Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 25, 2017

Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years.

Nowhere has that been as strong a factor as in the camera segment.

But who are the favorites amongst integrators?

5 top manufacturer choices were revealed in IPVM's survey results of 135 integrators - the followup to our 2015 results. In this note, we examine how Chinese companies like Dahua and Hikvision fared against Western companies like Axis and Avigilon.

***** ** ****** ********** (***) **** **** ***** ******* ** lower-cost ******** **** *** **** *** *****.

******* *** **** **** ** ****** * ****** ** ** the ****** *******.

*** *** *** *** ********* ******* ***********?

* *** ************ ******* **** ******** ** ****'* ****** ******* of *** *********** - *** ******** ** ******* *******. ** **** ****, ** ******* *** ******* ********* **** Dahua *** ********* ***** ******* ******* ********* **** **** *** Avigilon.

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**** ** *** ********* ** *******:

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*** *** ******** / ******** ** ***** ******* ********:

  • ***** **** *** ******* **** ** *** ******* (****** ************ ****), ****** ** ***** ***** **** ********* ********** ************* ***** and ********* ************.
  • ********* ******* ******* *** **** ********** ***** ******* **** ** 2015 *** *** ***
  • *******, ********* ****** ** ********* ****** **** **** *** ********* for **** ***** *** ****** ********, * ******* **** *** their ********* ** ******.
  • *********'* **** ******, **** *** *** *** *-*** ***** ***** the **** ******* '*****' *******.
  • **** **** ****** ********* ** ****** ***** **** *******.
  • ****** (******** *******) **** ****** ********.

#1 - *********

*** **** ****** ****** *********** ***** *** ********* ***** *** low **** *** **** *******:

  • "*********, **** ****** *** *** *****."
  • "*********. **** **** *** **** ***** *** ***** ******** ** cameras ** *****."
  • "******** ********* ** * ******** ******* ** ********* - *** cost **** ****** ******* *** ********** ******** *** *** **** criteria. ******** ** ** ******* *******."
  • "** ********* *** ********* *** *** *******. ****** *** ** have * **** **** ***** ********* ******* *** ****** ** the ******* ** **** ****."
  • "********* *** * **** ***** *** ** ** *********** ** our ********** *******."
  • "********* - **** **** ***** *********** ** ******, **** ******* line, **** ********* *** ********** *****."

*** ******* ** **** **** *********** *** **** **** **** Hikvision *** **** ***** *** ***** ********:

  • "********* ** *** *** **** *** ***** ******** ** ****"
  • "********* ****. *********** **** *******, *********** *** ******* ***** *** best *******."
  • "*********. ****** : *****. **** *** ******, ******* *** ***** of ******** ****** ***** ***** ** ****."
  • "********* ****."
  • "*** ** ****** ***** ****. **** *** *** **** **********, dependable ******* *** * ********** *****. ** ** * ******* setup ***** ******** ** **** **** ******* ** ********* **%+ more *********."
  • "****** ********* ******** ****** *** *****. ****** ***** ** * unique *********** *** *** ******, ** ***'* **** ****** *** other *******. *** *** **** ***** *** ****** *** ******* that ** *******."
  • "********* **% *** ***** **% *** ** *********** *** ***********. Larger ******* ***** **** ********* *** ** ******* *******."

***** * ******** ** ********* *** *********** ****** ***** ******* manufacturers *** ****** ******** *** ********* ** ******* ******* ********** up ****** ******* **** ** *** ******* *** ******* ***** them *** *** *** ***.

**********, * *** *********** ********* *********'* ****** ** *** ** being * ********** ** ********* ******* ********, **** **** ********** who ****:

**** ** *** ********* *** *** ** *** ***** ********* boxes **** *-*** ******* ***** ***** ** ***** *****

#2 **** *****

***** *** * ******* ***** ** **** *** ****** ************* in ***** *******, *** ******** ****, ********** *****'* ***** *** significant ************* ***** *** ********* *********.

****** *********, *****'* ********* **** **** ******* ** ***** *** smaller ********:

  • "*****, ******* **'* ******* ***** ******"
  • "****** *****. **** * ***** ************ **** *** **** ** distributor."
  • "*****, **** **** *** **** ** * ******. *** *** name ***'* ***** ** ******** ** *** (***)"
  • "*****. ***** *** *** ******* ***** ********'* *******."
  • "********* / *****. ******** ********"
  • "*****. ****** ** *** *****, *** ******** ******** **** *** and ******** ***** ** **** ***** *** ** ****-**-*** ******** for *** ********."
  • "*****, ** **** * ******* ***** ***********. ** ****** ******** the ******** ***** ** *** * ***** ** *** ******"
  • "**** ** ***** ******** *** ** **** * ***** ****** the ***** ******, *******, ** **** **** ****** ** ***** them ******** ** ********"
  • "***** ** **** ***** ********** *** ** ****. **** ** larger ********""
  • "***** ******* *** ****. ***** ******** ******* **** ******* ********* from ******* *************."
  • "******* * ***** **** ***** ***** ** **** **** * decent * ***** ******** ***** **** **** **** ****** ********** technical ******* **** ** *********."

