Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2019

By: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 18, 2019

2019 has been an explosive year for video surveillance, with the world's two largest manufacturers, Dahua and Hikvision, being sanctioned for human rights abuses and banned for US government use.

How would it impact their usage amongst integrators?

This is the 6th year IPVM has tracked manufacturers gaining and losing:

From 2014 - 2016, IPVM accurately tracked the rise of Chinese manufacturers, led by Hikvision. In 2017 - 2018, due to cybersecurity issues and government bans, results showed that trend stopping.

US / Non-US Stats Split

New, for 2019, IPVM has split responses from the US vs outside of the US to see how these trends varied and how much US actions were impacting the US vs the rest of the world.

In this report, we analyze the results and patterns across 175 integrator responses and what this shows about the industry going into 2020.

Questions *****

*********** ******** * ****-***** questions:

******: **** ****, ** 2018, **** ******* ***** are *** ***** ************* more **? ***?

********: **** ****, ** 2018, **** ******* ***** are *** ***** ************* less **? ***?

Key ********

*** ********* *** ****** emerged **** *** *********:

  • ********* ***** *** *** largest *** **** *** a ******** ************, *** in **** ** *** for **** ****** *** outside *** **. *******, the *** ****** **** significantly ******* ** *** US **** ******* *** US.
  • ***** *** ************* **** in *** **, *** outside *** ** *** neutral **** ***** ***** and ******* *********.
  • ******* ****** *** ****-*** product ***** *** **** received ******** *********, ***** Chinese ******** ********* *** net *********.
  • ******** *** **** *** significant *** *****, *** primarily ****** *** **, less ** ***************.
  • ******* ******** *** ****** both **** *** ********, however **** **** **** Avigilon ** ****, *** with ****** ** ** gains ******* *** **.

Trends **** ****

*** ******* ***** ***** to **** *** *** trends **** ****, **** notably *********'* ***** ***** reversing *** **** ************* as **** *******:

Hikvision / ******* ******* **** - ***** ** *** **

** ****, *** *** and ************* **** **** the ******* ******** ***** Hikvision. ***** ******** ** contribute ** ******** ******** in ****, ** ******** to ***** ****** ******.

************ **** ** ***********, which *** *** ****** a ****** **** ** Hikvision ** ****:

  • "*********. ********** ** *** risks *** **** ** not, ********** ** ******* and ** ***'* **** to ** ********** **** bad **********"
  • "********* *** ***** *** time. ** *** **** people *** ****** ** to *** ******* ** what’s ********* ** ***** and **** ** ******** themselves."
  • "********* *******. **** *** NDAA, **** ** *** commercial ********* *** ********* suit **** *** ********** and *** ******** ******* cameras"
  • "********* *** *****. ***** rights ****** ** *** PRC."
  • "********* **** ****** *** not ** **** ** they **** *** ******** publicity"
  • "*********: ******* *** ***-***** are *** ** ****** as * ***** ****"
  • "*********/ ***** - **** as ***** - *************, Entity ****, ****"
  • "*********. ** * **** to *********?"

*******, **** **** ********* for *********, **** **** a *** **** ******* of *** ** (********* China), **** ******* ********. Additionally, **** ********* ***** the ** *** *** raising ***** ******** **** outside *** **:

  • "********* & ***** ***** have ******* *** ** the ********* ** *** Chinese **********, *********, ***** security *****. *** ** their **** *** ****** and ************ ** ***, there ** ** ****** to ** **** *******."
  • "********* ********* *** *****...*** worth *** ****. ********* hot ******."
  • "********* ********. **** ***** lost ********** ** *** products ***** *** *** in *** ***."
  • "*********, ******* **** *** to *** ***** *** privacy ********."
  • "********* ************* /****"

