Integrator Video Surveillance Design Tool Usage Statistics

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 18, 2021, 09:52am EST (Info+)

Software for designing video surveillance systems is critical for estimating performance and helping customers understand what they are purchasing. But with dozens of options available, which are most used by integrators?

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180 integrators answered the question:

What software, if any, does your company use to design video surveillance systems? Why?

In this note, we examine statistics from integrator responses, the trends they reveal, and common general themes why they choose a particular software tool.

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******** *** *** ****** ************ ***** were ***** ** ~**% ** ***********, reflective ** ********* **** ****'* ******** Integrator *******;******** ****** ************************ *** / *** *************.

******************** *** **** ***** ***** ** receive **** **** * *********.********-********* ***** ** * *** * integrators ************.

4 ****** ******* *****

*********** ******** * ****** ****** *** selecting *** ****** ***** **** ******:

  • **** ** ***:******* ******** *****, ***** ********* ****, quick ******* *******, ******* ** ****** tablet *******.
  • ******** *******:***** **** *******, ***** ** **** calculations, ******* ************, ************ ****** ************** offered.
  • *********** ******:**** ** *******, ******/*** ************ ****, project ************ (*.*. *** ********** ********).
  • ******* **********:******** ********** ****** ** **** ******** from *** ****** ****** ******.

**** ** *** *** ******** ******** were ***** ** ~*/* ** *********** as *** **** ******* **** *** a ****** ********:

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***-******* ** *********** ******** ***** ********* software ********* ** *** ******** ** project ************, ***** ~**% ********* ***** that ******* ******* ** *********** ** a *** ***** ******* ********.

Design ******** ****** ****

****** *** ******** *****,***** **% ******* ** *********** ******** to **** **** ** *** *** one, ****** ******** ** ****** ****, with **** **% ** *********** ********* use ** * ******** **** *** video ************ ******.

Ease ** *** / ********** / *****

***-***** ** *********** ***** **** ** use ** *** ******* ****** **** use ***** ******** ** ******. ****** Surveyor, ****, *** ******** **** **** commonly ********* *** ***** ******:

  • "****, *** **** **** ********. ********** of ***, ******* ** ****** ******* design ***** ******** ************, *** ******* to ****** *********** ** ****** ****** to *** ******** ***** **** ****** installation **************."
  • "** **** *** ****** ******** *** the ***** ****** *** *** ** together **** *** ******* ******** **** needed. ****** ******** ** ******* ** creating *********** ******* ** ******* *** sale/customer. "
  • "****** ********. **** ** *** *** browser ** ******. *** ****** ***** great ******* *** *** *** ****** your ********* ** ******** **** *** layout/designs."
  • "** *** **** **********. ***** **** to *** *** **** *** *********. Other **** **** ***** **** **** has ****** **** *** * **** used ****** ** ****. *********** ****** calculator ** ***** ******* *** ******** on *******"
  • "**** ********** **%+ ** *** ****. It **** ***** *** ***** ** time ******* ********* **** ** *** customer ****** * ***** **** ** office ******* *** ******* ***********."
  • "** **** *** ******** ** ****** cameras. *****'* **** *** ***** *** IPVM ********** **** *** ** * clean **** *** *** ******** *** for *** **'* *** *********** ** work **** *** ** *** *****."
  • "***** *** **************. ** ** ***** for ** *** ***** ***** * tablet ** **** **** *** ** quick *******. ******** ***** ** *** nearly ** ***** *** ******** ********."
  • "******* ********, **'* **** ** *** and ******** * **** ****** *** options *** ********* ** ****** *** layout ******"
  • "**** **********, ** ****** ** ** quickly *** ****** ***** ***** **** blue ****** *** ******** ******* ******."
  • "****** ********, ** ** **** ** use *** *****, ***********/******* ********** ****, and ***********."
  • "******** - ** ***** ** ** the ******* ******** ** *** *** most ** *** ***** *****."
  • "********. **** ** ****** ****** ***** of ******** ******** *** ************* *******"
  • "****** ******** **** ** *** *** can ***** **** *********"
  • "**** ********** ******* *** ****"
  • "****... **** *** **********."

