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 *** *********? ***?

****** **** ****, **:

  • **** ** *** *** three *******
  • **** ** ********** ********
  • **** *** * **** at ********* ********

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Top ***************

***** ************* **** *** 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 (40)

* ***** **** *** my ***** ** *****, so * ** *** suprised ** *** ******.

* ** **** ********* at *** ****** ** third. ** *** ***, it's ******* ******* *****. I **** **** *** not ********** ***** *** neither ** *****. * would **** ******** * non ******* ******.

*** * *** ******* for ******* *********** ****'** only **** ** *** US *** * ***** and ***** *** ********* up ** ***** ************ stateside.

********* **** **** **** reasonably ****** *******, **** H.265 *** ***** *********

**** ***** **** ********, you ****** ** ***** excellent ********

*** ********** **** *** cost **** **** *********, Speco, *******, ********, *-*** weren't *********. ** ****, Arecont, ****? *********, ****, Everfocus. *******, *****..

**** *** **** **** like

*** **** ***** ** another*********? :)

** *******, **** **-******* ** solutions*** ***'* **** **** sales *****. *******, ******* me? ** *** *** recall ************** ***** ***** *******? **** ** *** low ****, **** *** enough ***** *** *********.

**** ** * ****** manufacturer, *** **** ** label *** **** ***** brands. **** **** * quality ******* **** * good ***** *****. *'* expecting ** *** ***** numbers ** ** ********* the ***.

******** **** *** ******* are ** *** **** and ********* ** ***.....

********* *** *** *** sales ****** ** ** noticed ** **** *********** and, ** ********** ** Uniview, *** **** ***** sales ********, *** ********** is **** ******* ** much ***** ****. **** and********* **** **** *******...

** **** ******* ****** towards ******/*******, *** ***** mobile **** *** ************* lagging **. *** ****.

***** *** *** ******* WAVE ****** ***. ** is ***** *** ***** enabled.

** **** **** ******* Mobile ***** ** ********** ahead ** ******** ****, and **** ******** *** for **** ***** ** NVRs.

**** ***'* ****** ***** Wisenet ************ *** *** wi-fi ***** ** ******* X ****** ******* *** zoom, *****, ***.

****** *** * ***** product *** *** ***** force ** *** ** a *** ** *** void ****** ** *** ban. *'* *** ********* to *** **** #* here.

*** **** ** **** ** ******* ********? * **** **** use *** **** ******** *** ***** *** ** ******. **** about *** *******?

******! ** *** *** easiest/high ******* *** ** End ******** *** *******, Servers *** ******** *** Software *** *** **** installer *** *** ***-****. More **** ********* **** the ******, ******** ** a **** ***** **** than ****** (*** *** more *** ****?) *** it ** **** **** most ** *******. ***** PIP ******* ** **** a **** *******!

********* **** ** ********* makers **** ** ** the ****.

* ***** **** **** is * **** ****** too.

*** **** ** *** responses **** *** ***? I ******* **** ** better ***** ** ******.

*** ******* ******, * have **** ****** ****** come ** **** ** the **** ****, *** not **** ***** ***** and ***********.

********* **** ** ********* makers **** ** ** the ****.

*** ********* **** ** deeply ********** ***** *** marketing **** **** *** mostly *** ** *****, out ** ****. *******, in **********, ** *** largest ** *** ********* video ************ ************ ****** take **** ** * sign **** **** *** severely ************** ** ***** and *********.

*** **** ** *** responses **** *** ***?

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

*** ******* ******, * have **** ****** ****** come **

****** *** * *** presence ** ***** **** year ******, ** *** US, * ***'* ****** seeing **** ** ***** sales *** ********* (******* US ************, ****** ***** people).

******* ** **** **** for *** ****** ****** and **** ***** ****** cameras. *** **** *** just ***, ********** *********** their *********** (******). ***** company, *** *** *** most **** **** ***** and **** *******.

*** ********* **** * different ********** **. *** Chinese. ********* ****** ******* in ********* (******** ** their ***********). **** **** they *** **** ***** great ******** *** **** little ********* ** **** sell ******.

******* *** *******, **** do ** **** ******** style. ********* ** **********. Plus ***** ** ***** and ** ****. **** do **** ** ********* in **** ********** **** expected *** *** *** thus *** *** **** with **.

***** ***** *** ********* mentality. **** **** **** to ***** ******* *** OEM *****, ******* ** building * ******* ******** they **** **** *******, if ****** ** **** doesn't ****, **** **** switch ** ****** *** other **********.

