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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