Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision

By: IPVM Team, Published on Oct 17, 2018

With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and Hikvision were low on technology innovation, they charged substantially lower prices for many core video surveillance features than Western and Japanese incumbents.

IPVM has previously looked at alternatives for HIK, but for those looking for lower prices, where do they turn? 165 integrators told IPVM, answering:

For low cost, what manufacturer, if any, is the best alternative to Dahua and Hikvision? Why?

Inside this note, we:

  • Look at the top three options
  • Look at respondent feedback
  • Give you a look at honorable mentions

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**** *** **************** ** ************ *** HIK, *** *** ***** looking *** ***** ******, where ** **** ****? 165 *********** **** ****, answering:

*** *** ****, **** manufacturer, ** ***, ** the **** *********** ** Dahua *** *********? ***?

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***** ************* **** *** clear *******. ******/******* **** 22%, **** **** **% of *** **** *** Uniview **** *%. ******* these ***** *** **********, however, **% ** *********** said **** **** ****'* know **** ************ **** out ***** *** **** looking ******* ** ******** from ******' **********.

******/*******

******-*** ******* **** ******/******* was ***** ** ** their **** *********** ** the **** ** *** Hikvision/Dahua ***.

  • "**'** **** **** ***** with *** ***-*** ***** at ******. **'* **** we *** *** *** standard ********, ** **'* efficient *** **. ** can *** *** ******* software *** **** ******* sets, *** ***** *** the **** ****** *** products, *** **'* *** same **** ******* *** warranty."
  • "****** ***** ** ** first ******. **'** ********** new **** **** *** so *** ** **** been ********* **** ***** cameras. **** *** *** be ** ****-***** ** Dahua *** *********, *** their ****** *** **** competitive."
  • "******** ****** - **** solution *** ******* ***********."
  • "**'** *** **** **** with *******/****** *** **** of *** ***** ***** Axis ******** **** **** competitively ******."
  • "** ****** *** ******, they **** ******* ******* in **** *** ***** points. ** ** *** be *********** **** ******** that **** ***** *** specifications *** ***** **** product **** ***** ****-*** specifications."
  • "****** ******* ** ******** the **** ****. * just ****** *** **** it **** ** ****** any *** *** ******* companies *** ****** **** the ***."
  • "****** *** * **** line, *** **** ***’* as ********** ** **** point. ** ***** ******* line *** *******, ** would ******** ********* ** them."
  • "***** *** ******* *** not ** ** *** as ***/*****, ** ****** like *** ****** *******."
  • "*** ***-**** ******,* ****** is *** **** ** my *******. *.*** *******, onboard *********, *** *** ability *** **** ****** recording."
  • "****** *** ** *** wide ***** ** ******** and * **** ********** price *********."
  • "******'* **** ****** ** usually *** **-** ***-**** alternative."
  • "** **** **** ***** Hanwha's * ****** ** cameras *** ***** *** line ** **** *********** against *** *** *****"
  • "******. **** ****'* ******* and *****'* **** ******** shamed *** *** ********"
  • "* **** ****** *** detest *** ****. * like ***** ******** ** their *** ***** *** their ******* *** ****. Price ** ****** **** too. **** **** ** have ******* ********** *************** too.'
  • "******* ******...*** ********* ** alternative ** ******** ****** of *********** ****** ********** potential.'
  • "**** ****** ***** ** low ****? ****'* ******** be ** ***** ****** if ***/***** *** *** a ****** ******."

****

****** ** ****** *** Axis. ****** **** ********* that **** *** *** really "***-****" ******** ** Hikvision *** *****, ** still *** **** ********* for ********** *******. **** garnered **% ** *****.

