SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 20, 2015

This 13-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the small-medium business surveillance market.

A global group of 90 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video surveillance systems in one of the most common, yet diverse market segments.

Note: this report is a companion to our Favorite SMB Video Surveillance Manufacturers report that details which camera types and recorders are commonly proposed to these customers. For more survey results, see our School Video Surveillance Guide, Hospital Video Surveillance Guide, and City Video Surveillance Guides for similar vertical reports.

Questions Answered

We share these core insights on SMB surveillance systems:

(1) What Is The Typical Customer Profile?

(2) What Percentage of All Projects are SMB?

(3) Who are Your Primary Competitors?

(4) What types of Niche Security Technologies are popular with SMB customers?

(5) How Crucial is Remote Viewing?

(6) How Often are Sales Closed on the Quotes You Give?

(7) How big is the Internet Price-Checking Threat?

Inside we examine each question in depth and provide the key findings their answers revealed about how the SMB market buys and operates video.

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  • "***** ** *** ****(***** **,*** ****** **** ****) ** *** customer ******* ***** ***** ** * ******, *************, **********, ********** units ***** ******** ************ *** **** ****** & ******* *****."
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  • "*********** ****** *** ***** ***** ****** ** ***"
  • "********, ********, *** ***** '**** ******' ********** **** ********* **********."
  • "*****-****** ****** ********, ****** ******, ****** ****** ****** *********, ******, Banks"
  • "** ******* * ** ** ****** ******* **** ******** ** community (**********) *******, ***** ************/********* **********, ******* **** & **** facilities, ***** **********, *** ***** ******* *** ********/**-*** *****."
  • "** ******* * ** ** ****** ******* **** ******** ** community (**********) *******, ***** ************/********* **********, ******* **** & **** facilities, ***** **********, *** ***** ******* *** ********/**-*** *****."
  • "******* ******, *** ********, ***** *********/****, **********, ******, **********"
  • "********** ******** (******* ********* ****** *****), **** *******, ****** *******, Elementary *******, *** & *** *****, ******, *** ******* *********** (not ** *** ******** *********** ******)."
  • "***** *******, **** **********, ******* ***** ******** ********** *********"

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********: ** *** **** ******** **** ********** *** ***** ** cameras, ****** **** ****? *** *** ***** ****, **** ** the **** ** ***** ***** ** ******** **** * ***** ago?

*******: ** *******, *** ***** ****** ** ***** ************ ******* have ********* ***** *** ** *** *** ******* ** ******* are **** ********** ** **** *********** ***** ******** ** * years ***. ***** **** ********* ********* * ******* ********, **** installers ***** **** *** ***** **** *** **** ** * result ** ***** *** ******** ******* ******** ** ****** ******* or ********* ********** ** *** ***-*** ******** ****.

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

  • "**** **** **% ** *** ******** ** ***** ** ****** projects. ** *** ***** ****."
  • "** *** **** *** ***** ** **** **** ********** ******* each *****, ****** *** ***** *** ** **** ********** * each ****. **% ** ******** *** **-** *******. ** **** done *** ** ***** **** **** **** ** *******, **** few **** ** ***** ** **** **** ** ********."
  • "**% ** *** ******* *** ***** ** *******. ** ** more ** **** ******** **** * ***** ***. * ******* Project ** *********** ** ***** ** *******.."
  • "***** **% *** ***** ** *******. * ** ***** **** today **** ** *** **** * ***** ******* **** ****** are ********* ** ********** *** ********** ** ************ ******."
  • "**% *** ** *** *****, *** ** *** ***** **** than * ***** *** *** ****. * ***** ***** **** grew ** ****** ***%"

