Integrator Video Surveillance Design Tool Usage Statistics

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 18, 2021, 09:52am EST

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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**** * ***** ********* design ******** ***** **** reported, **** ****'******* **********,****** ********, ************ *** **** ******** cited:

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******** *** *** ****** Manufacturer ***** **** ***** by ~**% ** ***********, reflective ** ********* **** IPVM's ******** ********** *******;******** ****** ************************ *** / *** Manufacturers.

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*********** ******** * ****** themes *** ********* *** design ***** **** ******:

  • **** ** ***:******* ******** *****, ***** interface ****, ***** ******* designs, ******* ** ****** tablet *******.
  • ******** *******:***** **** *******, ***** of **** ************, ******* calculations, ************ ****** ************** offered.
  • *********** ******:**** ** *******, ******/*** manufacturer ****, ******* ************ (e.g. *** ********** ********).
  • ******* **********:******** ********** ****** ** BOMs ******** **** *** system ****** ******.

**** ** *** *** Specific ******** **** ***** by ~*/* ** *********** as *** **** ******* they *** * ****** software:

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***-******* ** *********** ******** using ********* ******** ********* on *** ******** ** project ************, ***** ~**% preferred ***** **** ******* pricing ** *********** ** a *** ***** ******* software.

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****** *** ******** *****,***** **% ******* ** integrators ******** ** **** they ** *** *** one, ****** ******** ** widely ****, **** **** 90% ** *********** ********* use ** * ******** tool *** ***** ************ design.

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

***-***** ** *********** ***** ease ** *** ** the ******* ****** **** use ***** ******** ** choice. ****** ********, ****, and ******** **** **** commonly ********* *** ***** traits:

  • "****, *** **** **** designer. ********** ** ***, ability ** ****** ******* design ***** ******** ************, and ******* ** ****** performance ** ****** ****** to *** ******** ***** with ****** ************ **************."
  • "** **** *** ****** Surveyor *** *** ***** design *** *** ** together **** *** ******* software **** ******. ****** Surveyor ** ******* ** creating *********** ******* ** qualify *** ****/********. "
  • "****** ********. **** ** use *** ******* ** tablet. *** ****** ***** great ******* *** *** can ****** **** ********* to ******** **** *** layout/designs."
  • "** *** **** **********. Seems **** ** *** and **** *** *********. Other **** **** ***** like **** *** ****** nice *** * **** used ****** ** ****. Exacqvision ****** ********** ** there ******* *** ******** on *******"
  • "**** ********** **%+ ** the ****. ** **** works *** ***** ** time ******* ********* **** to *** ******** ****** I ***** **** ** office ******* *** ******* presentable."
  • "** **** *** ******** to ****** *******. *****'* have *** ***** *** IPVM ********** **** *** is * ***** **** for *** ******** *** for *** **'* *** technicians ** **** **** out ** *** *****."
  • "***** *** **************. ** is ***** *** ** the ***** ***** * tablet ** **** **** and ** ***** *******. Learning ***** ** *** nearly ** ***** *** AutoDesk ********."
  • "******* ********, **'* **** to *** *** ******** a **** ****** *** options *** ********* ** review *** ****** ******"
  • "**** **********, ** ****** us ** ******* *** easily ***** ***** **** blue ****** *** ******** viewing ******."
  • "****** ********, ** ** easy ** *** *** sales, ***********/******* ********** ****, and ***********."
  • "******** - ** ***** to ** *** ******* software ** *** *** most ** *** ***** staff."
  • "********. **** ** ****** design ***** ** ******** feedback *** ************* *******"
  • "****** ******** **** ** use *** *** ***** with *********"
  • "**** ********** ******* *** easy"
  • "****... **** *** **********."

