Dahua Favorability Results 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Apr 01, 2019, 11:11am EDT

Dahua favorability declined, in IPVM's 2019 integrator favorability series, driven by their backdoors, resulting in mass hacking and US government banning:

fav dahua

From 200 integrator responses, IPVM examines the following themes including~ 75 comments across Neutral, Negative and Positive sentiment:

  • Low-end products are good for low-end jobs
  • The China stigma
  • Cybersecurity concerns
  • Quality to price ratio is good
  • Quality to price ratio is great
  • Quality is bad
  • Good, but with some issues
  • It is better than Hikvision

******** ***** **** ************ *******, ******** ********* ******** effectively *** **** *** a *********** ***** **** neutral ** ******** ********, as ***** ** *** contrast *****:

comp dahua

Low-End / ***** / ** **************

*** **** ******* ***** leaving *********** ******* ******* toward ***** *** **** they **** ***-***, ***** or ******** ** ************** from ***** ***-*** ********, as **** ** *** comments *****:

  • "********** *** **** ** everybody **** ** *** market."
  • "****: ******* ************* *** done, **** **** ******** dislike: *** **** *********** in ***-***** *****."
  • "***'* **** ** ***-*** cameras."
  • "***** ***** *****."
  • "***** *** * ****** Dahua, *** **** **** very ******* *** *****."
  • "** **** **** ** their *******. **** **** due ** ****."
  • "***** *** *** ********* no ********."
  • "** *** **** ***** for ***** *** ***-*** projects *** ******* ** terrible."
  • "***** ** ******** *** small ****** ***** **** of ********. ******** ** offers *** ******** *** some ** *** ******* manufacturers, *** ******* ** what *** *** ***."
  • "**** **** **’* ***** and ********* ** *** lower ***."

China ****** / *************

*** ****** **** ********* feeling *** **** ***** was ****** ****** ** the ****** ** ***** Chinese, ** **** *****:

  • "** ********* ******* ******* products, *** ** **** to ***** **** ***** & ********* ********* *** Romanian ******. **** ******* are **** ****** *** not **** ****, *** we ******** ********* ******* better ***** ******* *** the **** *****, *** entry-level *******. ************ ******* are ****, *** **** are *** ***** ****** - ** ****** ****** a **** ******** ***** (such ** ****). ******, a *** ********** ** cameras **** ** ******* are ***** - ** price *******. ** ***'* like ***** ***, ***** friendly *** *** ****, generally, ** *********** * LOT ** ******** **** bugs ** ******** & firmware *** ** ****** us * *** ** wasted ****."
  • "****: ***** *******: ************* concerns. *** *** ********* accept * ******* *******."
  • "*** *** **** ***** foreign *****."
  • "*** ******* ***** ** open ** ************* ******** and ****** * ******** with *** ***** *********."
  • "** **********. * *** to **** **** **** Chinese ********."
  • "*** ***** **** *** back **** *****.
  • "* **** **** *** Illustra ******* *** **** are **, ************* *** China ****** *** *****."

Quality ** ***** ***** ** ****

**** ** *** ******* camp **** *** ******* was "****** ****" *** the *****, ** ***** below:

  • "******* ** ******* ****** good *** *** ***** point."
  • "******* *** ****** **** quality *** *** *****, although * ***** **** they *** ** **** competitive."
  • "***** **** *** *** buck **** ******* ********* issues ... ****** *** the ******** ****** **** have."
  • "******* * *** ********: well ********** *** *****/*******."
  • "** ** *** **** a ***, *******, ** are ******* ***** *** 4k ********* **** *****-** audio. ***** ** ** a *** ** **** for *** **** *** some ** *** ***** manufacturers ** *** **** too ******* ** ****** lower **** ********* ***** 1080p/2mp."

Negative **%

****** ********* ******** ******* from * ***** ******* with *** ******** *** a *** ********** ** cybersecurity ********, *** ** law ******* ********* *** Dahua ** * ******* Chinese ** ***** ******. Notably, **** *** ***** mentioned*****'* **** ** ***** rights ******** ***** ****** *** not ****** *** *******.

Basic / ***** ******* / ***** / *** **********

**** ********** ****** *********** felt *****'* *****, ***-***, cheap, ***-******* ******** **** them * *** ********** that *** ********** *** not **** ** *** comments ***** ****:

