Control & Automation

CE Pro 100 Names Top Security Camera Brands

IC Realtime leads the way for the sixth year straight. Lilin and Vivotek fall out of the top five, with Alarm.com and Hikvision taking their places.


IC Realtime is the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for security cameras for the sixth year in a row.
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CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.

In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.


For the past couple of years the security camera category has remained stable, but this year beyond perennial leader IC Realtime and Wirepath’s familiar positioning, there has been change.

Lilin and Vivotek fall out of the top five, with Alarm.com and Hikvision taking their places. The Cameras category saw 35 manufacturers mentioned, and for the sixth straight year IC Realtime leads the way.

See the full report here.

Top 5

IC Realtime: 51

Wirepath (SnapAV): 49

Alarm.com: 21

Axis: 16

Hikvision: 16

Other Brands

Lilin: 11

2GIG: 9

Honeywell: 8

Clearview: 7

Speco Technologies: 7

Vivotek: 7

Digital Watchdog Flir: 5

Arecont: 4

Nest: 4

Visualint (SnapAV): 4

Exacqvision: 3

LTS: 3

Panasonic: 3

ZuumMedia: 3

Avigilon: 2

Interlogix: 2

Nuvico: 2

Samsung: 2

Channel Vision: 1

Clinton Electronics: 1

Digimerge: 1

Eclipse: 1

Everfocus: 1

Gen IV: 1

HDX Systems: 1

Mobotix: 1

Pelco: 1

Savant: 1

Smartvue: 1

TS Microtech: 1

Videofied: 1

See the full report. 



  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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