Vivotek Favorability Report 2019

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 29, 2019

Taiwanese video surveillance manufacturers, even relatively large ones like Vivotek, have lost ground in the PRC-China-driven race to the bottom. With market dynamics shifting, how would this impact Vivotek?

Vivotek favorability results improved only modestly from 2017 and are barely net positive, as shown in the graphic below:

fav vivotek 2019

In this note, we share 100 comments from 200+ integrators and examine how they felt about Vivotek and why. Comments fell into 8 themes ordered from most prevalent to least prevalent, as shown below:

  • Not impressed / cheap / poor quality
  • Good product / value
  • Dated / dying (despite good fisheye) / marketing is bad
  • Product just ok
  • Not as good as others
  • Overpriced
  • Poor choice for commercial
  • Outlook

********* ***** ************ *************, even ********** ***** **** like *******, **** **** ground ** *** ***-*****-****** race ** *** ******. With ****** ******** ********, how ***** **** ****** Vivotek?

******* ************ *************** **** ******** **** 2017 *** *** ****** *** positive, ** ***** ** the ******* *****:

fav vivotek 2019

** **** ****, ** share *** ******** **** 200+ *********** *** ******* how **** **** ***** Vivotek *** ***. ******** **** into * ****** ******* from **** ********* ** least *********, ** ***** below:

  • *** ********* / ***** / poor *******
  • **** ******* / *****
  • ***** / ***** (******* **** fisheye) / ********* ** bad
  • ******* **** **
  • *** ** **** ** others
  • **********
  • **** ****** *** **********
  • *******

[***************]

*******'* **** *** ************ was +*, ******** **** **** when ** *** -*. However, *** ******* ***** of ***********, ****** */****, where **** ******* ***** the *******. ****** *** said **** ****'* *** and ****'* **** **** about ******* **** ** nearly **** ** *** comments ********. * ********** of ****'* ** ****'* results ** *****:

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Not ********* / ***** / **** *******

*** ***** **** *** most ********* **** **% of *** ******** ******** was **** ****** **** not ********* **** **** Vivotek *** ** ***** or **** *** ******** were ***** *** ** poor *******:

  • "** ********* * ******* of ***** ******* **** the ***** *** *****'* impressed."
  • "**** ** ******** ******* towards ********. *** *** time * ******* **** their ******* * *** underwhelmed. *** ******** * camera **** ***** **** license ****** ** **** lighting ********** *** **** PPF. *** ****** ****'* perform ** **********."
  • "**** ***-**** ****** ******* with * *** ** different ***** *** *** a ****** ** **** to ******* ** ** type ** ******** ** pursue. ** *** **** of *** ***** ****** cameras *** *********, ********** and *** ******* *********. Good ******* ***** *** kind ** ***-******* ******* and **********."
  • "*** *** ***** **** some ** ***** ***** stuff, ***** ********* ***** and ***** *****. * don't ***** ** ** adequately ******."
  • "**** *******."
  • "**** **** ** ***** cheap."
  • "*** *** **** *** way ***** ******* ********. It ***** **** ** the ****** **** * have **** *** **** are *** **** ** position *** **** ****** to *****."
  • "* *** **** ********** with **-*******, *** * didn't **** **: **** and *** * ****-******** interface, *** **** ********."
  • "***-***** *******."
  • "*******."
  • "***'* **** *** ***** products."
  • "*** *** **** *** pay ***."
  • "**** *********** ******."
  • "**** *** **** ***** product. * *** **** Vivotek ** ******* ** a ******** **** *** they **** **** ***** and *** *** *** and ***** ***'* ** them (******* ** ***** found ** ******** ** indicate ******). ******** ** in * ****** *********** but ****** **** ** cheesy ** * ****-*** condo *****."
  • "** ***** **** *** build ******* ** **** low. ** **** ***** a *** ***** ***** new ******* *** ***** had ** ** **** back *** ****** ** replaced."
  • "*** ***** **********."
  • "**** ***. ******* ******** problems."
  • "***'* **** ***** ******** interface."
  • "**** *** **** *********** issues **** ******* *******. The ******** ** *** great."
  • "*** ******."
  • "**** *****, *** **** get *** *** ****."
  • "*** ****** ** *** cost ***** ************ ****** struggle ** **** ****** suitable *********."
  • "* ** *** **** the ******** *********."
  • "*****, **** ****. *****."
  • "**** ******* ***** *** poor ******* ********."

