Akuvox Intercom Profile

Author: Robert Shih, Published on Dec 06, 2018

Akuvox, a Chinese manufacturer of VoIP products, is expanding heavily into Video Intercom products with disruptive pricing targeted for commercial use. They are one of 50 video intercom manufacturers (see directory) in this growing field.

In this profile, we examine Akuvox's:

  • Company history and leadership
  • Overall reach
  • Relative pricing
  • Product line's features and limitations
  • General outlook based on these factors

******, * ******* ************ ** **** ********, ** ********* ******* into ***** ******** ******** **** ********** ******* ******** *** ********** use. **** *** *** ** ******* ******** ************* (*** *********)** **** ******* *****.

** **** *******, ** ******* ******'*:

  • ******* ******* *** **********
  • ******* *****
  • ******** *******
  • ******* ****'* ******** *** ***********
  • ******* ******* ***** ** ***** *******

[***************]

General ******* ******* *** **********

******* ****** ******** ****, ****** ******* ******* ** **** ******** ****** ** was**************-*** ******* ****, * ********** ************ **** **** ******** **** ******* (not ** ** ******** *****-***** ***** *******). **** **** ****, shortly ***** ** ***********, *** ******* ********** ***** ******* ***** intercom ********.

*** ******* ** ****** ****** ***, *********, ********** ****, *** **** **** ** *** ** *** *** ** 2015. *&* *** ************* ********* *** ********* **** ****** ****-*** Group.

Product ********

******'* ******** ******* ********* ******** ** * **** **********:

  • "*** *********" ***** *** ***** ******* *****, ********* ******* **** *** without *****, ** **** ** ****** **** ********** ******, ********** card ****** ***/** ***********
  • ****** *****, ***** *** *** ****-******* ***** ******. **** ****** *** available **** ****** ******* **** ** ****, ********* *** ***** cameras. *******,****,******* *******-***** ***** ***** *******,****, ********** ***.
  • ********* ***** *****, *** *****-****, **** ** ******* ***** ****** *** ********** ***** ******.

Disruptive *** ******* ****** ****** ********

**** ***** ******* *************, ******'* ******* ******* ** ************* *** compared ** ******* ******. *** *******, ******'* ***-***** *****-****** ********, the******* * $*** ****, **** **** **% ** **** ** charges *** ************* ** ******** **** **** ********** ********* ************** *******.

****** ** **** ********** **** ******* *********** **** ***** *** Hikvision ** ***** ** ******* *** ********. *** *******, ********* *********** *********'* ********-*. ***** **** ******* *** ****** *** ** *******, ****** products ***** ***** **** *** **** **** **** ********* ******* commercial ********.

****** ** *** ******* ** *** ********** *** **** ***** and ********* ***. ******* ****, ******** ******** **** **** *****-****** retail ****** ******** ** ********** *** ****** ** *********** * response.

IP-Only *********, ******* ********

****** **** *** ***** ***-**** ** ****-**** ********, ******* *** options ** **** **** ******** *******, ******** **** ** *** installs ** **** ************ **** ** ********.

SIP *** ***** / ** ******

****** ********** *** *** ** ***** *** **** *** **** direct ************ **** *** ***** *** *******, ****** ****** **** as ****, ***** *** *********.

Cloud ************ *** ********** *********

********** ******** ***************** ** ******* ** ***** ******* ** ****** ************* **** as**,****, *********, *** *****. ********* *** ***** ***** ***** ******** for **** ******* ************ ** **** *** ********** ** ***** surveillance *****/*** *******. ******'* ***** ******* ** **** **** ** indoor *******, *** ***** ** * ******* ****** *** *****-*********** units ******* ****** ********. *********, ****** ** ************ ******* *** these ******** ** ***** ****** *** *** *********. *** *********,******************$*.**/***** *** ******. ****** ** **** *************, ********** ***-***** ***** ***** *** available ** $**/***** **** ******.

Android ********* ******: ******** *** *************

*** ******** ******* ** **** ****** ******** (*.*.,*** ********* ** *** *****) ** *** *** ** *******. **** actively ******* ******* ** ********* *** ********** *** ***-***** **** third-party **** ** **** (** **** *** ************ *******) ********** launchers.