  • "***** ** ** ****** a ****** ******* ** my *******. **** **** just ****** ****** ********* in **, ******, *** marketing ** * ***** where ** ***’* **** consider ******* ** *******."
  • "***** ******* - ***** cheap *****."
  • "*** ********** ** *******, very *** *********, ****** English *** *** *********** is *** ****-********."
  • "******* **** **** ****. HikVision??? *** **** ** the **. *** **** cheap ***** *******—***** ******* can't **** ** ***** things."
  • "** *** **** **** well, **** * **** negative "*******" ***** **** Hikvision, **** *** ** subjective ***** ** *** sales/technical **** **** **** in *** ******."
  • "*** ******* **** ** be ****** ****** *** the *** ***** **** we **** **** *** were ******** ******* **** didn't ******* ** ** expectations."
  • "** * ******* ***** with * ***** ** vulnerabilities, ** ** **** of * ***-**** ***** and ** ***'* **** in **** ******."
  • "** ******* *** *** so **** **** *** one ****** ******* ******* in *** ******. * had ******** **(*******) ** *** ***** VMS *** ** *** hideous."
  • "******* ******* *** ******** are **** ******* ****** Hikvision *** *******. ***** points *** *** *** the ******* ** ****** and *********."
  • "* **** ***** ***** when * **** **** name. *** ***** ******* or ****."
Cybersecurity ** *****

**** ** *** **** of ********** ******** *** the ******** **** **** those *** ***** ************* as ***** **** ***** as **** *****:

  • "**** *** **** **** ipvm.com? *** **** ********* reports ** ******** *****. Products ********* *** **** the ******** ** ** below ** ****** ****. Fluctuating ****** **** ** impossible ** **** ******** in ***** *** **** that ** **** ** 20% **** **** *****. Their ***** ******* **** good (*** *** *****), and ***** ********* ******* look *** **** ** the ***** **** ... WTF?"
  • "*** ***** * ******** cameras **** **** *********** companies?"
  • "** * **** ******* back ****, * **** a *******. **** *** break *****, ** *** never ** *****."
  • "** ***'* *** **** because ** ***'* ***** Dahua **** *** ******** of *** *********."
  • "** ****** **** *******. When * *** ** option ** ************* ******* the ****** **** * day, ** *** *** find **** **** **********."
China ****** ** *****

*** **** ***** *** concern ********* ** ******** voters ** ***** *** simple **** ** *****'* Chinese ********. ** ********* above, ***** ** ** air ** ****-*******-********** ********* in *** ** *** spreading ** ***** ********* as **** (*** *******, see *********** ** ********** *** French ******* ** ****** espionage ***** ** ******** Hikvision*******, *** **** ************ ** *** ** speaking *** ******* *********'* ties ** ***** ****** abuses), *** *********** ***'* trust *** ******* ******* it ** *******, ** seen ** *** ******** below:

  • "***** *** * ****** of ******** ** ********* has **** ************ *** products **** *** **** in *****. *** ** perspective ***** *** *********** is *** ** **** intact ** **** *** simply **** ** ******."
  • "******* ************* ** ******** product **** **** *** sit **** **** **. Even ** **% ** the ********** ******** ***** Chinese ********** ****** *** wrong, * ***** ***'* bring ****** ** **** the ****."
  • "* ***'* **** *** Chinese *********, *** ** be ****** * **** no **** **** ***** cameras **** ****."
  • "*** **** - *******."
  • "***** ** ****** **** have ******** ******* ** their *********** ** ***** and *********."

** *** ***

******* *** ** *** most ********* ****** ** the ******** *****, ***** who **** **** ** not *** *** ******* was **** **** **** stating ** *** *** to "**** ***** **************," and ****** ****** **** they **** *** *** them, ** **** *****:

  • "***** ***."
  • "* **** *** ** representation **** **** ******* line."
  • "* ** **** ******** with *** *********** ******** from ***** *** ****** about *****. ** **** never **** ** ******** them."
  • "** *** *** **** technology, **** ***** **************."
  • "** ** *** *** nor **** ** *** Dahua ** *********."

Government *** / ***** ****** ********** ** *****

******* ************, *** ***** bothersome ******** ** ***** was *** ********* ** the**' **** ***** *** only **** *****, *********, and ********** ***** **** ** government **** *** **** blacklists *********** *** **** the ****** ********, ** represented *****:

  • "***** ** ****** ********** regulations ** **** **** from *****. **** **** a ******** *** ********** management ********."
  • "***** ****** **********,"
  • "***-*** ****** *** **** ban."
  • "* ****** *** **** on ** *****."
  • "******* ********/***."

Positive **%

* ***** **********—**%—****** ***** positively ****** ******* ***** to ******* ***** *** being ****** **** *********. Themes *** *********** ** order ** ********** *****.

