End-to-End Gains Against Open Architecture: Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Oct 05, 2021, 08:58am EDT

Integrator preference for End-to-end systems is gaining against open architecture, new IPVM statistics show.

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Integrators answered:

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?

In this report, we examine statistics based on responses from 200+ integrators and examine the trends they reveal.

Key ********

** *** **** *******, open-architecture ******* **** ***** lead ****** *************, **** a *** ********** ****** ahead ** ***-**-***.

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*******, *********, **** ******** ***** has ******* ** * percentage ******, ***** ***-**-*** preference *** ********* ** 13 ******. ******** ** 2016, **** ******** ********** has ******* ** **** 25 ********** ******.

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Key ******

***** **** ******* *** themes ** ********** *********:

  • **** - *********** ** Provide **** *******
  • **** – ***** ****-**
  • ***-**-*** - **** ********, Easier *******
  • ***-**-*** – **** ******** Of *******/***
  • ***** - ******* ** The ******
  • ******* ******* – ***-**-*** With ***-**** ****

Open - *********** ** ******* **** *******

*** **** ****** ****** given *** ********** **** platforms *** ****** *** ability ** ****** *** best ****** *** *** combination ******** *** *** application:

  • "**** ************. ** ***** on **** *** ****** needs, ***** *** *** afford. **** ***** ******** a ***** ******** ** hardware. ** **** **** Milestone, *********, *****, *** cloud ***** ******* *** video ******* *** ******* all **** ********* *******. Our ******* ********** ** to ***** *** ********'* expectations **** * ** easy ** *** ******. Our ******** ********** ** to **** ***** *** ourselves, *** *** ***'*."
  • "****. ** ********* *** Milestone *** *******. *** to *** ********* ********* want ** ******* ** over-priced ****** ** **** of ***** ********. *** example, ********'* ***** *** priced **** ****** **** a *** ***** ****** meeting *** **** ************."
  • "****** ***** ** * specific ******* *** **** we **** **** * single ************ ********, ** prefer ** **** ************ solution. ** **** **** some ************ *** ****** at ********* ******** *** recorders ****** ****** *** better ** ****** *******. It ***** **** ** are *** ***** *** end **** **** * solution **** *** ********* if *** ************ ********** or ***** * **** upgrade **** ** **** make * ******* *** of ****."
  • "**** ************ ** *** way ** **. *** more ******* **** ***** an *** ** *** solution. **** ****** ** are ********* **** **** Exacq ** ****, ** still ***** ** ***** Axis ******* **** *** there *** *** **** Hanwha. ********** **** ****** chain ****** *** ***'* be *** *******."
  • "** **** ******* ** open ************ *** ***** that ** ***** *** a **** ********** ******* point. ** **** ********** from ****** *** ******** specific ******* ***** ** need (*** ****** ***** PTZ ******* ** * location **** ***** ****** cameras *** * *** AXIS ** *******) *** leveraging *** *********** *** as ****** (**** ** Milestone, ***** ****** ***, AXIS ******* *******, ***)"
  • "********** ** ** ** Genetec ***** ** ** open ************. **** ****** us ** **** ** different ******** ************ *** allows ** ** *** be ******-***** **** * specific ************* ** ********."
  • "**** ************ *** *** way. *********/******* ****** ** to ****** *** **** camera *** *** ********/******** as **** ** **** in *** *** ***** analytics *** ***** ********* as ******."
  • "** *** ****** *********, so ********* ** **** to *** ***** ********. At **** *****, *** we *** **** *** exploring *** **** ******/***** such ** ***** *** DWG. ** *** ****** to *** ** ******* we *** * *** that **** *** **** camera *********."
  • "* ****** ****** **** architecture *******, ******** **** said, **** ***'* **** necessarily ********* ** ***** to ******* *** **********. It's **** **** **** are **** ********* *** the ******* ****** **** integrated ******** **** **** others **** ** **** interfaces."
  • "**** ************. ********** *** with ******** *********, ** have *** ** ******* to ******** ************* ***** on ******* ************."
  • "** *** *** ***** cameras *** *** *********** which ********* ***** ********* camera ************* ** *** same ******. ** ** between ****, ****** *** Bosch *** ***** **** well **** ******* *** Wave"
  • "**** ************ ** ****. We ********* **** **** Axis ** ****** ******* and *** *********, ******* or *********** ***."
  • "**** ************ *** **** systems. **** ** **** cameras ***** ** ***********. Genetec ********* ***** *** work ****"
  • "****. ** *** ****** Axis ****** ******* ** Genetec, **** **** **** cameras. **** ** *** customers *** **** ********** in ** *** ** end ******."
  • "**** ************ ** ****** because ** ***** ** more ******* ** **** equipment **** *** **** the ****."

