Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

By: 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.

*** **** ******* **** been * ***** ***** in *** ***** ** medium ******** (***) ****** (as *** **** *** favorites ******* *** ****** *********) **** *****.

***, ******* *** ******** *************** ****** ******* *** more *********, ******* ********* / *****.

***** **** ****** ** 2017?

* *** ************ ******* were ******** ** ****'* survey ******* ** *** integrators. ** **** ****, we ******* *** ******* companies **** ***** *** Hikvision ***** ******* ******* companies **** ***** *** Milestone.

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********* *** ***** **** the *** *******, **** Dahua *** **** *** to *** ****:

Changes **** ****

*********** ******* **** ******** since ******* *******, *********** *****:

*** ******* ************* **** ground (************ ***** *** Milestone) ***** ****** ******* manufacturers ****** ******, ****** by *** ***** **** of ***** ********* *** the ******* ************* *********** sales *** ********* ************.

***********, *** '*****' ******** shrank ************* ******** ** 2015, ********** ************* ********* driven ** ***** *** Hikvision *** ***** *** recorders.

Top ********

**** *** ****** **** the *********:

  • ****' ***-**-*** ********* **** started ** **** ***** of ********, *** *** still *** **** ****** or *********
  • ***** **** **** ******* to * ****** ****** place.
  • ***** *** ****** **** by ********* *** *****, but *** ****** *** top ****** ***** ******* brands ** **** ********
  • ********* ** ********** *** SMB ****** **** ***** recorders *** *******
  • *********'* **** ********* ** getting ******* *** **** by *********** ** ** competitive ** ***** ****
  • ***** ********* ** ***** rarely ****

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

********* ********* ***** ********* their **** *** ** well, ***** *** ** used ** ******* *** recorders, ******** * **** flexible ********* **** **** of *** ******** ******. Ease ** ***** *** reliability ** *** ***** was **** ********* ** reasons *** ******** *********.

  • "********* ***/*** **** **** VMS *** ** ******* or ****."
  • "*********** ********* *** *** ivms4200/ivms4500"
  • "****** *** *** **** iVMS-4200."
  • "********* *** **** ****-****, in ****** ******** ** use *********"
  • "********* **** ****. ****** their **** ****** ***** HD ****."
  • "**** ********, ********* ***** point ** **** *********** for * ****** *******. "
  • "********* ****** ****** *** small *******."
  • "********* (********, **** ********), FLIR ******* ** ********, Latitude *** ****** ******* (not **** ******** *** playback *** ********* *** above ** *** *****!)."
  • "** ****** *** ********* DVRs. ** ** ******* for ** (** ***********) to *** ****** *** same ***** ** ****."
  • "********* ** ** ********* DVR. ** ** ******, reliable *** **** ** the *****-**. "

#2 - *****

***** ********* ********* ********* Hikvision ******** ******: *** cost, **** ******* *** for *** ***********/********:

  • "*** ****** ** **** NVR **** *****."
  • "***** *** ** ****. Same ** ****** ********"
  • "***** ********* ** ** capable ***"
  • "** *** ** **** dahua ****** *** ***** on *****."
  • "***** **** **** ***** in ***** ** ****** deployments. **** ***** **** the *** ********* ** a ****** **** *** only ******** **** ***** is ** *****."
  • "***** *** **** * good *** *** **** market *** **. "
  • "***** ** ******* *** or *** ******, **** SMART *** ***. ** use **** ****** *** board ****** ****** *** hard ****'*"

**** ** ****** ****** ****, ***** *** * big **** ** *** recorder *******.

#3 - *****

***** *** ********** #*, but **** ** *** place. *****, ***** ** one ** *** *** Western ************* **** *** specifically ***** ** ****** the ***** **** ******, offering ******** * ******** * ***-**** ******. Integrators ***** ***** ***** mentioned **** ** ******* them ** ***** *** same ******** *** ***** or ***** *******:

  • "*****, **** **** ******, no ** **** *** differ *** ***** ******** it *** **** * reliable ****** *** **** years ******* *******."
  • "*****. **, **** ** pretty **** * ******** across *** *****."
  • "** ****** **** **** Exacq, *** ** *****."
  • "********* ** *** *** small ***** *****, ********* the ******* **** *** ports *** *** ***** software."
  • "******** & *********** - cost ** *** ******* reason & **** *** easy ** ***."
  • "****** ***** *** ********. Exacq ** **** ** use, ********** **** **** our ****** ******* ******** (we ******* * *** of ******** ***** *-**** 9000), *** ******** **** cameras."

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

********'* *** ********** **** the **** ****** ******** for *********** ******* **** Avigilon ** ***** *******.

  • "********. ***** ***-**-*** *** is * ***** ******** to *** ******* ******** along **** *** ** line ** *******. "
  • "******** ** ***** *** small ********** ******* ***** we *** *** ** all ******** (******* *** recorder), **** **** ** use, *** ********** ***********."
  • "********, *** ** *** Appliance (* ** ** channel)"
  • "******** ********** *** * good *** ** *** solution *** ******* ***** as **** *** * server *** * *** switch ** *** ***** piece ** *********."
  • "********. ** ***** ********* use ***** ***** ********* for * ******* ** less, ** ***** ******** Windows ********* *** ** cameras ** ****."

