Hikvision cameras work via ONVIF with motion detection with Avigilon but you don't get any of the advanced features like Pixel search, firmware updates or analytics.
Having extensive experience with both you will have fewer issues and faster install time if you use Avigilon cameras. I would recommend you look at the SL line from Avigilon.
IPVMU Certified | 03/22/17 10:46pm
I recommend that you ask your self what features does this customer really need, or will actually use in the long run. Never short change the customer on image quality so always choose HIKVISION, particularly the DARKFIGHTER series. But regarding the 'VMS', do you need a system that is easy to navigate? Easy to playback stored video? and does not break the bank whatsoever with "unneeded" licensing fees choose iVMS-4200. It is not a 'heavy' software loaded with features that look really cool but are completely useless to the client. Option 2 Show the client both, explain why Avigilon costs more, Explain Cyber security and why the network should be isolated. Price the HIKVISION slightly under the Avigilon to maximize the margin, and close the sale, always.
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We are using some Hikvision devices and have noted the following with Avigilon ACC 5:
- Motion recording must be configured through the camera GUI - motion events record in Avigilon but settings cannot be configured through Avigilon.
- Basic network settings can be configured through ACC
- Basic image and display settings are available through ACC
- Basic compression and image rate settings are available through ACC
What I am looking for are inexpensive yet good quality cameras to put in one of our retail stores (replace very old Axis cameras). The store has a robust security system tied into our dispatch, so the cameras are only used for video investigation if need be.
I am very happy with the quality of work and service provided by the integrator's who are proposing the Hikvision cameras and these will be the "test case" cameras for possible future use in areas that do not require analytics or event programming.