Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 18, 2019, 12:19pm EST (Info+)

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?

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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 *****

*********** ******** * ****-***** *********:

******: **** ****, ** ****, **** product ***** *** *** ***** ************* more **? ***?

********: **** ****, ** ****, **** product ***** *** *** ***** ************* less **? ***?

Key ********

*** ********* *** ****** ******* **** the *********:

  • ********* ***** *** *** ******* *** loss *** * ******** ************, *** in **** ** *** *** **** inside *** ******* *** **. *******, the *** ****** **** ************* ******* in *** ** **** ******* *** US.
  • ***** *** ************* **** ** *** US, *** ******* *** ** *** neutral **** ***** ***** *** ******* responses.
  • ******* ****** *** ****-*** ******* ***** and **** ******** ******** *********, ***** Chinese ******** ********* *** *** *********.
  • ******** *** **** *** *********** *** gains, *** ********* ****** *** **, less ** ***************.
  • ******* ******** *** ****** **** **** net ********, ******* **** **** **** Avigilon ** ****, *** **** ****** to ** ***** ******* *** **.

Trends **** ****

*** ******* ***** ***** ** **** the *** ****** **** ****, **** notably *********'* ***** ***** ********* *** Axis ************* ** **** *******:

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

** ****, *** *** *** ************* were **** *** ******* ******** ***** Hikvision. ***** ******** ** ********** ** negative ******** ** ****, ** ******** to ***** ****** ******.

************ **** ** ***********, ***** *** not ****** * ****** **** ** Hikvision ** ****:

  • "*********. ********** ** *** ***** *** true ** ***, ********** ** ******* and ** ***'* **** ** ** associated **** *** **********"
  • "********* *** ***** *** ****. ** you **** ****** *** ****** ** to *** ******* ** ****’* ********* in ***** *** **** ** ******** themselves."
  • "********* *******. **** *** ****, **** of *** ********** ********* *** ********* suit **** *** ********** *** *** allowing ******* *******"
  • "********* *** *****. ***** ****** ****** by *** ***."
  • "********* **** ****** *** *** ** good ** **** **** *** ******** publicity"
  • "*********: ******* *** ***-***** *** *** as ****** ** * ***** ****"
  • "*********/ ***** - **** ** ***** - *************, ****** ****, ****"
  • "*********. ** * **** ** *********?"

*******, **** **** ********* *** *********, they **** * *** **** ******* of *** ** (********* *****), **** similar ********. ************, **** ********* ***** the ** *** *** ******* ***** concerns **** ******* *** **:

  • "********* & ***** ***** **** ******* due ** *** ********* ** *** Chinese **********, *********, ***** ******** *****. Due ** ***** **** *** ****** and ************ ** ***, ***** ** no ****** ** ** **** *******."
  • "********* ********* *** *****...*** ***** *** risk. ********* *** ******."
  • "********* ********. **** ***** **** ********** in *** ******** ***** *** *** in *** ***."
  • "*********, ******* **** *** ** *** press *** ******* ********."
  • "********* ************* /****"

**** *********, "*******" ******* **** ********** trending ****** *** ******* *** **:

  • "**'** ******* ******** *** ******* ************ by ******* *************. * ***** **'* pretty ******* ***. **** *** ********* bring ***** ***** *** ******** ****** to *** *********. **'* *** ***** the ****"
  • "******** *******, *** ****** *** ** again. *** ********* *** ******* ***** Cybersecurity *** ****, *** **** *** not ****** **** *** ******* ** not ****, *** *** *** ******** sentiment ******* *******"
  • "********* ********* *** *****...*** ***** *** risk. ********* *** ******."
  • "******* *********. ** **** **** ***** Huawei **** *** ****** ** ****** suppliers *** ******* *****. *********, *** and ***** ***** *** ****."
  • "******* ******* ******* ** *** *********"

***** ******, **** **** *********

******** ** ****, ***** *** ************ negative, ********* ** *** **, **** a *** ******* ******* ** *** US.

  • "***** **** *** **** ******* *** blunders ** **** ** **** **** even ** *** **** ** *****, and *** *** * **** ** tarnishing *** **** *** *********** *** ability ** ** ******** **** *** federal ********** ** *** ****** (*** too ******* *** ******* ******** ** the ************* ***** *** ***** ****** that **** **** ********)."
  • "********* *** *****. ***** ****** ****** by *** ***."
  • "***** **** ******** ***** *** *******'* long **** ********* ** ***** *******."
  • "*****, *** ** *** *** *** falling ** *** **** ******** ** Hikvision"
  • "***** *** ** ******** *** ***** issues"
  • "*****...*** ***** *** ****. ********* *** potato."
  • "*****, ******* ** *** ******* ***"

*********** **** *** ********** ***** ********* it *** *** ** **** *** technical *******:

  • "** **** ***** ** *** ***** CCTV *******... **** **** ***** ** part *** ** *******. **** ** in ******** ******* *** *** *****."
  • "*****, * *** * ****** ********* of **** **********. * ** *********** Dahua ******* ** *** *** ****** warranty *** ** **** *** **** support"
  • "*****: *** * *** ** ***-***** system ****** ***** ***** *** **** Support."
  • "***** / ****-********* / ********** *******"
  • "*****. **** ******* *********."