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

**** ****** *** ******* *** *****, *** ******* ** *** continued ******:

  • "**%. ** *** ***** * *** **** ** *****, ******** because *** ***-**** ****** **** ******** ** **** ** ****** years."
  • "** *** ***** **** ******* ********. ** ***** **** ***** surveillance ** ** ****** * **** ****, *** ****** * requirement."
  • "* ***** *** ~**%. ** *** ***** **** **** ** these **** * ***** ***."
  • "***** **% *** **** **** **. ** ** **** *** but ** **** ********* *** ******* ** **** **** *** install **** ***."
  • "* ***** *** **% ** *** ******** *** ** ******* or ****. ** **** ** ** ***** **** ** ***** each ****"

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

*******, ******* ********** ***** **** **** **** ******* **** * decline ** *** ******** ***** ** ******* ****** ******* *** increased ***********.

  • "** *** ***** **** **** * ***** ***. ** *** focused ** ****** ********."
  • "******* ****, ******* ** **** *** *** *** **** ** it **** **, ** ** ***** ** *** ********."
  • "****. **** ****** ******* *******, *** *** ** ******* **** it **** ** **."
  • "**** ** ***** ******** ***** ** ***** **** *-** ******** which **** **~** ******* ** * ****. ** **** ***** a *** ** ***** **** ****** *** ***** ********* *** it ***** **** ****** ******** *** *** **** *** ***** now."
  • "**'* * ********** **********, *** ** *** ****** **** **** than **% ** *** ***** ********. *** ******** ** ************ to *** **** **** ***** *** ** **** ******* *** off *** ***** **** *** **** ***** ** *** ******."

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

********: *** *** *** **** ****** ***** ** *********** *** under ** ******, ****** **** ********? **** ** **** ***** / **** ****?

*******: ***** ******* ****** ** ******, *** **** ****** *********** for *** ******** *** *****, *** ********, ****-******* ********** ******** (irreverantly) ****** '*************'. ***** ***** *** ***** *** ********* *** newer ** *** ******* ****** *** *** ***** ******* ** take **** ******* ** **** * ******** ** ********:

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

  • "***** ***** ********* (***** ** *********). ******* **** ***** *********** prices (*** ** ***** *** ******** ****), *** **** *********** with *** ******."
  • "**** ** *** *********** *** ***** ********. ** ******* *** the ******** ******* **** ** *** ****** *** **** ** us *** ********* **** ******** * *** ** *** *** operation."
  • "****** *********** *** ***** ******** **********. **** *** ******** ***** Chinese *******."
  • "****** *** *** ****, ******* ******** *** **** *** ****** costs ** ***** ******."
  • "********* ****** ***** ******* *** *** **** ***** ** *********** that **** ** ***** **** * ********* ***** (*.*. ***** system ****). ***** ******** **** ** **** ***** ******** *** are *** ******* ** ***/*** ***. ***** *****, **** ****** resolution. ***** ****** **** ********* **** ** *** *** ** bundle ** ***** *** ***** ****** ** ******* ****. * lot ** ***** ***** *** ****."

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  • "***** ***********, **** ***** **** ******. **** ****** *********** ******** install ** *******. *** ******* **** *** ** *** *******."
  • "** ******* **** ******* ********** *********** ** *** ** ******* projects."
  • "********** ***********. ********* **** ***** ******* *** **** ** *** box ******."
  • "**** ** ***** ******** **** **** *********** *** **** ** whatever ***** ******** ****** **** ****."

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

  • "******** ***** ** ******* ** ********* *** ***** *********** ** this *******."
  • "*** ***** ** *** **** **** ****** *** ******, *** makes ** ***** **** * ***/***."
  • "** ********* ******** ******** ** *** **** *** *** ********** Costco/Sam's **** **** ** *** *** ***."
  • "***** ******* ********** ****** ** *** ** **** ****, *** we *** **** ** *** **** **** ***."
  • "******** ********* *** ***** ******** *** ** **** **** *** work **********."

