IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends 2010 - 2014

By: 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.

**** *** **** * years, *** ******* ***** of ***+ ** ******* surveyed *** ********* ~**%, at ** ****** ******* of ~*%.

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*** ***** ******* ** dome *******, ** **** are ******* ********** **** ****** ** surveillance.

** *** *** ** the ****** *** * appendixes **** ****** ******* key ******** *** ******* for **** ****** *** 2014 ****.

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Overall *******

*** ******* ******* ***** of ** ******* ******** has ******* **** ***** $835 ** $*** ***, a ******** ** ~**%. This ** ********** **** the******* ***** *********** ****** charging.

**** *** *** *** reasons *** **** ********:

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**** ** ****, **** a *** ************* *** $300 (** *****) *****, such ** **** *** Vivotek. ***, ***** ****** cost ****** *** $*** or ****.

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*******, *** ******** ** manufacturers ***** ********** ****** today *** ****** **** than ***** **** ************. In **** ***** ***** models ******* ******** ******** such ** ***** *** light *********** ** **** WDR *** ***** ******, as ****.

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

***-** ** *** ****** far ****** **** ** and ** ****** ** have * *********** ******.

** ****, ***** *** a ******* ****** ** HD-SDI /****** ******* ********* *** ******* ranged **** ~$*** *** no-name ********* **$*,***+ *** *****. ** *** *** competitive **** ** ****** pricing *** ******* ************.

***, ** ****, *** 'next **********' ** *** IP ** ********* **** expensive. ** ******** **-*** ********-*** ******** *** ********, ***-** ** ******* at $** ** **** from ***** ****** **** support *** ******** ***********.

** *** **** * years, ** ******* ***** will ************* ***** ******** ** *** IP ****** ****** ** low ** *** ***** applications ************ ****** *** the ***** *******.

For ****/***

******* **** ** * 720p/1.3 ** ****** ****** *** ** 2010 ~$*** ***. *****, this *** ******* ** ***** 27% ** $***. **** is *** ** ************ equivalent ***** ******* ********** in **** *************. ***** cost ******* ***** **** also **** **********, **** manufacturers **** ** ***** and ********* ******** ****** for ***** $***. 

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*****/*** ******* **** *** less ****** ** ****, and **** ****** ******. Average **** *** ******* from $*,*** *** ** $590 for ****** ***-****** ******, a *********** ******** ** nearly **%. 

For ***

********* *** **** **** among *** **** ************* offering **** *** ****** in ****, *** **** in ****** *** ******, with ** ******* ***** around $*,***. ***, *** manufacturers ******** ***** **** WDR ******, **** *** average ***** ************* *****, ~$675, ***** * **% decrease.

****: ** **** ***** manufacturers ** *** ** they *** ******** *********. '**********' WDR ** ******** ** fake / ***********. **********: *** ********

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

********** ** *** ******* in **** ***** **% of ****** ** ****. Now, ***** **% ** models ******** ***** **, with *** ************* ** this **** ********* ****** with ***** ** **. Average ***** *** **** notably *********, **** ~$*** to ~$*** (~**%).

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****'* ****** **** *** domes **** ********* ** price **** $***-*** (***** and *****) ** ~$*** in ********-*.

* ****** ******* *** decreased, ** ****. ** 2010, *** ******, ***-****** P3304 **** *** $***. The ******* ****** ***-****** model, *** *****, ***** for $***, ***** *** including ******** *********** *** light ***********.

*******, **** *** ** dome ****** ***** ****/*** in ****, *** *** offer ****** ** ** 5MP.

** ~****, **** **** a ****** **** ** expand ***** *** **** offerings. ***** *** **** little ********** ******** ** the **** * ***** as *** **** ******* releases **** ******* ** the **** *** ** the ******.

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********'* ****** ****** ******* domes (********* *** *********) are ***** **% **** expensive **** **** ******. Their original ******** **** **** was *** ****-*****, **** no ****** **** ****** as **** ***** *****. 

******* ** * *.*** JPEG2000 **** *** $*** in ****. ******* ****/*** ***** pricing ****** **** ~$*** for ** ****** **** dome ** ~$*** *** ** outdoor ***** **** ***** in **, **** ******* increases **** **** *******.

*** **** ** **** of ***/***** ******. *** past ******** ***** **** for ~$***,***** ******* ****** ******* is $***, *** ******* IR ****** *** ****** at $1010.

*****

** ****, ***** *** nearly ******* ** **** of *** *****, **** very *** ***** ***** their *** *****. ***, they **** ********** ********, both ***** ***** *** name *** *** **** such ** *-*** *** IC ********. ****** **** is ****** ** ***** pricing, **** ** *** lowest ** *** ********. 

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********* *** **** ******** better ***** **** ***** in ****, **** *** prices ******** ** ***** competitors, *** ******* ********* considered ** ** *************** *** unreliable. ** ****, *******, Hikvision's *********** *** *********** have **** ********, *** pricing *** ******** ********* low ******** ** *********** models.

****

****** ***** *** ***** on *** **** *** of **** ***** ************ pricing, **** *** ***** WDR ** ***** * series, * ******* ********** only ***** ** ***** most ********* *******. ** 2010, the **** ***-***** *** a ***** ** $***, ****** only $*** ***** *** the ******* ***-***** *****. 1080p *** ******* *** decreased **** ************* ** well, **** $**** ** $700 (***-***** **. ***-*****).

******* ********** ** ****** pricing has *******, ** ****. *** SNC-EM602R (****) *** ***-****** (1080p) ******* ********** ** domes **** *** ************* $740 *** $*** *****, versus $**** *** $**** for *** ***-***** *** SNC-DH280 ** ****.

**** **** *** ** Sony's ******* ******, **** and ***, ******** *****-** IR.

2014 *******

****** ** ****** ** highest *****:

2010 *******

****** ** ****** ** highest *****:

******* *** **** ******** this **** **** ***** ****** (~** KB).

 

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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