Top Alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision

By Sean Patton, Published Dec 13, 2022, 09:33am EST (Info+)

With bans and protests against Dahua and Hikvision widespread, many security professionals are looking for alternatives to the PRC mega-manufacturers.

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150+ integrators responded to:

For low cost, what manufacturer, if any, is the best alternative to Dahua and Hikvision? Why?

In this report, IPVM:

  • Shows the top 2 options picked by 75% of integrators and a rising 3rd place
  • Which options have gained and lost (two have gained significantly since 2020's results)
  • Dozens of integrator comments explaining who they picked
  • Show the honorable mentions

Top ***************

*** ************* ******** * ******* **** 75% ** *** **** ********:

  • ****** *** *** ***** ****** ** ~55%,
  • ******* *** ** ~**%

****** **** **** ******* *** *********, up **** **% ** ****, *** Uniview ****** ******* *** *% ** 2020.

****, ******* ********, *** ******* **** received **** *% ** *********, **** 10 ********* ******* *** ********* ~**%. Axis *** ******* **** *********** **** compared ** **** *******, ***** ******* Watchdog ******** *************.

Integrators - ****** ***** *** ***********

**** **** **** ** *********** **** Hanwha *** ***** **** *********** ** low-cost *****/********* ****, ** **** **% in ****. ********* ******** ***** ****** camera "*****" ** ******* *** *********** at ******* *********** ** *****:

  • "****** - **** **** ***** ****-*** cameras ******* ** ***** **** ** head **** **** *** ***** ***-*** cameras **** ********* ** ******* **** Hikua."
  • "******. **** **** ** ********* *******, good ******* *** *********** *******."
  • "******; * **** **** ****** ***** with ***** ******* *** ******* *******."
  • "******. ****-********* **** **** *******."
  • "****** ******* ** ** * **** good ******* ** * **** ***** (value)."
  • "****** ** *** **-** ************. ******* product *** ** *****."
  • "** *** ****** *** **** ** our *******. **** **** ******** ***** points *** *** ********."
  • "******. ****** *******, ****** *******, *** cost ** **** ******** ******."
  • "****** - ******* *** *****."
  • "******, *** **** ****-*****."

******** ********* **** *********** ******'* ***** of ********, ********* "***-***" ******:

  • "******, **** **** **** ****** ******** cams **** **** ****** *** ** are **** ** ****** **** **** our ******* *********."
  • "******, **** **** **** *********** *****-*** models *** **** * ****** ******* discount ** ** **** ** ****."
  • "******. **** **** ** ********* ****** of ****-*********** ******** **** ********* **** with ***** ****-*** *********."
  • "****** - *** ******* **** **** hundreds ** ******."
  • "* ****** **** ******. **** ********* of ****** *** *** ***** ** close."
  • "****** ***** ** **** *** ** stock."
  • "******, ***** ******* *** ******* ******** is *********."
  • "* **** **** **** **** *********** Hanwha ******* **** **** ****** ****."
  • "** *** *** ***-**** ****** ****. it's * ****** ****** ** * low *****."
  • "****** ********* *** ******** ** * reasonable *****."

******** ******* *** ************* ********* ***** and *********, ******'* *-****** *** *** **** common ****** ** ******* *********:

  • "****** * ****** *******. ** ** a ********* ******** **** * ***-**** alternative."
  • "****** *** **** ************ **** ***** A *** * ****** ******* **** emphasis ** *** * ******."
  • "****** *-******. ************* ****** *** ***** us ******* **** ******."
  • "******* *** ****** *-****** *** **** not ***."
  • "****** * ******. ****** ** * great ****, *** ***** * ****** is ****** **** ************."
  • "****** * ** ******* ********."
  • "* ****** ******."
  • "****** * ****** ***** *** *******."
  • "* ****** ******."
  • "****** * ******."

*** ****:****** * ****** ******* ******,****** * ****** *** ******

***** ****** *** *** ***** *** alternative, **** *********** **** ***** **** Hanwha *** "**** *****" ** ***** pricing, ** *** *** ****** ** low:

  • "*** ******* ** ****** *** **** then *** ***** ***** ** ********* double."
  • "** *** ** ***** ** ****** as * ***** **** ** ****/******** but ** ** *** **** * low **** *********** ** *****/***."
  • "*** ‘*** ****’ ***’* *** ****** of ******, *** **’* ****. ****** because **** ***** * **** *******. Low ****’* **** * **** ****** for ** ****** *******."
  • "******, ***** ******** *** "**********" ***** cost **** **** ***** ****** ************* and ** *** ********* ******* **** them."
  • "****** ***** ***** ** *** ***** end ***** *** *** *** **** as ****."

