Panasonic Favorability Results 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Mar 27, 2019, 10:23am EDT

Panasonic favorability declined, as the company struggled to find its way amidst a changing market and its ill-timed decision to become a Dahua OEM. With 200+ integrator responses, the main themes shared were:

  • Dated / dead / behind the times
  • OEMing a bad idea
  • High Quality
  • Too expensive
  • Concerns about Support

The most common integrator vote was 'neutral' as the results below show, though even neutral respondents generally had concerns.

Inside this note, we examine those concerns and share dozens of integrator comments.

******** ******'* *******, *** ******* *** seen * **** ** net ************ **** +**% to +*%, * ******** shift ** **% ****** both ** * **** in ********* ******* *** an ****** ** ******** opinion, ** ***** *****:

comp panasonic

*** ******* ****** **** 2017 *** *** ******** about *********'* *** ************. In ****, *** ************ comments **** ********, *** in ****, *** ******* of ******** ** *** topic **** ****** ***** with **** ****** ************ "cheapened *** *****," ***** others ******* ************ "**** them * ****** ******** solution."

Neutral **** **%

*** **** ******** (**%) of ****** *** ******* themselves ** ******* ****** some ********* ** "***** used," "*******," "*/*," "**** to ***."

*******, *** ********* **** mainly **** * ***** categories ***** *** ******* up **** *** ********, being *** ********* *** concerns ***** *******, ** seen *****:

Have *** **** **/***** ** *** ****

*** ******* ***** ***** neutral ****** *** **** belief **** ********* *** "behind *** *****," "*****," "dying," ** * "********," as **** *****:

  • “**** ** *** *** we ********* ***** ******** but **** *****'* ******** the ****** ** **'** had ** **** ** to ***** ********. *****'* installed *** ** *****.”
  • “***** *** ******* **** appears ** ** **********. Their *********** ** ***** Insight **** **** * better ******** ******** *** also ** *********** ****** line ** *******. *** I'm *** **** **** know *** **** ** offer ********* ***** ***** name.”
  • “****......**** **** ******** ******** new **** ***'* *** Dahua? **** *** * "me ***" **** ** the ******. **** **** to **** ***** ***** cameras **** **** ***** working *****.”
  • “********* **** ** ** the **** - *** they *** ********* & are ***** ** *** vine.”
  • “**** ** *****. **** were ****** ******* ** the **** '***. ***, who *** ****? **** to **** *********** **** the ********.”
  • “* **** ********** * lot ** *** ********* analog *******, ** ***** to ** *** ****** of *** ****** *** - *** *** ** is *********.”
  • “** ****** **********, ********* was *** **** *******. Since *** ** **********, Panasonic *** **** ********** like ***** ** ****** phones. **** *** ** it ** **** ***** is ****** *.”
  • “*** **** ***** ** business?”
  • *** **** ***** *** there?
  • “***** ****** ******* **** great *** *********, *** they **** ** **** dropped *** *** **** of *** ***** ** terms ** ** ******* and ****. *'* **** it's ***** ****-******* *** you **** ***** **** about **** *******.”

Too *********

*****, ***** ******* ****** felt **** ********* *** too *********, **** ** they *** * "******" product, ** **** ** the ********* ********:

  • “*** ********** *** ****** product ****. * ****** their ******** ***** *** the *** ********* **** they *** ******** ***** camera **** **********.”
  • “****** ********, * *** high *** * ******* point.”
  • “****** **** * *** high *** ** ******** reason.”
  • *** ******* *** ********** but ************ ** * good ***.
  • “************ ** ********. **'** not ********** ** *** Advidia **** ** *** cameras. ********* ******* ******* really ****. *** ***** point *** *** **** is *********** *** *** back-end *** ** *********.”
  • “**** ****, *** *** price ** *** **** for *** ****** ** we ** *** *** any.”
  • “**** **** ***** ********* for ******** *** **** not **** *********** ** the ************ ****** ****.”

Concerns ***** *******

* ******* ***** ** those *********** ** ******* expressed ******** ***** *******, as **** ** *** following ********:

  • “** **** **** ******* with ****. ******** ***** a *** ** ****. Little ** ** *******. I **** ** **** away **** **** ***.”
  • “* **** ***** ******** because **** *** **** to *******, ******* *** their *** ** ******* easy ** *********. * dislike *** **** ******* in ** *******: ***’* exist ** ********* (* don’t **** ** ******* support ****** ** ***** countries ** ***** *******).”
  • “*** **** **** *** bad *********** **** ********* products. **** ******* *** been *********.”
  • “**** ********, **** ** get ** ******* **** knows *********, ** ***** order.”

