Hikvision Best Alternatives Picked By Integrators

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 26, 2017

While Hikvision has driven the market with an unprecedented combination of low cost, support, sales and marketing expenditures, integrator opposition to Hikvision is rising (see Hikvision's favorability results).

To that end, 200+ integrators told IPVM their picks for best alternatives to Hikvision.

7 manufacturers received notable support. We break down the results inside.

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  • "** ******* ******* (******) ** *** ******* ** ********* *** to *** **** *********** *** *** **** ***** ** * competitive ***** **** *********"
  • "*******, **** *** **** ******** ** ***** ***** **** *******"
  • "******* / ******: *. ***** *** ********* ****** *** ******* similar *******. *. **** *** *** ***** ** ********* ** the ******* **********. *. *** ********* ***** ************* *** **** to ******* ******* ******* *** *** ******* *** ******* **** sell. *. ***** ********* ***** *******."
  • "** ** ****** * ***** **** ****** *** *** ********, Samsung-Techwin-Hanwa ***** ** *** **** ***** ********."
  • "****** (*******) ******* **** / *********** / ***** / ******** and *************"
  • "*******. ***** ***************, *** ***** ** ** * *** ** the **** ************** ****** ***** ***** ** *******."
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  • "******** * **** *** **** ***, ******* ** ****** *** next ****** * ***** **** ****."
  • "*******/****** - ****** *** **** ***** *** ******* *** ********* baggage"
  • "******* - ***** **** *** *** ** *** **** ** Hikvision ** **** **** **** ***** * ***** ******** ** a ***** **** **** *** ******* *******."
  • "*******, *** ** *****, *** *******, *** ******* ***"
  • "** ********** ******* ****** ******* *******. ** ** ***** *********** at **** *****, *** ***** ******** *** ********** ** ******* with ***** ****** *** *****."
  • "******* (******) ******* ** ***** *** ***********. ** ******** ** have ******* **** *** ******* ********."
  • "****** - ******* **** - **'* *** * ***** ** shit. *** *********, *** ******** *****, ******* ********** *********** *** weird ******** **** ******** ** ******** **** ** * **-**. If *** ******* **** ** "*** *********" **** ** *** the ******* ****."
  • "****** ** ****** ***** **** **** **** *******."
  • "******. ****** *********** *** ***********. ***** ****-*************. *** **** *** have *** ************ ******* ** ********* ** *********."

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  • "**** ** *** ** ** ** **** ** *********. ****** generally ****** ****** *** *** *** **** ****** *********, ** is * ******** *****. ** ********, **** *** * ***** offering ** **** ********* ******* *** ********* ************."
  • "**** ** ***** ********* *** ******* ***** ** ********** * would ***** ** ** ******* ** ********* *** *******, ** I ** *** *** ******** ** ***-*** ********."
  • "****, ** *** ***** ****** *** *********."
  • "*** **** *********** **** ** *** ** ****. ***** ** rarely ** ***** *** ** ** **, **** *** ****** not *** ***** ******** *** **."
  • "****. ********* **** *******, ******* *******, *********, **** *******. *** ok *** ** ** *** *******."
  • "*** *** ** ******* **** **** **** ** ***** **** expensive ********* ******* ** ******* *** ***********, ** **** ** fear ** * ****** "******* ********" ******* **** **** ** others **** ** ****** ****** ** ***** **** * ** nightmare **** **** ****** ********."
  • "****. ***** ********* *** *********** ***********."
  • "** **** **** *** **** ****** *** ******* *** ***** clear ** ****** ***** *******."
  • "****. ** **** ** **** *** ********* ** ******* *** reliability. ** ***'* ********* **** ** **** ****** ** *****, that ** *** ******* ***** *** **** ** *** ** the ******* *** ** ***'* **** *********."
  • "****. **** ** ********** ******."

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  • "** ******* *** **** *** **** **** ******* ******* ** compete **** ***** ** * ****** *********** ** ****. **** just ***'* **** ** **** * ******** ****** ** ********."
  • "** ******** ** *** **** *******, ******* *** ***** *** viable *******. ******** ******* ******* ** * ********, *** ****** terrible ******* ********* ** * ***** *** ****."
  • "*******. **** ***** *****, ** ********* ***** ** * **** bit **** *********** **** ***** ***** ***. *** *** **** on ***** ****** ** *** ****** (***)"

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Comments (18)

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* ***** ******** ** **** * *** **** ** *** differences ******* ** ***** ** ****. *********, ***** *** *** are *** *** **** ********. **** *** **** **** ****** you **** ***** ** ********** *** *********** ******* ****.

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** ** ********** *** ****** ****** ** ******** *** ***** product *** *** *******.

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** ********, ***** ** * ****** *** *********** ********** ******** manufacturers. ** ***** ***** ******* ** ***** ******** **********, ** means *** ****** ******* **** ********* ***** ******, ******** *** different ******** *** ****** ********. ****** ****, ***** *** ** integration ****** ******* ********* ************'* ******* **** ********* ************'* *********.** **** ***, * ***** ** ** ********** *** **** integrators ** **** ***** ** ********* ** ******* ** ******* but *** * ** * ** ****.

* ***** ******** ** **** * *** **** ** *** differences

**** **** ** ******* *** **** *********** ***** ***** **** most ** **** *** *** '***' ***********, ******* ** ********* that *** ***** ****** *** **** *** ***** (*.*., ********* or *****-*******).