Uniview ******* ***********

***-************ ******* ********* ******* ** ** 21%, **** ~*% **** *** *% in ****. *********** **** ******** ******** similar ******* ** ***** *** ********* Uniview ** * *** ***********:

  • "** * **********, * ***** *** Uniview. **** ***** ****-********* ******* *** recorders **** *** ******* **** *** Hikvision/Dahua *******."
  • "*******. **** **** ******** *** *** reasonably ******* ** ********* ** **** and *************."
  • "*******. ** *** *** ******* **** to ******, ** ** *** ******* by *** **** *********** ** *** Dahua ****, *** *** ******* ** very *******."
  • "******* ******* ** ********** ** ***** to *** *** *****. ******** *** typically ** *****."
  • "******* - **** ********* *** ***** similar ** ***."
  • "*******, ***** ***** ***** *** ****."

***** ********* *********** *** ****, *******, and *******, *** **** ** ****** themes:

  • "*******, **** *** *** **** *** offer * **** ***** ** ******** with ***** ******* **** **** *** compliance."
  • "******* ** * **** *********** *** now. ** ** ****-********* *** ****** quality."
  • "*******. **** *** ********, **** * better ********* ***** ******, *** *** a ****** **** *********."
  • "******* ** *** ***********, ****** *** small ***, *** ****** ** ****** as ******** ** **** *****."
  • "******* ** *** ** ** *** the *** **** ******. **** ******* quality, **** **** **** **** ******** and ******* ** ******* *******."
  • "*******. **** ********* **** *** *********** of *** ****** **** *********."
  • "******* ** *** *** **** ***** price-wise *** **** ** ***."
  • "******* - *******, *** *** **** for **** *** ***."
  • "*******. ******** *** **** *** ***** camera ********."

Honorable ********

* *** ***** ************* **** ********* multiple *****, ********* ****, ******* ********, GeoVision, ******, *** *******

******* ******** ******** ******** ******** *** quality *** ****:

  • "******* ********. **** **** ***** **** IP **** *** ****** ***** **** can ****** ******* **** ***** *** Hikvision."
  • "******* ******** *** **** ***** *** us. ***** ******* *** **** **** stock ** ****."
  • "******* ******** *** **** * **** go ** *** **.... **** ********* and **** *******."
  • "******* ********, ** **** ****** * good **** **** ****."

**** *** *********** **** ******** ** 2020, ***** *** ** *** **** down **** **% ** ********* ** 2018. ***** **** ** ********* ****** in *** ******* *********:

  • "** *** **** ****** ******* *** for ***** **** ** ******** ** compete ******* ********* *** *****. ******** are *****, ******** ******* **** **** us ** ***********."
  • "** *** *** ****** *-****** ** the **** *-****** *** **** "*** cost" ********."
  • "******* *** ***** **** ** ****** or ****."
  • "** *** ******* *** *** **** to *** ********* **** *****."

**** ******** ******** **** ******* *** cost *********, *** ********* ****** ***** problems, ***** ****** *** ***** ********* of **** **** *** ***** ******* company.

******* ********* ********** **** ********** *** low ***** *****, ****** **** ******** to **** *******:

  • "*******. ******* ** **** ** ****** and *** *****. ***** ***** ** also ******* **** ****** ** *** this *******."
  • "*******, **** ******* *** *********. *********** prices *** * *-**** ******** ** you *** * ******* *********."
  • "*** *****-*** **** **'** *** ******* cameras. **** *** ****** ******* *** are ******* **** ******* ********."
  • "*******, ****-********* *** ******* *******, **** NDAA *********."

Bosch, ******** ** ********

** ********* ******** ***** ** ******** as ************, ** **** ********* **** limited ***-**** ****** *********, ******** ** Hikua. *******, ***** ****** ** ****-************-****** ***** ******* (**** ****), ****************** *** ***** *** **** ****** for **** **********.

Comments (17)

** ******* *** ******* *** **** it, *** *** ***** ****** , it’s ******* ***, *** *** **** cloud ****** **** **** **** ** capabilities *** ***

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**** ****** ***** *** ** ** keen ** ****** * *******-********* **** for ******'* ***** *** *********.