********* ****** ******* ** marketing (******** ** ***** competitors)....

******* *** *******, **** do ** **** ******** style. ********* ** **********.

* ********. *** ****** factor ** *****. ***** and ********* ****** ******* style (****** ****-******** *****) and ******** **** ** China *** ****** ****** small-scale.

* ***'* ***** *** disagree **** ********* *** Korean ********* (**** *** Samsung / ******) *** more ******* ******* *** even ** **** ****** to ** *** *********, they **** ***'* **** the ***** ** ** that. **** ****, * still ***** **** ****** spend **** (******* ** you **, *******, ***.) but **** ***** *** billions ******* **** **** in ***** ** *** for ************* *********.

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

”***** *** ********* **** low ** ********** **********”. Area *** ******* **? Their ********** ******** ****** the ******** *** ** An ***** **** ****** innovation *** ******* “*******” installs ** ***** *** costs ** *** *** user. ***** *** ***** is *** ******** ** anyone’s. ****’* **** **** just ******** ** ** ptz?

#**, ****** *** *** feedback. *** '**********', ***** it *** ******** ******, has **** ******* ** low-cost, ***

******* “*******” ******** ** lower *** ***** ** the *** ****.

* ****** *** **** HD ****** *** * agree **** *** ***** lowering *****. ** ** clear, *.*., ***** *** Hikvision *** *** ****** HD ******, **** *** it **** ****** (*.*., Techpoint ** ******** *******). But * ** ***** that **** ******* ******* it ** ******* ***** cost ******** ***** *** Western ********* ******* *******.

** *** *** ** PTZs, *** ******* *** been **** **** *** Chinese. **'* ********* *** cost *** *** ******* of *** ** ******** and *** ******** **** focusing **** **** ***********. While**** *** **** '****' released ** ** ***, it's ** *********** ** far ********.

*** **** ** ********** you *** *** ******* that ** ***** ****** is **, ***** ***** and ********* **** ******* been ** *** *********... in ***** ** ************* and ******* ** *******.

*** **** *****, ******* agree **** *** **** Dahua *** ********* **** been ******* ** ******** lower **** *** ****'* had * ***** ****** on *** ******.

*** ***** *** *********** series, *********** * *** Rapid *****?
**** ***** *** ******** has **** **** **** at * ***** ***** compared ** ******.

**** *** *********** **** years ****** **** (*** **** ***** *** in ****). *********** ******** **** later.

************ ** ********** **********.** ****** ** *********** ** *** ******* Axis *** ** *** here. ** *** ***** focus, **** ***** ** more ******* *** ** their *** ******** **** innovating ** ***********.

** *** ***, ** is * ***** ***** but ** ** *** a ************* **********.********* *** ****** ****.

**** *** * **** *** ******** ** ******* *** ********* are ******** ** **** ****........

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

* **** *** **** experience **** *******/******/*******. *** PTZ **** ***** ** Bosch/Pelco ****, *** ***** camera *** ********** ***** HD ****. ***** ***** meets ******* ***** ******. Non ********* ****** ** locations **** ***** ******** installed *** *** *** difference.

****** *** ******* ***** article

**** **** **** ***, we *** ***** ******* lots ** ********* *** Dahua

* **** ** ***** how ***** *** ** many ******* **** *** not **** ***** ** the ***

*******/****** ** * **** product ****, **** ** see **** ******* **** reviews. * *** *** of ***** ***** ********** when **** ******* *** GVI ************ *** **** direct **** ******.

******* ******** ** **** a **** *******, **** Thomas ** *** ** the ******* ******* **** I **** *** *** of *** **** **********

******* **** * **** product, ***** ***** *** covers ** ****** *** only *** *** **** name ** *** ******** (in ** *******) ** is **** ****** **********

********* ** **** ** a *******, *** ***** products *** ****

******* ** *** * company *** **** * lot *****. **** **** a **** ******* ****. I **** **** *** not ****** ***** *** cameras. ******* ** **** had **** **** ******* with ****

** *** ****** **** Uniview ********

***** ** ****** * bit ** * ********

*****, *****

* *** **** ******** mention ** *******, ******* we *** ***** **** good ******** **** ****

***** ** ** ******** of ******** ** *** marketplace

*** *****, * ***** thought ** ** ***** old * ***** *** the ****

"* ******** ****"

**** ** ****

* ******** **** ***** was *** ******** ****** with ***** **** ** intensifier *******

* ******** **** ********* was * **** ******

* ******** **** ****** was *** *** **** on * ***** ** dead ***** ** ** warehouse

* ******** **** **** was *** ******* ******* IP *** ******** ******* them **** **** *****

* ******** **** ********* was *** ** *** only ******* **** * really **** ****** ***

* ******** **** ** a ********** *** ******* price ** ** ****** camera *** $*** *** there *** ****** ****** for ******** ** ** happy

** ******, ***** *** a *******'

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

***** *** ******** **** bring *** *********** *** challenges

*** *** ** ***** to **** ***** **** determine *** ********

(****** **** * *** that ** * ****** sticker...... **** * ****** do **** ***** **** them ****** ******** ?)