Quality *** ***** ** **-**-****

**** *****, ****** **** that *** ******* *** the ***** *** **-**-**** and ***** ********* **** "picture ** ****," "**** quality," "********," *** "***** quality," ** **** ** the ******** *****:

  • "****: ******* ** ***-***** segment, *****."
  • "**'* ** *** **** clients, **** ** *** time, **** ****, **** getting * *** ******* of ****, ** ******* our **. * ********."
  • "* **** *** ***** accessibility ** *** ******** on *** ****** *** lower **** ** *** product."
  • "********, *** ***** ** good, *** ******* ** good, ********* ****, * am ****** ****** ******* of *** ******** *** possible ***** ******* ** never ***** **** *****, we *** ********** *******, many ******, ****** ... We ****** **** ******* to ***** *** **** ago ******* ** *** price ... **** **** also *** *** ********** we ****, **** ** the ******** ** ** Dahua ** *** ******, and **** *******."
  • "** **** ***** ***** and **** **** **** good ******* ******* **** no ******."
  • "******* **** * **** image ** * ********** price *****."
  • "*** *** *****, **** are **** ** **** and *** ****** *** fairly ****."
  • "**** ***** ** ***** price."
  • "***** *** ********."
  • "** **** ***** ******** mainly *** ** ***** quality."
Quality *** ***** ** *****

*** **** **** ******* sentiment ***** ******** ****** was **** *** ******* to ***** ****** *** Dahua ** ******** *****, with ****** ****** ****** like "***** ** *** top," "***** ********," *** "quality ** ***********." *******, among ***** ****** *** quality *** ***** **** still * *** *** cited ******** **** "******* Government *********," *** * VMS **** ***'* ****** enough, ** **** *****:

  • "***** ** ** *** top ** *** **** in ** *******! **** have ***** *** **** of ******* *** ***** and ******** * ****** cost ********* *******—* **** their *** *** **** robust!"
  • "* ******* **** *** the **** ********* ****** for ************ *** ********* quality!"
  • "***** ******** *** *** money, ******* ** *********** improving."
  • "****** & ******* ******* is *********** *** *** price. **** ******** ** many ****** ****** ******* they ***** ****. ******** issues *** *** * large ******* **** ***** a **** ****** *******."
  • "********* *** ******* *** great. ******* *** ***** is * ******* *** with ** ** *** customers."
  • "**'* *** ****** * install. * **** *** very **** ********** **** Dahua."
  • "***** ** ********* * position *** ***** **** pricing ** *** **** factor ** * ****. Their ******** **** **** well, ***** ******** ******** is * ***** *** they **** ********** ***** support. ** **** *** fact **** ** *** configure * ****** ***** their ******* ******** ** well ** ***** *******."
  • "**** ** ************, **** pricing, ******* *** **********."
  • "***** ******* *** ****** and **** ** ******."
Good, *** *** **** ********

* *** ****** ******** that ***** *** ******* were ****, ***** **** still ******** **** * non-intuitive ***, ************* ********, slow ****, *** ******* that "*** ****," ** seen *****:

  • "***** *** ** *** the **** ********* ** design. ****** **** *** okay, *** ****** ***** so **** ****** *** with **** ******** ******, but **** *** ******** to **** *** ** the ************* ********* ** I ***** ** *** become * **** ********* arena *** **** *** USA ******* *** *********, GDPR **** ***** *** sets ** **** ** also *** **** ********* to *** ******* ************. The ******* ****** ** acceptable ** **** ************* the ***, *** *** high ***. *** *** end ** *** ********* we ***** **** ** we *** *** **** distribution ********, ******-*** ******** and ****-*** ** **** of *** ***** *** butter."
  • "***** ***'* *** ***, are ****** **** *** not ** **********, *** is **** *** ****** for *** *****."
  • "**** *****, *** ******* troubles. ****** *** *** low-end ******** *** *** multi-view ******* *** **** priced ******* ***********. * don't *** ***** ****** I ***** **** *** junk - *** ***"
Better **** *********

******** *** *** ******** voters **** *** * who **** **** *** fact ***** *** *** Hikvision *** * ****, pointing *** *********** ********** like "***** **** *****," "more ***********" ***** "******** with **** **** **** Hikvision, ** **** *****:

  • "**** *********, **** ******* cameras **** ***** ****-*****/**** scandals **** ********* *** reduced ******* ********** *********."
  • "***** ** * ****** manufacturer ** *** ******, we **** *** ****** policy **** ** **** reliable **** ********* *** the **** ******* ** products ** ***-**** *****. The ******** **** *** being ******** ******** ** extremely ****."
  • "** *** ******* **** them, **** **** **** competitive ******. ** *** their ******* **** *** for "******* *******" ** change ********* ******* *** Dahua, *** ** *** a ****** **** *** only ***** ******** **** them **** **** *********."

*******

***** ***** * *********** overall ***********, **** *********** from ********* ****** ************ ** ***** *** rising ******** *** ******** in *** ******* *****. How **** *** ***** ex-Huawei ********** **** ******** will ** ******** ** dealing **** ***** ******.

Comments (3)

My favorite comment:

"Have you ever read ipvm.com? " while responding to IPVM poll

 

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny: 4

After reading IPVM article, I understand how much prejudice on Chinese brands.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful: 4
Funny

Too funny - I don't use Dahua cams because - "Human rights atrocities"

Wonder how many entered that response from their human rights atrocities leader - iPhone

Agree
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Informative
Unhelpful: 4
Funny: 1
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