Open vs End-to-End Systems: Integrator Statistics 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 11, 2019, 08:19am EST

Preference for open systems is on the decline, according to new IPVM statistics.

We asked integrators:

For video surveillance systems, do you prefer open architecture or end-to-end (i.e., cameras and recorders/VMS from different manufacturers or a single manufacturer for both)? Why? Who?

This is the successor to the Open vs End-To-End Solutions 2016 report.

In this report, we examine statistics based on responses from 150+ integrators and examine the trends they reveal.

Key ********

**** ************ ******* ******** the ******* *** ******, cited ** **** ** the *********:

*******, **** ** **** significantly **** ****** **% in ****. ***** ***-**-*** system ********** *** ****, integrators ********** * *** of **** ****** ******* from *% ** **%.

*** *** ****** ***** were:

  • **** *** **** ******** cited *** ****** *** most ******** ********, ********* technical *******-******* ******* ******* being ****** **** *** manufacturer.
  • ***-**-*** *** ********* ***** for **** ** ********* support, ***** ************* ****** and **** ** ******-******** when ****** *****.
  • ******** *** *** **** mentioned ***-**-*** ****** ************, the **** ** ** 2016.
  • ********* *** **** *** most ********* **** ****** VMS (**** ** ****), while *** **** ***** VMSes ***** **** ***** as * ********* ****** were ******* *** ******* Optix/Digital ********. ***** *** noted ** ***** **** as **** **** *** end-to-end *******.
  • *********** **** ********* **** install **** ***** ** systems ************** ***** **** install ***-**-*** ******* *** small ******* (*.*. **** Companion) ***** ********* *** flexibility **** **** ******* offer *** ****** ** larger ***-*****.

Open - *********** ** ******* **** ******* / ***** ****-**

**** ** *** ********** responses ********** ***** **** systems. *** **** ****** reasons *** ***** **** systems **** ***********, ******** lock-in, *** ***** *** best ********* ******** ********* regardless ** *** ************:

  • "*** ******* ******* *** Genetec/Axis, ***** ** ** open ************. ******* ** good *** **** ******* we *** ***** ** other ****** ** *********. Even **** ** ** an **** ********* ****** we ***'* ** ********* cameras ** **** *** go ** ******* ******** and *** ****'* ****** into ****."
  • "**** ************ **********. ** this *** ** ********** can ** (*** ** payed ***) *** **** to **** ***** ****** for **** ***** **** and ****. ** ****** system (*******, ****** ***) integrator *** ****** ***** to *****..."
  • "**** **** ** **** not ******** ** *** or ******** ** ***** Locked. ********* ** *** Hikvision *** ** ******* with **** ***** ** other ***** ** **** of **** ***** **** we *** ***'* ***** what ********* ****."
  • "*** **** **** ***** Compatibility ** ***** **** easy *** ****** ********* model ** ******* *** VMS **** ****** *** any ******* ************, ** choose **** ** ********** and **** ***** *** most ********* ****** *** end ****."
  • "****. * **** ** be **** ** ****** cameras ** ******** ** best *** *** ********* and *****. *** ******* when **** ******* ***** to *** ********* ****** rates * *** **** to ****** ******* *** additional ****** ** *** VMS ****."
  • "**** ************ *** ****. I **** ** **** cost *********** ***** * can, ***** ***** ********** a ***** ** ** the ****** ****. * can't ****** ** **** when ****** ** ** a ****** ************. "
  • "** *** **** ************ and **** ** *** Axis ******* **** **** VMS *************. ** **** as ** *** *** Axis ******, ** ** not ******* ***** *** products."
  • "**** ************ ** ******* any ****-** ** * single ************ *** ** be **** ** *** different ******** *** ********* requirements/use *****."
  • "** **** *********** *******, as *** ******* **** many ********* ****** ** their *******."
  • "**** ****, *** ******* that *** ****** ** work **** ********. **** and ********* **** * great ****** ** ****** Axis *******"
  • "**** ************ ** ** far *** **** ******* with **** *** ****** HD ************* ******** *****-***********"
  • "**** ************. **** ** the ******** *** *********** of ******** ******** ********** "
  • "**** ************. * ***'* think **'* ** ***** to **** *** ******* communicate ** *** ****** unless *** **** ** be * ****** ****** aka ********."
  • "** ******** ** **** open ************ **** ******* mostly ***** *** *** will ** *********"
  • "***, ***** **** ** find *** **** ****** for * ********* ****** much *** ** ***** vendor *****. ********* ** our ** **"
  • "****, *** ***** ****** Manufacture ***** *** **** camera *** ***** ***********/********"
  • "** ****** **** ************, using ******* ******** ****** as *** ***, **** using ***** ************* *** cameras/server ********."
  • "**** ************. **** ** the ******** **** ** install, ********** *** ****** projects, >*** *******, **** have * *** ** manufacturers."
  • "**** ************ ** ***'* you ****** *** **** products *** **** *********** Milestone & *****"
  • "****. **** ** *** a *** ** ******* depending ** *****, ******, lighting, ***. **** ***** stuck ** *** ***** can ***** ****** ** the ****** ***** ** having ********."
  • "**** ************ ****** *** more *********** ** *** the *** ***** ***** and ****** * ****** and/or ****** ******** ** system ******** *** **********"
  • "** *** ********* **** so **** ************ ** our ******."
  • "******* **** ************! ***-**-*** solutions *** **** ********* and **** ********"
  • "**** *** **** *********** on ****** ****** ****** upgrades *** ****** ** secure"
  • "**** ************ ** ****** good ** **** **** in ********* *********"
  • "**** ******* *** *** ability ** ****** ****** products."
  • "**** ************, ******** *** flexibilty"
  • "********* - ** *** cameras ****** *** ** axis *** ** ****** use ***** ***** ***"
  • "**** ************. * ** not **** *** ******* or *** ** **** manufacturer."
  • "**** ************. ** ** not *** ***-**-*** *** to ******* ** *** client."

