IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends 2010 - 2014

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 25, 2014

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.

At the end of the report are 2 appendixes with tables showing key features and pricing for 2010 models and 2014 ones.

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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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