**** *********, "*******" ******* were ********** ******** ****** and ******* *** **:

  • "**'** ******* ******** *** cameras ************ ** ******* manufacturers. * ***** **'* pretty ******* ***. **** our ********* ***** ***** trade *** ******** ****** to *** *********. **'* not ***** *** ****"
  • "******** *******, *** ****** are ** *****. *** customers *** ******* ***** Cybersecurity *** ****, *** they *** *** ****** sure *** ******* ** not ****, *** *** ban ******** ********* ******* Chinese"
  • "********* ********* *** *****...*** worth *** ****. ********* hot ******."
  • "******* *********. ** **** been ***** ****** **** but ****** ** ****** suppliers *** ******* *****. Similarly, *** *** ***** sales *** ****."
  • "******* ******* ******* ** bad *********"

***** ******, **** **** Hikvision

******** ** ****, ***** was ************ ********, ********* in *** **, **** a *** ******* ******* of *** **.

  • "***** **** *** **** fiascos *** ******** ** hard ** **** **** even ** *** **** of *****, *** *** has * **** ** tarnishing *** **** *** potentially *** ******* ** do ******** **** *** federal ********** ** *** future (*** *** ******* the ******* ******** ** the ************* ***** *** other ****** **** **** been ********)."
  • "********* *** *****. ***** rights ****** ** *** PRC."
  • "***** **** ******** ***** the *******'* **** **** stability ** ***** *******."
  • "*****, *** ** *** ban *** ******* ** the **** ******** ** Hikvision"
  • "***** *** ** ******** and ***** ******"
  • "*****...*** ***** *** ****. Political *** ******."
  • "*****, ******* ** *** Chinese ***"

*********** **** *** ********** Dahua ********* ** *** due ** **** *** technical *******:

  • "** **** ***** ** the ***** **** *******... Went **** ***** ** part *** ** *******. More ** ** ******** offered *** *** *****."
  • "*****, * *** * strong ********* ** **** previously. * ** *********** Dahua ******* ** *** 5yr ****** ******** *** to **** *** **** support"
  • "*****: *** * *** to ***-***** ****** ****** great ***** *** **** Support."
  • "***** / ****-********* / reasonable *******"
  • "*****. **** ******* *********."

******* ***** ****-***** *****

******* *** ******* ******** attention/press ***** ******** ** be *** *** ******* surveillance ************ ** *** world. **** *** *** receive *** ******** ********, and **** ** *** integrator ********* ********* ***** Uniview ** ** *********** to *********:

  • "******* *******, ** ***** to *** **** **** Hikvision"
  • "***. ******* *** * better ******* ***********"
  • "******* - *** **** but ******* *******"
  • "*******. **** ** *********** installation"
  • "******* ** ** *********** to ***."

*******, **** ** *** responses ********* *** ******* were ******** *** ***** superior ** ********* ** Dahua. ******* ******* ** ********** **** *** ****** had ****** **** *** light, **** **, **** WDR *** **** ******** compared ** *********** ** models.

Gaining - ******* ************

* ****** ********** ****** for ***** *** ******** manufacturers (********, ****, ******* Watchdog, ******), *** ******* an *********** ****** ** Hikvision/Dahua:

  • "** *** ***** **** Hanwha **** ******* ** quit ******* *********. ******* both **** *** ****** control ********* *** * larger ******* ** *** business ** ********* ********* that **** *** ******** a **** *** *** increase ********** *** *********."
  • "** *** *** ***** more ********/**** ***. *** Government *** ******** *** US ** ********* *****/*********/****** products *** ** **** that *** ****** ** also ******* **** ****** consultants *** *** *** prepared ** ** ******* the **********'* *********."
  • "******* ******** ** ** alternative ** ***** *** to ******** ****** *** image."
  • "**** ******* ** ***** a ********* ****** *** clients *** ******* ** an *********** ** ***. "
  • "**** *******. **** *** NDAA, **** ** *** commercial ********* *** ********* suit **** *** ********** and *** ******** ******* cameras."
  • "******. ****** **** **** Chinese *******. **** **** good ******* *** *** products *** *****."
  • "******* ********. ******** **** from ******* *********. "

********** ******* ******* ** alternatives ** ********* *** Dahua:

****, ********, ******, ******* Watchdog ******** - ****** in **

******** *** **** **** the *** *** ***** inside *** ******* *** US, **** *********** ******** responses *** *** *********.

