Worst Products

By IPVM Team, Published Sep 23, 2022, 12:49pm EDT

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.


Unlike any other security industry ranking, we prohibit manufacturers from using these results, so they can be trusted. Please report any misuse to abuse@ipvm.com and we will happily stop it.


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

  • "Axis- delivery dates keep getting pushed back further and further. At time of order in June delivery date given was October, It has now been pushed to Feb"
  • "Honeywell - Winpak Version upgrade process is outdated. Sending/Receiving database file is corrupted 50% of the time."
  • "Hikvision. Wrong product specified by consultant for the function required by customer. Customer not happy which meant we were back and forth trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Lots of wasted time."
  • "HID/Mercury. Their management, or lack of management, with the supply chain has been a mess with cards, readers, and Mercury panels."

2022 Worst

2020 Worst

2018 Worst

2016 Worst

2014 Worst

2011 Worst

Additionally, we have companion reports on favorite products.

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Favorite Products on Sep 23, 2022
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