*******, *** ****** ** **** *** ******* ******** **** (*.* and *.*) *** ** ****** *********, ** *** ******* ******** updates *** **** **** ********* ************* ****** **** ******* **** (v *.*). ************, ****** *** ******* *** **** ***** ********* manual ************ ** ****.

Facial ***********

* *** ******* ********** **** *******, ****** *** ****** ****** *********** *** ********* ****** *******. While **** *** *** ****** ******'* ****** ***********, ** ****** caution **** *** ****** *********** ******* ***** ******* ************* ** the **********.

Lacking ****** ******** ******** ********

****** ********* ******* ** ********** *** *****-****** *********. **** **** a ***** ******** ** ************* *******************, * ******* ** *** ** *** ******** ***** ****** to ******* *** *******. ******** *** ***** ******* **** ** education (*.*. ********* ********/**** **********) *** *******.

Limited ** ******** & ************

******'* ******** ** *** *** ******* ***** **** ** ** physical ********. **** ** ********* ** *** ***** ********, **** as ***** ************** *** *******************, ***** ******* ******** *** **** ******* ******** ************ ************ *** ******* ******. ** *** *** ********** **** ******** ************ **** *** or *******. ** ******,********** *** ** ******* ***** ****** ***************** *** ****** ******.

*******

****** *** *** ********* ** ******* *** ***-**** ******** ****** in *** **** **** ** ***** ******** ***** **** **** so ** ** *******. *** ****** *** *******'* ******** ******* and *** **** ********** *** *******'* ************* ***** ******* ******* to ** ****.

**** ** *********** ******* ****** *** ******** *** ****** ******** on *** *******.

Comments (6)

***** **** ******** ******** ** *** ******* **, * ********* playground *** ************ ******* ** ***** ****, ***** **** ** hacked *** ********* **** ******* ** * **** ***** ****** of ****. ****** ***'* *** *****, ** **** ******* *** another ****** **** *** ****-**-***-****** ********* ** ***** ************* *** will ****** **** ******* ******* ** *** ******** **** ******* to ** ***********. * ***** *** ** ***** *********.

*** ******* *** ******* **** ** ***** ********* *** **** advanced *** ************ **** **** ** *** ***** ***/** ********* including **(**** ** **** **** **** ************* *** ****** *******). It ** *** **** **** *** ******** *** *****, **** are ******** * **** ****** **** ****** ********** ***. ** you *** ********* **** ***** ******* ******* *** *** ***** ones *******. ******* ***** ******* **** ** ***/ *** **** you *** **** **** *** ****** (***) *** ****** **** communication ****** *********** ** ****.

* **** **** ** * **, *** ***** ** *****. I ***** **** ** *** *** *** ********, ************** ***** and ******. **** **** ***** ***** *** ** *** ** 100% *** ** *** **** ** ****** ** *****, ** data *******.

******** ***** ** **** * *** ** ***** ******* ******** a *** *** *** *** ******* ** ******** *** ** used ** * ***** ****** ** ******* * ***** ***** system. **** ******** **** *** *** ******* ** ***** **** to **** ***** **** ***** ******** *** ********* *******. **'** see *** ** ****. **** **** ** ** ***** **** using ***** ********

***** *** **** *** ******* *********** *******

*** ******* **, ** ******* ** *** ******* **** ******* the ****** ** ******* ** **** *********

** ** *** **** * ******* ********** ***** ** *** we **** ******** * *** ** **** *** ****** ** custom ***********

** **** **** **** ****** ******* * ***, ** ****** sure *** ******** *****

**** ******** **** ***** *** ****, ***** *** ******** ********

** ***** **** *** ****** ** ******** ****** $*** ******* and ******* ** ******** ******** *** ** ***** ******

** ** ****** *** ********

*******, * ***'* **** ** ** *** *** ** **** that ***** ****** ******** **** ******** ** *** *** ******

*** *** *** ****** ********

**** ******* ******** ** **********

(***** ***** ** **** **** ***********)