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

  • "** ******** ******* **** **** **** ****** ******** *******."
  • "*********, ****** ***** ***** ******* *** *'* ***** ** ******* the ***'***."
  • "***** *********, *** **** **** **** ***** ****** ***/***. **** usually *** ** *** *** ********* ******* ***** ****** * live **** ******* ** ***/*** ****."
  • "***** ***** ******* **** ********* ***** * *********, ******, ******** also ** **** **** ****** * *** **** **** *** Flir *******."
  • "****** - ********* **** **** **** **** ***** ***** ************."

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

********: ** *** ************ ***** *** ******* ************ ** ********, such ** ****** *****, ***** *********, ********* *******, ****** ******* integration, ***. ** ***** ** ******, ****** **** ********? *** or *** ***?

*******: *** **** ****** ****** ** '****', **** ********* ********* citing **** ** ******** ** ** ******* ** *** ******. Many ******** *** ******** ******* ** **** ***:

"* **** ******* *** *** ************ **** *** ******* ********. Our ******** ** *** **** *** **** *** ****** *****. I **** **** * ******* ******** ** ********* ******* *** access *******. ***** **** *** **** ** ** * ****** for **."

** ******* ***** *********, ********** *** ********* ***** ****** *****, video *********, *** ****** ******* *********** ** ****.

****** '***** *******' ************ ****

  • "** ** ***** ******* ******* **** **** ** **** *** it's ********* **** *** ****** ****** **/* **** * ******* IR *******"
  • "**. ***** ** *** **** ******** ** **** ******* *****."
  • "***** ********* **** ** ******** *** **** ***** ** ***** as ********."
  • "* **** ******* *** *** ************ **** *** ******* ********. Our ******** ** *** **** *** **** *** ****** *****. I **** **** * ******* ******** ** ********* ******* *** access *******. ***** **** *** **** ** ** * ****** for **."
  • "**** ** *** ********* ***'* ******* ** **** *** **** for * *** ** ******* ******** ******. * *** ** our ******* ******** *** * ******** ** * ***** ** or ********* *** ********* **** ********* *** **** *** * surveillance ******, ** * *** ** ***** ********* **** **** a ****** ****** ****'* *********."
  • "**. **** **** ******* ** *** ***** ** * *** component ** **** *****"
  • "*** *********. **** ** ***** ***-***** ** *** **** **** level ** **************. ****, * ******* ** ***** ******** **** through *** *** ****** ***** *** ***** ** ***** *** most ********* *******."
  • "*********, **. ***** **** **** ** ** ******* ** ****** so *********** ****** ******** ***'* **** **** **."

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

  • "** **** ***** *** ******* *** ****'* ***** **. "
  • "** **** *** ********* ********* ** * ******* *** **** love **. ** ** ****** ** ******** ** *** ****** sales *****. ** ************ **** ****** **** ***** ******."
  • "** ** ***** ********* *** ****** **** *****. ** **** cases ** *** *** ********* ********** ** ****** *** ****** of ******* ********."
  • "*** ********* ******* *** **********."
  • "**** ********* **** *** **** ***** *** ***** ****** ****** that ********** *****."

******/***** ***** ****

  • "*** ** **** ****** ***** *** **** ********(******* ***** * cameras)"
  • "** ***** ****** ***** *** *** ***** *****, **** ********** there ***** ** * ******* *** **** *** **** **."
  • "***. ****** ***** ** ***** *** ** ******** ** ** will **."
  • "** ** ***** ****** *** ****** **** **. "
  • "** ****** **** ***** *** *** *** ******** ** *** bandwidth ********* ******* ** * *** ** *********."
  • "** *** ** ****** *****, ***** ****** ***** ** ** some ******** ***** **** **** ***** *** ******* *** ********* requirements."
  • "** ***** ****** *** **** * **** **** ******* **. Every ** *****, * ******** ***** **, *** *** ****."

