IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends 2010 - 2014

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 25, 2014, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Over the past 4 years, the average price of 100+ IP cameras surveyed has decreased ~25%, at an annual decline of ~5%.

In this report, we break down pricing / cost trends for:

  • 720p models
  • 1080p models
  • Integrated IR cameras
  • 'True' WDR cameras

Manufacturers in this survey include:

  • Arecont Vision
  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • Bosch
  • Dahua
  • Hikvision
  • Panasonic
  • Pelco
  • Samsung
  • Sony

The study focused on dome cameras, as they are the most common used form factor in surveillance.

*** ******* ******* ***** ** ** cameras ******** *** ******* **** ***** $835 ** $*** ***, * ******** of ~**%. **** ** ********** **** the******* ***** *********** ****** ********.

**** *** *** *** ******* *** this ********:

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

** ****, *** ************* *** *** sort ** ***** "******" ****, *** prices **** $*** **** ********** *** cost. ***, **** ***** ************* ***** a **** ** ****** ****** ****** $300, **** **** ** *** ** $150-160.

**** ** ****, **** * *** manufacturers *** $*** (** *****) *****, such ** **** *** *******. ***, their ****** **** ****** *** $*** or ****.

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

***** ***** ********* **** ******** ************ **** overall ***** **** ******* ********************* ** **** ****** **** *************, such *********'* ******* *** ****,*********'* *** *** ******, ********'* ******* ********.

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

*******, *** ******** ** ************* ***** equivalent ****** ***** *** ****** **** than ***** **** ************. ** **** cases ***** ****** ******* ******** ******** such ** ***** *** ***** *********** or **** *** *** ***** ******, as ****.

******* ****** - ******** **** *** Notable

**** ** ****, ** *** ****** impossible *** ******* ********* / ***** to *** ** ******* ****** **** China. ***, ** ** ***********, ******** ************** *** $** ** ******* *********. Since their ******* ******* / ******** / quality *********** *** *******, ** ** not *** **** ** * ***** competitor *** ********* **** **** ** attracted. ***: ******* $** ***** ** ** ******* Camera

Non-IP ** - *** *** ****

***-** ** *** ****** *** ****** than ** *** ** ****** ** have * *********** ******.

** ****, ***** *** * ******* amount ** **-*** /****** ******* ********* *** ******* ****** **** ~$500 *** **-**** ********* **$*,***+ *** *****. ** *** *** *********** **** IP ****** ******* *** ******* ************.

***, ** ****, *** '**** **********' of *** ** ** ********* **** expensive. ** ******** **-*** ********-*** ******** *** ********, ***-** ** ******* ** $** or **** **** ***** ****** **** support *** ******** ***********.

** *** **** * *****, ** believe ***** **** ************* ***** ******** ** *** ** ****** market ** *** ** *** ***** applications ************ ****** *** *** ***** savings.

For ****/***

******* **** ** * ****/*.* ** indoor camera was ** **** ~$*** ***. *****, this *** ******* ** ***** **% ** $445. **** ** *** ** ************ equivalent ***** ******* ********** ** **** manufacturers. ***** **** ******* ***** **** also **** **********, **** ************* **** as ***** *** ********* ******** ****** for ***** $***. 

For *****/***

*****/*** ******* **** *** **** ****** in ****, *** **** ****** ******. Average **** *** ******* **** $*,*** USD ** $*** *** ****** ***-****** ******, a *********** ******** ** ****** **%. 

For ***

********* *** **** **** ***** *** only ************* ******** **** *** ****** in ****, *** **** ** ****** end ******, **** ** ******* ***** around $*,***. ***, *** ************* ******** offer **** *** ******, **** *** average ***** ************* *****, ~$***, ***** a **% ********.

****: ** **** ***** ************* ** WDR ** **** *** ******** *********. '**********' WDR ** ******** ** **** / ineffective. **********: *** ********

For ********** **

********** ** *** ******* ** **** about **% ** ****** ** ****. Now, ***** **% ** ****** ******** offer **, **** *** ************* ** this **** ********* ****** **** ***** in **. ******* ***** *** **** notably *********, **** ~$*** ** ~$*** (~26%).

********** ** ******* ****** ************* ******, with **** ** *** ********** ****** cost ******* ********* ** (*** $*** or ****) ** **** ** **** of *** **** ********* ****. *** integrated **, *** *** *********** *** distance ******* *** **** ********** ** IR.

****

****'* ****** **** *** ***** **** decreased ** ***** **** $***-*** (***** and *****) ** ~$*** ** ********-*.

* ****** ******* *** *********, ** well. ** ****, *** ******, ***-****** P3304 **** *** $***. *** ******* indoor ***-****** *****, *** *****, ***** for $***, ***** *** ********* ******** Lightfinder *** ***** ***********.

*******, **** *** ** **** ****** above ****/*** ** ****, *** *** offer ****** ** ** ***.

** ~****, **** **** * ****** move ** ****** ***** *** **** offerings. ***** *** **** ****** ********** movement ** *** **** * ***** as *** **** ******* ******** **** focused ** *** **** *** ** the ******.

********

********'* ****** ****** ******* ***** (********* the *********) *** ***** **% **** expensive **** **** ******. ***** ******** ******** dome **** *** *** ****-*****, **** no ****** **** ****** ** **** offer *****. 

******* ** * *.*** ******** **** was $*** ** ****. ******* ****/*** ***** pricing ****** **** ~$*** *** ** indoor **** **** ** ~$*** *** ** outdoor ***** **** ***** ** **, both ******* ********* **** **** *******.

*** **** ** **** ** ***/***** models. *** **** ******** ***** **** for ~$***,***** ******* ****** ******* ** $***, and ******* ** ****** *** ****** at $1010.

*****

** ****, ***** *** ****** ******* in **** ** *** *****, **** very *** ***** ***** ***** *** brand. ***, **** **** ********** ********, both ***** ***** *** **** *** via **** **** ** *-*** *** IC ********. ****** **** ** ****** to ***** *******, **** ** *** lowest ** *** ********. 

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********* *** **** ******** ****** ***** than ***** ** ****, **** *** prices ******** ** ***** ***********, *** cameras ********* ********** ** ** *************** *** unreliable. ** ****, *******, *********'* *********** and *********** **** **** ********, *** pricing *** ******** ********* *** ******** to *********** ******.

****

****** ***** *** ***** ** *** high *** ** **** ***** ************ pricing, **** *** ***** *** ** their * ******, * ******* ********** only ***** ** ***** **** ********* cameras. ** ****, *** **** ***-***** *** a ***** ** $***, ****** **** $*** today *** *** ******* ***-***** *****. 1080p *** ******* *** ********* **** significantly ** ****, **** $**** ** $700 (***-***** **. ***-*****).

******* ********** ** ****** ******* *** *******, as ****. *** ***-****** (****) *** ***-****** (1080p) ******* ********** ** ***** **** for ************* $*** *** $*** *****, versus $**** *** $**** *** *** SNC-DH180 *** ***-***** ** ****.

**** **** *** ** ****'* ******* models, **** *** ***, ******** *****-** IR.

2014 *******

****** ** ****** ** ******* *****:

2010 *******

****** ** ****** ** ******* *****:

******* *** **** ******** **** **** in** ***** ****** (~** **).

 

Comments (5)

Can you please provide this table in excel format?

We'll have a link to that up shortly.

is the street price the price anyone can source from the Internet ?

Hi Mark, that is correct. Street price is based on online pricing when it's available. Or, in the case of those which aren't found online, it's calculated based on manufacturer MSRP.

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