End-To-End - **** ****** ********

***-******* ** ********** ********* cited * ********** *** End-To-End *******. **** ***** that * **** ** finger-pointing *** ***** ****** of ************* ****** ******* cameras *** *********:

  • "*** ** *** - Avigilon. ** **** ****** with *******, *********, ***** and **** ****. ***** is ****** ******-******** **** a ****** *****'* *******. When *** ******** ***** out *** * ****** and ** ****** *** integration ** * *** update *** *** *** comes *** *** ** breaks *** ****** ***********."
  • "* ****** *** *** single ************ *** ****. Overall *********** ** ******, usually *** ***** ** less ******-******** ** ************* when ****** ***'* **** as ******** ** **********. "
  • "** ** *** * couple ** ***** **** we **** ******** ** end-to-end ********* ** ** identified ** ********* **** of ******* *** ********** with **** ************ *******. Moreover, ***-**-*** ****** *** better ******* *** ****** problem ******* ******** **** the ****** ** *** ball ** *** ****** from *** ************ ** the *****"
  • "** ****** *** *** to *** ******** **** Avigilon, ******* **** ** face *************** ** **** need ** ******* *** vendor. ** ********, ** are ***** **** ***** technical ******* ****."
  • "*** ** ***. *** tend ** **** ******** on **** ***** ***** open ************. **'* **** an *********** ** ********* service ****** *** *********** problems. ******* **** *** line,if * ****** ** retired *** *** *********** is ** ****** ********** it ******* * *** problem."
  • "* ***** **** * single *********** ***** ** better. *** ********** ** the ******** ******* **** fast ********** **** *** use *** ******. *** the ****** ** **** difficult ** ****** **** small ************* ******."
  • "****** *********** *** ******* and ***. ********* ******* is ***** *** ****** are ******* *** ****** resolved. ********* ******** ******* to ******* *** ****** out **** *** ****** software ******* *******. ****-*********, of *******, ********* **** well, ****** **** ** searches."
  • "** *** **** ***** throughout, **** ** ******* one ************* ***** **** where ***** ** *** issues"
  • "*** ** *** *** same ********. **** **** on "*** *** *** problem, *** ******" **** dealing **** *******."
  • "****** ************ *** *** systems, **** *** *** open ************. ** **** Verkada *******."
  • "*** ** *** **** manufacturer. ****** ** ******* and *********"
  • "****** ************ *** ****** performance, **** *********** *** easy ********"
  • "** *** ********, ** we **** ** **** with ***** ******* ** much ** ********."
  • "******** ******* **** ******** VMS ** ***** *** sauce"
  • "****** *** **** ******* and ***. ****** ** obtain *******."
  • "*** ** ***. **** problems **** *************."