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

  • "** ****** ******* ** ******* ** *** **** ** ***** to ** ******** ** ***** **** * **** ** ********* the *** ************"
  • "**, ****** ** ***** **** **** ****** *** ***** *** gas ******** ***** ** **** *********** ****** **** ********* *** access ******* *******."
  • "* **** **** * ******* ******** ** ********* ******* *** access *******. ***** **** *** **** ** ** * ****** for **."
  • "****** **** * ***** ******* ******* *** ** *** ***********."

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

********: *** ********* ** ********* ********** ** ****** ****** ****** for ***** ** ******, ****** **** ***** ************ *******? ***?

*******: ** *******, ****** ********** ** ******* ******* ***********, *******, or *** ******** ** * ******** ******* *** *** *********. Several ********** ******** **** ********** *** ** **** *********** ********* and ********** ******* ** **** ******** *****:

***** / ****-****

  • "**.**% ** ********* ******* ****** ****** *** ********** ** ******. Everyone ***** *** ******* *** ***** ******** ***** ***** ** be *** *******. * ***** *** **% ** *** ******** say **** **** ***** *** **, **** * ******** **** them * *** ***** ***** **** **** ** ****'** ** their ****** ****** ******** *** **** **** **. **** ****** in **** ** *********."
  • "** ** ******* *** ****** ****** *** ***** ***** **** is *********. ******** ****** ***** ** *** ***** **** **** they *** *** *****. ** ***** * ***** *** **** novelty ** **** *** **** **** **** ** ** **** see **** ****** *** ****** ***** (** *** *****) **** the **** ** ****."
  • "**** ********* ** ******** ***** ****** **** ** ***** *****"
  • "**** ******* ****** **."
  • "*******, *** ********** *********"
  • "** ***** ** ** *** ** *** **** ********* ******** for *********. ****** **** ** ** **** ** *** **** is ***** ** ** ***** ******** (**** ** ********). **** also *** **** ******* ** * ***** ** ****** ***** verification. ** **** *** ******* ******** ** ** ***** ** true ** *****."
  • "**** ** ****** ****** *********, ********** *** ******** ************* *** also *** ********** **** ******** ******** ***** *** ***** *** want ** '***** **' ** ******** **** ******** **** ****** to ** ** *** ****."
  • "****** ************ *** *** * **** **** *** **** *** security, *** *** ********** ** *** ** * ******** ********** tool. ********** ***** ** *** ***** *** **** *** *********** of * ****** ******, ***** *** ** ******** **** ********* any ******** ** *** ****."
  • "*******! ****** ****** ******* ********** *** **** **/* **** ****** from ********."
  • "**** *********. **** ** *** ******* *** ****** ** ****** that **** "**** ** *** ****". *** ******* ** **** what's ***** ** ** ***** ******** ** *** **** ***** them * ***** ** *******."

* **** ******, *** *** ********

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

  • "*** **** *********, *** ***** ** **** *** **** ** product."
  • "** ** * **** ** **** *** * **** ****. Most ********* **** ***** *** ********** ** ****** ***** ** us ****** ** ***** ** ** ********* ** ** *** a ***********."
  • "**** ******** ***** ** ** **** ** *** ***** ******* remotely. *** *** ***** *** ******, ** *****..."
  • "********* ** **** ********* **** **** ****** *******. ******* ******* don't **** * ***** ****** ** *** ******* ****** *** day *** ***** *** *** *** ****** ******* **. *** business ***** ** *** ** ****** ****** ** ****** *********."
  • "********* *********. ** *** ********** **** ******* ** ********* *** the ******* ***** *** ****** * ****. ** ************ ***** the ******* ** *** *** ** ******* ** **** *** mobile ******. ****** ** ** *** ****** **** ****** ****** in."
  • "** ***** **** ********* ** *** ********* *******, * ***** it ** **** *** "**** ******" **** ***** *** *** an ****** ****."