Open – ***** ****-**

*********** **** ********* ******** lock-in/ensuring ******* ** ******** work **** ***** ********* as * ****** ** choose **** *******:

  • "**** **** ***** **** everyone. * ***'* **** to ** ****** **** one ******** **** **** have ************* *** ******** issues, **** ** ** are ********* ************ **** Axis *** ** *** using ****** ** **** cases ***** ********* ***** with ********. ******** ****** line ***'* ** **** as ****"
  • "**** ************: ** **** the *********** ** **** advantage ** *** **** features ** *** *************. We ***'* ***** ** be ****** **** *** manufacturers ***********"
  • "**** ************ ******** *** customer **** *** ******* to **** ********* ** new ************ **** *** sources. *********** ******* *** be ******* ** ********* up *****, *** ********** changes. *** ******** *** obtain ****** *****, *** lower ******* ******** *********** costs **** ** **** camera ******** ********, ***** being **** ** **** advantage ** *** ********** and ******** ** **** become *********."
  • "**** ************ ** *** preferred ****** ******** ******** success *** ******** *****. Vendor **** *** ** never * **** ***** unless ******* **** ******** security ** ***** **** specialized ***** ** *** sectors."
  • "**** ************ - * like ******* *** *** ability ** **** ** a ********* *** ******* getting *** *******."
  • "*** *** ** ** keep ****** **** *** agnostic *** ****** ******* and ************* **** ****** be ********."
  • "****** **** ** *** can. *** ***'* **** to **** *** ********** with ********* **** ***** components ****** ****** ** they **** ** ****** the ***."
  • "**** ************ ******* ** does *** **** *** to *** *** ************, allowing *** ** **** to **** *** ****** wants."
  • "**** ************ *** *********** of ******** *** **** overs"

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

***** ********** ***-**-*** ******* most ***** ***** ****** support *** ******* ***********:

  • "* ****** ******* *** recorders **** * ****** manufacturer. *********** ** ******** than ****** ** ****** out **** **** **** together. * *** ********* still ** **** ** because * **** ** better **** ****** *** have **** **** ** do ********** **** ** where ****** ***** *** not ** ******** *******."
  • "** ****** ** ***-**-*** solution *** **** ** our *******. **** ** our ******* *** ******* Watchdog ******* (*** & cameras). ** ****** **** since ** **** **** the ******* **** **** with *** ***. ***** are **** ********** **** it ***** ** ********* a ****** ** ** NVR."
  • "** ****** * ****** manufacturer. **** ***** ******* and ******** ******."
  • "****** ** *** *** features ****, *********** ** mainly *** ****** ** we ***** * ***** number ** ******"
  • "***-**-*** ** *********. *** can **** ** *** solution ** **** ******* finger ******** ******* *************."
  • "*** ** ***. ******* Watchdog ******** ** * total ********- ** ******** blame ** ******"
  • "****** ************. ***** ** lessen *** ************ ** working **** *** ******. I've **** ****, ******* and *****."
  • "*** ** ***, ****** manufacturer ** ********. **** headaches *** **."
  • "***-**-*** *** ** *********** ease. *** ** *** utilities **** ******** ** discover *******, ****** ******* etc ********* & *********"
  • "* ****** ***-**-*** **** because **% ** *** time ** ***** ******** that ***. ** ********* user ******* ********."
  • "***-**-*** ********* *** ** easier ** ****** *** sell **** ******* **** a ****** ******"
  • "*** ** *** **** our **** *** ** American ******** **** ****** end ** *** ** if *** ****** ** software ***********, **** ** takes *** ***** **** out"
  • "*** **** * ****** manufacture, **** *** **** makes ************ ****** *** calling *** ******* ******* finger ********."
  • "****** ************ ** *** prefer ****** ** ****** features ****** *** ******* and ****. ** ****** use *** ****** ** for ****** **** ********."
  • "*** ** *** ******** works **********"
  • "*** ** ***, **'* more ******"
  • "******. *** **** ******."

* *** *********** ********* that **** ********* ***-**-*** systems, "*** ****", **** as ******** ** ******, who ***** *** *** cameras ***** ********* ****, but **** ******* **** third-party *******.