Good ******* / *****

**** ** **** **** those *** ******* ******* had * **** ******* that ******** * **** value. **** ********* ************ on *******'* **** ******* or * ********** *****, while ****** ********* ******* they *****, **** * particular ***-****** ****** ** Vivotek's ******* *******:

  • "***** ***** ** *** product **** - **** pricing - *** ******* is **** ** ******** not ** * *** of *****."
  • "**** ******* ****."
  • "******* **** **** **** for *****. **** ******** I **** ***, **** from *** *** ******* and *** **'* ** well ** ***** ********. Other **** **** * have **** * *** of *******."
  • "**** *********, ********."
  • "**** **** **** *** camera ***** *** *** video ******* *** ***********. Seems *********."
  • "**** ***** ********. **** there *** *** *******. Specifically, ******-** ***** * think ** **** ** install."
  • "***** ******* *** *******. Higher *** **** *** you *** **** *** pay ***."
  • "***** ******* *** *******."
  • "**** ******** *** *******."
  • "****: **** ***** ** cameras."
  • "**** *******."
  • "******* ******** ** * good ***** *****."
  • "***** *** ******** ***** to ** *********."
  • "**** ******** ***** ******** cameras. ** ** *** have **** ****** ** failures **** **** ** all."
  • "******* ***** **** *** of *** ****** ***** manufacturers, *******/******* ******* ** be **."
  • "**** ***** * ******** solution."
  • "**** ******* *** *** price."
  • "******* *** * ******** surprise ** **** ****. Looking **** **** ******* line *******."

Dated / ***** (******* **** *******) / ********* ** *** 

**** ** **** ** thought ******* ******** * good ***** ******* *** company *** *** *** products **** *****, ** that *** ******* *** dying *** / ******** to ****** *** ** a **** ** *********, with * ****** ** voters ****** **** *** good ******* ******'* ******* has ***** *** **** it:

  • "* ***** **** **** they ***** **** **** the ****** **** ***** 360 ******* ******. *******, I **** **** **** Acti. *** **** **** first *******, *** *** eventually ******* ** ******** else **** *** **** they ***, *** **** better."
  • "**** ** ** **** positive ***** ****, **** higher-end ******** *** *********** camera *******, ** ******** GUI. ****** ******, *** seeing *** ******* **** used ** **** *** we ****** **** ******* using **** ***** **** some ***-****** ******* **** and *****."
  • "** ** ******* ** its *** ********** *** could ** **** **** new *****."
  • "** *****'* **** **** of *** ******* ******** in ***** * *****. Haven't ****** ******** **** closely *** *** ********** is **** **** **** somewhat ****** ** *** wayside."
  • "******* ***** **** ******** won't ** ****** *** much ******."
  • "**** ***** ***** ** for **, *** ****** and *** ****** ** the *******."
  • "**** ***** **** *** a **** ***, *** firm ** ********* ** our ****. * **** they **** ******* ******* but *'* *** ***** to ******* **** * ghost ************."
  • "**** *******, ********* ***** improvement."
  • "**** *** ********* *** product ** ******* *****. Just *****'* **** ** have *** ****** *********** here."
  • "** *** **** * few ***** ***** **'** worked **** *******. *** quality ** ***** *** hardware *** **** **** at *** ****. ** have *** *** ** interest ** ****** **** out *****."
  • "**** *** **** ** a ***** ***, *** my past ********** *** *** good."
  • "***** * ***** *** they **** *****. **** products *** *******. **** tried **** ***** *******, and ****'* ********* **** imager *******. **** *** quirks **** ****** ******."
  • "* **** ***** ** them *** **** ****** to ******* ***** ****."
  • "* *** **** *** experiences ***** *** *** do *** *** **** anymore."
  • "*** **** *** ******, but **** ** ****, the ******* *** ***-*** at ****."
  • "******* ******** ****** *********. Weak *********."
  • "*** **** ********** ** the **** *** *****, as **** *** ****** nobody ****. ** *** past, * *** ***** disappointed **** ***** **********. We ***** ** ****** their ******** **** ***** ago."
  • "*** ****** ***** ******* for * **** **** now, ** ** ***** idea ** ***** ********* since *** **** **** (more **** * ***** ago)."