Positive **** **%

** *** ******** **** of ******, ***** **** a *** ********* ****** covering ***********' ************ **** overall *******. ** ** notable **** **** ****** these ****** ********** ***** opinion ********, **** ***** paired ******* ********* **** a "***" ********* ****** too-high ***** ** ***** technology.

Reputable *********** *** *******

* ***** ****** ** integrators **** **** **** Panasonic *** ****-******* *** had * **** ********** for ***********, **** **** noting **** *** ******* lasted *** ***** ** seen ** *** ******** responses *****:

  • “***** ******* ** ******** out ** *** *** super ******* ******* *** biggest ******* ** ******* Exacq ** **** *** drivers ** *** ******** for ******* ***** **** 10 ***** ******* **** don't **** *** ** that *** ***** **** better **** *********** *** cameras.”
  • “*******.”
  • “*********'* ******** **** ****** been **** ******** *** us.”
  • “****'** ****** **** **** the *********** *** ********* expensive ********* **** ****** destroyed ****. ***** ********, very ********.”
  • “********* ************.”
  • “*****.”
  • “********* *** ****** *** great ****** *******, ******** beautifully, *** ***** * little **** **** ****, but **'* ****** ****.”
  • “**** ******* *** ********* by * *** ** our ***** ***********. ******** and **** ** *******.”
  • “***** ****** *******, *** lowest ****** ** ******. Easy ******* *** *** rare ******** **** **** do **** ***. **** not **** ***** ******* and ***** *** ***** of ********* *** ** end **** *********. *** the ****** ***** ******* is *** ***** *** they **** **** ******* among *****-***** ***’*. ***** manufacturer *** ***** *** support.”
  • “***** ******* **** *********** reliability.”

**** **** **** ***** the ******** *** ********* good, *** ***** *** perhaps * ****** ****, as **** ** *** comments *****:

  • "**** *******, *** *********."
  • “***** *******. ***** *********. Priced ** *** ****** side.”
  • “* **** **** ********* is **** ** **** a ********. **** ***** a ***** ******* **** some ** *** ******* quality *******, **** ** resolution *** **********. **** often **** ** **** the **** ** ***** like ********. ******** *** expensive, ****** *** ******* camera ***** ****** *** nothing **** **** ***** and **** ***'* ***** a ***** *********.”
  • “***** *******, ******** **** priced. *** **** ***** Insight ***, **** **** a ***** *** ******** and *** ********* *** same "** ******* *** Panasonic/Advidia ******* **** ***** to *** ** ***. They **** **** *** large ***** ***** ****** integration **** **.”
  • “** **** * **** history ** ********** ********* analog *** ** ****** but ** *** **** 2 *****, ** **** not **** **** ***** due ** ******* ** cameras. ** **** **** selling ****** ** ***** of *********. *** *** we ** **** **** use **** ** *** best *** ***** ******* images ******** ** *** Axis, ******** *** ******. We ** ****** *** them ******* ******* ** can *** * **** as **** ****** ****** for **** *** ***** from ******* ************. ** only **** * ***** Panasonic **** ******** *** they *** *** **** stand-alone ****** *** *** property ********.”
  • “******** ***** *** **** have ****** ******* ** most ** ***** ******* from ********* ** ******** service **** *** ********. Since **** ** *** manufacturing, ***** ******* ****** around ******.”
  • “***** *****, *********. *****.”

Good *******, *** *****

*****, ****** ***** **** while *** ******* *** basically ****-*******, *********'* **** was "*******," *** *** company "******-*******," ** "*******," and **** ** "*****-***** VMS," ** *********** ** the ******** *****:

  • “******* *** ********-******* ******* with *******-******* *********. ***** very ****** ******* ****** than ******** ******** *********.”
  • “****** *******, **** **** unique ********* **** *** couldn't *** *********. ******* though ** ***** ** the **** ** *** marketplace.”
  • “****-******* ******* *** *****-***** VMS. **** ******** ******.”
  • “* **** *** **** luck **** ********* **** the ***** *** ** just ***'* **** ** much *******. **** ** part *** ** ******* and **** ***** **** of **********.”
  • “*** **** **** *'** seen *** **** **** Panasonic *** ** **** ago, * ***'* **** recall. *** * **** the ***** ****** ******* of *** ** ******* they **** **** ** the ****.”