*********'* ***** ********** **** mentioned, ***** *************'* **** ********* ********** * ****** ******.

  • "********* ***** ** *** of *******"
  • "********* *** ** *** initial ***** *** **** than ** ****** ****."
  • "** **** ******* ** use * ********* ***** unit ***** ********."
  • "********* ********* **** *** up ** * ******* or *******."
  • "**** *********"
  • "********* *********"

#5 **** / ****** ***

****' ********* **** ***** end *********(*** **** ******* ********** Line)*** **** ** *** board, ** **** *** no *********** ******* ** 2015:

  • "****' ******** ** * smaller ** *****. ** typically ******'* **** *** Axis ** * ****** enterprise ****."
  • "** *** **** ****** Companion ** *** ******** NVR."
  • "** ******** **** ******* using *** **** ********* series. ********* ** ** ahead *** *** *** actual ********* **** ******* if ** ** * site **** ***'* **** in *** ****** ** if ** *** ** against * ********* ******. "
  • "**** ****** *********"
  • "**** ****** ********* *** NUUO ******* **** *** easy *** *** ********."
  • "**** ****** *******"

****** (***** ***** ******** to ** *******) *** decent ******* ********, ****** often ***** ***** *********** options.

  • "*******/ ****** *** ******* projects **** **** ******* and *** *** *** price"
  • "****** ** **** *** embedded ******* *** *****. and **** ***'* **** a **** ** ***."
  • "****** ** *********"
  • "******* ** ***** ***** Exacq."
  • "******* / ***** ******** systems. ****** - ******* Less ******* **** **** servers"

Cloud ***** *** ** *** ***

***** ********* ******** **** 2 ********, *** *** of ***** *** ********* as ***** **** *** 8 ****** *** ***** systems, *** ** ********* limitations. ***** **** ********* mentioned *********** *********** ***** manufacturers *** ************* ** SMB *******, **** ********* considering ***** ********* ** a ****** *********** ** on-site ********.

  • "***** ********* *** ****** sites ** *** ***'* or *** *******"
  • "***** *******, *****, ***** Eye ** ** *** choosing ***** *** (****** video) **** **** ** only **** *** * cameras ** **** ******* of ********* ******."

"*****"

*** ******* ********, "*****" declined **** **** *** was * ********** ** brands, ********* ******* ********, FLIR, ***, *******, ***** Insight, *****, ***** *** others. **** ** *** brands ** *** ***** category **** ********* ** having ******* ******* ** differentiation.

*******

** **** ** ***** and ********* *** ******** with ***** *********** ** being *** **** **** heavy ***** *****, ********* and *******, ** ****** them ** **** *** recorder ****** ***** ** the ******** *****. ** do *** *** *** technological ***** (*.*., ***** or *********) ******** **** fundamental ******* ** ***** in *** **** *** years.

Comments (10)

** ***** "*****" *** be ****, ********* *** the ***** ** ***** seems ** ** *** leaders **** *** ************ named ********* *************. *******, given ** **** ** the ***** *** ********* and ***** ***'*, **** would ***** ***** ***** lead **** *******, *******?

***, ** *** **** the "******" **** **** mentioned **** **** ******** Hikvision ** ***** *********, it ***** *** * couple ********** ****** ** each.

*** *** ******* ************ preference ? ***** ******* versus ****** ****** ..

*** **** **** ******* by *** ***** *** to **** ** **** something *** ***** ** showing ** ***** *** Companion ****. **'* ******** not **** *** *** priced **********. * ** wonder ** **'* *** little *** **** ** if *** ** * good **** ** **** in *** ****** **** some ******** **** *********. It's **** ** *** Axis ****** * **** effort ** **** *** with * *** **** solution. ***** *** **** limitations * ****** ***'* like *** ****'** *** deal ******** ** *** means.

****** **** ***** ******* (www.salientsys.com)? **'** **** * couple *** ** *** they've **** ****. *** mobile *** ** ***** responsive, **** *'** **** seen. * ** *** endorsing **** ** * don't **** ****** ********** with **** ***. *** I **** **** **+ Exacq ******* *** * half-dozen ********* ******* *** so *** * **** what * *** **** Salient. *** *********** ** their **-******* ******* ******** with **** **** *** been ****, *** ** you *** ********* ******** it ***** ***** ** eliminating ******* ***** **** the ****** *********. **'* more ********* **** * cheap *** ********** *** or **** ********* ******, but ***** **** * would ******** *** *** it ** ** *** with *****/********/********* ** ***** of *****.

*****, ****** *** **** feedback. ********** *** ******, ******* *** **** experience *** ******** ** matched *** **** **********?

**** ** "***"?

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

#*, ***** ***** ****. I ***** *** ********** the ***** **** ** the ****** ** ***** any ****** *** ******. Thanks!

*****, ***** ***** *** **********.

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