Product **** **

** *********** **** **** while *** ******* *** not ********** *****, ** really *** *** ******** to ** ****** ******** about. **** ****, ** was ******** **** *** commenter **** ****** *** Vivotek ** **** ***** or *****, ****** *** offerings *** * ****** underwhelming, ***** **** ****** it ** ***** **** they **** *** *** Vivotek **** ** ** all *****. * ***** ****** felt **** ***** *** manufacturer *** ****** **** qualities, ***** *** * literal ** ******* "***" that *** ** *** way ** ********:

  • "* **** ***** ********, their ******** ** **** (not **** ****, ** AI, ** *** ******** since * ***** ***). Their ******** ** **** durable *** *** ******** of ***** ******* ** what **** **** ** do, *** * ****** thing ** ***** ***** full ** ******** *** accomplished. ***** ******** ** also ****. * ******* their **** *******, ** is ****** ********** ** Argentina. ** ********** ** all. ** ******* ********** this ***** *** ** this ******. *******, * pity."
  • "**** **** **** *** not ** **** ****** but **** **** * lot ** *** ******** it ***** *** ** do *** **** ** their ********* **** **** work *** *** ************. Would **** * ****** look ** ***** **** recent ************ ** *** if ** *** *** them ****."
  • "********* ********, ***** ***********, easy ***** *** *****, non-China *****, ***** **** support *** ** *** hold **** ** *** long *** *** ***** a ******* **** ***'* call *** **** **** they ******* **."
  • "*******-**** ** *** *** bad, *** ***** ************ is *** **** ********** anymore ** ** ******."
  • "** ***'* *** * lot ** ***** ********, but **** ** **** they **** ****** **** overall."
  • "****'** **."
  • "** ******* - *** have **** **** * couple ** *****."
  • "**. **** ** ***** end **** **** *'** seen. * ****** ******** that **** *** ******* for ***** *******."
  • "*** * *** ********** camera *** *** *****, based ** *** ***** and **** *****-**** ********."
  • "*** **** *********** *** been ** ******* ******* cameras **** ** **** over ** * ****. They *** ****. ******* great, ****** ********* ** work ****."
  • "**** ****** * *****, so *** ***** ****** is *****. *** * lot ** ***** *** whistles. **** **** ** Mom & *** ******."
  • "** *****."
  • "**'* **, ****'** ************* priced."
  •  "******* ** * **** company. **** ***** ******* lacks ** ******* **** make ** *** ** service. ****** **** *** a **** ************ **** this *****."
  • "******** *** **** ** the ***-*********** ****** *********. We ***'* **** ** that ******, *** * wouldn't *** **** **** Vivotek *** ***** ***********."
  • "**** *******, **** ******* BUT ******** *** ******* Product **** ** **** limited. ***** **** **** want *********** ** ****** on ***** *****."
  • "***** ******** ***** ** good, *** ***** ******** lacks."

Not ** **** ** ******

**** ** **** *** the ******* **** ***** Vivotek ***** ** ****, it *** *** ******* the ***** **** ***** manufacturers ***, **** **** naming ****, *****, ******, and ********* ** ****** alternatives:

  • "******* ****, *** ****** doesn't ******* ** **** as **** ** ******."
  • "***** ******* ******* ** good, *** ******* ** a ******-**** *******. ****'** just *** ** *** level ** **** *** Hanwha ** ***** ** picture *******, *** ****'** still ****** ****. ****, they **** * ****** of ******* ** * really ****, ***** **** housing ***** ************** **** from **** ***** ************* out *****."
  • "**** ***** *** *** money. **** ** *** them **** ****** ********* took **** *** *****/*********** crown."
  • "** ** * ****** product *** ** ***** to *********** ** ****** for *** ***- ***-**** cameras."
  • "*** **** ***** ****** competition *** ** ***** cost *********."
  • "**** **** **** *** a ***** *** ********* blew **** **** **** better ******* *****."
  • "* **** **** *** unfortunately **** ****** ******* against ********* **** ****, Hanwha, *****."
  • "* **** **** * lot ** ******* ** the **** *** ***** Hikvision *** **** ******* low ***** ********, ******* doesn't **** * ******."
  • "******* ****** *** ** better **** *** *********** leaders."

