Hikvision OEM Directory

By: IPVM Team, Published 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 provider to many Western companies.

The following directory includes 70+ companies that OEM some products from Hikvision, with a graphic and links to company websites below.

It does not cover all Hikvision 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.

Here is the directory with links:

Additionally, Hikvision has sub-brands including HiLook and HiWatch.

Note: There are certainly far more Hikvision 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.

Removed / Former OEMs

We removed 10+ suppliers from this list for 2019, as a number have stopped selling cameras, changed OEMs, or gone out of business.

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

Good or Bad?

Whether OEMing is good or bad depends on one's perspective.

On the positive side, Hikvision is the largest video surveillance manufacturer globally so that is seen by many as a source of strength to OEM from Hikvision.

On the negative side, Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government and has a poor cybersecurity track record and now is US government banned, so many are concerned about that.

How To Tell

A few techniques can help verify if your provider is using Hikvision OEM equipment.

Shipping Records

Shipping records often show that a company OEMs from Hikvision. For example here is a series of shipments to Stanley company 3xLogic:

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And here is 7 tons going to NACE, the parent company of SecurityTronix:

However, many OEMs do not get shipments directly from Hikvision in China or hide their shipping records so all will not show.

MAC OUI Lookup

The MAC address OUI of an IP camera or recorder often will report as Hikvision even though it is sold, e.g., as ADI W-Box. Here is a such an example:

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Here is a MAC OUI lookup tool so you can check your own devices.

However, more sophisticated OEMs will have Hikvision assign their own MAC address OUI to mask the origin, so this is not universal.

Web Interface Similarities

Typically, Hikvision OEMs use the same fundamental web interface as Hikvision with mostly cosmetic changes (logo, colors, button placement, etc.). The video below demonstrates this with a comparison of Hikvision's web interface and ADI W-Box's:

Discovery Tool Connectivity

Most Hikvision OEMs will connect just like Hikvision devices to Hikvision's SADP tool and even to third party VMS, e.g., here is an Interlogix TruVision camera which is discovered using Hikvision's SADP.

Interlogix Discovered Using Hikvison Software

Interior Labeling

If you open up a Hikvision OEM camera, typically there will be a Hikvision component modeling number, e.g., below is a Hikvision branded board and a Hikvision OEMed by Tri-Ed Northern that will not be found inside other manufacturers:

The 'DS' labeling is for digital / IP cameras. For more on this, see: How Hikvision Beats Its OEMs.

Other Directories

See also Dahua 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.

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