******** ***** - ******* on ***********

**** *********** ******** ***** multiple *****, ********* ** the **** ** *** system, ******** ******* ** each ****, ***/****** ************ partner *****, ** ************ by * ********/*********:

  • "**** *** **** ****. Depending ** *** *********** and **** ** **** generally *** *** ** these *** *****. ******** field ** **** **********, Google **** ***********, ******** rendering, ***."
  • "* ***** *** * hybrid ** *** **** information *** **** *** it ** **** *** sheets, ****/**** ******, ** my ****** *** **** off **** **** ****. It **** ******* ** the ******* ********* ** the ******* **** ** the ****."
  • "*************, ***** ***** ***** is ****** **** **** a **** ** ******** from *** ****** *****. On ******** ** **** used (** ********** ***** from **** **** ** least): ****** ****, ********'* SDT, ***, *****, *** MS *****."
  • "****** **** **********, ****** for ********* ******* ** strong ****** ***** **** we *** ****** ******** tools (*****, ****, ********)"
  • "***********. *** * *** the **** ********** ** decide ** ****** ********** based ** ********* *** the ****** **** ******* and ********* **********."
  • "** ***** ******* **** and ******** ****** ****** Tool. **** *** *** vast ********* *** *** simulate *****. **** ****. AVG *** *** **** we **** ****."
  • "** *** * *********** of *** **** ********** and ******* **** *** Plus. ******* ***** *** it's ****** *** ** need ** *** *******, bandwidth, *** *******."
  • "*** ******* **** ** use ** **** **** designer. ** ********** ** leverage * ****** ** more *********** *********** ******* such ** ********, ********® Build, ******** *** *****."
  • "** *** ********'* ****** design **** **** ******* on ******** *******. ** also **** * ***** version ** **** *** general ****** ****** *** for ******* *******."
  • "** ****, ****** *********, System ********, **** **** Designer *, **** ****** Calculator. ********* ** **** camera **** * ** quoting * **** *** any ****** ** *****"
  • "* ***** *** * bunch ** ****** ** software ***** ****. ****** manufacturer ***** ** ***** a ******, **** **** other **** ** ******** to ****** ******** ** make ******** ***…"
  • "** **** *** *** online ******** ****** ****** Tool, *-***** ****** **********, Microsoft *****, *** ******** to ****** *** ****** layouts."
  • "**** *** *** ****** design. **'* ********* *** great *** *************. **'* database ** ******* ** excellent. ** **** *** Aviglon's ****** **** *** larger ******** ******* ** better ******** ******* ************. "
  • "****** ********, ******** ******** or **** **********. ** like ****** ******** ** it *********** *** ****** types, *** *** **** a *** ** **** about * ***."
  • "** *** ***** *** do ******* ** *** or *** ****** ****** manufacturer."
  • "****** ********** ** *********** with **** **** *** design ********* ***** **** proposals "
  • "****** ******** *** ****** things. ******* *** **** complex ****. ** **** solution."
  • "******** *****. *****, ****, Axis **** ********, ***, Autodesk *****"
  • "** ***** *** ******** with ***** ******, **** Calculator *** ****** ********."
  • "**** *** ******** ****** we *** *** **** and/or *** **** **********."
  • "***** ** ** ************ tool"

Pricing **********

***** * ******** **** with ******* **********, ** clean **** ** ******** was ******* ****** ***** from ***********. *-***** *** Avigilon **** **** ******** cited:

  • "****'* **** ** **** a ****** ************ ** individual ****** ***** *** a *****. *** ******** system ****** ****. ** shows ********* ****** ** FOV, **** ****** * cart *** ******* *** ordering."
  • "** *** *** **** D-Tools ******* *** ****** design, ********** ***** ***** regarding ********, *******, *****, etc. *** **** ****-**** company ******** *********."
  • "** *** * ***** combined **** *****. *** ability ** **** ** item **** * ****** onto *** ******, *** have ** ****** *** for *********** *** ************* add ****/***** *** ******* is * **** **** saver *** ****** *** consistent *******. "
  • "** *** *-***** *** design ** ** ** integrated **** *** ******."
  • "**** - **** ******* solution *** ***** ************ Supported ******** (** / Hanwha) ***** ******* * clean *** *** *** project"
  • "*******/********* ********* ** ***** keep ***** ** ****"
  • "******, ***** **** *** accounting ********."

