Akuvox Intercom Profile

By: 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

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

******* ** **** ****** [link ** ****** *********] in ****, ****** ******* largely ** **** ******** before ** *****************-*** ******* ****, * ********** conglomerate **** **** ******** Asia ******* (*** ** be ******** *****-***** ***** Telecom). **** **** ****, shortly ***** ** ***********, the ******* ********** ***** initial ***** ******** ********.

*** ******* ** ****** by **** ***, ********* [link ** ****** *********], and ******* **** [**** no ****** *********], *** took **** ** *** at *** *** ** 2015. *&* *** ************* resources *** ********* **** within ****-*** *****.

Product ********

******'* ******** ******* ********* consists ** * **** categories:

  • "*** *********" ***** *** ***** outdoor *****, ********* ******* with *** ******* *****, as **** ** ****** with ********** ******, ********** card ****** ***/** ***********
  • ****** *****, ***** *** *** wall-mounted ***** ******. **** models *** ********* **** custom ******* **** ** WiFi, ********* *** ***** cameras. *******,****,******* *******-***** ***** ***** the****,****, ********** ***.
  • ********* ***** *****, *** *****-****, **** ** ******* touch ****** *** ********** video ******.

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

**** ***** ******* *************, Akuvox's ******* ******* ** comparatively *** ******** ** western ******. *** *******, Akuvox's ***-***** *****-****** ********, the******* * $*** ****, less **** **% ** what ** ******* *** their******** ** ******** **** than ********** ********* ************** *******.

****** ** **** ********** with ******* *********** **** Dahua *** ********* ** terms ** ******* *** features. *** *******, ********* *********** *********'* ********-*. ***** **** ******* may ****** *** ** tariffs, ****** ******** ***** still **** *** **** than **** ********* ******* commercial ********.

****** ** *** ******* to *** ********** *** that ***** *** ********* are. ******* ****, ******** pressure **** **** *****-****** retail ****** ******** ** increasing *** ****** ** considering * ********.

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

****** **** *** ***** two-wire ** ****-**** ********, leaving *** ******* ** take **** ******** *******, focusing **** ** *** installs ** **** ************ with ** ********.

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

****** ********** *** *** or ***** *** **** not **** ****** ************ with *** ***** *** systems, ****** ****** **** as ****, ***** *** Hikvision.

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

********** ******** ***************** ** ******* ** those ******* ** ****** manufacturers **** ****,****, *********, *** *****. Hikvision *** ***** ***** these ******** *** **** without ************ ** **** are ********** ** ***** surveillance *****/*** *******. ******'* cloud ******* ** **** with ** ****** *******, but ***** ** * monthly ****** *** *****-*********** units ******* ****** ********. Currently, ****** ** ************ pricing *** ***** ******** so ***** ****** *** not *********. *** *********,******************$*.**/***** *** ******. ****** ** **** functionality, ********** ***-***** ***** lines *** ********* ** $15/month **** ******.

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

*** ******** ******* ** many ****** ******** (*.*.,*** ********* ** *** *****) is *** *** ** Android. **** ******** ******* Android ** ********* *** experience *** ***-***** **** third-party **** ** **** (if **** *** ************ skilled) ********** *********.

*******, *** ****** ** that *** ******* ******** used (*.* *** *.*) are ** ****** *********, do *** ******* ******** updates *** **** **** increased ************* ****** **** current **** (* *.*). Additionally, ****** *** ******* the **** ***** ********* manual ************ ** ****.

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

* *** ******* ********** with *******, ****** *** ****** facial *********** *** ********* access *******. ***** **** has *** ****** ******'* facial ***********, ** ****** caution **** *** ****** recognition ******* ***** ******* imperfections ** *** **********.

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

****** ********* ******* ** residences *** *****-****** *********. They **** * ***** presence ** ************* *******************, * ******* ** the ** *** ******** their ****** ** ******* the *******. ******** *** other ******* **** ** education (*.*. ********* ********/**** scheduling) *** *******.

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

******'* ******** ** *** USA ******* ***** **** no ** ******** ********. Some ** ********* ** OEM ***** ********, **** as ***** ************** *** their**************, ***** ******* ******** are **** ******* ******** distribution ************ *** ******* ******. ** *** *** penetrated **** ******** ************ like *** ** *******. In ******,********** *** ** ******* their ****** ***************** *** ****** ******.

*******

****** *** *** ********* to ******* *** ***-**** intercom ****** ** *** same **** ** ***** domestic ***** **** **** so ** ** *******. How ****** *** *******'* relative ******* *** *** well ********** *** *******'* international ***** ******* ******* to ** ****.

**** ** *********** ******* Akuvox *** ******** *** member ******** ** *** product.

Comments (6)

***** **** ******** ******** of *** ******* **, a ********* ********** *** questionable ******* ** ***** with, ***** **** ** hacked *** ********* **** botnets ** * **** short ****** ** ****.  Please ***'* *** *****, it **** ******* *** another ****** **** *** race-to-the-bottom ********* ** ***** manufacturers *** **** ****** more ******* ******* ** the ******** **** ******* to ** ***********.  * stand *** ** ***** somewhere.

*** ******* *** ******* sets ** ***** ********* are **** ******** *** customizable **** **** ** the ***** ***/** ********* including **(**** ** **** room **** ************* *** indoor *******). ** ** not **** **** *** bringing *** *****,  **** are ******** * **** robust **** ****** ********** out. ** *** *** concerned **** ***** ******* tablets *** *** ***** ones *******. ******* ***** systems **** ** ***/ and **** *** *** have **** *** ****** (pbx) *** ****** **** communication ****** *********** ** them.

* **** **** ** a **, *** ***** is *****. * ***** like ** *** *** the ********, ************** ***** and ******. **** **** these ***** *** ** set ** ***% *** so *** **** ** needed ** *****, ** data *******. 

******** ***** ** **** a *** ** ***** insides ******** * *** but *** *** ******* of ******** *** ** used ** * ***** screen ** ******* * Sonos ***** ******. **** customer **** *** *** benefit ** ***** **** to **** ***** **** video ******** *** ********* cameras. **'** *** *** it ****. **** **** be ** ***** **** using ***** ********

***** *** **** *** another *********** *******

*** ******* **, ** brought ** *** ******* line ******* *** ****** is ******* ** **** direction

** ** *** **** a ******* ********** ***** is *** ** **** invested * *** ** time *** ****** ** custom ***********

** **** **** **** simply ******* * ***, to ****** **** *** solution *****

**** ******** **** ***** are ****, ***** *** security ********

** ***** **** *** people ** ******** ****** $700 ******* *** ******* IP ******** ******** *** 2N ***** ******

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*******, * ***'* **** to ** *** *** to **** **** ***** priced ******** **** ******** to *** *** ******

*** *** *** ****** progress

**** ******* ******** ** advertised

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**** *'** ***** ** hand *** *** *** I'd ****** **** ** see *** **** *** of ***** *****. * agree **** **** *** potential ** ** **********. But *** **** ** the ***** ******** *******, in **** ** ****. As *** ***** ********* to **** ** ***** units, *** *** ************* continues ** ******, * can *** *** **** will ******** *** ***** of ****** ****** ***** from ****-*** *******. ***'* keep ** *** ** what **** ** ******** their ***** **** ******** 125 *** & **.** MHz *******. *** ** and ***** *** ***'** got * ********* ****** with *** ****** **** important ******** - ****** override *** ***** **** cases *** ** ***** a ****. ******* ** readers **** ***** ***** to **, ** ****** has. *** ** *****, analytics *** **** ******* apps *** ** **** a ****** **** **** towards * **** ********** reader. 

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