Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 28, 2017

Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites) have shown.

But, our 2015 SMB recorder favorites showed strong results for more expensive, Western recorders / VMSes.

Would this change in 2017?

7 top manufacturer choices were revealed in IPVM's survey results of 135 integrators. In this note, we examine how Chinese companies like Dahua and Hikvision fared against Western companies like Exacq and Milestone.

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Comments (10)

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