AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

By Derek Ward, Published Dec 04, 2019, 10:03am EST (Research)

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Vs. *******: ******** ************, ****** *******

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**** ******** ** ********** ****** ******* and ********* ** ****** ******** ***** overexposure *** *** * ******* ** in ****** ******.

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White ***** ************

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Competitive *** ***** ***** *******

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Competitive ******* ***** *******

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Weak *** ***********

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Weak *** ***********

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Technical *******

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Made ** ****** / ***-******* ****

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Firmware *********

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Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** ******* ***** settings, **** **** ************* ******* ** standardize ** **** ** ********:

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Comments (3)

very interesting, though the results are a little underwhelming.
i hope that the TW and Korean manufacturers will have a chance to resurface and push products forward. The industry tends to be stagnant when 80% of the products come from 3 or 4 large companies

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Some financial information on AV Tech. The company did ~$28 million USD revenue in 2018, down from $34 million USD revenue in 2017, screencap below:

Indeed, back in 2012, AV Tech did ~$100 million in revenue.

This is roughly consistent with what we have seen with a variety of Asian tech companies that competed with China over the last decade. The China companies have become so massive in their home market (Hikvision is ~300x as large as AV Tech), it's become a David vs Goliath scenario.

How much companies like AV Tech can come back give the vast resources disadvantages remains to be seen but it's positive that they are trying.

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As someone who deals directly with AVTech, they focus on a handful of projects a year and are still actively developing TVI cameras.

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