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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Surveillance Cameras
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Surveillance Cameras?

What is the average price of Surveillance Cameras?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Surveillance Cameras. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Surveillance Cameras been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Surveillance Cameras yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Surveillance Cameras?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Surveillance Cameras with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four vendors that offer surveillance cameras account for less than 30.0% of total revenue, indicating low market share concentration among suppliers. Low market share concentration results from moderate barriers to entry and relatively low product specialization. New manufacturers can enter the market by opening up production facilities in... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


How much do you spend on R&D?

What measures do you take to remain competitive in the market?

How have you developed your reputation among customers and competitors?

What type of marketing strategies do you use to stand out from your competitors?

Customer Service

How many clients does each account manager work with? How do account managers allocate their time between clients?

What type of customer support do you offer?

Do you offer customer support after business hours? If not, how do we contact you in case of an emergency?

How do you handle customer complaints and problems? Who handles these problems?

What percentage of your sales are from repeat customers? How do you retain such customers?

How do you evaluate customer satisfaction?

How often are returns and exchanges made?

Supplier Experience

How long have you served buyers in my industry? What industries do you most commonly provide products for?

What are some similarly sized buyers in similar industries that you have provided products for?

What qualifications does your staff have? What type of training do your employees receive?

From past experience, what problems do you anticipate I will have in procuring surveillance cameras? How will you mitigate any problems that may arise as I procure surveillance cameras?


What are the advantages in procuring a surveillance camera from a domestic supplier over a foreign supplier?

What raw materials do you import? If the sourcing country is experiencing economic, political or weather-related problems, do you have other suppliers you can source materials from? How does this impact prices?

Where are the majority of your customers located?

How do tariffs and freight costs impact your product prices?

Related Goods

If I bundle related goods with my surveillance camera purchase, what type of discounts can I negotiate?

What incentives do you offer to encourage me to purchase related goods from you rather than a competing supplier?

What type of discounts do you offer for specific brands or products?

If you are a distributor, what manufacturers do you work with that give product discounts? How large are these discounts?

What type of installation services do you offer?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should either specify their budget for surveillance cameras or the number of units required.

Buyers should provide information about when payment will occur, such as whether payment is awarded upon the arrival of the goods or over a period of time.

Buyers can refer to the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that have highly rated surveillance cameras in order to ensure the security of their premises.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on the types of cameras offered as well as the per-unit and overall pricing.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and state when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a delivery date for the surveillance cameras and an installation time, if required. If buyers want incremental, scheduled deliveries, a full breakdown of the requested time frame should be included.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The surveillance camera supply chain is subject to a moderate level of risk. A moderate level of risk limits buyer power because it indicates that there is a possibility of supply chain disruptions raising prices or causing a shortage of cameras. Semiconductors, circuit boards and electronic components are the primary... Subscribe to learn more.