Sales ******* **********

********: **** ********** ** ********* **** ***** ** ****** ** a ****** **** ** *** *** / *****? ***?

*******: ******* ***** ***** *** ****, **** ***** *** ***** of ********** ********* * ******* **** ** **% ** ******. Many ***** ****** ******* ******** ** *** *** ******* ** this *******. ****** ********* **** ********** *********** ******* ***** ********* are ********* **** *********, ******* ********* ******** ** *** ***-*** gear **** ** ********** ******.

**% - **%+ ******

  • "**** **% ******* ** **** *** ***** *********** ** ***** and *********** *** ****. ** ******* ***** ** **** ***********' pricing **** ***% ****** *********."
  • "** *** ** ***** **%, ****** ******* ** *** ****** to ** **** ****** ** **** ** ***. **** ** lose ****'* ****** ** * **********, ******. **** ***** *** customer **** ***** ******** *** *** ****** ** *******."
  • "***** **%. *** **** **** ** ******* ** *** ** the **** **** *** ******** ** ****** ********* ******* **** of *****. ****, ** ****** **** ****** ***********. "
  • "**** **%. **** ** ******* * **** ** **** ** mouth ********* ** **** ****."
  • "**% ** *** **** **** ****. :) * ***** *** our * ****** *** ***** **** **** ******* **** **** due *** *** ******/******. *** * *** ***** **** ******. There's **** * ******* ****** ***** *** *** **** ***** us ** **** **** ***."
  • "**%. ******* *** **** **** **** ***** ****** *** *** basic *************** *** ********."
  • "**% *** **** **** *** ** *% ** ***********. ** really ** ******* * **** ****** ***** **** *** ***** local *****."

***

  • "**%. ** ***'* ************ ***** **** **** ** *** *******. If ** *** ***** ** *** **, ** **** ** sure ** **** ****** ***** ** **."
  • "** *** ********** ***** **% ** *** ****."
  • "**-**%. **** *********** ** **** *****."
  • "** ** **%. *** *********** ** **** ****** ** **** high, *** ******* *** ***** ****** *********** ****** *** ** compete **** *** ******* ******* ******."
  • "** *** **** **** **% ****** ******* ** ** **** price *** *** *******."
  • "**%. ** ***'* ***** **** ***** *********."

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

  • "** *** **** **** **% ****** ******* ** ** **** price *** *** *******."
  • "****** **%. ******* ******* *** ********."
  • "**%. ** ***** *** ******** **********, ** *** **%. ** through * **, * ** ** *** ** **** *** if **** **** ** **** **** * ******. *********, ** company ** *** ********* ** *** **** ***-*** *************."

******** *****-********

********: *** ***** ** ********* **** ***** ** ******* *** a ****** **** ***** ***** **** ***** ** *** ******** or ******* **** ******** ** *** *** / ****** *********?

*******: ** ******** ** ***** ****** ********* (*-**, ****, *********), internet ***** ******** ** *** *** ****** ** ******** ** infrequent, **** **** ********* ****** * ***** ** ******* ** lack ** ************* ******* ** ******* ** ******* ****** ** inhibit *** ********:

*** *****

  • "*** *****. *** ******* ********** **** *** ******* ** *** the ******** *** ** ** *** *** **** *********. **** need ** ***** ** *** ********* ******* ******* *** ******** costs ** "********" *******. ***** *** ******* *** ********** **** a **** ** *** ** ***** ****. ** **** *** themselves **** **** **** ************** *** ******** ******* & ******* etc. *** **** ******** *** **** **** *** ******* ***** investing ***** **** ** ******** ******** ***** ******** ****** **** trying ** *** ****** **** ** **** **."
  • "** ** ****!"
  • "*** *********** ** *****, *** **** ** *** **** **** or ********** ****** **** ****** ** **** ******."
  • "**% ** ****** * **** *** *** ***** *******. **% won't *** ******* **** ***** **** *** ** ** **********, the ***** **% *** **** ** *** ************ ************ *** post ***** *******."
  • "* ** **** ** ******* *** ** **** ***** *** feedback **** *** ******** ********* ***** ********."
  • "******. **'* *** ***** ***** ** **** *******. ***** *** do, **'** ** ***** ** *** **** ** * ******** because ****'** **** ******* ********* *******."
  • "**'** **** **** **** ***** ** ** ****, **** *** customer ***** *** *** **** ******* ****** *** *** **** more **** ** **** ********** **** ******* ************."
  • "*** *** ********** **%, *** ***** ** ** **********."
  • "*** *****, ** * **** **** ** ***** * **** be **** **** **** *** **** ************ ********* *** **** on-line. ** **** ** ***** ******, * **** ***** **** them *********** ** *** ***** ***** *'* ***** *** * don't ***** * ****** ** **** ** ** ***********."