  • "** **** **** ***** Avigilon ******* ** **** of *** *** ********. With *** ***** ******* cameras ** **** *****. We **** **** ***** with ******** *******, *** video ********* ****** ** a **** ******* ***** for **. **** ******** view ****** ** **** our ** ** (*) lense ****** "
  • "******** *** **** ** the **** ******** ********* available ** *** ****** and ** **** ** North *******, ***** **** of ******* **** ***** to ** **** *********, though ********* *** ** their ***** *****."
  • "**** *******: ***** ******** are ***** **** *****, very ******** *** **** risk ****** ** ***. They *** ****** ** effort ***** ** **** the ******* ** ***** channel ***** ****** ** Partners ******* ** ***** online *******."
  • "***** **** ******** **** prior. ********* ******** *** higher ***** ********* *** response **** ***** **** complex ********** ******** *****."
  • "**** ** **** ****, Axis. ******** ** **** started ***** * *** more **** ****** *******. It *** **** ************* improved **** *** ***** versions."
  • "** *** *** ***** more ********/**** ***."
  • "********. **** ******* ****** for ****** ******* ***** systems."
  • "****. **** **** *** necessary ******** *** ******* protocols.
  • "**** *** ********* *********** and *******"
  • "****. *********** *** *******."

******* ******** ******** *** 4th **** ******** ********* with *** **, *** no ******** **** ******* the **. ******* ******** primarily ******** ** *** US *** ******, ** these ******* *** *** surprising:

  • "** *** ****** **********. I’ve **** * *** more ******* ***** ** this ****** **** **** especially ** ****** *****"
  • "******* ******** - ****** non-chinese. ******** ** *****, DW ** ** ******* top ****** *** ** turn ** ******** *** best ******* *** **."
  • "******* ********, ****** ******* - ****** ** ****** the ****** ** *********/***** manufactured ********"
  • "******* ********, * **** range ** ******* ******** at **** ******."
  • "******* ********. ******** **** from ******* *********."

****** *** **** *** positive, *** ********** **** than ** ****. ************, the ******** ** *** gains **** **** ** the **, **** **** a ****** ******* ******* of *** **.

  • "****** ******* *** *** introduced **** ****** ***** products ******, *** ** committed ** **** ******"
  • "****** ** ******* ****** has **** ***** ******* to ******* * ******* product ** * **** price *****."
  • "******. ****** **** **** Chinese *******. **** **** good ******* *** *** products *** *****."
  • "****** *******. ***** ******* is **** *********** **** the ***** ***** ** use."
  • "****** ******* *******. ******* of ******* *** ***** of *******."
  • "** *** ***** **** Hanwha **** ******* ** quit ******* *********"

******* **** ******* ** the ** ** * much ****** ***** *** Hanwha ** **** *** a ***** ****** ************ and **** ********* ***** low-cost ********* ** *** last * *****.

Interlogix **** *** ** ********

********** ********** ********* **** were ******** ****** ********* ****, *** multiple *********** ***** **** had ** ****** ** other ************* ******* ** this ******:

  • "**********. ** **** ******'* largest ****** ****** ** Interlogix ******** *** *** last ****** ** *****. With **** ******** **** we **** ******* *********."
  • "** **** *** **** use ************* **** ** and *** **** *** Interlogix ***** ***** ***/******* has **** **** ******** down"
  • "********** *******. *** *** cheapest ****** (*** ***), and ********* ****** ********* towards ******** **** ** Axis ** ******* ** Cameras"
  • "(**********) ********* / *** of ********"
  • "** *** ***** **** Interlogix. :)"

************ ******* - ****** /*******

****** ************* *** ******, with ********* ** ********. Unlike ***** ****** ************, most ******* ******, ****** manufacturers **** **** **** to **** ********* ** the ***** ** ****** preferences. *** ******* ** them, *******, *** **** happy ** ******** ***** presence ** ** *** / *** ********, ********** ******* ******* ****** but ******* *** ***** growth.