*****, ******.

********:

**** **** **** ***, we *** ***** ******* lots ** ********* *** Dahua

* ** **** *** are ***** ******* * lot. **** ** *** see ** *** ***** over *** **** * months *** ****? **, flat, ****?

***** *** ** *** up

*** ********* ***** ***** records ***** **** *****

** *** *** ******* that **** *****, *** even *** ***** ******** is **

* ***** * *** of *** ***** **********'*

**** ** **** **** ever ** ******** ********** related

* *** * ******** do * ***** ******* for *** ****** ******** administration

*******, ****** *** **** he *** ******* *** the ********

** ** ***** *** any *********** **** *** government

** ** **** ****** integrator's **** ** ******** with **

***** ********* ******* **** exactly **** **** **** and ****** ******* **** numbers

**... ***** *** * **** ** *** ******** ** **** Dahua ** *********, *** **** ** ******* **** ***** ********** business. ** **** ****? *****, * *****'* **** ******* **.

*’* ********* ** ***’* on **** ****. * was ***** * *** fan ** ***** ****** so ***** ********. ***** from ***** ******** **** bit ***** **** ***** pretty **** ********** *******. I ******* **** ** what *** **** ** not ******** **** ** them...

**** ***** **** ******* Distributors **** * ****** turnover **** **** **** 500"000 ******. ** ** will ****** ** *******. Wee **** *** ****** from ***** ** **** and **** ** ******.

[**** ****: *** * Vivotek ********]

*'* ******** ******* **** Vivotek ****'* *** * top ****** ****...* *** only ******* **** ** is ******* **** *****'* given **** * ****. If *** *****'*, **** them * ***...***** *****!

****** ****. ******** ** Vivotek ** ** ***-******* alternative *** **** ***** products **** **** *** price. **** ******* ** very ****, ******** ***** 'We'll **** *** ****" menu ****** ** * joke *** ***** ****'** on ****-****, ***** ** the **** ***** *** be * *** ** a **** ******* *** overall **** ******* **** their ********.

***** ******* ** **** manufacturer *** ***** ******* support, ******* ***** ****** come ******** ***** ** hikua ***********. **** *** a **** ******* *** I **** * *** overpriced. * ********* *** them **** ***** ** less ** *****. **** have ***** ***** ******, Single ****** **** ***** with ***** *** ****** line ** *****. ********* integrations **** ******* *** also * **** *** me.

******* *** * ********** I **** ****** **** Dahua *** * ********** product, ****** **** *** same ****** ** ********** Hik.


************* *** ******** *** to **** *** *** to **** **** ***** instead ** **** ************ the **** ***.

**** ***** *** ******/********* ban? **** ***** ***** out **** ** *** alternatives. ****, * **** people **** ****** ******* is ******** ***** ** Bain *******. ** **** not **** **** **** it ** * ******* company ** *** **** being ********* ** *******?

******* *** ***** ** Bain *******. ** ***** 2017,**** **** ******* ** Hangzhou ******* ************ **., owned ******* ***** ****, * ******** ***** company (******.**) **** * ~$*.* billion ****** **************. *** price **** *** ******* was $***.* ******* *** (*** ***** ***** ****** on *** ****).*****://****.***/*******/*******-****

****** **** ****** ******* is ******** ***** ** Bain *******. ** **** not **** **** **** it ** * ******* company ** *** **** being ********* ** *******?

***** ******* *** **** one. *'** ***** **** any ******* / ***-***** announcement **** ******* ***** the ****-*** *** *** only **** ****** ***** the **** * *** find ******'*.

*****, *** ******* ** homepage ********** **** **** funded ***** ******** *** omits **** ******* ***:

...*** **** **** ****** about *** **** * can **** ** ****'*.

**** *** *** ********* something *** *** **** result *** *** ** something *** *****, **’* an *** ********* *** of ***** *** ************** ;)

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