**********

******* **** **** **** if *** ******* ****** ok *** *** **** it *** ******** ** do, ** *** *** expensive *** **** *** integrator ***, ***** *** a ***- ** ***-**** product *** * ******* price: 

  • "** ******* ** *** many ** ******* *******, in *******, **** *******, good ******* **** ** the ******* ***'* **** so **** ***** *** good ******* **** ** bullet * ** *******, I ***** ******* ** no **** *********** ******* the **** *** ********. The ***** ** ******, *********, we **** **** ******** and ******* ******* **** Dahua."
  • "** **** *** ******* product **** *** ****** client ** ****. *******, at ** ******** *******, we **** ****** ** Vivotek ********. * *** no ********** ** *** product, ***** **** *** cost ** *** ******* seem ** ** **** compared ** **** & Hanwha, *** ** ** not ******* ******* ** at *** **** ******* as ****."
  • "**** ** ***** ******** work **** ************ ** a *** ****. **** a *** **********."
  • "***-**** ******* **** * mid-tier Asian ************."
  • "********* *** **** ** is."
  • "***** **** **** *******, but **** ***'* **** to ******* **** *** wholesalers *******, *** *** pricing *****'* **** ** be ** **** **** competitors."

Poor ****** *** **********

**** * *** ***** that *** ************ *** not * **** ****** for **********, ****** **** it *** ****** **** like * ***********-***** *******:

  • "***** **** * **** choice *** ****/***********, *** not *** **********."
  • "**** **** ** **** a **** ******* *** they **** *** ********** for * ********/*** ****** in *** **********/********** ***** and ** ***'* *** any ****** *** ****."
  • "**** ***-****** *******."
  • "***** ***** *********. *** a '************' ***** ****** residential ***** *******."

*******

***** ******** ************* *** political ********** *** **** Vivotek, ** *** ******* is ***** ** **** ground ** * ********** integrator ********, **** *** going ** **** ****** significantly **** ** ********, sales, *** *********. ******* they *** ******* ** able ** ** ** remains ** ** ****.

Comments (28)

**'** **** ******* ** several ***'* ******** *** they **** **** ******* rates **** **** ** Bosch. ****** ****** **** coming **.

*****, ********** *** **** models.

*****, ***** *** ** terrible.

****** **** *** ********* refuse ** ****** ***** is ******** ********. ******* has/does *** *** ***** big ***** ***** (**** likely *** *** ******** idiot *** ****
*****, **** ****. *****") (what * ***** ****** racist ***). ** **** do **** **** ***** to ****** *** ****, its **** * ********* they **** ********** ** let *** ******* ***** for ******.

***** ****/**** ******/***** ****** are ***** *** ****, and **** ** ****** pricing **** ****/****** ** other ***********.

**** **** **** ********* integration **** ******* *** Milestone.

******* ***** *** *********** that **** ***'*/***'* ** a ***** ****** ****** they ******. *** **** won't.

* **** **** * fan ** ***** **** for **** **** ***. I **** ******** ***** cameras ******* ***** *** would **** ** ***** that ***** ***'* & 180's *** ** *** top ** *** ****. I ***** ****** ** have ****** **** ****** to ********* ****'* ******* to *** *** ***** VMS. **** ** * pinch ***** ******* ******* themselves **** **** **** in **********. * *** really ********* **** ***** daisy ***** *** ****** a *** ***** ****.

** **** **** ***** cameras ** **** ******** and **** **** **** well *** *** **** part. *** ****** ********* settings *** * *** finicky. **** *** **** issues **** *** ******* domes ****** ****** *** needing ** ** ********. I **** **** **** as ** *********** ** Axis *******. * ** hoping ** **** ** first ***-******* ****** ****.