***, ********* ***** ***** *** *** *** ** **** ******** 3MP *** *** **** *** ******* *** *** ** **** (unless *** **** **** *********** ********* ** *** *****).

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***, ******* ** *** **** ** '***********' ****, ** * am ********* ** *****, ********** ***** ********* ******, * ***** think ********* ***** ****.

**** ****** ** ********** **** **** ** **** ********* - that ********* *** ***** *** ****** ********* ** ***** *** basically *** **** **** ** ***** ** ********. ** *** are ********* ** *****, *** ** *** ****** ************* **** products *** *********** ***** ***********?

****, *** *******, *'** **** **** *** ***** *** *** really *****. *** **** *** ********* *** *** ***** ****. But ******, ****** ***** *** *** **** *** ******* **. I ***** ***** ***** *****, *** **** * **** **** what ** **** ****'** **** **** **.

***** *** **** *** ****** *********. ***** *** ***** **** differences, *** ** *******, ** ** *** ****, **** *** simply *** **** ********-****.

** ******** ** ****, * ***** **** *** **** ***** two *** **** *** ***** **** ** **** ****.

*******, **** ** **** ***** ** *** ******** **********. ** they ***** ****** *** * ******** ** *** **** ****, instead ** * ******** *******, ** ***** ** *** **** camera ***.

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*******,********* ** ***** ****** **** ******. ** ***** ********** **** **** **** '***** **** ***********'.

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***** *** **** ******* ********, *** ***** *** *** **** differences. **** ** ***** *********** ***** *****, *** **** ***** Hikvision ***.

*** ***** ***** ***** **** * ****** **** ********* ** on **** ** *** ***** *****, *** ***** ***** ** mount *** ****** *** ******* ** *** **** *** *** dome, ***** ** *** ** *** ********* ***** * **** used, *** ***** ***** *** ** *** ******** ** *** dome, ***** ***** ***** ******** *** **** **** *** ******.

****, *** ********* ****** ******* ** **** *** ******** **** notches **** *** **** ** ***** **** ****** *** ******. These ******* **** **** *** ****** ** *** ******* ********, but ** **** ***** **** ** ** *** *****, ***** doesn't ***** ** **** ***********. ** **** ***** **** **** one ***** ** *** **** ***** **** * **** ********** in *** ****.

*** ***** ***** ***** **** ***** ******* **** * **** is *** ******* **** **** **** * ********* ****. * haven't ***** **** ** *** ** *** ********* ****** **** I *** ********. **** ****** ** ** ********* *** **** for * ******** *** ** **** *****.

***, **** *** ********** ******* ******** ******* **** ***** ** a ******* *****, ** ** **** ** **** **** ** larger ********. *** ***** ****** ** ***** *********.

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***, *** **** ****'* ******* ********** ** ** ************* **** ********** ****. ** **** **********, *** ******** **** **** *** *** shareholder **** *.**% *********.

********* ***** ** *** ****** * *** ***********, ** ** that*** ******* ********** ** *** '*********** ***********' ** *********.

*'* ****** **** **** ********** ** ****? * **** ** was *** ** ***** ** * **********. *** ****** ** as ****** **.

***, ***** ** * *********** ********** ******* * '*********** ***********' and * ***********. *** '********' *** ********* ** *** ******* (i.e., *********), *** ***** **** ***.

** *** **** ** ****** *** ********** ******* *********** *** non-controlling ************, ***** * *** ********** *** ** **** ***** it *****. **** ** *** *** ***** ** **** ******* alternatives ****.

**** *********** ***** *** ** *** ***** **** *** ******* government ****** *** **** ******* **** ***** **** ** **** Hikvision? **** ** *****, *** *** ***. *% ********* *** as **** ** **** ** *********** ** **%.

**** ***** ***** "** ********** *********" * **** **.

**** *********** ***** *** ** *** ***** **** *** ******* government ****** *** **** ******* **** ***** **** ** **** Hikvision?

***, * ********** ***** **** *** ******* ********** *** **** control **** ***** **** *********.

*** ****** ***** ** *************'* ******** ** * ********* ********** ********;*********'* ** ** *&* ************** ***** *** *** ******** ** Public ********; ********* ******* ******** **** *** ******* **********, ******* ****, etc. **** ** **** ** *** **** *** *****.

* ** *** **** ***** **** *** ******* **********, ** a ****** ***** *****, ** ******** ****** ** ******* *** individual ** *********** ** *** *******. *** *** ******* ** clearly ****** / ******** *** *********.

*** ******* *********** ** ********* ** *** ***** **** **% ownership.

*** **** ** ***** **** *** ***** ***?

*** ****** ** ***** *** ***** *%, * *******.

** ** ******* ******** ****** ********** *** ********** ******** *** keeping ** ** *** ************. ** **** ******** **** ** deserve ** ** *****. ** **** **** *** *** *************.

***** ** * ***** ** ********* ************ ** ******* ******** -- **** ** *** *******: **** *** **** ********** ***** the "*********" ** ******** **** ****** ****** ******** *****, ****** take * ****** ** *********** ******** **** *********. ** ** still * *****, ********** ** *** ** ** ******* *** international ******** ********.

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