******** ***** - ******* ** ***********

**** *********** ******** ***** ******** *****, depending ** *** **** ** *** system, ******** ******* ** **** ****, VMS/Camera ************ ******* *****, ** ************ by * ********/*********:

  • "**** *** **** ****. ********* ** the *********** *** **** ** **** generally *** *** ** ***** *** tools. ******** ***** ** **** **********, Google **** ***********, ******** *********, ***."
  • "* ***** *** * ****** ** the **** *********** *** **** *** it ** **** *** ******, ****/**** Sheets, ** ** ****** *** **** off **** **** ****. ** **** depends ** *** ******* ********* ** the ******* **** ** *** ****."
  • "*************, ***** ***** ***** ** ****** more **** * **** ** ******** from *** ****** *****. ** ******** we **** **** (** ********** ***** from **** **** ** *****): ****** maps, ********'* ***, ***, *****, *** MS *****."
  • "****** **** **********, ****** *** ********* cameras ** ****** ****** ***** **** we *** ****** ******** ***** (*****, Axis, ********)"
  • "***********. *** * *** *** **** calculator ** ****** ** ****** ********** based ** ********* *** *** ****** Data ******* *** ********* **********."
  • "** ***** ******* **** *** ******** System ****** ****. **** *** *** vast ********* *** *** ******** *****. Love ****. *** *** *** **** we **** ****."
  • "** *** * *********** ** *** IPVM ********** *** ******* **** *** Plus. ******* ***** *** **'* ****** all ** **** ** *** *******, bandwidth, *** *******."
  • "*** ******* **** ** *** ** AXIS **** ********. ** ********** ** leverage * ****** ** **** *********** contracting ******* **** ** ********, ********® Build, ******** *** *****."
  • "** *** ********'* ****** ****** **** when ******* ** ******** *******. ** also **** * ***** ******* ** JVSG *** ******* ****** ****** *** for ******* *******."
  • "** ****, ****** *********, ****** ********, Axis **** ******** *, **** ****** Calculator. ********* ** **** ****** **** I ** ******* * **** *** any ****** ** *****"
  • "* ***** *** * ***** ** pieces ** ******** ***** ****. ****** manufacturer ***** ** ***** * ******, then **** ***** **** ** ******** to ****** ******** ** **** ******** etc…"
  • "** **** *** *** ****** ******** System ****** ****, *-***** ****** **********, Microsoft *****, *** ******** ** ****** our ****** *******."
  • "**** *** *** ****** ******. **'* intuitive *** ***** *** *************. **'* database ** ******* ** *********. ** also *** *******'* ****** **** *** larger ******** ******* ** ****** ******** storage ************. "
  • "****** ********, ******** ******** ** **** calculator. ** **** ****** ******** ** it *********** *** ****** *****, *** can **** * *** ** **** about * ***."
  • "** *** ***** *** ** ******* by *** ** *** ****** ****** manufacturer."
  • "****** ********** ** *********** **** **** Beam *** ****** ********* ***** **** proposals "
  • "****** ******** *** ****** ******. ******* for **** ******* ****. ** **** solution."
  • "******** *****. *****, ****, **** **** Designer, ***, ******** *****"
  • "** ***** *** ******** **** ***** Shapes, **** ********** *** ****** ********."
  • "**** *** ******** ****** ** *** use **** ***/** *** **** **********."
  • "***** ** ** ************ ****"

Pricing **********

***** * ******** **** **** ******* integrated, ** ***** **** ** ******** was ******* ****** ***** **** ***********. D-Tools *** ******** **** **** ******** cited:

  • "****'* **** ** **** * ****** illustration ** ********** ****** ***** *** a *****. *** ******** ****** ****** tool. ** ***** ********* ****** ** FOV, **** ****** * **** *** pricing *** ********."
  • "** *** *** **** *-***** ******* for ****** ******, ********** ***** ***** regarding ********, *******, *****, ***. *** then ****-**** ******* ******** *********."
  • "** *** * ***** ******** **** Visio. *** ******* ** **** ** item **** * ****** **** *** design, *** **** ** ****** *** for *********** *** ************* *** ****/***** for ******* ** * **** **** saver *** ****** *** ********** *******. "
  • "** *** *-***** *** ****** ** it ** ********** **** *** ******."
  • "**** - **** ******* ******** *** views ************ ********* ******** (** / Hanwha) ***** ******* * ***** *** for *** *******"
  • "*******/********* ********* ** ***** **** ***** in ****"
  • "******, ***** **** *** ********** ********."

