Q-See, Swann, Lorex, Zmodo, Defender
Who do you think builds those cameras? Dahua and Hikvision, for the most part.
I wasn't thinking about security channel customers going and buying Hik kits through retail. I am wondering what the IPVM community, knowing what they do of the security channel, thinks of Hikvision moving into retail - relative to the move damaging the 'loyalty' (preference?) Hik has built in the security channel.
IPVMU Certified | 04/30/15 01:23pm
It could potentially help our situation. Say they only sell value series cameras through retail and keep value plus and smart for authorized installers. This could help promote the hikvision brand among end-users. Right now, very few people actually know who they are.
I am not married to this idea, just a thought.
Nelly Security | 04/30/15 01:49pm
Im surprised they dont. If they hired an American to "Americanize" their GUI's, softwares, and manuals a little more, and take out some of the fluff out of their GUI's and software and make them alot simpler, I imagine they could kill it. Basically think Dropcam but a much bigger and more robust selection.
Its only a matter of time.....
It sounds a lot like EZ-VIZ