** **+ *****."
  • "** ** ***** ************ ** **** time *** ** *** *** ********* is ***** ******** ***** **** * would **** ***** ** *****.."
  • "** * ***** **** *** ****** equipment **** * **** *** ******* forever * ***** ***** ******* **. The ****** *** *** *** ****** than * **** (*** ****** **** I ****, *** ****) ** *** replace? "
  • "** *** *** *** ** **** point."
  • "********* *** *** *********."
  • "*** ******** ** ** ******* *** PTZs ** **** ***'* **** *******. So ***** *** ** * *** fails ** **** *** ********** ****** it ** ******* ** **** * like *****."
  • "**** ** * ***** ** ** have *** *** ** ******* *** servers ***. ** **** *** ** replace * *** ******* (******** ******* 1 *** * %) **** **** failed."

******

***** **** **** ** **** *** nice ***** ****** ** * ***** as *** ******** *******, ***** ****** results **** **** ** ** ******* longer *** ***** ************* ******, **** systems ***** ****** * ****** ****** a *********** ** ********.

************ * **** ****** ****-***** ** important ** ************* *** ********* ******** to *** ************ ********:

  • ** *** ***** ****, **** **** 15% ** ***** **** ******* ***** surveillance *******.
  • **** ** *** *** **** ** those ***** ** ****** **** ********** or ******* - ** ********** **** - ** ***** **** ****** * years ** *** ** **% ** the ****** *** **** ******* **** the ******** *** **** ********* - which ** *********** *** **** ***** users.
  • ******* ** ****, ********** ** *** value *********** ** * **********, ** will ****** **** * ************** ********** ** ***** ****** ** win **** *** **** ******.
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