Top 10 Video Surveillance Companies by Market Share

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 04, 2009

Market share ranking of the top 10 in video surveillance equipment, cameras and network cameras companies is provided in Axis' 4th quarter financial statement.

You may download the presentation for the Top 10 charts on pages 13-15. Those charts only list rank and not revenues. You can use the ASMAG Security 50 for revenue of many of these companies.

Not a lot of surprises on the lists- the lists are dominated by big incumbents.

A few interesting tidbits on the network camera side (for 2007 market share): D-Link came in 6th place for network cameras, ahead of even BoschVivotek and ACTi both broke the top 10 for network cameras.

UPDATE 2016

This post is from 2009 and Google continues to send traffic to it.

The market is changed radically from 2009. The two largest manufacturers are now Hikvision and Dahua, driven by the incredible growth in the Chinese domestic market. Axis is now the 3rd largest. After that, there are a variety of more 'traditional' incumbent manufacturers remaining. One newer entrant to the list is Avigilon who had essentially no market share in 2009, but now is doing ~$300 million USD.

Using Numbers

Many people are interested in market statistics but be careful what conclusions you draw. Smart buyers should not use these lists as proxy for relative quality.

Some of the biggest companies on the video surveillance list are the dying dinosaurs. Despite their size, it's not likely in your best interest to choose them (unless they are your current vendor and you need to choose them for backwards compatibility - that's another story and not a pretty one).

Many high quality companies (innovative, smaller companies) are not yet big enough to make the list. And even within these lists, companies on the list are not simply better or worse but are often best used for completely different applications (see the megapixel comparison report for an evaluation of such differences).

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