Negative **** **%

***** *** *** * negative ********** ** ********* fit **** * **** themes ********* ***** ***** or **** *** ****** cheap *** ********, ***** of **** *******, *** having **** *******, ** seen *****:

Dated ***/** ***-******* ***

**** ***** ** *** negative **** ******** ********* was * **** ** dying *****, **** **** mentioning **** ***** ******** on ****** ******* **** "downhill." **** **** ******** Panasonic ** ***** ** that **** *** "***** in *** '***," ** seen *****:

  • “*** ****** **** *** gone *** ******. **** upon * **** **** were ***** - *** Super * *** *********, then **** ********** ******* installers ** * *** to **** ********** *********** to ***** *** ********. Arrogance **** ** * new ***** **** **** passed ************ *********** ******** to **** **********. ********** no *********** ** ******* and ************* **** *** sector ********.”
  • “**** *****. * *****'* seen **** ** * spec ** **** * local *** ** *****. 100% ** *** **** who ** *** *** know.”
  • “*** **** ******** **** support *** ****** **** everything.”
  • “**** ******* *** *** as ******** ** ***********. I ***** **** *** behind ** **, ******** low-end ***** *** ********** was *** * **** move.”
  • “**** *** **** *****, stuck ** *** ’***.”
  • “*** **** ******** ** Panasonic, *** ****** ** because ** **** * see ** * **** of ******* ** **** the ******* ****. ******* behind **********. ********** ***** products ** *** * good ****.”
  • “*** ********* ******** * have **** ** ******** were *** ** **** designed, ** **** **** Dahua *** ********.”
  • “****'** **** ********** **** the ***** *******/******* *********** from *** ***********. ** has ********* ***** *****.”
  • “***'* ** * *** of *********. * ***** of **** *** *** I ***** ** *****. They *** ***** ** a *** ** *****/*******. Old ********** ******. ******* price.”
  • “********* ** ***** ******* 2. *** ****. **** has ****** **** **.”

Poor *******

* ***** ***** ** negative ****** **** **** image ******* *** *** consistent **** *****, **** noting ******** ******* ******* problems **** ******* ***** of *******, ** **** below:

  • “* **** **** ***** PTZ ******* *** ******* the ****** ********** *** image *******.”
  • “**** ***** ******* *** the *****.”
  • “********** *** *** *******.”
  • “******* **** ** ******* unacceptable.”
  • “* *** * **** reliability ******* **** ********* multi-channel ********.”

Concerns ******* *****

* *** ***** ******** with **** ** *********'* teams, ********* *****, **********, and **** *******:

  • “** ***** ** ********. Don't **** *** *** sales **** ** *******. Slimeballs.”
  • “*'** *** ******** *********** with *********'* ****, ***** lack ** *********, *** inability ** ***********. * don't *** ** ********* to ***** ***** ******* or ***. **** *** priced ****** **** *******, if *** *** **** specs ** ***********.”
  • “*** ***** **********. **** product ***********. **** *********** capabilities.”

Sony / ********* *******

******** ** ****'* *******, Panasonic **** **** ******** against ****** **** ****, whom ** **** ** 2017 ** * ****** margin ** +*% (********* had +**% ************ ******** to ****'* +**%). ** 2019 *** ********* ******** and**** ***** ****** **** a +**% ************, ***** ********* **** from * +**% ** a +*% ************.

*******

**** * ******* ******** against ******* ********, ********* has ** *********** ** retake ******. *******, ** have *** *** **** strong ***** ** **** being ******* ** **** to ** **.

Comments (2)

For clarification, in the US, Panasonic has 2 separate security camera offerings...iPro and Advidia.  Technically they are both under the Panasonic umbrella, but the Advidia cameras are 100% OEM'd and iPro is manufactured by Panasonic.  The Advidia product was folded in to Panasonic through the acquisition of VideoInsight and is primarily kept for legacy VI customers.  There was a short period of time that Panasonic included the Dahua brand in its 'value series' offering but those products were discontinued in conjunction with the NDAA ban.   

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those products were discontinued in conjunction with the NDAA ban.

yes, related - Panasonic USA Dumps Dahua

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