*** - ******* ** End-User ************

* *********** ******** **** 2016, ***-******* ** ********* indicated ******* ** **** Open *** ***-**-*** *******. The ****** *** ********* decided ** *** ************ of *** ***-****, **** End-To-End ******* ***** ********* for ******* *******, *** Open ****** **** *** larger, **** ******* ********:

  • "**** ** **** ***** since **** *** **** and ****. ********* ** the ******* *********** *** extremely *** *********** ***** requires ****** ********* ****** features **** ******** ************* will ****** **** ************. For ***-**** ******** ****** end-to-end **** ** *********. Integration ******* ****** *** backend **** ** **** at ****. "
  • "**** ** ** ******* on *** ************. ***** that ******* ********* ******* (thermal, ***, ***.) **** better **** * *** designed ** ****** ******** events (*********). ****** *** be **** **** * 4 ****** **** ******** (Axis *********)"
  • "***** ******* (*.*. *** budget ******) ****** ************, Dahua *** **** ** installation *** ***. *** others ***** ***** ** integration ************ *** **** best ****** *** ******* requirements. ********* ***. ****, Bosch, *********. ****: **** retail *** ** *** box ********* *** ********* in ********* "
  • "****** *** ******** ** fast *** ****** ***** be ********* **** ****. At **** **** * like *******, *** ** is ****** **** **** be *** **** ****** Techwin *** ********* ******** is ******** *** ** are *********** ******* ****. WAVE *** ***-********** ******* (ACS) *** ********* *** the *******."
  • "** **** *** ***-**-*** solutions **** ********; **** using ********* ** ******* we're ********* ***** ****** AXIS ** ****** *******. For ******* ******** ** have *** **** ******* with ****** **** ******** and ****** *******"
  • "******* ** *** *******. Smaller ******** **** ** prefer ****** ******* (*********, Hanwha) ***** ****** ** more *********** ****** ******* gravitate ******* ******** ******* (Milestone)"
  • "******* ** **** ** system. *** ***** *******, i **** ** *** a ***. **** * VMS *'** ***** *** and ***** *******. **** been ***** *****, *** looking *** * ****** alternative. ***** ******* (cameras) *'** **** ********** the **** **** ** NVR. ******* *********"
  • "** *** ****. ** have **** ***** **** Panasonic ** **** *******, we **** *** ******** end-to-end. ** **** ******** used **** ***** *******(*********) and ********* *******, **** due ** *** **** there ** ** ********* using ***** ***. "
  • "** ******* ******, *** and ******* **** *** of *** **** **** as ******** *** ***** used. ** ****** ********** where ***** ** **** traffic *** ** **** of ******** *****/******** ** events * *** **"
  • "**** ***** *********** ********* type ******* - * single ************ ******* **** play ******** ******. *** VMS **** ** ******** almost *** ****** ***** nice **** **."
  • "******* **** *** ****. Most ***** ** ****** size ******** ** **** done **** **** *** to *** *********... ****** sites ****"
  • "** ****** ** **** either ******** ******** ** Exacq & ******** ********/**** or ******* *** **** solution ***** ** *********** requirement *** ******** ******."
  • "** **** ***** *** most ********** *** ** end. *** ****** ******** we **** *** ********* and ****"
  • "*** ***** *********** ******* an *** ** *** NVR. *** *****-**** ** large ********** ******* * VMS ** ***** ******."
  • "** ****** *** ** end *** **** ********** call *** **** ************ especially ** *** ****. Hik, ****, ******, ***"
  • "**** ************ *** **********. End ** *** *** Residential"
  • "**** ** ***** *******. Axis **** - ***** VMS. **** ********* *** small *******."
  • "****, ** *** ******* on ***-**** *****"

Smaller *** ** *** **** ***-**** ****

***-**-*** ******* **** *** only **** *** ***** customers, ********* **** ***-**** NVRs *** *******:

  • "******* ******* ***-**-***, ****** to *** ** *** maintain, *******."
  • "******* ** *** *******. Smaller ******** **** ** prefer ****** ******* (*********, Hanwha)"
  • "** ******* ******, *** and ******* **** *** of *** **** **** as ******** *** ***** used."
  • "**** ***** *********** ********* type ******* - * single ************ ******* **** play ******** ******."
  • "***** ******* (I'll **** ********** *** same **** ** ***. usually *********"
  • "*** ***** *********** ******* an *** ** *** NVR"

*** *** ***** ********** **** *** ** NVR *************** ******* *** ********** of ***** ** *** appliance ********* ***** ****** and ******* ** *** up ***** ********* ***** skill ***********.

Comments (24)

** ****** **** ******* to ***** **** ** purpose ****** **** **** Integrators ****** ******. ***** all, *********** *********. *** also **** ** **** that ***** ********** *** possibly **** ******** **** large *********** ******** *** down **** ******** *********. (If **** **** *** also ** ********** *** provided ** ****?) ***** all, *** ****** ******* is ***** **** *** to *** **-***** ***** wars **** **** ***** selling ** ********* ** opposing *******.