*** ******** ***** *** **** ** pricing ** ****'* ****** ********** ** a ********:

****’* ********** **** ** ***** **’** make ******* ******* *** ******* ** show *********, *** ** ******* **** is ******* **** ****, *************

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

**** *********** ******** ***** ******** ****** tools **** ***** ************ ********:

  • "*** ***** **** *** ************* **** we ********* ***. (******, *****, *********)"
  • "** ** *** **** * ******* software **-***** **** ** ***. ** rely ** *** ************* ******** ***** to **** **** ****** ** ** is ********* **** ******** **** **** the "***********" ***** ******."
  • "******* ** ********** - ****** ** view / ****** *** ***** ***** - ******* ***** *** ************* *** software"
  • "************ ****** *********** ***** ** **** be ********* **** **** **** **** some ***** ** **************."
  • "*******, *********, ***, ***** ** *** the ******* ******** ** **** ********"
  • "** *** ***** *** ********** ******** provided ** ************ ** ******* ** VMS"
  • "** *** *** *******' ************ ****** software"
  • "******** ****** **** & ******* *******"
  • "*******, ***, *****, ********, ***."
  • "******** *** ************'* *****"
  • "************ ******** ********"
  • "************* *****"

Comments (8)

*'* ********* **** *-***** *** **** are ** ***. ** ***** **** they *** ***** ***** *** *****, and ****** ********* **** **** ******** the ***** ***** **. *** ** don't *** **** ******...

*'* ********* **** **** **** ******** wasn't *********, **** ** *** "************ Design *****" *******. * ******* ** would ** ****** ******* ***** **** Axis ** ****** *******.

*** **** *********** ***** *** ** Paint ** * ******** *** ** physical *****?

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*'* ********* **** **** **** ******** wasn't *********, **** ** *** "************ Design *****" *******. * ******* ** would ** ****** ******* ***** **** Axis ** ****** *******.

**** **** ******** *** *********, **** of *** ****** ******** ** ** used ** ***** ********. ************ **** was ******** ***** ** ** "** depends" ******, **** **** ********** **** are ******** ***** ** *** ******** they *** ******* ****.

*** *** ***** **** ********* **** than * *****, *** ** ***** had * ******** (*** *** ** their **** ******** ****).

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"*'* ********* **** *-***** *** **** are ** ***. ** ***** **** they *** ***** ***** *** *****, and ****** ********* **** **** ******** the ***** ***** **."

* ****** ** ******** ***** ****** that ***% ** ***** ******** *** the ********!:)

* ****** ** **** ****** ***** showed **** **% ** **** *** IPVM **********.

**#*, **** *** ********** ******* ***** has ** ****** *** **** ********: "Since **** *********** **** ****** ********** access ********, *** ******* **** ** skewed ** ***** ** *** **** Calculator. *** **** ** ** ****** we ****** ********** ********.".

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* ****** ** **** ****** ***** showed **** **% ** **** *** IPVM **********.

*** ** **** ****** *% **** System ******** ** *% *** ****. I *** ********* ***** ****, ***** in ** *** **** *** **** both **** *** ****** ******** ***** do ****** *** ****, **** ******* support. ***** ** ** * ******* sign *** ****** ********?

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**** *** **** *** ***** ***** designing ***** ******* ******* ***** ************, like **** ***** ** ******* ***** or ****** *******? ** ***** **** you ***** *** * ******** ********* mix, **** * *** ***** ******-******** applications *** * *** **** ******* types.

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**** ** * ***** **** *** the *******,

*******, *** *** ******* *******,

******** **** ** ***** *** ****** we ****,

****, ********, ******, ****, */*, *******

*** ** *** ******** **** ******,

**** *** *******/******* ******

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****** ***** **** ***** *** ****** new ** **. *'** **** ******** like ****** *** ****** ****, **** inserted ***** **** **** ***** ** Power *****, *** ******* *******-***** *** design.

* ******** **** ********'* ****** **** in *** **** ******* *****.

******** ** ******* **** *** **** tool **** * **** **** **** time. * *** ****** *** **** calculator ***** * ****** ***** ***.

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* ****** **** **** ***** **** the ********** **** * ***** ******! Axis’ ****-** ***** **** ****, *** when *** ******** ***** * ********* manufacturer, ** ** * *** ********** to ***** ********* * ***** ***** from ****, **** ******** *** ****** with *** ****** ****** *****. ** would ** ****** ******* ** *** IPVM’s ******* *** ******* ****** ************ within *****!

******* **** ********* * ****** ** different ******* ** ****. * ***** there **** ** * **** ** the **** ****** **** ** **** need ***** ***** *** *** *** voltage *******. ******** *** ******** *** pretty ********, *** ************** ********* *** many *** ******* *** *** ******* are *** ** ******** ***, ** it ** **** ***** ******* ****. Unfortunately ***** ****** * *** ** be ******* ** *** *** ******* sub **********.

**** ****** **** **** ******** ******* that *** ***** ******* ** ********** low ******* ******* ****** *****?

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