To be an official Dahua OEM one needs to apply and commit / be able to deliver a certain level of business. I don't know the amount, and it likely varies by region, but it most assuredly is going to require selling thousands or tens of thousands of units annually, not buying onesie, twosies off the Internet.
That said, I doubt Dahua's going to sue anyone for sticking their trunk slammer logo on a few boxes.
All I can say is that it is done. I disagree with the practice but I have seen a company manually peeling lables off or using solvents like acetone to remove one brand and put a sticker of the integrator's on the equipment...so that potential end users can not shop the mark up. Makes me sick for a lot of reasons, but I have witnessed it first hand.
Be better than that.
Unfortunately, yes. Like getting rick roled but not funny at all.
Worse...they ship it in the same box it came with OEM on it.
And, one would have to use OEM website to download remote view software. Use the OEM app for smart device viewing etc...
Funny and upsetting at the same time.
Makes me want to get a cabin in the woods when I really think about it...but not that misanthropic...yet
IPVMU Certified | 02/05/15 08:46am
Dahua them selves knows these relabiling happening.. That is the reason they used to sell small quantity without logo.. Without logo means, no boot up logo.. no screen printing logo on the device... Means the integrator can put their sticker easily..
Foir high quantity they will put the OEM logo, OEM box, mauals etc...
Pro Focus LLC | 02/06/15 12:03am
I know of two Dahua OEMs off hand that offer private labeling programs. Since I don't believe these two companies are related in any way, this sounds like a Dahua (or maybe higher tier distributor?) program, since they both offer the same program.
Dahua definitely does not want random people illicitly relabeling their equipment.
This statement may be true in theory, but what would you have to do exactly to make it illicit?
Jon is showing programs where virtually any 'random' dealer of any size can have their Dahua product rebranded with their own logo automatically by multiple OEMs. Even assuming the OEMs are authorized by Dahua to do so, it hardly seems like a tightly controlled sales initiative.
More than that is the fact that, as also pointed out by Jon, there is a tool on the public Dahua website, with step by step instructions on how to change the logo/images shown on boot and video loss of the DVR/NVR. Moreover, there are literally hundreds of posts on their support forum from seemingly unidentified people asking how to rebrand/relogo the machines. They recieve the link to the tool no questions about their identity or product origin seemingly asked.
So to my original example of ordering product, from an Amazon merchant shipping in the U.S. (HD Security Store), who would I ask for permission? Should I ask if they are an authorized rebrander? Should I not use the public tool?
What exactly is Dahua's policy, I can't find it. Hik is stated clearly, going so far as to list specific merchants.
I do think that Dahua does not want Dahua branded merchandise to end up on store shelves in the U.S., because they don't want the U.S. OEM's to think that Dahua is selling around them, but besides that...
How about this vendor? Should you as an integrator, looking to slap on a logo, but not looking to do anything illicit or unauthorized, use them?
Pro Focus LLC | 02/10/15 07:46pm
I think Dahua's reluctance to market in the USA is due to deals with OEMs. They must have agreements with the Qsee, Swann, ICRealtime crowd that they won't infringe on their turf. Just a guess.
John, do you know of any good (Dahua / OEM) partner in canada or USA that has great custommer service and bilingual tech support!