Online Surveillance Sales Trends 2015

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jun 11, 2015

IPVM has uncovered the key trends and top options being offered across some of the most well known and commonly used online retailers.

Is SD analog still king? Has IP 'won'? Is HD Analog making headway?

IPVM received quotes and recommendations from 11 internet resellers, including:

  • 123 Security Products
  • A1 Security Cameras
  • B&H
  • Backstreet Surveillance
  • Brickhouse Security
  • CCTV Camera Pros
  • CDW
  • EZ-Watch
  • Security Camera Warehouse
  • Super Circuits
  • Video Surveillance.com

We asked each sales rep for recommendations and pricing for an 8 camera system.

In this report, we show what vendors quoted us, compare trends based off quotes and recommendations plus share our experiences talking to each vendor's salespersons.

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