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**’* ****** **** **** **** *** hardware, *** *** **** *** *** Vsaas ***** ** *** *** ***’* have **, **’* **** **** **** univew *** **** ** ********* ****

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* ***'* ********** *** ****** ***** mention ****** ****. "*** **** ****" on ***'** *********, **** *** ************* Turing **** *******. ******'* **** ************** would ** *** *****, *** ***** that ********* *** ***** ***'* **** a ***** *****, *** ***** ****** mention ******? **** ******* ******* *** the ********, *** ****** **** **** it.

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******** **'* *** ***** ** *****, just ***** *** * ****** **** in ** *******

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** **** **** ** ****** **** just * ******* ***. ****** ** a ******** *********** *******, ** * completely ********* "***-*****" *********, **** ** you ***'* ******* *** *****. **** system ********* ****** *** ****** ****** monitoring & ************* **** *** *********** to *********** *** ***** ** *** future. ** ********, ******'* *********** ****** for *** ***** ****** *********** & option *** **** ** **** ********.** why *** ******? *********** ****** ******** solution **** ****** * ******** ******/********** to *** *****/*** ** ***** ******** when *** *********** ** *******.

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**#*, * ** ******** *** *** a ****** ********. *** *** **** me ********** *** *** ***** *** avoid ****** ** ***** ****** ** their ******* ** ******* **** ****** monitoring ** *** ********* *******?

**** **** *** **** ***** ****** is ****** ** ***** *************** ******* 3rd-parties ********* **** ******* ******* **** feature?

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* **** ****** **** *** ********, 2nd *** * ***** ****** ** handled ** ******* ** ***********.

******* **** ********** ** ******* ****** such ** ****** ****** *** ******** status. **** ** *** **** ********** to *** **** **** ** ******* and *** ******* ** **** ******* can ** ****. ** ***** ** gain ***** ******, * ******* ** sent ** *** ***-**** ********** * specific ****** ** **** ******. **** permission *** ** ******* ** *** time ** *** ***-****. **** ******* allows *** ****** ** ******* ******** tasks ** *** ****'* ******, *.*. firmware *******, ********* ** *****, ****** configuration *******, ***.

*** ********** **** * ****** ********** standpoint ****** * **** ********* ******** to ********* ********, *** ******* ****** before **** ****** ****** ****** ** before ** ******** ******.

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** **** *** ** ***, * would ****** ** ** *** ****** manufacturer. *** **** **** **** ******* to ****** ****, ****** *******, ****** product *********, *** **** *********** ******* access ** ********, *******, *****, ***.

******* *** ***** *** **** ***** but * ******* ******* **** ****** be * *** **** *** **** could ****** *** ****** *** **** you **** ********* ********.

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"*******, **** *** *** **** *** offer * **** ***** ** ******** with ***** ******* **** **** *** compliance."

***** * *** ** ******* ** NDAA ********, * ** *** ******* that **** ***** **** *** *** compliant ** * **** *** ******** of ***** ***** *******.

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***:*** / *** **** ** *** China ********** *****

****** ******* ** *** ****** **** products ******* ** *** ***, ******* would *** *******.

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*'** **** **** **** **** ******* products *** ********* ** ******* *** production. ***** **** ******* **** ** TAA?

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****** ******** *******, ***. ******* ** not ** *** **** *****-***-********* *********.

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***********, ** **** ***** *** **** would ** **** ** ** ** not "***-*********", **** ** ** ** default "*********"? **** ** *** ************ on * **** ** "*********" *********?

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* *** *****.

*** ********** ***** ** *** ******** are "************ ** ************* *********** ** the *.*. ** ****** ********** *******." ***** ******* ** *** ** the **** ** *** ********** ********* as ** ******* ****, ** ***** not ** *** ********* ** ** understanding.

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*********** **** ***** ******* ****** ** grow? *********, *****, ****/*****, ****, ******, Acti

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********* ********* **** *** ** **** not *** **** ***** ** ******* their *** *****. ***** ** ****** but *** ********* ****** ********* ****, in*** *******, ***** ******** *********. **** ***** **** * *** years ***, ***, **** **** *** they *** ******** ***** *** *** trying ****. ****** ** **** *********.

**** ** ***** ****** *** *** trying **** *** ****** **** **, though *** ************** ***** **** *** ** ***?

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