Integrated IR Camera Usage Statistics 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Oct 21, 2019, 09:24am EDT

Virtually every IP camera now comes with integrated IR but how many actually make use of IR or choose 'super' low light cameras without IR?

In this report, we examine statistics based on responses from 150+ integrators and examine the trends they reveal.

Integrated ** *** ********* ** ****

** ***** *** ***** significantly, **** ******* ***** nearing **% ** ****.

************, **** **** **** of *********** ****** ****** use **, ***** ** this ************:

Drastic ******** ** ~* *****

** ***** *** **** than ******* ** *** past **** *****, **** ~34% ** **** ** 63% ** ****, *** 78% ** ****.

** *** ********* ** the *****, ********** ** usage *** *************. ******,**** *** *** **** release ** ********** ** model ***** ******* **** ****** ** as ***** *** '*****' cameras. *******, *******, *** benefits ** ** ********* some ***** **** ***** no ***** *** ***.

************, *** ****** ** integrator *********** ***** ** in ******* **** **% of ***** ************* *** nearly ******* ** *** past * *****:

Percentage ** ** ******* **** ****** **** *****

**** **** **** ******** was ************ ****** ** ask ***** *******, **** **, *** percentage ** ******* ***** are ******** ***** ** in *** *****.

**** ********** ** ******* do *** ******* **** use ********** ** ** improve ***** ********? ***?

* ******* ********** ** cameras **** (****** **% or ******) ******* ********** IR ***** *** *** be **** ** ******* installations, ********* *****.

Reasons *** ***** **: ** ******* *** *********** ********

*** **** ****** *** the ********** ******** ** integrated ** ***** ** that *** ******* ** now ***** ** ********. The **** ******** ** new ****** ******* **, with *** ******* *** some ***** *** ***** options *** **** ****** which ** ***.

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

  • "*** ******* ** ******* have ********** **, ******* its **** ** ******* and **** ****."
  • "**.***% *** *** ****** we *** ******* ** except *** *** ** two *** ******* ** have **** *********"
  • "**% ** ******* ********* outdoors **** ********** **. Manufacturers *** ********* ** in **** ******* ***** cameras ****** *** ** enhances ***** ************"
  • "******* **%, **** ******* come **** ********** ** these **** *** ** try ** **** ** wherever ********."
  • "**%. **** ** *** standard ****** *** ******* cameras ** ****** *** have ** ******* * noticable *******."
  • "**% **** ******* **** standard **** ** *** we **** ** **** sure ** **** ********** at *****."
  • "** ************ *** ****** standard ***** **** ****** manufacturers ******* *****. *** price ** **** ** vs. *** **** ** is ********** *** **** work *** **."
  • "***% ********* ****** **** to ** * ******** feature *** **’* **** the *********** ***** ** you **** ** ******* it."
  • "***% **** ********** ** no ** ** ** small **** ** **** standerdised ** ******* ** cams *** *** *** sites"

Reasons *** ***** **: ******** ******** ******* **** / ****** ****** ***

******, *********** ********* **** existing ******** ** ***** weak, ***********, ** ****** turned *** ** ***** and ********* ****** ****** visibility **** ******* ******* without **.

  • "**%. ** ** *********** IR ** ****** ******** to **** ****, ******* some ** ** ****** than ** **. ** instances **** * ****** expects/demands * ***** ********** to ***, ***** *****, additional ******** *** ****** performing ******* *** *********."
  • "**% *** ******* ****** installed ** *** ** cameras ** **** ** our ************* *** *********** and ** *** **** sufficient ******** ** *****."
  • "**% ****** *** ********* want **** ***** **********."
  • "***% ********* **** **/* surveillance *** ***** ******* of ***** *** *** always *********."
  • "*** **** ** ********* what ** ******** ** doing ** *** ****** of * ***** ***** building **** ** **."
  • "**%, * ***** ****** have ** ** *** use ** ***/** **** it *** **** ** not **** ** *** have * ***** ******* out ** *****. * installed **** ******* ****** without ** **** ******* the ******** **** **** it ****'* ********* **** to **** **** *** they ****** ** ***** the ****."
  • "**% ** *** ******* we ******* **** ********** IR, **** ** *** to * *** *********. there ** ****** *** room ** ***** ***** the ******** **** ** never **** ****, (*.*., parking *** ********, ********* sensors, ***). ********** *** lights ** *** *** the ******* ******* ********** IR **** *********."