*** ******** ***** *** lack ** ******* ** IPVM's ****** ********** ** a ********:

****’* ********** **** ** where **’** **** ******* designs *** ******* ** show *********, *** ** pricing **** ** ******* with ****, *************

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

**** *********** ******** ***** software ****** ***** **** their ************ ********:

  • "*** ***** **** *** manufacturers **** ** ********* use. (******, *****, *********)"
  • "** ** *** **** a ******* ******** **-***** that ** ***. ** rely ** *** ************* partners ***** ** **** with ****** ** ** is ********* **** ******** more **** *** "***********" video ******."
  • "******* ** ********** - fields ** **** / height *** ***** ***** - ******* ***** *** manufacturers *** ********"
  • "************ ****** *********** ***** it **** ** ********* that **** **** **** some ***** ** **************."
  • "*******, *********, ***, ***** we *** *** ******* function ** **** ********"
  • "** *** ***** *** estimating ******** ******** ** manufacturer ** ******* ** VMS"
  • "** *** *** *******' manufacturer ****** ********"
  • "******** ****** **** & MOBOTIX *******"
  • "*******, ***, *****, ********, etc."
  • "******** *** ************'* *****"
  • "************ ******** ********"
  • "************* *****"

Comments (6)

*'* ********* **** *-***** and **** *** ** low. ** ***** **** they *** ***** ***** out *****, *** ****** recommend **** **** ******** the ***** ***** **. But ** ***'* *** them ******...

*'* ********* **** **** Site ******** ****'* *********, even ** *** "************ Design *****" *******. * thought ** ***** ** fairly ******* ***** **** Axis ** ****** *******.

*** **** *********** ***** use ** ***** ** a ******** *** ** physical *****?

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*'* ********* **** **** Site ******** ****'* *********, even ** *** "************ Design *****" *******. * thought ** ***** ** fairly ******* ***** **** Axis ** ****** *******.

**** **** ******** *** mentioned, **** ** *** quotes ******** ** ** used ** ***** ********. Particularly **** *** ******** noted ** ** "** depends" ******, **** **** indicating **** *** ******** using ** *** ******** they *** ******* ****.

*** *** ***** **** mentioned **** **** * times, *** ** ***** had * ******** (*** not ** ***** **** software ****).

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"*'* ********* **** *-***** and **** *** ** low. ** ***** **** they *** ***** ***** out *****, *** ****** recommend **** **** ******** the ***** ***** **."

* ****** ** ******** users ****** **** ***% of ***** ******** *** the ********!:)

* ****** ** **** active ***** ****** **** 41% ** **** *** IPVM **********.

**#*, **** *** ********** section ***** *** ** answer *** **** ********: "Since **** *********** **** Camera ********** ****** ********, the ******* **** ** skewed ** ***** ** the **** **********. *** much ** ** ****** we ****** ********** ********.".

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* ****** ** **** active ***** ****** **** 41% ** **** *** IPVM **********.

*** ** **** ****** 8% **** ****** ******** vs *% *** ****. I *** ********* ***** that, ***** ** ** gut **** *** **** both **** *** ****** Surveyor ***** ** ****** the ****, **** ******* support. ***** ** ** a ******* **** *** System ********?

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**** *** **** *** polls ***** ********* ***** systems ******* ***** ************, like **** ***** ** burglar ***** ** ****** control? ** ***** **** you ***** *** * slightly ********* ***, **** a *** ***** ******-******** applications *** * *** more ******* *****.

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**** ** * ***** tool *** *** *******,

*******, *** *** ******* project,

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

****, ********, ******, ****, A/V, *******

*** ** *** ******** from ******,

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

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