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

** **** **** ** **** ********* ******** ******? ** **... I **** ** ******** ** **** *** **** ******** ** to ****.

** **... * **** to ******** ** **** are **** ******** ** to ****.

******* ******* * ********** problem ** ****** *************. Shorter ** **** *** is *** ***** *******...****** ******* ******* *** Video ************

** ** *****, *** defending *******, **** ******** out *** *** **** industry ** ******* **** it ***** ** ******* control *** ***** ******** issues.

** ********** #*,

****** *** ** ******* current ****** ****** ** support ******** ******* *******. Although ******* ** ****** in ** ** *******, users *** *** ****** and ******* ** ****** cameras ******* ********** ******* plugin. **** ** *** snapshot.

Chrome Support

***** *** *****. ********* *** ******* ** ***** were ** ************ ***** than *******. ***** ******* should **** *********** ********** long *** * ***** be **** **** ********* if ***** *** ** option (**** ** *****) and *** ** *** IE. *** ******* ****** not **** ** ** option *** ****** ** currently ******** ******. ******* ActiveX ****** ** **** encouraging *********** ** ******** "business ** *****" **** insecure, ******** ********.

***** *** *** *** valuable ********, ********** #*. We **** ******** ** improve *** ******* ** non-ActiveX ********. ** **** moment, *** *********** ** development ****** **** **** the ************* *** ******* sets ** **** ******* itself, ***** ******* ******** that **** ** *** camera ****** **** ** deliver **** ******* ******* in ****'* *******. ** believe **** *** ******** of ******* ***********, ******* soon **** ******* ****** user ********** *** ***** cybersecurity *********** *** ************ industry.

* ********* * ******-* bullet ***** * ****** ago *** ** ****'* require ****** *

*ó* ********í*** *******, ****** e *********.
*** ***** *****, ******** de ********* *********, **** que ** ******á**** ********* são ** ************ *** não ******** * **********.********** ** ***** *****ã*, que *** ****** ***** positivos, ***** ******* *** mais ** ** ***** ​​Domes, ********** *á **** de * ****, *** uma ú**** ***.**é* *** *â***** ** 8131 * *** ***, nenhum ********** ****** *â***** tão **** **** ***** situações, * **** ***** de ***** *ã* ** melhores ** *******.******** *** * *** não é ***, * que *** ******ç* ******* ser ***** *****, **é* de *** **** *********çõ** de **** ******** **** os ************.

*** ** ** * reliable ************, **** *** serious.

*** **** ** * Google *********** *** ***** that ** *** ***** portuguese

** ********** *******, ****** and *********. **** *** RMA, ********* ******* ********, I ***** *** ******** comments *** **** *********** who ** *** **** the ************. ************ ** my *******, ***** *** very ******** ******, ** have ****** **** **** than ** ***** ​​*****, installed **** **** * years, ******* * ****** RMA. ** ******** ** SC **** *** *** KPC *******, ** ************ has ******* ** **** for **** **********, *** their **** **** *** the **** ** *** market. * ***** **** MKT ** *** ****, and **** *** ******** could ** **** *******, besides ****** **** ************** of *** ******** *** the ***********.

***** *** ****** (** FE9191) ** * ********* Product. *** ****** *********** are ****** ***** ** the ******** ** ***** cameras *** * ******** these ** ** * disruptive ********** *** *** entire ********. **** ********** "Flagship ******" ** ****** stable, *.*** */***** *****, built ** *** *** rock *****. ***** ******* Linux-based *** *** ***** a ***** ** *** Switch **** ** ********* easy ** ***, ********, and *********. ****** ******* their **** * *** is *** ** * nice ***** *** ***** has **** ****** **** appear ** ** ********* in ***** ********* *******, as ********* ** ***** publicly ********* ******* *****. I ***** **** ** see * ****** ****** H.265 *** ******, *******.

