Toughest Manufacturer Competitors 2016

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 27, 2016

Integrators told us:

"Which manufacturer is your toughest competitor? Why?"

There was one dominant response and it was not the same company that integrators choose as their favorite camera or favorite VMS.

In this report, we examine the 4 most notable manufacturers cited, showing what this means for the industry.

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  • "******** **** **** ******** ****** ** *** ***** **** **** on ** ********* *** ********* ********* ** **** **** ** Avigilon ******* ** *********. ******** * ** ** ******** ****** they ***** ** ******** *********** ***** * ***** **** **** able ** ******* * ****** ******** ********* ****** ******."
  • "** *** ***** ****, ******** *** **** * ***** ********** for * *** *******. *****, **** **** ****** ** **** on *** ****** *** ***** ******** ** **** *** ****** channel *** *** ***** ********. ****, ***** *******, **** **** all ********, ***** **** ****. ****** ** ***** ** **** platform ***** ******* *** ************* ******* **** **** *** ***** both *** *** *** ******* ***********. *******, ***** *'* *** saying **** *** ******** **** ******* **** ***, *'** *********** some ****** ***** ******** **** ***** ***'* *** *********. *******, I ******* **** *** "****** ****" **** ************** **** ** encouraged ***** ***** **** **** ***** **** ****** ***** ****** to ***** *** **** ** ******* ******** ** **** *****."

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Dahua - ** ***** ** *********

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City ********* - ******* *******

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******* - ***** **** ********* *** ****'* ************ ******, *** NYC ******** **** *** ** & ******* ** ****, **** other ********* ** **** **** ******* ** ******* *******. **** are * **** ********* ******* ** **** ****. ** *** NYC ****, ** ***'* ***** ***** ****** ******* ****, **** won't *** *** **** ***** ***** ****. ** *** **** their ***** **** ****** & ***'* **** ***** ****** ****, they **** *** *******, *********** **, * ***** **********, *** other *********** *** ****** ** *** ******* ** ******* ***** client ****. *********** ** ** **** *** **** ***** ** contact *** ********* *******, & **** *** *** **** **********.

**** ******** ** ********* *** ****** ** ******* *** ***** ******* is *** ** *** **** ******** ******* **** ************ *********, it ** *** ********** **** *** ***** ****. **** *******, this ** * ******* **** ** ******* **** ************ ************* globally **** ********* **.

Outlook - ******* *** *********

**** ** ******* * ******* **** *** *********'* ******* ******. An ********** *** **** ********* ** ***** ******** ********** ***** can ****** ****** ****** * ******* ******** (*** ****** '** you ***'* **** '**, **** '**'). ** ****, ** ***** expect **** ***** ********* *** ********* *** **** ********** ********** as ***** ******* *** ******** ** ******* **** ********* **** in.

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* *** ********** *** *********. ** **** *** **** **** we *** *******: ** ************** *****. * ****** *** ** history **** **** **** *** ********* ********* *** ** **** done *** **** ** ******* ** ***** ***********.

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*** ****** ** "***** ****" ** ** **** ***** ** say **** *** *** ** **** ** *** **** **** of ***** ** * ***** *** *** **** ****** *** buy ** ****** **** ************ ******; *********, ******* ****** ******** to **** *** ***** *** ****** ***** ******* ****** *** perhaps * *** ******* ** ***** *******. **** ***** ************* are *** ******* ** **** ** ******** ** *** * simple *******. ** *** **** *** **** *** **** ***** Japanese *** *************. ** *** ************* **** ***** **** ** match **** *** ** ** **** ***********. **** *** ****** manufacturers: ****'** **** *** ******* ** *** **** *** *** trying **** ** *******.

*** ********** ***** ** **** *** ******** ******, *** ****, profit ********** *** **********.*** **** ** ******* ** ** ** HD ****** *** $**** *** ****. *** $*** ** *** norm, *** *** ******. ********** **** *** ****** **** ** that. ** **** ** **** *** **** ** **** *****.

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** **** *** **** ********** ****** *** *** **** *** to *********** **** *** ******** ******** **.

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** *** ***** ****, ********* ***** ******* ** ******* ********** with ****, ****, ***. ********, ***** *********** ******* *** ********* as **** ** *** ****** **** **** *** ******* *** Japanese ******.

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