  • "*** *** ****, * would ** **** *** Axis ********* ****. **** good *** ***** ******* that ***'* **** ** be **** ** * larger ****** ***** **."
  • "**** & ****** *** competing ****** ******."
  • "** ***** **** ****, reliability ***** *** ******, cyber ***** ******."
  • "** ********* ** *** have *** ******* ** 'low ****' *******. ** look ** *** ****** requirements *** ******** *** and ******* *** *********** camera. ** ** ** 'too ****' ** **** discuss ***** ************ ** see ** ** *** get ** **** ** line **** ***** ******. We *** ** **** shop *** ** ***'* sell ********* ******* ** customers *** **** **** pockets, ** **** *** correct ****** *** *** right ***********. ** **** happily ***** ****** ** Costco ** **** **** cheap ******* * ***** customer ** ********* * noisy ********."
  • "*'* **** ** *** companies **** **** *** Hanwha ********** ***-**** ********* to ******* ** **** part ** *** ******. We **** **** ******* products **** ** *** rely **. ******* **** point ** *** ********* is *** ********* **** we **** *** ******* is * **** ***."
  • "'*** ****' ****. **** don't ***** *** **** cheap ***** *** **** offer *** ** *** price ****** *** **** have ****** ** ** a ********* ************."
  • "* ***** **** *** answer ** **** ** well. * ** ********** getting **** ** ** my ****** ******* * am ********* ******* *** or ********. ** ** getting ****** *** ****** to **** *** ***** of ******* **** ** Panasonic ** ***** **** all ** ***** "*******" working *** ** ***** garage *** ***** ** at * ******** ** the **** **** ******* products **** *** ***** sold ******* **** ** costs ** *********** ****. I ***** **** *** come *** **** * value ****** **** *** be * **** **********."
  • "** *** ********* ***** for **, ** ***** prefer ** *** *** Axis ********* ****."
  • "***** *** **** * series ** ***** **** expensive ** **** **** to *** ** **** often **** *** ** an ***********. ** *** look **** ** ******, but ******* *’** *** been ****** **** ** their ********. ** *** end ****** ** ** need * ***** ***-**** small ****** ******* *** we *** ***** *** up ***** *** ** Dahua."
  • "* ***** **** **** has **** * **** job. ***** ***** *** Hik **** ****** *** cost ** ******* ****, Axis ** **** * reasonable ******** ** ***** low ****, ****** ******* cameras ** ******. ***** I **** *** ****, Bosch, ****, ******** ******* when * ***, * will ******* ** ** Axis *** *** ***-**** alternative. * **** **** been **** ** ******** some ** ** ********* to ******* *** *-**** factory ******** ** *** cameras. **** ** * good *** ** ******* total **** ** *********. If *** ****** ***** prior ** * *****, there ** ** (********) cost ** *******. *** then ****** **% ** cameras ** **** *** year ***** ****. ** gets *** ******** **** a **** *********** *****."
  • "*** **** ***** ****** I ** ******* **** is **** ********* ****."
  • "**** ********* *** *****-***** M-series ***** *****, ** does ****** ******* ****. Not ** ***** ** Hik, *** *** ** many **** *******, *************."
  • "****. *** ********* ****** is * ***** ***********."
  • "*'* *** ***** ****** to **** ** * low-cost ************ **** ** not **** *** ********* to *** ** ***** two *********. ** **** be ******* **** **** companion ** *** ****** end."

** **********, ****** **** ********* ~$*** camera ****** ***** ****.

*******

******* ****** ***** ** the ****** *** * low-cost *********** ** ********* and ***** **** *% of *** ****:

  • “******* *** ** ******* it's **** ** ***** we **** **** **** support *** *** ******** sells ** *** *** user ****** *** ** on **** *** ******* prices.”
  • “******* ** ** * better ******* **** * better ********* ******* ******. They ***** **** ******* at ******* ***** **** there ** * *******.”
  • “** ******** ** ******* when **** *** **** American *********. **'** **** fairly ******* *** ***'* like *** **** ********* of *** *** *** NVR”
  • “******* *******....******** ***** ******* range **** *** **** to ******* ** **** when ******** ******** ** Hikvision.”
  • “*******. ******* ************ ***** only ** ** *** series ** ******* *** high **** *** ****-******* Rapid ****** ** ****** gaining * *** ** trust ******* ***** *** HIK”
  • “*'* *** **** *'* right ***** **** ******* with **** *** ***** you ***** ****. *** I ***** ******** ***”

Honorable ********

***** *** * *** honorable ******** ** *** survey *******, ********* ******* Watchdog *** *******. ******** out *** ********* ******** are ********* *** ***** voted ** ** ***-**** fans. ****** ********* **** they ******'* ****** **** Hikvision ** ***** **** though *** *.*. *** was ***** **** ***.

  • “***** ** ** *********** that ******** *** ******* of *********. **% ** the ******** ******** **** caused ** **** ** incompetent **********. ******* ******** are *** ***** **** show ****** ****, ******** and ******* ***** ****** feeds.”
  • “** *** ********* - the ********* *** *** biggest *******.”
  • “** *** *** ********* Hik ****.”
  • “* ***’* **** ***** low-cost ******* *******. ** my **********, ********* **** taken *** *** *****.”
  • “*** ****, *****'* ****** any. *** *** ***** actually **** * ****** nice ****** *******, **'* too *** **** *** happened.”
  • “** *** *** ****** if ** **** * super ***-**** ***** ****** chances *** ** *** still *** ** ***** Hik ** *****.”
  • “* ** *** ********** in *** ************. * use ********* *** *'* (my *********) *** *****.”
  • “** *** ***** ***** now *** ***'* **** plans ** ****** ** this ****.”
  • “**********, *'* ****** *****'* they ******** **** ***** support ***** ****.”
  • “*** ****? ***** ** say. **'** ***** ** continue ** *** *****.”