  • "***-**-*** ************ **** **** architecture. *** ***-**-*** ********** means ********** **** **** while ***** ***** **** allows *** *** ***** add-ons. ***-**-*** **** ******** easier, ******, *** ********. We *** ******** ****** which ******* ***** ****** firmware ******** ** **** the ****** ********. ** is ****** * **** smooth *******."
  • "** *** **** *** prefer ** *** ** with ****** *******. ***, the **** ************ **** WAVE ** **** ******* and ** ***'* *** away **** ***** ******* manufacturer's *******. **'** ****** try ** *** *** cameras **** **** *********** to **** ******. *** second ****** ***** ** Vivotek ***'* *** *******."

End-To-End – **** ******** ** *******/***

******* *********** ********* **** open ********* ** *** properly ******* *** **** features ** ******* *** VMS **** ***-**-*** ******* do.

  • "***** *** **** ******** having ****** *** * think * **** ***** prefer ** **** ** end-to-end ** ***** **** not ** *** ******* of ******* *** **** feature ** ** ***-**-*** with ** * ******* cost. *** ***** ******* is **** ** *** end-to-end *****'* **** ** expected **** *** **** get ***** **** **."
  • "********* ** *** *** utilize ** ***-**-*** ******** from *** ************. **** has ******* **** ***** arent *** ****** **** camera *************, ***** ********** etc... *** ******* **** associated **** *** ****** will ******* ** ******** when ********* ** *** same *******'* ***. ******** that **** **** ** examples ** *********** ******* different *********."
  • "*** ** *** **** Avigilon. ****, ********, *********. You *** *** **** functionality **** *** ** end-to-end."
  • "** ****** *** ** end. **** ******** *** large *** ******* *** - *** ****** ****** utilise *** ******* ******** unless ***** *** ** end."
  • "*** - ** - end. * ***'* **** to ***** ***** ******* analytics ***** ***********."
  • "****** ****** ******- ****** tech ******* ****** ********, reduces *** ****** **** certain ******** **** *** work **** ***** ************'* equipment."

***** - ******* ** The ******

**** **** ****, ~**% of *********** **** **** they *** **** **** platform *** ***-**-*** *******, depending ** ******** ************ and ******** ************.

  • "******* ** *** ********/****** and ******** ***********. ** an *******, ********* **** Hanwha/Axis/Bosch ******* *** ** a ***** *** *** some *********, ***** ******** could ** * ****** option ********* ** *** client's ***** (**** **-**** cameras **** ******** ************). If ******** ** *** best ****** *** * client, * ***** *** steer **** **** **** an ***-**-*** ********, *** we ****** **** **** and *** **** *** purchasing ***** ** **** as *** ******** ******** they *** ********* ** well ** **** ******** they *** ** ***********."
  • "*** * **** ****, I **** **** * proponent ** **** ************. We **** * *** of **** ******* *** use *********, *******, ***** (that ******* ***** * years ***), ******. ** looked ****** *** ******** that, **** ********* *** involved, ** ***** ******* more ****-********* ********* ***** end-to-end ********. *** ******* are *** ***** ******* end-to-end ******** *** ****/***** cameras ** *********/*******."
  • "** *** ** **% / ****** ***... ******* upon *** ******** / type ** ******* ******. Example: ** **** * decent ******* **** ***** Video ******* ***** ******** cameras **** ******* *** Lifetime *******... **** ******* works *** ** ** the ****** *****. **** does *** *** *** all ******* ** **** may **** ***** ************ or ******* ***** ******."
  • "**** ************ *** ***, as ** ****** ** to ** ****** ** our ********, ** ** can ****** **** *** mix *** ***** **** is ****** *** *** clients. *******, ** *** moving ******* * ***-**-*** system, ** ** *** spending *** **** ** the ******* **** *** custom ***-***'*. ****' ******** is ****** **-*** **** what ** ****, ** life *** *** *** team **** ***** *** easier."
  • "** *** ** ***** Avigilon ******** ****** *****. That ***** ****, ** also ******* ********* ********* to ******* *********, *** also ********* **** ** have **. ** **** do **** *********** ***'* with **** ** ***** cameras *** ******* *********. All ******* ** ***** solution *** *** ********** Customer."
  • "**** ******* ** *** system ***** *********. *** OpenEye, **'** ***** **** Hanwha's ******* **** *********** with ***** ********* ********. With ****** *** *****, we *** ** ***** with ** *** ** end ********."
  • "** *** ******** *****. On ****** **** * prefer ********* *** ***** open ************. * **** that ** ***** ** the **** ********** *** flexibility. ** ******* **** our ****** ******* ***** Hanwha, ** ** ****** for *** *****."
  • "***'* **** * **********. It ******* ******* ** the ******** *** ***** environment. * *** ****, Avigilon, ******, ***. ***** Hik."
  • "**** ******* ** *** system ***** *********. *** OpenEye, **'** ***** **** Hanwha's ******* **** *********** with ***** ********* ********. With ****** *** *****, we *** ** ***** with ** *** ** end ********."
  • "** ******* ** **** the ******** ***** *** so ******** ** **** be **** ************ *** some **** *** ** end. ******, ***** *******, Rhombus *** *** *****"
  • "****** ******* ******* ** project. ** * **** has * **** ******** then ** ********* *** system **** ***."
  • "** ******* ** **** the ******** ***** *** so ******** ** **** be **** ************ *** some **** *** ** end. ******, ***** *******, Rhombus *** *** *****"
  • "****.. ** ** *** expensive ** **** ** end ** *** ********. End ** *** ***** better *** **** ******* will *** ***** *** money"
  • "****** ******, ******* ** what ** *** **** fit *** *** ********."