** *** *** ***** ** *** **** **** ** *******

***** **** **** ******* ********* ***** ******* **

** **** *** ***** * *** ********** ******** **** *** users **** ***** **** *** *******

** **** ** *** ******* *** **** ** ******* ***** customers *****

** **** ******* *** ****

**** *'** ***** ** **** *** *** *** *'* ****** like ** *** *** **** *** ** ***** *****. * agree **** **** *** ********* ** ** **********. *** *** just ** *** ***** ******** *******, ** **** ** ****. As *** ***** ********* ** **** ** ***** *****, *** the ************* ********* ** ******, * *** *** *** **** will ******** *** ***** ** ****** ****** ***** **** ****-*** readers. ***'* **** ** *** ** **** **** ** ******** their ***** **** ******** *** *** & **.** *** *******. Add ** *** ***** *** ***'** *** * ********* ****** with *** ****** **** ********* ******** - ****** ******** *** those **** ***** *** ** ***** * ****. ******* ** readers **** ***** ***** ** **, ** ****** ***. *** in *****, ********* *** **** ******* **** *** ** **** a ****** **** **** ******* * **** ********** ******.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

ACRE Acquires RS2, Explains Acquisition Strategy on Apr 19, 2019
ACRE continues to buy, now acquiring RS2, just 5 months after buying Open Options. One is a small access control manufacturer from Texas, the...
Axis Supports HD Analog on Apr 15, 2019
In 2017, Axis declared 'Everything is IP': Now, in 2019, Axis has released support for HD analog, with their new encoders.  Why the change?...
ISC West 2019 Report on Apr 12, 2019
The IPVM team has finished at the Sands looking at what companies are offering and how they are changing their positioning. See below for 50+...
UK Installer CCTV Aware - Flat Pricing, No Salespeople on Apr 10, 2019
This is a different kind of company. They do flat pricing, they do not have any salespeople and 50% of their sales are sold and booked...
Airship VMS Profile on Apr 03, 2019
Airship has been developing VMS software for over 10 years, however, with no outside investment, and minimal marketing, the company is not well...
Cambium Wireless Video Surveillance Profile on Mar 27, 2019
Cambium Networks, spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, says "outdoor durable radios are in their DNA" and they are targeting video surveillance...
Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Insurance Startup Coalition Profile on Mar 20, 2019
Many industry people believe cybersecurity insurance is not worth it, as the voting and debate in our Cybersecurity Insurance For Security...
Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested on Mar 19, 2019
Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous...
ONVIF Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 15, 2019
In the past decade, ONVIF has grown from a reaction to the outside Cisco-lead PSIA challenge, to being the de facto video surveillance standard...
BCDVideo Expansion And Switch From HP To Dell Examined on Mar 11, 2019
BCDVideo says they have more than tripled revenue in the past 5 years and are continuing to grow, powered most recently by switching their lead...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Verkada Salesman: IPVM "Stuck In A The Stone Age" on Apr 25, 2019
Verkada is 'tackling dinosaurs' and battling those, like IPVM, who are 'stuck in a the stone age'. Verkada's recent sales recruiting promotion...
The HIVIDEO $31 Face Detection DVR Tested on Apr 25, 2019
Face detection in a $31 DVR? That is what "HIVIDEO" (not to be confused with Hikvision, even if the company intends to do that) was promoting at...
Amazon Marketing Pro Installs of Amazon Security Systems on Apr 25, 2019
Is Amazon a threat to conventional providers like ADT, Vivint and Brinks Home Security? Many say no. Now, Amazon is advertising free in-home...
Ex-Integrator Now Growth Strategist Interviewed on Apr 24, 2019
For more than a decade, Scot MacTaggart was a security integrator (at PA-based PSX). In late 2018, he left the industry. He is now a Growth...
19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled on Apr 23, 2019
IPVM interviewed 19 facial recognition providers at ISC West to understand their claimed accuracy, success and positioning. 9 from China, where...
Locking Down Network Connections Guide on Apr 23, 2019
Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected...
Hikvision Admits USA Sales Falling on Apr 22, 2019
Hikvision, in a new Chinese financial filing, has admitted that its USA sales are now falling. Less than a year after the US government passed a...
Speco Ultra Intensifier Tested on Apr 22, 2019
While ISC West 2019 named Speco's Ultra Intensifier the best new "Video Surveillance Cameras IP", IPVM testing shows the camera suffers from...
Arecont Favorability Results 2019 on Apr 22, 2019
Arecont's net negativity remained the same in IPVM's 2019 integrator study, though integrator's feeling became relatively more neutral compared to...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact