Integrated IR Camera Usage Statistics 2019

By: IPVM Team, Published on Oct 21, 2019

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.

********* ***** ** ****** now ***** **** ********** IR *** *** **** actually **** *** ** IR ** ****** '*****' low ***** ******* ******* IR?

** **** ******, ** examine ********** ***** ** responses **** ***+ *********** and ******* *** ****** they ******.

[***************]

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)

** ***'* **** **** settings **** *** ********** configures ******* **** ****'* around ** ****-**** ****** settings ** ******** ************* conditions. *** ******* * turn *** ** *** all ******* *******.

** ***** ** ******** this ** ** **** end ***** ****** ** polled ****.

** ***'* **** **** settings **** *** ********** configures

* ***** **** **** you **** * *** tier ** ***-*****. * am *** ****** **** you ** ** ****** and *********** **** ***** to **** **** ********* end ***** * ***** not ** ********* ** others *** *** **** here. *** ********* ********, I ***** **** *** users ** *** *****. Recall **** *****-***** ********* *** ************ systems ******* ******* **** manufacturer ** ****** **** buy...

**** ***** ****, * am *** ******* ** surveying *** *****. ** is **** ***********, **** integrators ** *** *** $5 - $** ** take ******* *** *** users ***** ****** ****** payment ** *** **** interested ** **** ** comment ** ******** ********* elements.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Hanwha Techwin Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 31, 2019
Hanwha Techwin's favorability results surged, in IPVM's 2019 study, going from barely neutral in 2016 to strongly net positive, as the results...
Startup Spectral Edge RGB+IR Claims "Unique Low Light Performance Tech" on Apr 03, 2019
This UK startup, born out of university research, is boldly proclaiming that they deliver "Unique low light performance tech for video surveillance...
Speco Ultra Intensifier Tested on Apr 22, 2019
While ISC West 2019 named Speco's Ultra Intensifier the best new "Video Surveillance Cameras IP", IPVM testing shows the camera suffers from...
Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested on Jun 24, 2019
Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most...
Bosch Starlight 8000i Cameras Tested on Jul 23, 2019
Bosch has released their new Flexidome IP Starlight 8000i cameras, claiming "exceptional detail even in extreme low-light situations." To see...
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Guide on Oct 01, 2019
Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any...
Hikvision ColorVu is Smart Marketing on Oct 03, 2019
Hikvision ColorVu (see IPVM test results) is smart marketing, a lesson to be learned by competitors and a rising trend. Inside this note, we...
Biggest Low Light Problems 2019 on Nov 08, 2019
Over 150 integrators responded to our survey question: "What are the biggest problems you face getting good low-light images?" Inside, we share...
Budget Covert Cameras Tested on Nov 26, 2019
Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought...
AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision on Dec 04, 2019
Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Breaking Into A Facility Using Canned Air Tested on Jan 28, 2020
Access control is supposed to make doors more secure, but a $5 can of compressed air may defeat it. With no special training, intruders can...
ROG Security - Cloud AI For Remote Monitoring on Jan 28, 2020
ROG Security is offering cloud-based AI analytics to remote guard companies, by touting having "nothing to install" to "add virtual guards." We...
Brivo Business Profile 2020 on Jan 27, 2020
Brivo has been doing cloud access for more than 20 years. Is the 2020s the decade that cloud access becomes the norm? CEO Steve Van Till recently...
Favorite VMS / NVR Manufacturers 2020 on Jan 27, 2020
In 2018, a new winner emerged and a former top choice declined. Now, there is a new #1, a new top 5 finisher and 2 major VMSes in decline. Our...
"Hikvision Football Arena" Lithuania Causes Controversy on Jan 24, 2020
Controversy has arisen in Lithuania over Hikvision becoming a soccer team's top sponsor and gaining naming rights to their arena, with one local MP...
Axis and Genetec Drop IFSEC 2020 on Jan 23, 2020
Two of the best-known video surveillance manufacturers are dropping IFSEC International 2020, joining Milestone who dropped IFSEC in 2019. The...
Multipoint Door Lock Tutorial on Jan 23, 2020
Despite widespread use, locked doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and thousands can be misspent on locks that leave doors quite...
Avigilon Shifts Cloud Strategy - Merges Blue and ACC on Jan 23, 2020
Avigilon is shifting its cloud strategy, phasing out its Blue web-managed surveillance platform as a stand-alone brand and merging it with its ACC...
Verkada Paying $100 For Referrals Just To Demo on Jan 22, 2020
Some companies pay for referrals when the referral becomes a customer. Verkada is taking it to the next level - paying $100 referrals fees simply...
Camera Analytics Shootout 2020 - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek on Jan 22, 2020
Analytics are hot again, thanks to a slew of AI-powered cameras, but whose analytics really work? And how do these new smart cameras compare to top...