Dahua OEM Directory

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 16, 2019, 07:29am EDT

This directory includes US Government banned Dahua OEMs for dozens of companies. The following directory includes 50+ of those companies with a graphic and links to company websites below and 25+ that have dropped Dahua in the past 2 years.

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It does not cover all Dahua OEMs as most hide the association and we have only listed ones we have verified by examing shipping records, product documentation or testing products.

If you have feedback on this list or others to add, email us at info@ipvm.com or leave a comment below.

Links to each OEM partner:

Typically, these partners take Dahua product and substitute their branding, alongside their own internally developed product, or in some cases, other OEMs, making it sometimes difficult to determine what is and is not OEMed. More confusing, many companies change OEMs from time to time.

Note: there are certainly far more Dahua OEMs than this list as our information sources are primarily North American based and even within North America, surely there are some others not yet listed. Email us at info@ipvm.com or leave a comment with more suggestions.

Bosch OEM vs. Contract Manufacturing

Bosch has a highly atypical relationship with Dahua. While almost all rebrand Dahua equipment, Bosch actually develops and runs their own firmware (which we have verified in our testing) in cameras that Dahua manufactures for Bosch.

One notable exception is the Bosch DIVAR line (see our test), which Dahua is the OEM / software supplier for Bosch.

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On the camera side, even though Bosch runs its own firmware (and not Dahua's), some Bosch IP cameras may be banned by the US NDAA so long as the ban is interpreted to include anything 'produced' by Dahua, even if Dahua is not providing firmware. This is a risk to consider with Bosch for US government projects.

Update 2020: now, Bosch Dropping Dahua.

Bosch responded:

Bosch has a very small portion of cameras listed below are manufactured at a Dahua factory.

  • IP Bullet 4000i/5000i/6000i
  • IP PTZ Domes 4000i/5000i

The firmware running in these cameras is owned/controlled by Bosch and these cameras follow the same standard of data protection and performance requirement as any other Bosch camera.

Panasonic: Dahua OEM No Longer Sold In US

Panasonic released a Dahua OEM series, the V-Series, in early 2017 (see our test). However, Panasonic has discontinued this in the US (and UK/Europe), though it will still be sold in other regions.

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Removed / Former OEMs

We removed 20+ suppliers from this list for 2019, as a number have stopped OEMing Dahua, stopped selling cameras altogether, changed OEMs, or gone out of business.

For those who have stopped OEMing Dahua, no other manufacturer stands out as the most common OEM, with various companies moving to Hikvision, Uniview, or TVT.

Beware Of Multiple Vulnerabilities

Dahua cameras have suffered from multiple major cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the past few years, these have been uncovered / disclosed:

  • Wiretapping vulnerability, 2019: In August 2019, a security researcher discovered audio streams could be accessed without authentication in Dahua and OEM models. This vulnerability allows attackers to listen to camera audio even if disabled in the web interface. See our report Dahua Wiretapping Vulnerability for full details and demonstration.
  • Exposed credentials, 2017: Vulnerable Dahua cameras and DVRs/NVRs exposed a config file containing username/password info to unauthenticated HTTP requests. See our report Dahua Backdoor Uncovered for full details.
  • Hardcoded backdoor, 2017: A major vulnerability was found in Dahua cameras in 2017, allowing unauthorized admin access, very likely impacting most/all OEMs who may or may not have released updated firmware and notified customers. See Dahua Hard-Coded Credentials Vulnerability

Those using cameras from this OEM list should be sure to check for these vulnerabilities and seek new firmware from their OEM immediately.

As Dahua's most recent vulnerability showed, Dahua did not disclose the vulnerability until after IPVM notified Dahua we were publishing on it, even though a security researcher notified Dahua months before we contacted Dahua.

How To Tell

There are a few techniques to help verify whether a provider is a Dahua OEM:

Configuration Utilities

Most Dahua OEM models will be discovered by Dahua's configuration utilities, such as this Speco model:

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Additionally, VMSes may discover and connect to the camera as Dahua, as well, such as the same Speco model shown here connected to Exacq via the Dahua driver.

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Web Interface Similarities

OEMs typically make only limited changes to the Dahua web interface, such as a logo or color scheme. For example, in the video below we review the Honeywell HQA DVR interface (a Dahua OEM unit) with a Dahua branded model, nearly identical aside from color scheme.

Shipping Records

Shipping records often show that a company OEMs from Dahua. For example, the image below shows some of the shipments from Dahua to Lorex in August 2019.

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However, not all records are as easy to find. Many companies may hide their shipments or use different shipper/receiver names.

Other Directories

See also Hikvision OEM Directory and Uniview OEM Directory.

Feedback / More Submissions

If you have feedback on this list or others to add, email us at info@ipvm.com or leave a comment below.

[Note: This report was originally published in 2017, periodically updated during the 2 years since that and completely re-reviewed in August 2019.]

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