** ******* ****, **** ended ******* *** ***** the *** ** **. I **** **** ** the ****** ** ******** out ***** *** *** vast ****** ** ******* required ** ******** ********* any *** *** ** mention *** ********* ******** offered ** ********* ******* of *** ***** ** well. ***** *** ** CCTV ********** ********* ****** where ** ******* *** it ******* ***************** ** themselves. ******* **** ** the **** ***** ******** is ******* ** ******?

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**** ***** ******* *** still *** *** ** go. * **** **** at *** ****** ** products *** ***** *** the **** ****** ** drivers ******** ** ********

****'* * ********* *******. The ***** ***** *********** of *** ** *** is **** *******, ****** updates *** ******/*** ************* are ***** (** ******) in ********.

**** ***** ******** ********* dependence ** *** ****** driver **** ** **** as *** *** ****** team. ***** ** ****** to ******** **** ********** but **** ****** ** at *** ***** ** the ****** ************'* ********** with *****.

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**** ***** ******** ********* dependence ** *** ****** driver **** ** **** as *** *** ****** team.

***-**-*** ******** ********* ********** on *** ***-**-*** ******** to ******** ** ******* new ******* *** *****, no?

*** ****, *** *** dependent ****** *** *** with *** ***-**-*** ***** you *** ********* ** one ***** ******* ** the **** ***** *** can ***** ** ****, yes/no?

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* **** *** ** that. **** *** ** end, ** **** ***** one ******* ******** ** to **** **** ***/****.

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***** *** *'* ******* last ******** ****** ****, "but **** *** *** to *** ***** *** are ********* ** *** party ******* ** *** open ******** ****** ***** ** ****.

** *** ** *** provider ***** ********* ****** compatibility ** *** ******** (they **** ***** *** quality ********* ** *****). Open ***** ****** **** room *** **** ** compatibility. **** ** ***** gaps *** ** *******, time *********, **** ******* and *********.

*'* *** ********** **** is ***** **** **** there ** **** **** for *************** *** ****** pointing (** **** ****** survey ********). ******** **** increases **** ** *********** of *** ********** **** the *** ****. **** it *** ***** **.

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"*** **** *** *** to *** ***** *** are ********* ** *** party ******* ** *** open ***** *** **** to ***** ** ****.

****, *** **** *** open *****, *** *** count ** **** *** have ****** ** ****** from.

** *** ** *** provider ***** ********* ****** compatibility ** *** ********

*** ** **** ***'*, what ** *** **? And ** *** *** to *** ******** **** not **** ** *** in * ******* ******* or *****, **** ** you **?

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**** **** ** *** punt! **!

* ***** **'** ****** into * **** ** percentages/chances. *'* ********* **** confident **** *** ** end **** ******* * consistently **** ******** ********** and ***** *********** *********** even ** ** **** of ******* *************.

***********, ** * ******* functionality ** ******** ** a ********** ********* ** verification ********, **** *** risk ** ********** *************** must ** ******* ***********.

***** *** **** *** done, *** **** ***** the ***** ** * camera's ********** ** ** the *** ******** ****** the ***** ** ****** sure ** *****.

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**** ** * ********** point ******** ********* ** which **** ** *** fence *** *** **. I **** ** ******* agnostic ***** ***** ************ does *** ** ********* themselves. *** ****** **** that, ***** *** ** one ******* ******* ** solution **** ** **** to ***** ** *** situation ** ************ ** budgets. **** ***** ******* offer *** ******* ** choose *** ***** *** manage *******. ***** *** to *** ***** ******* are *** ** **** provide ********* **** ***** products *** ********* *** its **** *** **** argument **** ******** ********** enter **** **** *** shouldnt *** *** ***** eggs ** * ******.

*** ***** ** ***** a ****** **** (** have ** ********* ****** up ** **** ** that **** ;)), *** in *** ***, ** point ** **** **** trends ***** **** ** the ******* **** ******* which **** ** *** fence *** ****** ** leaning **.

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*** ******** ********** **** open *** *** ** end **** ****** ************ to **. * ********** the ********* *** ** end ** *** ****** more **** * **** before **** ** ******* through ****. * ** still ******* ** ** as ** ***-****, *** I *** **.

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** ********** **** *** last ******* ** ***** is **** "*** ** end" ** ***** ********** or ********** ********** **** "proprietary."