#2 **** ****

**** **** ****** **** ****, ***** ***** ***** *** *********'* significant ***** *** ********* ************ *** * ********** **** **** for ****.

*********** ********** ***** **** ************ ** ***** ***** ******* (*.*.,*,*). ****** ***** ******* *** ***** ************* **** ********* **** Dahua *** *********, *** ***** *********** *** ******* *** *********** were **********:

  • "************* **** ********** **** ****. ********** *** ****** *** ***** cost ** ****** **** *** *** ******* ** ***/******* ********."
  • "**** - *** *** * **** ***** ** *******, *** can *** ****** ******* ** ***** *** ** *** ***** for *********."
  • "** ****** *** **** ** *******. *** ******* ******** ** use *** * ****** ******* ******* ** * ******."
  • "**** * ****** ***** **** **** ** *** ** ***** for ********* ** * ****** **** ********* *******"
  • "**** ****** ********* ** ******* ***** ** ***** **** **** Cameras"
  • "** ** **** **** *********"
  • "** ******** **** ******* ***** *** **** ********* ******. ********* we ** ***** *** *** *** ****** ********* **** ******* if ** ** * **** **** ***'* **** ** *** future ** ** ** *** ** ******* * ********* ******."
  • "**** * ******. ***** *** ***** *** *******, *** ********. When *** *********** ** ***** **** ** *****, ***** ** not ****** *** **** ** *** *** *** ** ***** is, **** ** **** ** ** ***********."
  • "** ********* **** **** **** ****, ***** ** *****. **** are ******** ** ***** ****** ***** ******* **** **** **** more *********** ** **** *****."
  • "****...** **** **** **** ****"
  • "* ** ****** **** ************ ** ****. * *** *** m3045 ****** *******.'

*******, **** *********** *** ***** **** ************ ****** ********* **** SMB ********* ******* *** **** *** ********** *********:

  • "** *** **** ** ***** ****** ******. ** *** ****** is ***** ** *** *******."
  • "** *** ** **** *** **** ******* *** **** **** go **** ********* *** **** ****** ********."
  • "** ****** **** *******. *** ** ** **** ** *** into * ******* ****** ** *** ********* *******."

***, **** ****, * *********** ********** ** *********** *** *** Chinese ******** *** ******* ********, ******** ** *** **** ** the **** ***.

#4 **** ********

******** ******** ****** ** ***** *******, ****** ***** ** ******** partners *** ********* **** ********, ********** ** *** ******* ***** large ** *****:

  • "** *** ** *********** ** ********. ***** ******* ** ***** all *** *** ******, *** **** **** ** **** **** the ******** *** *** ***."
  • "******** *** *** ***** ********. **** **** ****** *** ****** solutions *** *** ***** ******."
  • "******** ** ****. ** **** ** **** *** ** ******** cameras ** **** ****** *** ****** ********."
  • "******** ** **** ** **** ********* *** *** **** ***** and ***** *****. *** *********** ******* *** ******** **** ** less ***** ********* *** * *** **** ******* ** *** pocket."
  • "********. ** **** *** ** ***** ********* *** * ***** installation. ****** ******** *** *** *** * ** ***** ********* but ** **** ***** **** **** ********."

**** ***** ******* *** ** ********* ** *** *******, ***** we ******* ******* ** ***** ********** ******* ***** *** ** online *****, ***** ** ** ********* ***** ***** *************.

#4 **** ****** / *******

****** ******* ********** *** *********** ******** ** ********* **** ****** Samsung **** ****** ************ / **** ****** **** *** ********** *** **** * *****.

  • "*******/******* **. **** ***** * ***** ****** ** *** *** end."
  • "******/******* - **** *********** ** ********* ** ** ***** ** cost * ****** ****."
  • "********* *** ******* ******* **** *** ***** ******** ******* ** their ********* *********** *** *****."
  • "** **** *** ******* ** *****, **** * ***** ********* go **** * *******"
  • "*** * ***** **** ****** ** *** *******"
  • "*******/******. **** *** ***** *********** **** *** ******* ******* **** hacking *****."

******* ***** ******* **** **** ******** ** *** **** ****** or **** ********* ******* ***********, ** ****** ****. ** **** be *********** ** *** ** * **** *****, *** ****** vies ** *** *** ** *** ******* **** ** ******* phased ***.

Other - ***** / ********* **** ******

******* *** '*****' *******, ********* *** ***** **** *** * growing ***** ** *******. **** ******* ***** *** ****** ******, *** **** **** ********* *** *** *********** **:

  • "***, ******* ** ****** **** ***** ******* *** *******, ** well ** *** *****."
  • "*** ******* **** **** ******* *** *** ***** *** ** have *** *** *** ******."
  • "***. ***** *****."
  • "*** *** ***** *********** ** ******** *** ***** ******* *** price"
  • "*****. **** ** ******* **** **** **** *** **** ******** camera ***** **** * **** **** *** *** ************ ******** stands ****** ***** ******* ** ***** ** * *******."
  • "**** ** ***** ***** *** **** *** *** ********."
  • "*********, ***** * **** *** ***** *** ******* ** ** familiar **** *** *******."
  • "*** **** ******* **** **** ****** ********** *** **. **** are ********** **** ** ***** *** ********. *** ******* **** enjoyed ****."

