This is the first and only statistics that show preference levels for open vs end-to-end solutions.
150+ integrators told IPVM what they preferred, answering:
"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 a key question, as end-to-end solutions have become increasingly hot, with manufacturer consolidation being a sign that open systems are on the decline. On the other hand, for years, the benefits of open architecture has been touted.
But which side has more support across integrators? Is open 'dead' or is end-to-end overhyped?
Integrator results show a clear winner - by a 3:1 ratio.