******* ***** ****** ********* and **** ******* ** their ********* *********** ****.

*****

*** **** ****** *** you ******* ** *** ND9441P? * **** ** install * ******* **** 90 **** ** ********** retention.

***** ** **** *** one ****, *** ****** be **** ** ******* all * ** **** on **** ******** **** room *** **** *******.

*** *** ******* ** FE9191 ** ** *******. Since *** ******* *** H.265 *** *** ****** accomplish **** ** *** NVR *** * *** slots. *** ***** ****** III ***** ** **** super ***** ** *** can ******** *** ** 90 **** **** **** 2 *** ******, *** again ** ******* ** what *** *** ********* and *** **** ***** movement ******* ** *** Frame ***/** ** *** are ********* ************ ** on ******.

*** *** **** ********* the ******* **** ** Vivotek *******, *** ******* me * ** *** doubting **** *********, * would **** **** ** know ** **** ** the ********** ***** ****? Is **** ** ********** to ****/******/****/*****/****** ******* *******? Is ** ****** ******* of *****, **** ******* of ****, ** **** quality *** ****** *****?

**** *** ****** ****** has ****** **** ************* and *** **********.

**** ****'* **** ***** own.

***** * **** ****** suspicion **** ***'* **** their ***.

*** ******** *****'* **** their ***.

**** ****.

***, ****** ***** ******* from *** *** **, and * **** ** least ***** ****. **** superior *********. ***** ** market **** ** *** better ** **** *********.

*** ******** *** **** been **** ******, ** have ******* **** **** them *** ********* *** interior **** ********.

***** *******, *** *** most **** * ** believe *** ****** *** they **** ** ** their **** ** **** the ***** ***** **** Hanwha *** **** **.

*** **** ********* ** all *** *********** **** Genetec, *********, ***** ** seemless ** ***** ** dewarping, ******** *****, *********, etc. ***** ** ** bs ** *********** ** do ****** **** ** time *** ***********.

** ******** *****’* **** their *** **** **** to **** ******* ******* to ******* **. *** Panasonic ******* ***** ********** better ** ****** *** same ***** *****. *** same ** **** ** the **** *****. ** focusing ** *** ****** hurts ** ****** *** price *****. *** **** of *** ******* **** is *****.

** ** * **** fisheye ** *********, ** has * **** ***** feature **** *** ** directed. ********** ** ********* is **** ****, *** could, ***** *** ** more **** ** *****, have ** **** ********* products.

*****://****.***/*******/*******-**-****

* ***** **** **** report *** *** **** part. ***** ******* ****** the ***** *** *** or ****. *******, * do **** *** ******-*. We *** **** ** marijuana ************ *** **********. They **** ***** *** mounting ** *** **** where *** ******** *** to *** **** ******** is ***** ** **** fill **. ******* *** need ** ** ***** in *******'* **** *** see **** ****'** ***** at *** ***** ***** a **** *****. ***** are *********.

*** ***'* **** ***** 4MP ******** *** *** money. ** **** ******** thousands ** ******* *** we **** *** **** of ******* **** ***** Rep *** ******** ************.

** *** *** ********, the ********* *** ***** beat ******* ** **** price *** *********** -*** ****** ******** - Axis, *****, **, ******, Hikvision, *******, *******

** ***'* **** ********* any ******, *** **** point :)

**** - * **** that ****** **** *** posted ** *** * think ** *** ********** unfair ** ******* ** you ****** ***** ***-*** model **** *** *+ years ***. ***** *** models *** **** * 9 ** *** ******* name *** **** **** H.265 **** ***** ****** III. ***** *** **** 4MP ****** ******** *** not ****** ******* ****** to ******.

** ******* **** ******* on ****** *** **** shootout *** *** ******-** was **** **** ********* at *** ****. **** had **** ***** *** models, *** *** ** the *** ****/***** **** category, *** **** ** that ******* ** **** time ***** ** * better ******. * ***'* see ****** ****** ** ***** website******** **** *. ***** are **** *** **** with *** * ******, but *** ***.

****, **'* ***** ****** that *** *** ******** didn't **** *** **********. **'* ***. *** Hikvision's ****** *********** ****** 4MP ***** *** *** newest ****** ** *** test, ****** ** ** using ******* *******, *** just *** ****** **** others ** **** *****.

***** *** ****** *** providing **** **** *****. I ***** *** ****** of *** ****** *** fair *** ********. * was **** ********* ** see **** ***** ** their ************** ** *** shootout.

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