**** *** *** *** same (****** ***'** ******* Verkada ** ******)!

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**** **** *****, *** aren't **** *** ** end ********* **** ***** proprietary? * ***** ***** Avigilon *** *********** *** still ** ** **** point ***** ** ******** extra ******** *** *** analytics ** ****.

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**** ******. ******* ** is ******* **** ** openness ** ****** & software **** ****. ** would ** *********** ** know *** ******** ** SIs *** *** ***** for "********" ** "*** to *** ********" ** various ******** ************ **** as ***/**/**/****/***/********* ***!!

*********** ***** *** **** driving ***** *** * days, ** ** ********* to **** ** ***/*** users **** * ***** integrated ******** ******** ******** unified *** ******* ************ OR ********* ************ ********** using *********** ****/****.

** ********, *** ********** of ******** ******** **** regard ** *** "********" characteristics ** "**** ** OS, **** ** ********, open ** ******* ********* etc ***" ***** ** be ***** **** *************. We *** ****..**** ***** ONVIF ********* *****'* **** "openness"in **** *****.

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*** **** ** **** the **** *** **** of ****. ***** ** SI *** ***'* **** time ** ** *** the ******** ** *** works **** **** *** but ** *** *** find **** *** ********* your ***** **** *** weed *** ***** **, and/or **** **** *********** open ** ****.

*** **** ***'** * SI **** **** ******* trusts **** *** ************* say, ***'** **** ***. Example, ******** ***, *** camera *******, *** ** our **** **** **** to *** ** **** multi ******* *** *********. Avigilon **** ***, ** the **** **** **** not ******* **** ****** is * ******* ****. That **** **** **** margin *** **. ** course *** **** ****'* work **** ****** ** the ******** *** *** it *** * **** round **** *** ***** with ********/****/*** ****. ***** mess. * ***** *** rep ** ******* **** Avigilon ****, ***** ******, he ****'* ****** **** time ** *** ** details.

**** ***** ****, ******** is *****, ** *** ONLY *** ***** *******. Great **, ** *** use ******. ***** *** around ** *** *** theirs. ******** *** *** place, **** ** **** homework.

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******** *** **** ******* one ******* *** *****-**** cameras * ***** **** to ***** *** ******* notes *** * *** it ** *** ** the **** ********. ** use **** ******* ** ACC ******* ***** *** we **** **** *** analytic ****** *** ****** detection ** ******* ** ACC.

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* **** ********** ******, thank ***.

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**** **** ** ********.

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*'* ********** ** ******** if *** ***** **** a **********, *** ** so, ****.

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* ****** ** ** with ****. *** **** cameras *** *** *** pretty **** ********* ********** with *** ***. ********* goes ***** **** **** VMS, ** *****'* ******* fast ****** ** ********, just ** **** ******* one. ********* *** * quick, **** ******** ** process ** ****** ***' but ** ***** *** have *** ******.

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* **** ** ** an ******** *** ***-**-*** solutions. ***** *** **** real ********** ** * fully ******** ******. *******, I **** ******* ** view **** *** **** few *****. ** ** more *********** ** ****** an **** ******. ** requires **** ***** ** deploy *** ******** *** the ********. ** *** end ** *** ***, you **** ******* ******. If *** ******** ***** one ******* *** *** another ***** ********* ****. You *** *** ** to ****. ** *** Spectrum ** *** **** VMS. **** ***** ** can ** **** ***** anything ** **** ********* integrating ** **** *********, access *******, *** **** alarm *******.

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** *** **** ** multi *********** ******** ******* building * ****** ***-*** option ***** **** ***** is * ******* * don’t **** *** ****** blaming **** ****** ***** compatibility , ******** ******* etc.. ‘***** *** ***** are *** ** **** sophisticated *** **** ** cams ***-*** ****** ** the **** * ***** mostly *** ***********.
**** **** ** **** for * ******** ****** (vms+some *********+**** +****** ***.. )

*** ***-*** ******* *** an ********* ***** **** can **** ** ***** product *** ******** ** a **** *********** ** in * **** ****** wish ** **** ********** for * ***- **** person.

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#*, ****** *** *** feedback! **** *** ****** something ***? ** **, what?

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** *** ***, ***** now ******* ******* *******, Avigilon *** ******* *** i **** **** ** take ** ************* ************* with **** ** *** existant ****** ** **** of *** *********, ***** goal ***** ** ********** in *** ********** ******* so ********* **** ** need ***** ** ***** numbers ** ********* *** cam.

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"** *** ********** ********" not *******.

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