Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

Author: IPVM Team, Published on May 30, 2018

The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology.

We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned upgrades, or replaced because of failure. 130+ integrators responded:

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Planned ******** ** *****, ********* ******* *******

**% ** *********** ********* **** ******* **** ******** ******* ** new ********, ********** ************, *** ***** ******, ****** ****** ***********, etc:

  • "******* *** ** **********"
  • "**% *** ********. ** ******* ****** **** *******, *** **** cameras ** ******* *** *******. ** ******* ******* ******** ** utilize ******-**** ********* *** ******** **********."
  • "**% ******* **% ******* ******* **** ** **** * **** time. *** ******** ****** ******* *** * *** ****** **** 5-10 ***** ***. *** ***** ** *** **** ** *****. Makes ** * ******* ****** ** *******."
  • "**** ** *** ************ *** ******* ********. ******** *** ** old ** ****** **** ***** ***** *** **** *** ******* for * ****** ** *******. ********* **** *** ** ********* by **** ** ******** ******* ******* *** ***** *** **** discontinued ** * ******* ****** ******* ** *** *********. *.*. smart ******"
  • "**** ** *** ************ *** ********. ** ***** **** * lot ** *** *** ** ** ******* *** ***** ***** work **** *** *** ***-**** ***** ****** ******* ******* ** better *** ***** *********** ** ****."
  • "** ******* ***** ********** *******, ***** ***** **** ******* ** critical ****. **** ****** **** ***** *** *** ********** ****'* there. **** *** ***** ** *******, ** ** * ** brainer ** ******* ******** ************ **** ******* **** ****** ******* with ****** **********, ***** ****, *** ***** ******."
  • "*/** ***** ** ** ***** ***** ** **** ***** *** edge ********* ********** *** *** ****** **** ** *****/**** ********** at *****. **** *** ****** ********** ** ******* **** ** board ******* **'* ***** ******* ** ******* *** ****** **** to *** ******** ** ********."
  • "**** ******* ******** *** ******** ** ******* ***** ******* ** add *********"
  • "** *** ** ***** **% ********. **** ********'* **** ** get ****** ********** *****, ******** ********* *** ****** *********** (***, etc.)."
  • "*** ******** (*********)"
  • "** ******** ******* ******* ** * *** ***** **** **** often **** ******* *** ** *******. ***** *** ******* **** is ****** ***, ** *** **** ****** ** ******* ** add ******** ** **********"
  • "**** *'* *** **** **** *** ******** *** ****** ********** or *********."
  • "***% ******* *** ****** ********** ** ******* ****** *** ****** even *** ****** ******* **** ****** ****"

Upgrade **** ****** ** **

*** ****** ***** ** *** ******* ******* ********* ********* *** majority ** *** ******** **** **** ***** ****** *******, *** necessarily ********* ** *******:

  • "*** ****** *******, **** ** **% ** ******* ***** *** reasons ** **** ** ***** *******."
  • "**% *** ******** ****** ****** ** **, ..."
  • "***% ********. ****** ** **."
  • "**** (**%) ** ** ** ****** ** ** ********, *** a ******* ********** *** ***** ** ** *** ** "
  • "** ********* **** ******* **** ***** ** * *******. ****** transitioning **** ****** ** **."
  • "*** **** ******** *** ********, ************* *** ******** ** ** or *****"
  • "***** **% ** *** ******* *** ******** ** *** ****** systems."
  • "** **** ******* ****** ** **, **** *** ** *** cameras ** ******* *** ********"
  • "**% ******** *% ********. *** ******** *** *** ** ********** from ****** ** ** ** ***** ** *** **** **** with **** ******* ** ** **** ********** ** *** *********."
  • "**'** **** ********* * *** ** ****** **** ** ******. Some ** *** **** *** ** *** **** ********, *** not * *** **** ******. "
  • "**% *** ******** (******* ****** ** **)."
  • "** *** **** ***** **** ********* ** ******* ** ** so * ***** ******** **** ** *******"
  • "***** **% *** ******** ** *** ****** **** ** *** PTZ"
  • "****** ** ** *********** ***** ****** *** *** ****. ** are ********** ******** *** ****."