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

******* *** ******* ******** *********/***** ***** claiming ** ** *** *** ******* surveillance ************ ** *** *****. **** did *** ******* *** ******** ********, and **** ** *** ********** ********* indicated ***** ******* ** ** *********** to *********:

  • "******* *******, ** ***** ** *** away **** *********"
  • "***. ******* *** * ****** ******* alternative"
  • "******* - *** **** *** ******* cameras"
  • "*******. **** ** *********** ************"
  • "******* ** ** *********** ** ***."

*******, **** ** *** ********* ********* the ******* **** ******** *** ***** superior ** ********* ** *****. ******* ******* ** ********** **** *** ****** *** ****** with *** *****, **** **, **** WDR *** **** ******** ******** ** competitive ** ******.

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

* ****** ********** ****** *** ***** for ******** ************* (********, ****, ******* Watchdog, ******), *** ******* ** *********** camera ** *********/*****:

  • "** *** ***** **** ****** **** because ** **** ******* *********. ******* both **** *** ****** ******* ********* for * ****** ******* ** *** business ** ********* ********* **** **** can ******** * **** *** *** increase ********** *** *********."
  • "** *** *** ***** **** ********/**** etc. *** ********** *** ******** *** US ** ********* *****/*********/****** ******** *** we **** **** *** ****** ** also ******* **** ****** *********** *** are *** ******** ** ** ******* the **********'* *********."
  • "******* ******** ** ** *********** ** Dahua *** ** ******** ****** *** image."
  • "**** ******* ** ***** * ********* vendor *** ******* *** ******* ** an *********** ** ***. "
  • "**** *******. **** *** ****, **** of *** ********** ********* *** ********* suit **** *** ********** *** *** allowing ******* *******."
  • "******. ****** **** **** ******* *******. They **** **** ******* *** *** products *** *****."
  • "******* ********. ******** **** **** ******* suppliers. "

********** ******* ******* ** ************ ** Hikvision *** *****:

****, ********, ******, ******* ******** ******** - ****** ** **

******** *** **** **** *** *** net ***** ****** *** ******* *** US, **** *********** ******** ********* *** few *********.

  • "** **** **** ***** ******** ******* in **** ** *** *** ********. With *** ***** ******* ******* ** high *****. ** **** **** ***** with ******** *******, *** ***** ********* itself ** * **** ******* ***** for **. **** ******** **** ****** is **** *** ** ** (*) lense ****** "
  • "******** *** **** ** *** **** reliable ********* ********* ** *** ****** and ** **** ** ***** *******, which **** ** ******* **** ***** to ** **** *********, ****** ********* out ** ***** ***** *****."
  • "**** *******: ***** ******** *** ***** well *****, **** ******** *** **** risk ****** ** ***. **** *** making ** ****** ***** ** **** the ******* ** ***** ******* ***** models ** ******** ******* ** ***** online *******."
  • "***** **** ******** **** *****. ********* allowing *** ****** ***** ********* *** response **** ***** **** ******* ********** Customer *****."
  • "**** ** **** ****, ****. ******** we **** ******* ***** * *** more **** ****** *******. ** *** been ************* ******** **** *** ***** versions."
  • "** *** *** ***** **** ********/**** etc."
  • "********. **** ******* ****** *** ****** quality ***** *******."
  • "****. **** **** *** ********* ******** and ******* *********.
  • "**** *** ********* *********** *** *******"
  • "****. *********** *** *******."

******* ******** ******** *** *** **** positive ********* **** *** **, *** no ******** **** ******* *** **. Digital ******** ********* ******** ** *** US *** ******, ** ***** ******* are *** **********:

  • "** *** ****** **********. *’** **** a *** **** ******* ***** ** this ****** **** **** ********** ** social *****"
  • "******* ******** - ****** ***-*******. ******** is *****, ** ** ** ******* top ****** *** ** **** ** provides *** **** ******* *** **."
  • "******* ********, ****** ******* - ****** to ****** *** ****** ** *********/***** manufactured ********"
  • "******* ********, * **** ***** ** quality ******** ** **** ******."
  • "******* ********. ******** **** **** ******* suppliers."