Reasons *** *** ***** **: ******** ** **** ********* **********

*** **** ****** *********** mentioned *** *** ***** integrated ** *** **** installed ******** ** **** often **********.

  • "**% **** ********* ***'* want *** ********** (**** if ***********) ****, ** they ***'* *** * large *******. *** *******, many ****** *** *** anyway, ********* ** **** for **."
  • "**%. **** ** *** clients *** **** *** enterprise *** ******* ********** lighting ** **** *****."
  • "************* **% ** *** exterior *******. **** *** more ********* *** ********* their ******** ******** ** LED ********** *** **** for **."
  • "**%. ******* **** **** upon ******* **** *** customer *** **** ********. Most ** *** **** adequate ******** ****** *** it ** *** ******."
  • "**% ** ****. **** of *** ******* *** interior *** ** **** lit *****."
  • "the ***** ** ********* lit **** ******* *****. When ** ** ***, thermal ** ********* ****."

*******, ******* **** **** camera *** ***** *********** has ********* ** ****** models, ****** ** ***********.

  • "***** **% ** *** cameras ** ******* **** IR. ** *** ** sometimes **** *** ******** asks *** ** **** though *** ******* *** in ********** ***** *** IR ***'* ****** ** to **** ******** ** the ********** ** *** light ***** ******* ** cameras ***** ****."
  • "**% - *** ***** performance ******* ** ** so **** ***** **** - ** ** ****** needed"
  • "**** ** ** ***%, Now * *** ********* Cameras"
  • "***% **** **, *** we **** ****** ** as *** ******** **** resort ** *** ******* environments. ** *** ** use ***** *** ***** (Darkfighter, ***********) ** ***** the ****** **** **. Spiders, ********* **, ***."

Reasons *** *** ***** **: ***** ****** ** *********

*******, * *** *********** said **** *** *** use ********** ** ******* color *** ****** ** preferred ** ***** *************.

  • "*%. ** ****** ***** on **** ********, ** the ******* ***** **** small ***** ** *********. Police ****** **** **** colour ** *** *****, that's *** ** ****** cameras **** *** ***** technology (**: ***********)."
  • "******** ***** ** - 50. ** *** ****** commercial *** ***** **% are ****** ********* *** offices **** **** ***** lighting, ** ** *** Axis **** *** *********** to *** * ***** lowlight ***** *****. ***** on *** ******* ** the ******** ********* *** the **'* ** ****** with *** ***** **** images."

Outlook - ******** **** **

** *** ****** ******** peak ** *****. ***** IR ***** *** **** over *** **** * years, ** ***** ** the **** * ** 10 ***** **** ** usage **** *******, ** least ********, ** ******** color *** ***** ******* and *** ******** ** capturing ***** **** ***** some ****** ***** ** turning *** **.

Comments (2)

We don't keep most settings that our integrator configures because they aren't around to fine-tune camera settings in changing environmental conditions. For example I turn off IR for all outdoor cameras.

My point of bringing this up is that end users should be polled also.

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We don't keep most settings that our integrator configures

I think that puts you into a top tier of end-users. I am not saying what you do is unique and considering IPVM tends to draw more enteprise end users I would not be surprised if others say the same here. But generally speaking, I think most end users do not touch. Recall lots of end-users evidently buy surveillance systems without knowing what manufacturer or models they buy...

That being said, I am not opposed to surveying end users. It is more challenging, with integrators we can pay $5 - $20 to take surveys but end users often cannot accept payment or are less interested or able to comment on detailed technical elements.

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