Best brands of video surveillance: list + overview of CCTV cameras

In the video surveillance market today, there are more than a dozen manufacturers and brands. On the one hand, diversity is good, but on the other hand, it causes difficulties in choosing devices for buyers. 

In this article, we will break down the top 8 surveillance brands.

Video surveillance brands – how to choose the best one? 

Every brand on the market wants to stand out, so it talks about itself as the best. But is it really the best? When choosing a brand, you need to rely on: 

  • the time of existence of the manufacturer. If the brand has been on the market for a long time, then apparently it has withstood the competition on quality and closing needs of customers; 
  • the functionality of the systems. First and foremost, it is worth looking at the video surveillance capabilities that you require. If, for example, Samsung provides the necessary functionality, then you should not look at the products of the “better” brand.

You should also remember that for every buyer the criterion “best manufacturer” will meet different brands. However, this does not prevent us from making an objective parsing. 

Overview of the best manufacturers

Our top list includes 8 brands you’ve probably heard of. For example, Japan’s Panasonic has been around since 1918, and Bosch’s founding date is as far back as 1886. 

So, here we go. 


The review of CCTV cameras begins with a brand named Hikvision. This Chinese company was founded in 2001, and is the world’s largest and best-known supplier of complete and integrated video monitoring solutions. For example, you can find on sale simple single cameras or video intercoms.

The products of this brand can be found at home and in large enterprises, because they meet all the requirements, from prices to large-scale video analytics systems

However, the brand also has disadvantages. You can read more about them in the article: “Six global problems of HikVision video cameras“. 


The American company was founded in 1987 and has grown from a basement pavilion to a world-class brand. Today Swann is part of the Infinova Group. It is a U.S. manufacturer of security systems from basic systems to large-scale video surveillance projects based on artificial intelligence.


The Swiss company was founded in 1981 and for a long time was only developing webcams. Today, Logitech has expanded its production to include affordable monitoring systems. 

Axis Communications

Axis Communications is a little-known Swedish company. It was founded in 1984 and to this day develops and sells network surveillance cameras as well as complete systems. 


This South Korean company is known to everyone. It was founded in 1938, and today is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of microchips, home appliances, video devices, etc. 


This Japanese company was founded in 1918 and is the world’s largest corporation in the production of electronic goods. In the video surveillance niche, Panasonic produces a number of system options. 


IDIS is a Korean manufacturer of security systems for individuals and governments. The company’s main mission is to keep its products up to date. 


Bosch Security Systems, a large security company, covers all consumer needs for security systems. The corporation manufactures everything from individual monitoring cameras to large security alarm systems. 


The surveillance camera brands listed above are not the only ones on the market. These are only the largest and most well-known companies to turn to for a security system, as their products are time-tested. 

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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