No ***** - ****** *** ******** *************

***** **** ** ******* * ******** ****** ** *** ****** selection *** *** ******** ******* ************* ***** **** ************* ***** than ********* *** *****, ***** ************* **** ****** **** *** in ********** *********.

*** ********* ***** *****, ********* *** ******* ** ***** *** Hikvision (*** ** * ******, *** *******, ****** ***) *** the ********** ****. *********** ******* ***** ***** **** *** ************** still ****** ***** ******* *** ************ ****** ********* ** ******** people **** * ***** **** *** ******* *** ******** ****** the *****.

*******

** **** ** ***** *** *********, ******** *** ******* ***** OEMs, ******** ** ** ******* ** **** ** *** *** prices **** **, ***** ******** *** *********** ***** ********, ** expect **** ** ******** *** ****** ***** ******** ** *** cameras.

Comments (7)

***** ********** *** **** **, ** ****, *********** ** ***** attacks *** ** ******** *** ******* **** ***** ************. ** is *** **********'* *** ** ******* *** ******** *** **** on ***** ******** ********, *** **** ** ***** ******* ******** and *** *** ******* **** **** **** ******* **** ******* security ****** *** **** **** ******* ** *** *** ** unsafe *******. ***, *** ***** **** * **** *** *** then, *** *** **** ** ***** *** ***** *** ***** thing. **** ** $.**

* **** **** ******* **** ******* ****** *** ******* *************. I ****** ******* ** *********. * ** *** "***-*****" *** Chinese *************, *** ** *** *** ******** **** ***** *** concern ** ******* ******* ** ***** ******* **** **** * security ****. * **** **** **** ********* (**** *** *********) tend ** ****** ** ** ********* **** ** ***** ** the ******** ** ***** ********.

*'* ******* *************, ******* *** ****** **** *** **** ******! Perhaps ***** *** ********** **** ** ***** **** ****** *** reduce **** ****** ** *** ******!

** * *** *** ** ***** ****** ***** ****** **** other ******* *********, **** ******/******* *** *** ****, ******, *****, Nihon, *****, ***/*-********, ******, *******, ******/**, ***...

* ****`* **** ***, *** * ***** **** ***** ****** import ***/**** *** *** **** **** *********, *** ** ***** no ********? ***, **** ***, *****, *****, ******, ****, ********... of ****** ******* ******* *******, *** ** **** ********- ****** other *** * ****** *****?

***, ***** ******* ***********, * ** ********* ***** ****** **** very ****** ******* ******** ** *** ********* ****** *** ****.

*** ****** ** **** **** ** ***** ********* *** (*.*., XM, ******, ***) ** **** ***** **** ****** **** ** under *** ********* **** *** **. *** **** *** ****, their ****** *** *** ** ********** *******.

***, * **** ** **** *** *****, *******, ***/*-******** **** are. ***** **** *** ******* ** ***** ** ********* *** again, * ** ***** ********* **** *** *** *********** ******* in *** ****.

***, * **** ** **** *** *****, *******, ***/*-******** **** are. ***** **** *** ******* ** ***** ** ********* *** again, * ** ***** ********* **** *** *** *********** ******* in *** ****.

**** ** *******, ******** *****, ***** *** *** ********* *** does *** *** **** ****** ********* (** ****** * **** in ******). **** **** *** ********, **** ** *** * mentioned ****, *** *** *** ************ ******* *********, *** ** corse **** ******* **** ** ** ********...

****** ** *********- *** ***** ******** **** * ** ** well, **** *** ********, **** ******, *** ** ********** **** XM- *****, *******, ******, *** *** **** **** **** ****** solution **, ******* *** ** **** ** ****, *** ** question *** ***** ***** ***** ******...

***** ****** **** **** ****** ******* ******** ** *** ********* making *** ****

**, * *** * ********. **** ******* **** *** *********, where ***** ******** *** **** ********* ******, **** ***** ****** with * ******** **** *** **** *********, ** * *** interesting **, ** *******. *** *** **** ********

**** ***** ****** **** * ******** **** *** **** *********

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

*** ******* ** *** ** **** * ******* ** *** going ** *** *********** ********** ** **** (**** ** *** SMB ***** *** **** ** ***) ****** **** **** ***** distribution *** * ****** ***** *****, ********* *** ******* **************.

****** *** **, ** * ****** ** *** **** ** ADI *** ***-** *** **** **** **** * *** '*******' people ** *** **, ***** ***** *** ********** ** ** relatively ***** ***, ** ***** **** ** ************* *** **** integrators ********** ** *** ***** ** **** ******* *******.

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