Dahua Massive American Expansion

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 04, 2015

Dahua did $1.1 billion USD revenue last year, making it way larger than Axis and only trailing their domestic rival Hikvision.

However, Dahua remains far behind both Axis and Hikvision in North American.

Now, Dahua is ramping up a massive American expansion. In this note, we dig into what is happening, what jobs are available and what impact this may have on the American market.

***** *** $*.* ******* *** ******* **** ****, ****** ** way ****** **** **** *** **** ******** ***** ******** ***** Hikvision.

*******, ***** ******* *** ****** **** **** *** ********* ** North ********.

***, ***** ** ******* ** * ******* ******** *********. ** this ****, ** *** **** **** ** *********, **** **** are ********* *** **** ****** **** *** **** ** *** American ******.

[***************]

Dahua's ******** ********

** **** ***** ** *** *****, *** ********** ***** *******, Dahua *** ***** **** ***** *** *** *****, ******* ***** and ********* ** ***** ******* (*.*., *-***, ********* *** **** recently ****).

** *** **** ****, ********* *** ******* ***** ** * larger ***** ******** ******** **** ***+ ***** ********* *** * $100+ ******* *********.

****** ***** *** ******* ********, ********** *** ******* ** *********, the **** ** *** *** ***** ***** *** ********* ************ has ****** **** ****. ** ****** ************* ******* *** ****** ********** ******, ******, ********* *** ******* *** ***** *** ******* to ** *****, * ******* ** ********* ********* ** ***** presence.

Dahua ******** *********

***** ** *** ****** **** **** * ***** *********** ** the ** / ***** *******, ********* * ***** ********* *******, Director / ** ** ******** *****, ********* ******* *** **** more.

***** ********* **** ***** ********* **** ********* *** ********* ****** them ********* ******* ********* ** ***** ***** ***** ****.

***** ******* *** * *** ***** ********-***** *********, ********* ***-***** ******** *********** ********** ***-***** ******* *******.

*******, **** *** ******* *** *****, ** ***** ************* ****** / **** *** ***** ************. **** **** ** ** ** people, ** ***** ********* *** ***** *********, ********, ****, ***. but ** ***** ** ***** ******* **** * ********** *** them ** **** ********.

Dahua ********* **********

***** ** ******* *** ** ********* (*.*.,***** ******* *********) ***, **** **** ** *** ****, ******* ***** ********* their ******** *** ****.

** *** ***** ****, ** ***** **** *** ***** *** own ***** ************, ** ***** ******* ***** **** ** ********* internationally. *** ******* ********* ** * ****** ****** *** ** not ****** ** ***** ***** **** ** ***** ***** ********. They **** ** ***** ***** ***** *** ******* * ******* front / ************ ** *********** **** *** ******* *********, **** their *** *********** **.

Update ********* ****

***** ** ********** ****** *** ***** ********** ** ***** **. See:*** ***** ****** **** ** ***** ***?

Comments (7)

However, Dahua remains far behind both Axis and Hikvision in North American.

Is that counting their U.S. OEM sales?

Yes, especially considering that Hikvision still has a substantial OEM presence itself in the US.

Basically, Hikvision has a big OEM business and a big direct branded business.

Of course, with its own branded business, Hikvision no longer has to worry that their OEMs will drop or switch them to the next Chinese company who will see for less, a concern to all the Chinese OEMs.

The largest companies in a market cannot and do not depend on third party OEMs to build their business. They need to build their brand and provide a unified front / organization to efficiently sell and support customers, like their top competitors do.

You seem to be implying that the massive expansion is a harbinger of Dahua starting to sell Dahua branded product in the U.S., am I reading you right?

Dahua tends to be coy on this, but I doubt they are going to hire a large American marketing and sales organization simply to support their OEMs, as it would be an unnecessary / wasted expense.

Maybe they are going to roll-out the mothballed www.dahua-usa.com, mentioned here?

Coincidentally, the contact address of that site in Davie, Florida is just a few miles from the Dahuan Product Manager's location...

If they hire the right marketing and channel managers they have potential for opportunity here in the usa. The only problem I see is there is no vms company left for them to buy to compete with the new "ecosystem" play other vendors have been pushing. Omichannel is the wave of the future for retail and think its slowly trickling into the security space.

"there is no vms company left for them to buy"

Did someone buy Genetec overnight? :)

I think there are enough independent VMSes left to be purchased: What Independent VMS Will Be Bought Next?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President on Mar 18, 2019
Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman who...
Hikvision Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 18, 2019
Hikvision favorability results declined significantly in IPVM's 2019 study of 200+ integrators. While in 2017 Hikvision's favorability was...
Network Optix Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 11, 2019
Network Optix is arguably the last new VMS. Founded in 2010, more than a decade after most client/server VMS offerings, the company has become a...
BCDVideo Expansion And Switch From HP To Dell Examined on Mar 11, 2019
BCDVideo says they have more than tripled revenue in the past 5 years and are continuing to grow, powered most recently by switching their lead...
Start Up Safe Zone $150 Gunfire Detector Profile on Mar 06, 2019
While gunfire detectors have been around for years, typically they are limited to enterprise level or municipal deployments. Startup AVidea, makers...
Axis Brags About "Whiskey Tasting" With Independent Consultants on Mar 06, 2019
Last weekend, Axis paid for a group of 100+ of the most powerful people in the industry, supposedly independent consultants / AEs that specify many...
Top ISC West 2019 Booth Moves on Mar 05, 2019
With ISC West just a month away, we examine the most notable exhibitor moves including big exhibitors who dropped out and a number of significant...
Prysm PSIM Profile on Mar 05, 2019
A decade ago, PSIM promised significant potential but has always suffered from significant problems. Now, a number of PSIMs have either gone out of...
Genetec Declares "Lead With Synergis" Access Control on Mar 04, 2019
Genetec started with and is best known for its video management software. However, the company is now imploring its partners to lead with Synergis,...
Axis Favorability Results 2019 on Feb 26, 2019
Despite more product shortages, but strengthened by increasing cybersecurity and China concerns, Axis' favorability, amongst 200+ integrators in...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President on Mar 18, 2019
Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman who...
Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview on Mar 18, 2019
Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities...
Hikvision Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 18, 2019
Hikvision favorability results declined significantly in IPVM's 2019 study of 200+ integrators. While in 2017 Hikvision's favorability was...
ONVIF Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 15, 2019
In the past decade, ONVIF has grown from a reaction to the outside Cisco-lead PSIA challenge, to being the de facto video surveillance standard...
Hanwha Aerospace / Techwin Korean Tax Evasion Raid on Mar 15, 2019
A Hanwha group subsidiary was raided as part of a tax evasion probe. While a Korean news media report listed the raided entity as 'Hanwha...
Installation Course - Last Chance on Mar 14, 2019
This is the last chance to register for the March Installation course. This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical...
City Physical Security Manager Interview on Mar 14, 2019
This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential....
US Drafting Separate Rule for NDAA Dahua/Hikvision 'Blacklist' on Mar 14, 2019
The most debated provision of the NDAA ban of Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei, et al. is the so-called 'blacklist' provision which would ban any company...
OpenALPR Acquired By Mysterious Novume on Mar 13, 2019
Startup OpenALPR has been acquired by Novume, a company virtually unknown in the industry. While there are many LPR providers (see our directory),...
Milestone Machine Learning Camera Auto-Setting Examined on Mar 13, 2019
Milestone wants to improve image quality using Machine Learning to solve the problem of "a camera doesn't know what it is being used for",...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact