IP Camera Competitive Guide 2013

By John Honovich, Published Jan 13, 2013, 12:00am EST (Info+)

IP cameras remain the main growth and competitive driver within the surveillance industry. Indeed, IP camera advances clearly led 2012 major events across the industry. In this report, we examine 4 key drivers and how they are changing the market:

  • Cost - Commoditization or Aggressive Competitors?
  • Image Quality - WDR and Low Light
  • VMS Enabled Cameras - Replacing VMS Server Software?
  • Panoramic Cameras - Replacing PTZs?

** ******* **** ****** **** **** competitive*** *** ************. ******, *** *** main ********* ******* **** ***** ** the ************ **** ** *** ******, Avigilon *** ****, *** *** ************* low-cost *********. **** ******* ****** ************, outsiders **** *** ** ** *************** features **** ***** **** **** ***** cost ***********. ** ********, ******** *** Axis *** *********** ******* ****** **** with **** ******* *********.

* *** ***** ***,**** ******* ******** *** ******* ****** *** ************ Audi, * **** *** **********. ** that ****, ** *** ****. ***, it ** ********** *********. **** *** aggressively ********** ************* ***** **** ******** including, ** *** **** ****,***-**** *********,***-**** **** *******, *** *** ** *** ****** costing********* *******, ** ******** ******** **** ****** **** *** ********. **** *** ***** *** ***** to ****** ********* **** *******, ****, Vivotek, ***. *** ***** ****' ***** market ******** *** ****** ******* *******, it ***** ** **** *** ****** to *******. **** ** ****, **** pressure ** ***** *********, ** **** as *** **** ************* ** ***** or *** ******* *** ** *****.

********'******* ****** ** $***+ ******* ****** **** ****** ** ******* ******** at ********* ********** *******. ** *** company *** ********** ******, ** ** maximizing ****** **** **** ***** ************* (though *** ******* ** ******** **********). In ****, ******** ***** *** ***************** ********* * ******* **** ******** ******** *** **** ********. ******** **** *** *******'* ****** VMS ******** **** ** ******* *********** fees, ********'* ***** ****** *** ******* are ******* ******** ** **********.

************, ** *** *********** *** **** side, ******* **** ************* ********* *** Dahua *** ******* ******, *************'* ******* ************ ***** ******** ******** *** ***** expensive ** ** ****** *** ** the ***** (******* ********* **** *-*** [link ** ****** *********]). **** *****,***************** *** * ****** ** *** low-end / *****-***** **** ** *** market **** ** **** *** ************ space.

**** - **** ****** *** **?** *** *** * ******** ** other ***** ******* - **** ****, Panasonic, *****, *****, ***. - *** should **** *** **** ********* *** lower ******. *********, ***** ********* *** well ***** ** *** ********** ********* like ******** *** **** *** ****** and, ** ****** ** **, **** feel ******** ** ****** ******.

Image ******* - *** *** *** *****

**** **** *** *** ***** ****** available **** *********** *** ******, ** alone ** ****** **************. ***** **** vendors **** ***** ********* **** ******, the ******* ** **** *** **** competition ** ******* ***** ** *******. The *** ***** ***** ***** ******* still *******, **** **** ****** ****** is **** ***** ** ***** ******** and *** ***** **********.

** *** *** ** ****, * surge **'****' *****-******** ********** **** *********, ****** ** *** HD ******* **** *****-** ***. ** expect **** ***** ** ******** ** the ****** **** ********, ******* ********* HD's **** **** ** / ******.

*** *** *****, *** ***** ** differentiation *****: (*) ***** ********** *** (2) ********** **. ** *** ******, Axis's ************ ** *********** **** *** last ** ****** *** ******* ***** them * **** ** **** **** - ****'* ****** ********** ** ******* (with ***********) *** ******* ******** ** low ***** ** ****** *** ***** vendors */* *******. ** ** *** see *********** ********* ** ****. ** the ***** ****, *********** ** ****** HD ******* ** ******** ************ ****** with ****** ***** ************ *** ******** them. *************, **** ************ **** ** **** ******** **** ** ****** **** *** camera *** ** ********* **** ********. By ********, ********'**** ** ****** ********* ******** ******* **** *** ********** pricing.

VMS ******* ******* - ********* *** ****** ********?

***** *** ******* ******* **** **** storage ******* *** **** ****** *** years, ****'**** *************** ****** ******* **** *******. **** Axis's ***** ***** ** *** **** cameras *** ***'* ****** *****, ** makes *** * **** ********** *********** to **** ****** *** **** *** entry ***** ** ****** / *** software *******. ****** ** *** *** been **** ******. ** ****** ** see ***** **** ****** ******* ** the **** * ** * ****** or **** *********** ******** ** ****.

Panoramic ******* - ********* ****?

*** *** '******** ***** *** ******" *** * **** ****** ** this ******.

Secondary - ***** *******

*** **** **** * ******, ******* have ********* ********* ***** ** *** next *** *****. ***** * *** years ** ********** ********* **** ********* disappointed, **** *** ******** ** ******* a ****** *** *** **********. ******, IPVM ******* ****** ********* ** ******* *** ***** **** *** **** 5 *****. *******, *** ****, ************ ****** be *** ***.

*** *** ******* ** **** ***** are **** *** *** ******** ********* and ***** ******* **** ** *** camera *** **** ** *********, ******* broader ************ ** ******* ********, *** market ** *** ***** ********.

*** ******* *** **** ********. *** ObjectVideo ******** *** ****, **** *********** from*************** *** *** ** ****. ** expect *************, ** *******, ** *** in *** ***** ** $* ** $12 *** ****** *** ** ** patent *******. ***** ****** ** ********* in ***** ******* ***********, ****** ** pay **** *** **** ***** ** an ******* **** ****.

** ****** ** *** **** ***** camera ************* ** ****, ** **** because ***** **** ** *** ** 2012. *** *** ****** ** ***** is ****. **** **** ***** ********* *********** **** **** * ******** ** *** **** ****** ******** in **** ****. ** ********, ***** are *** ****** ********* ********* ** run ** **** * ********. *********** steps *** ** ******* ** ** *** **** ** have * ***** ********* ****** ** 2013.

Secondary - ****** ********** *******

****** ** '*****' ********* ********* *** slowed. **** **** ******* *** ***** fairly ******** ******* *** ******* ***** fairly ****** ********* *** *** **** 4 *****. *** **** ******* **** last **** ***********'* ***********, ****** ** *** ** *********** advance ** ***** *** ****, *********, proprietary, ********* *********** *** ***** *** frame ****. ***********, ** ******* ** excellent ***** **** ** **** **** a ****** ********.

*** *** ****** ** ***** **** resolution ** ******** ** ****** **** 1000MP+, ** ********* *******. *** ******** last **** *******************'**** *************'*. **** $***,***+ *** ***** ******, adoption **** ********* ** ********* ******* but ** ***** ** ** *********** differentiator *** ***** ******* ******** ************** deployments.

>**** ***** *****, ********* ** ****** and *****-****** ***** **** ********** ******* were *** **** ****. ***** ** expect **** *********** **** ****, ** will *** ** * ***** ******.

Conclusion - **** ****** *******

** *****, **** *** *** *** practical *******:

  • ***** *****, ~**% ** **%, *** likely ********** ** **** *** ******** continue ** *** ***** ******** ** the ******.
  • *** ** ******* **** ****** *** more ****** ** *** **** ************* take ********* ** *** *** ***** sensors **** **** *****-******** ***.
  • ********** *** **** ******* **** *** small ** *** *****, ********* **** fixed *** *** ******* *****.
  • ***** ******* ************ *** *** **** storage / ************* ***** **** ****** manufacturers.
  • ******* ** ****** ****** ******* **** of * ******* ** **** ****** manufacturers ******* ***** ****** *** **** as * ******** *******.

2014 ******

**** *********** *** *********** ************* ***** this ******* *** ********. *** *** * *** ************ ****** *** ****.

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