****** *** **** *** ********, *** moderately **** **** ** ****. ************, the ******** ** *** ***** **** from ** *** **, **** **** a ****** ******* ******* ** *** US.

  • "****** ******* *** *** ********** **** really ***** ******** ******, *** ** committed ** **** ******"
  • "****** ** ******* ****** *** **** great ******* ** ******* * ******* product ** * **** ***** *****."
  • "******. ****** **** **** ******* *******. They **** **** ******* *** *** products *** *****."
  • "****** *******. ***** ******* ** **** competitive **** *** ***** ***** ** use."
  • "****** ******* *******. ******* ** ******* and ***** ** *******."
  • "** *** ***** **** ****** **** because ** **** ******* *********"

******* **** ******* ** *** ** is * **** ****** ***** *** Hanwha ** **** *** * ***** global ************ *** **** ********* ***** low-cost ********* ** *** **** * years.

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

********** ********** ********* **** **** ******** down** ********* ****, *** ******** *********** noted **** *** ** ****** ** other ************* ******* ** **** ******:

  • "**********. ** **** ******'* ******* ****** dealer ** ********** ******** *** *** last ****** ** *****. **** **** shutting **** ** **** ******* *********."
  • "** **** *** **** *** ************* less ** *** *** **** *** Interlogix ***** ***** ***/******* *** **** that ******** ****"
  • "********** *******. *** *** ******** ****** (its ***), *** ********* ****** ********* towards ******** **** ** **** ** cheaper ** *******"
  • "(**********) ********* / *** ** ********"
  • "** *** ***** **** **********. :)"

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

****** ************* *** ******, **** ********* no ********. ****** ***** ****** ************, most ******* ******, ****** ************* **** been **** ** **** ********* ** the ***** ** ****** ***********. *** largest ** ****, *******, *** **** happy ** ******** ***** ******** ** an *** / *** ********, ********** ******* ******* ****** *** ******* own ***** ******.

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

**** ****, ** ******* ******* ** **** ******, ** ********* ** *********:

** *** ***** *** *** ******* China ********** *** ** ********, ********* can **** **** ******.

**** *** ********** ******** **** - the '**********' ***** **** ** **** for ***** **** ****. *** **** optimistic **** ***** ****** ** * Biden ********** ***, **** ****, ***** is ****** **-******** ******* ******* *** PRC, *** **** *** **** **** protests / ***** ******, ****** ***** get **** *****. *** ** ****************'* *** ***** ************ ** *** PRC **********.

** *** ******** ****, ********* ********* to **** *********** **** **** *** US *** ** *******, ***** *** mitigated ****** **********. ** **** ** they ******** ****, *** ***** **** would ****** ** ****** *******. *******, if ********* ******* ** ****** ***** investment, *.*., ** *** **, **** could ** ***** ******** ********** **** yet.

Comments (11)

There is absolutely nothing Hikvision can do to distance themselves from bad press as long as they remain PRC controlled. It's fairly obvious the PRC intends to leverage Hikvision and their capabilities because they maintain their overt ownership of it. It's a bit puzzling that given all of the bad press that they haven't attempted to better conceal that aspect because there certainly are ways to do so.

Bottom line, this entire situation with China is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

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It's a bit puzzling that given all of the bad press that they haven't attempted to better conceal that aspect because there certainly are ways to do so.

#1, serious question, what would you have Hikvision do to better conceal that aspect? They are pretty good about not mentioning it. Not sure what else they can do?

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I meant the PRC. They could have used shell companies, middlemen shareholders, or other means to be more subtle about their interest in the world's largest surveillance manufacturer. They really are the authors of their own demise in this circumstance.

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I see your point. But given the fact that the security industry is full of very bright people, the deception could not have remained undisclosed forever. The backlash would have been far more significant. Case in point, the arrests of Aventura executives who essentially participated in the exact scenario that you have just described. The circle does not hold.

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Update: here is a graphic that shows trends over the past 6 years:

We're still working on the layout of this but trying to create a visual to help members understand the changes over time.

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Love the chart

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And here is a revised version that is color coded to easier to see trends of manufacturers over time:

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Keep an eye on the new Mobotix camera line. Very cool. I think they may finally be on to something.

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The Mobotix M73 pretty much looks like a beast, just sayin'

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Removing Jeffery He as operating President was the stupidest thing they could do in the American market, look at the trend since they brought in new management.

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look at the trend since they brought in new management

In defense of new management, they have serious negative trends working against them.

Also, if Jeffrey He was not put into the 'public affairs' / lobbying role, who would Hikvision get? He's by far their most seasoned, eloquent, fluent English speaker. I am not sure ultimately it makes a difference but they got to take a shot and Jeffrey He gives them their best shot, no?

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