**** ******* ** *.*. integrators *** ****** *** that *** ***** ***** Services ********* (****) *** stated **** * ******* only ******** *** ** ***** to******** ** ****** **** doing ******** **** *** U.S. **********.

Comments (34)

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********* ****** ******* ** ********* (******** ** ***** ***********)....

******* *** *******, **** ** ** **** ******** *****. ********* is **********.

* ********. *** ****** ****** ** *****. ***** *** ********* market ******* ***** (****** ****-******** *****) *** ******** **** ** China *** ****** ****** *****-*****.

* ***'* ***** *** ******** **** ********* *** ****** ********* (save *** ******* / ******) *** **** ******* ******* *** even ** **** ****** ** ** *** *********, **** **** don't **** *** ***** ** ** ****. **** ****, * still ***** **** ****** ***** **** (******* ** *** **, Vivotek, ***.) *** **** ***** *** ******** ******* **** **** in ***** ** *** *** ************* *********.

* ***** **** **** *** ******. * ******* ******* ********, Avigilon, ** ******* *** **** **** *** *** *****.

”***** *** ********* **** *** ** ********** **********”. **** *** kidding **? ***** ********** ******** ****** *** ******** *** ** An ***** **** ****** ********** *** ******* “*******” ******** ** lower *** ***** ** *** *** ****. ***** *** ***** is *** ******** ** ******’*. ****’* **** **** **** ******** an ** ***?

#**, ****** *** *** ********. *** '**********', ***** ** *** actually ******, *** **** ******* ** ***-****, ***

******* “*******” ******** ** ***** *** ***** ** *** *** user.

* ****** *** **** ** ****** *** * ***** **** you ***** ******** *****. ** ** *****, *.*., ***** *** Hikvision *** *** ****** ** ******, **** *** ** **** others (*.*., ********* ** ******** *******). *** * ** ***** that **** ******* ******* ** ** ******* ***** **** ******** while *** ******* ********* ******* *******.

** *** *** ** ****, *** ******* *** **** **** from *** *******. **'* ********* *** **** *** *** ******* of *** ** ******** *** *** ******** **** ******** **** been ***********. ********* *** **** '****' ******** ** ** ***, **'* ** performance ** *** ********.

*** **** ** ********** *** *** *** ******* **** ** worth ****** ** **, ***** ***** *** ********* **** ******* been ** *** *********... ** ***** ** ************* *** ******* to *******.

*** **** *****, ******* ***** **** *** **** ***** *** Hikvision **** **** ******* ** ******** ***** **** *** ****'* had * ***** ****** ** *** ******.

*** ***** *** *********** ******, *********** * *** ***** *****?
**** ***** *** ******** *** **** **** **** ** * lower ***** ******** ** ******.

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**'* *** **** **** ******'* **** ** ** *** ***** ago, ***** **** ****'* **** ** ** * ******.

* **** *** **** ********** **** *******/******/*******. *** *** **** works ** *****/***** ****, *** ***** ****** *** ********** ***** HD ****. ***** ***** ***** ******* ***** ******. *** ********* people ** ********* **** ***** ******** ********* *** *** *** difference.

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

**** **** **** ***, ** *** ***** ******* **** ** Hikvision *** *****

* **** ** ***** *** ***** *** ** **** ******* that *** *** **** ***** ** *** ***

*******/****** ** * **** ******* ****, **** ** *** **** getting **** *******. * *** *** ** ***** ***** ********** when **** ******* *** *** ************ *** **** ****** **** Hanwha.

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* ** **** *** *** ***** ******* * ***. **** do *** *** ** *** ***** **** *** **** * months *** ****? **, ****, ****?

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*'* ******** ******* **** ******* ****'* *** * *** ****** here...I *** **** ******* **** ** ** ******* **** *****'* given **** * ****. ** *** *****'*, **** **** * try...great *****!

******* *** * ********** * **** ****** **** ***** *** a ********** *******, ****** **** *** **** ****** ** ********** Hik.


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