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

*******, **** ********* ******* ********* ** ********* ***** ********* ****** always ***** ****** ****** ****** ******:

  • "*'* ***** ****** ******. ******* *** **** ** **** ***** is ***** ** ******."
  • "****** **% ** *** ****."
  • "**% ** *** ****. *******, ** **** ** ********* ******* that *** ****** ***** ********* **** *** ***** ******** ** this ** ********* *** * **** *** *** **."
  • "***** ***** ** ***** ****. *'* *** ***% *** * cameras ** ****."
  • "**** ***** ****** ***** ** ***** **% ** *****."

Comments (4)

"*******, ** **** ** ********* ******* **** *** ****** ***** sensitive **** *** ***** ******** ** **** ** ********* *** a **** *** *** **."

***?

****: ** ******* ** "**********" ****** ***** ** *** ********, you "*********" ********* **** ********. ** **** ******** ***** ********* from ***, ** **** ** **** **** (* ****** ****** on **** ********** ****); ** ****** ** **** ; )

****** ** ****. ** ** ** *********** ****. * ** wonder *** ***** * *** *** *** *******. ** **** installers **** *** ********* ****** *** *** ** ***** *******? I ******* *** ***'* **** * *** **** **** *** for ***** ***, *** ** **** ** *** **** *** "go **" ******* **** *** ***** *** ** ** *********** in ** - ** ******* ** *** *************, ********** ** size ** ******, ****** ********* ******?

***** **** ******* ** *** ******** ** ******: *** *** satisfy *** ******** ** **** ********* **** *********, *****, ********, etc? **** ******** **** **** ** ******** ******** ** **** their ***********, **** **** ** **** **** * **** *******.

****, **** ** ******* ** *** ********* *****:******** *** ***** ************ *************

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Anixter regularly says they do not sell direct to end users or that they do not do it anymore. However, over the past year, Anixter has sold Bosch...
Smart Power Tools For Security Installs on Jan 18, 2017
Installing a smart camera? Perhaps you should use a 'smart' drill. The intelligent appliance / IoT trend has hit power tools. In this note, we...
Canon 250MP Prototype Targeted At Surveillance on Jan 17, 2017
At one point Axis declared the megapixel race was over, but now parent company Canon is showing an imager that would be a rocket ship in a...
Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies on Jan 17, 2017
The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of...
Top ISC West 2017 Booth Trends on Jan 16, 2017
There are significant moves among many major manufacturers on the ISC West show floor, and very few prime spaces left unoccupied. In this report we...
Genetec Favorability Results on Jan 16, 2017
In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market,...
Free VMS Software Directory on Jan 13, 2017
Many Video Management Software (VMS) providers offer free versions, either open source, for a limited number of cameras or for a limited amount of...
Milestone Essential Subscription Removed on Jan 12, 2017
Subscriptions may be the future for Milestone and VMSes but not right now. Responding to negative feedback, Milestone has removed subscriptions...
Alarm Reporting Formats Overview on Jan 12, 2017
Alarm reporting formats are methods for communicating complicated information quickly, using plain old telephone service. It is still the main...

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