******* ******** ********

**** ****, ** ******* ******* ** **** report, ** ********* ** observing:

** *** ***** *** and ******* ***** ********** can ** ********, ********* can **** **** ******.

**** *** ********** ******** that - *** '**********' looks **** ** **** for ***** **** ****. The **** ********** **** would ****** ** * Biden ********** ***, **** that, ***** ** ****** bi-partisan ******* ******* *** PRC, *** **** *** Hong **** ******** / riots ******, ****** ***** get **** *****. *** to ****************'* *** ***** ************ by *** *** **********.

** *** ******** ****, Hikvision ********* ** **** investments **** **** *** US *** ** *******, which *** ********* ****** defections. ** **** ** they ******** ****, *** worse **** ***** ****** be ****** *******. *******, if ********* ******* ** reduce ***** **********, *.*., in *** **, **** could ** ***** ******** integrator **** ***.

Comments (11)

***** ** ********** ******* Hikvision *** ** ** distance ********** **** *** press ** **** ** they ****** *** **********. It's ****** ******* *** PRC ******* ** ******** Hikvision *** ***** ************ because **** ******** ***** overt ********* ** **. It's * *** ******** that ***** *** ** the *** ***** **** they *****'* ********* ** better ******* **** ****** because ***** ********* *** ways ** ** **.

****** ****, **** ****** situation **** ***** ** going ** *** * lot ***** ****** ** gets ******.

**'* * *** ******** that ***** *** ** the *** ***** **** they *****'* ********* ** better ******* **** ****** because ***** ********* *** ways ** ** **.

#*, ******* ********, **** would *** **** ********* do ** ****** ******* that ******? **** *** pretty **** ***** *** mentioning **. *** **** what **** **** *** do?

* ***** *** ***. They ***** **** **** shell *********, ********* ************, or ***** ***** ** be **** ****** ***** their ******** ** *** world's ******* ************ ************. They ****** *** *** authors ** ***** *** demise ** **** ************.

* *** **** *****. But ***** *** **** that *** ******** ******** is **** ** **** bright ******, ************ ***** *** **** remained *********** *******. *** backlash ***** **** **** far **** ***********. **** in *****, *** ******* of ******** ********** *** essentially ************ ** *** exact ******** **** *** have **** *********. *** circle **** *** ****.

******: **** ** * graphic **** ***** ****** over *** **** * years:

**'** ***** ******* ** the ****** ** **** but ****** ** ****** a ****** ** **** members ********** *** ******* over ****.

**** *** *****

*** **** ** * revised ******* **** ** color ***** ** ****** to *** ****** ** manufacturers **** ****:

**** ** *** ** the *** ******* ****** line. **** ****. * think **** *** ******* be ** ** *********.

*** ******* *** ****** much ***** **** * beast, **** *****'

******** ******* ** ** operating ********* *** *** stupidest ***** **** ***** do ** *** ******** market, **** ** *** trend ***** **** ******* in *** **********.

**** ** *** ***** since **** ******* ** new **********

** ******* ** *** management, **** **** ******* negative ****** ******* ******* them.

****, ** ******* ** was *** *** **** the '****** *******' / lobbying ****, *** ***** Hikvision ***? **'* ** far ***** **** ********, eloquent, ****** ******* *******. I ** *** **** ultimately ** ***** * difference *** **** *** to **** * **** and ******* ** ***** them ***** **** ****, no?

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