I have seem Huawei networking products here as they are working with the Telkom Indonesia.
But not on the camera side.
Personally to me it looks like they are stronger on the telecommunication side including 5G technology. Their network products are in direct competition here with TP Link, another mainland China company.
It will be interesting what they will show at ISC West, aggreeing on that & looking forward to the coverage of it.
Spectacularly bad reputation in the IT world. Never mind the US government claiming they spy, their gear doesn't actually work in may cases. Very very slippery when you try to get demo gear. All the bad things you want to think about a foreign vendor wrapped up behind one logo. Run, fast, the other way.
@John and Rodney, Yes, companies in the US sure do buy it from what I've heard. In Telecom Data Centers..low cost cell phone providers. Companies like Cricket Communications, Metro PCS, Boost..no doubt. I've heard they have tried to get into Govt. (not successfully though, because of spying allegations)
I have heard stories of the US govt. going and paying T-coms a visit when they find out they are using Huawei switches, etc..because of the spying. US Govt strongly discourages use of Huawei.
I have also heard of very strange incidences where the Huawei "techs" come over to do an install and can't speak English, and they were instructed to not communicate with the people they work with on a social level (basically setup equipment, go back to hotel, do again) AND the techs had their own spies to ensure that they were not "social".
Huawei's equipment, as I understand, is directly cloned from Cisco gear..there have been many lawsuits. Somehow they get around it. I've heard they even copy Cisco's install instructions word for word and pop them in the box.
People who I have talked to have recommended to "run fast" as well.
From what I can remember from a couple years back, well over half the price of Cisco..and their labor next to nothing for a big project install. I heard that they could afford flying a team over from China because they were probably only paying less than minimum wage.
It's been two years since my snarky post. I cannot tell you I've heard Loud Bad Things about them recently. I would recommend a fresh review. For example do a CVE search and check for yourself if they've had significant cyber issues "recently". According to shodan.io there are 596,462 Huawei devices hanging off the public internet. For comparison there are 15,514 Axis cameras and 397 Avigilon devices (and 387,925 Hikvision devices, but that's been discussed elsewhere.)
So this is definitely a vendor you hope encourages changing default credentials.
Huawei, the giant who has overtaken Ericsson as the world’s largest supplier of telecom wireless equipment by revenue, has been emerging security sector for years. Their surveillance products were seen in several domestic "Smart cities" projects. However, it is still known for, not their security cameras but the chips empower them -- HiSilicon.