Worst Products

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 03, 2018

Security integrators periodically report on their favorite and worst products to IPVM. These are known integrators who IPVM pays to answer surveys. Integrators respond with detailed comments on their selections. IPVM incorporates integrator feedback anonymously in reports, allowing us not only to identify worst manufacturers but also to share their explanations on problems.

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Samples

Each report includes manufacturers rankings and dozens of integrator comments like:

  • "Arecont, too many out of the box failures. Extremely poor technical service response when issues to arise, and not as "tech" friendly for ease of installation."
  • "Pelco. The cameras and firmware are horrible. Too many problems with the cameras not working or needing to be upgraded. Many times the upgrades didn't fix the issue or caused new problems."
  • "Hikvision. I have ten cameras (same model) on the same site under the same conditions. But every camera have different picture with the same settings. Also the WDR doesn't worth nothing."
  • "Lenel PRISM VMS. Our customers had been unsatisfied. VMS is not stable, unestimated shut down of VMS at anytime without any reason. VMS is not user friendly and complex"

2018 Worst

2016 Worst

2014 Worst

2011 Worst

Additionally, we have companion reports on favorite products.

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Favorite Products on Mar 29, 2018
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