Hanwha Launches A Series, Goes Head to Head With Hikua

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich, Published Mar 15, 2022, 03:00pm EDT (Info+)

Until now, large non-PRC manufacturers, including Hanwha, have purposely avoided competing with Dahua and Hikvision in their core stronghold of low-cost commercial cameras.

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Now, Hanwha is launching its lowest cost A series, which the company confirms is targeted to compete against PRC manufacturers including Dahua and Hikvision for cost-conscious dealers.

Inside this note, we examine the competitive dynamics and what the challenges and opportunities may be.

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*** * ****** **** *** ******** NVRs. **** *** ******** ** ** used **** *** ******* ****** ***. They *** ** **** **** ******* WAVE, *** *** ***** **** *** embedded ******* ** ****.

*** ******** *** ** ****** ********* to **** ** ********* ** ****, except **** ******** ********* **** *****, whereas **** **** *** ******* ****** API *** ******* *******.

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* *** *** ***** **** ** embedded **** ***** *** ** *********** software ***. * **** **** ** ping *** ****** *** ** ********** how **** ** ****/*******.

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