Dahua OEM Directory

By: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 16, 2019

US Government banned Dahua OEMs for dozens of companies. The following directory includes 40+ of those companies with a graphic and links to company websites below and 20+ that have dropped Dahua in the past 2 years.

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.

Get Notified of Video Surveillance Breaking News
Get Notified of Video Surveillance Breaking News

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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.]

5 reports cite this report:

US Army Base To Buy Banned Honeywell Surveillance on Sep 17, 2019
The U.S. Army's Fort Gordon, home to their Cyber Center of Excellence, has issued a solicitation to purchase Honeywell products that are US...
3 Weeks Later, Honeywell Still Cannot Say Whether They Are Vulnerable To Dahua Wiretapping [Now Admits] on Aug 27, 2019
The Dahua wiretapping vulnerability and Dahua's decision to delay disclosing it until IPVM inquired underscored problems with cybersecurity and...
Dahua Wiretapping Vulnerability on Aug 02, 2019
IPVM has validated, with testing, and from Dahua, that many Dahua cameras have a wiretapping vulnerability. Even if the camera's audio has been...
HD Analog vs IP Guide on Jul 16, 2019
For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and...
Huawei Hisilicon Quietly Powering Tens of Millions of Western IoT Devices on Dec 12, 2018
Huawei Hisilicon chips are powering, at least, tens of millions of Western IoT devices, such as IP cameras and surveillance recorders, a fact that...
Comments (6) : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

Directory of 68 Video Surveillance Startups on Sep 18, 2019
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019...
US Army Base To Buy Banned Honeywell Surveillance on Sep 17, 2019
The U.S. Army's Fort Gordon, home to their Cyber Center of Excellence, has issued a solicitation to purchase Honeywell products that are US...
Commend ID5 Intercom Tested on Sep 12, 2019
Commend touts the new ID5 intercom as 'timelessly elegant' and the slim body, glass front touchscreen indeed looks better than common, but ugly,...
Uniview OEM Directory on Sep 11, 2019
This directory lists 20+ companies that OEM products from Uniview, with a graphic and links to company websites below. It does not cover all...
Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested on Sep 05, 2019
The VSaaS market is rapidly expanding in 2019, with Verkada, Meraki, Eagle Eye, Avigilon and numerous startups growing their market share. When we...
Hikvision OEM Directory on Aug 13, 2019
The Chinese government-owned and US-government banned Hikvision has become the world's largest video surveillance manufacturer and generally hidden...
Hikvision Global News Reports Directory on Aug 11, 2019
Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video surveillance company, ever, ranging from the WSJ, the Financial Times, Reuters,...
Axis Door Station A8207-VE Tested on Aug 07, 2019
Axis newest door station, the A8207-VE, claims to deliver "video surveillance, two-way communication, and access control" in a single device. But...
Dahua Wiretapping Vulnerability on Aug 02, 2019
IPVM has validated, with testing, and from Dahua, that many Dahua cameras have a wiretapping vulnerability. Even if the camera's audio has been...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID, Isonas, Mercury) on Sep 19, 2019
In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers. Recently,...
Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze on Sep 19, 2019
While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings...
Directory of 68 Video Surveillance Startups on Sep 18, 2019
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019...
Uniview Prime Series 4K Camera Tested on Sep 18, 2019
Is the new Uniview 'Prime' better than the more expensive existing Uniview 'Pro'? In August, IPVM tested Uniview 4K 'Pro' but members advocated...
US Army Base To Buy Banned Honeywell Surveillance on Sep 17, 2019
The U.S. Army's Fort Gordon, home to their Cyber Center of Excellence, has issued a solicitation to purchase Honeywell products that are US...
Vivotek "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine" Analytics Tested on Sep 17, 2019
Vivotek has released "a neural network-powered detection engine", named Smart Motion Detection, claiming that "swaying vegetation, vehicles passing...
Schmode is Back, Aims To Turn Boulder AI Into Giant on Sep 16, 2019
One of the most influential and controversial executives in the past decade is back. Bryan Schmode ascended and drove the hypergrowth of Avigilon...
Manufacturers Unhappy With Weak ASIS GSX 2019 And 2020 Shift on Sep 16, 2019
Manufacturers were generally unhappy with ASIS GSX, both for weak 2019 booth traffic and a scheduling shift for the 2020 show, according to a new...
How Cobalt Robotics May Disrupt Security on Sep 13, 2019
While security robots have largely become a joke over the last few years, one organization, Cobalt Robotics, has raised $50+ million from top US...
Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L) on Sep 13, 2019
Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under...