Smaller ******* – ***-**-*** **** ***-**** ****

******* *********** ********* **** they ********* *** ***-**-*** systems ** ******* ************, though ****** ******* *** be ***.

  • "*** ***-******** ** ******* use ********* ***-**-*** ******** but ****** ** **** complex ******** ** *** PC-based ***. *** ******** are ******, ******, ** Milestone. ******* ***** ** Axis, ***** ** *********."
  • "* ******* **** ************* together ** ** ******* just ***** ******. * was * *** ****** but **** ******** ** uniview. * *****'* ****** worked ** ****** ************ where * ***** **** to **** * *** setup."
  • "****. *** ***** *******, we ****** ********* **** as **** ********* ** HiK *** *** ** this **** ******* *** products **** *** **** manufacturer. *** **** ******* projects, ** ****** **** the **** ** ********** and ******* * ******** independent ** ******** ** software."
  • "****** ** ******** **** can ****** *** ********. After **** ******* ******* on ******* *********"
  • "** **** ** ** end ** *** **** the **** ************. *** go ** ********* ** Dahua *** ***** ***** and ******** *** **********."

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* *** *********** ********* that **** ********* ***-**-*** systems, "*** ****", **** as ******** ** ******, who ***** *** *** cameras ***** ********* ****, but **** ******* **** third-party *******.

** ** ***-****, **** is **** * ****** by ***. * ****** system **** ******** **** works ** **** **** AXIS ******* ** **** do **** ***** *** is *****. **** ** why ** ** ****** though *****? **** ** keep ** **** *** the ****** ***** *** models ** ******** **** high ***** ** *************. Specifically ***** **** ** dewarp **** ***/*** ******* smoothly ******* *** *** must ** * *********.

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* ***** *** ** end *** *** ********* in *** **** *** as *** ******** ******** across *** *****. **** Open ***** *** **** so **** ********* ** deal **** *** *** being **** ** ***** leverage *** *** ****** capabilities *** ** ** issue ** **** *********. I ****** ***** ******** has ****** ****** ********** for *** *****?

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**’* ** ******* ** watch *** *** ******** swings ******* ***-**-*** *** open ********** ****** ***** industry.

*** ****** ** **** are ********* ** *) increased *** **** ******* that ****** *** ******’* abilities, *) **** ****** and ****** ***** ********* from ****** ****-**, *) radical **** ********** ******* by *** ******** ********* of *****, *** *) acceleration ** *** **** for *****-******* ********* ********* beyond * ****** ************.

** *** ******** ********, many ** *** ******** buyers (***, ****, *** responsible *** ****** *********) haven’t **** ******* **** are **** ********** *** for **** **** ****** expect **** ***** ********** in ******** *******. *** IT **** ** *** house *** ***** ** hard ** **** ******* they’ve **** ***** **** intense ******** ** ******* results *******. *’* ******* that *** **** **** happen ** *** ******** Industry - **********.

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*** ****** ** **** are ********* **…

*** *** ****** ** closed *** ********* **…

*) ******* *********** ******** spending ********** ******* ** VC ******* ******* *********** saturation ******* ********* ********* every ***, ***** *** child **** * ***** phone ********* ** ********* email.

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* ** ***** ***-**-*** is ***** ****** **** broadly ** *** ******* importance ** ***** *** analytics. **'* ****** ** deliver ****, ********** ** the ***** ******, ** doing ** *** ** one. ** **'* **** than **** *******, ************* *** *********** ** with ***' ***** ******'.

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**** **** **** ** do **** ************* *** Access ******* ** ****?

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