Fewer ******* *** ******** ******* ** *******

**% ** *********** ********* **** **** ** *** ******* ***** customer's ******* ***** **** **** ** ********:

  • "****** ***% ** ****** ************ *** **** ******** *** **. End ** ****, ***** ****** *******, ******* **** *******. **** upgrades ** * ****** ** ********** ** * ********* ******** tend ** ******** ** *** *** ******** ******* ***** **** are ****. ******** ***** **** ** ** * ******* ** the ***** **** ** *** ******* ******** ************."
  • "**% *** ******** *** ** *******. ** ****** *** ** upgrade ** ** ******** ****** ****** ** *** ******."
  • "** ** ** ******* ** ** ****** ** **** ****** if **** ******* **** ********** ****** ** *** **** **** we *** ********* *** ** ******* ** * *******."
  • "**** **% ******** - *** ** ********'* *********** *** ******** systems"
  • "******** *** **** *** **% ** ******* ****** ***********."
  • "*** *** ******* **** ** **** ******** **** *** ** failure."
  • "****** ***** ****** *********** ** *** ** *** **** *******, and ******* ** *** ****."
  • "**% ******** ** ** ***'* ***** ***'* *** **."
  • " ****. *** ******** ******* *** ** ***** ** * failure."
  • "**.*% ********. * ***'* **** ** **** **** "********" ** IP ******. ******* *** ********** ** **** ****** ** ******** cameras ***** ** *** ******* ******* **** ** *** ****."
  • "** *** *** ********* *** ****** ***** ** *****"
  • "****** *** ******* ** ******** *** ** ***********. "

Customers ***'* **** ** *** *** ********

***** **** * *** ********* ******* *** *** ****** ******* upgrades, *** **** ****** ******** ****** *** ********* *** ******* to ***** *** ***** ** ******* ******* **** *** ***** working:

  • "**** ** *** ******* *** ****** *** ***'* ******* * camera ****** ** *****. ** **** ******** * *** ** really *** **** ******* **** **** **** **** ***** ****** prime. "
  • "** *** **** ******** ** **** ********* ** ******* ** cameras **** **** **** **** * ***** ** *** *****. Simply, **** **** ****** *****, *** *** ***** *** ******* for ***** ** ***** *** *******. ** *** ***** ** work (*******) ********* **** **** ******* ****** ** * ******** product *** ***** ** *** **** ** **** *** "*******" term. ** *** ****** ** **** ********** ** *-* ***** pending ***********."
  • "**** *** ********. ******* ********* ** ***** *** ***** ** upgrade **** ** ********* ****** *** ** *****, ********** ** the ******* ** ********."
  • "****** ***% ** ************ *** *** ** *******. ******* ****** upgrade *** ***** ****** *** *** ********* **. ******* ******* cameras **** ** ******* ******* *******."
  • "**% ** ****** *********** *** ******** **** *** ******** ***** a ****** ********** ** ********* ****** **** *********."

Failures ** * ***** ***********

***** *** ** ** *******-**-***** ********* ** ********* **** ******* at **** ****** **** *** ****** ** **** *****. **** the ***** ** ******* ** *** ** ** **, ** much ** **** ** *** **** ** ********* * ****** is ** ********** *** *****. * *********** ***** * ******** example ** ***** *** ******* ** *** ** * *** cameras ** * ****** ** ******* ******* ***** ** ******* installed-life *******:

  • "**** ************ *** ******** ****** ** * *******. ** *** change ** ******* ******* *** ****** *** ** ** * good **** ** ******* *** ** ****."
  • "* ***** *** **% ******* *** **% *******. ******* ** obvious *** ******** *** ******* ******* * ******* ***** *** started ******* ** **** ******* *** **** ****** ** **** or **** **** **** ******** ** ****** **********."

Comments (5)

***** ** ** * ****** ** *** **** *** ** the ******** ******** **** *** ***** *** ** *** ******* upgrade. ** *** **** **** ** **** ** *** ** mindset ****** *** ******** ****** *** *********** ******** ** **** Manager.

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****, *********** *** ********** ******* **********, *********, ***/*** ***** ************, smart ******, *** *** *** ******* *** ********* (***** **** managable ***** - *** ****).

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***** ****** ******* **** *********. *** **% *** *** **** replacements *** ******* **** ** **** * ******** ** ********* that **** *** ****** ********** (*** ******* *** **** ******). The **% *** *** **** **** ************ *** *** ****** equipment **** ** **** * ******** ** ********* ***'* ****** wait ***** ******* ***** ****. *** ****** ******* *** **** difference ******?

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