Mobile App Usage Statistics

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 15, 2012

The market for surveillance mobile applications has exploded in the last 3 years. Now, almost everyone offers one - from VMS providers to third party app developers and even to low end DVRs and home offerings.

The question then is: how many users are actually taking advantage of these capabilities? To that end, we asked the following question of respondents in our Winter 2012 survey: "What percentage of your customers use mobile applications (iPhone/Android, etc.) for monitoring their VMS?"

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