Best Alternatives To Dahua and Hikvision

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 09, 2020, 03:59pm EST

With the NDAA ban in effect and human rights sanctions against Dahua and Hikvision, one of the most common questions IPVM members ask is what alternatives to those companies for low-cost offerings.

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We asked integrators, with 200 respondents answering:

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

Inside this note, we:

  • Show the top 4 options picked by integrators
  • Which options have gained and lost
  • Dozens of integrator comments explaining who they picked
  • Show the honorable mentions

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

**** ************* ******** **** than *% ** *** vote:

  • ****** *** ***** ****** at ~**%,
  • **** *** ******* ** ~8%
  • ******* ** *%.

**** ********* ******* (**** from **%), ***** ****** all *********. ******* ***** **** ***** ************ results.

***** **** ***** ***********, a ***** ******* ** respondents (~**%) **** **** did *** **** **** alternatives ** *** ** that **** ****** *** not ******* ** *** low-cost *****.

Hanwha ** **********

* ******* ** *********** said ****** *** ***** best *********** ** *** cost *****/********* ****, ** from **% ** ****. Respondents ********** ********* ******'* low-cost******* * ********** *************.

  • "* ****** **** *** low **** ******** ******* by ******. **** ****** have * ***** ****** portfolio ** ***** *** really ***** ***** ******* sets *** *** *** up ** ******* ********** to ****, ******** ***."
  • "** *** ******'* * series *******. **** *** price *********** ** *** low-cost ******* ************* *** offer *** ******* *** support ** ******."
  • "****** - ****** ******* line, *********** *******, **** product *******."
  • "****** ***** ** **** a ****** **** ********* entry ***** **** ***** L ******, *** **'* difficult ** **** ********** to ******* ****** ** price **** ***** *** Hik *** ********."
  • "******-*******. ***** ****** ******** cameras *** * ***** value *** ***** ***** and ** *** ** I **** **** *** all **** *********. **** work **** ***** ***** VMS *** ***** ***** own **** *** ***** a *** ** ********* who ** *** **** integration ******** **** *** interface." [****: ****** ** not *** ***% ****-*********. See ******* ********* ************ *******]
  • "*** **** ** *** installations ** *** ***** Hanwha. ** ***** * bit **** **** ********* and * *** **** than ******** *** ***** the ***** ** **** of *** *********."
  • "******. **** ******* ** an ********** ***** ***** on ***** * *** L ****** *******. ** is * "**** *****"."
  • "******, ***** ****. ******* is ********** ** ****, at * ***** ***** point, *** **'* *** NDAA ********* *** ***** that **** ****. ***** products *** ***** *******."
  • "** **** **** ******. They *** *** ****** the ****** ** ***** but **** **** ******* a ******* ***** *** us."
  • "****** * ******, *** to **** *****/******* *****, even *** * ******. Moreover * ***** ** warranty *** * **** post ***** ******* *** RMAs"
  • "* **** **** ****** is *****. **** **** a **** ******* ** products *** ****** **** a ******** *** **** about ***** ******."
  • "******, **** **** ******* and *** **** ***** compared ** *** ***** large ************* ** *** industry, ** *** *******."
  • "******. **** ******* **** sales *** ***** *******."
  • "****** - *********** ****** and * **** ******* rich ******* ****"
  • "****** ** ******** *** closest ** ***** ** price *** *******."
  • "******. ****** ***** ***** and ***********."
  • "****** *** **** ** go ** *** ******* the ***** ****."
  • "* ***** ****** *** a ****** ******** ****** the ***** *** **** are ********** ******"

Axis **** *************

********* *** **** ********* significantly ***** ****, **** 13% ** *%. **** commented **** **** *** not ****** "***-****" ******** to ********* *** *****, but **** ****** (********** M) **** ***********.

  • "***** ** **** ********* to *** ******* **********, TAA ********** *** **** an ***** *** * while. * ***'* ** low ****. * **** Axis *** ** ** is ***** ***********, * will **** **** ** M ****** *******."
  • "**** *** **** ******* are * **** ***********. Still * ***** *** can ***** **** * pretty **** ***** ***** and ****** ***********."
  • "**** *-****** ** ** low **** ** **'** go. ** ***** ************ is ***** ******* ****, and ******** * ***** new *****."
  • "**** * ******. **** have * **** ********* of *********** ****** **** factors *** ***** ******* excellent *******."
  • "**** ********* ****. *** cheap *** ***** ****." [Note:**** *** ************ ********* hardware, *** *** ******** is ***** ********* *** use **** **** *******.]

****** ********* **** **** simply ** *** *** to ******* ** ***** and ** **** *****-****** Axis ****** ** ***** alternative.

  • "** **** ******* **** year *** ******* ******* but *** ** **** use **** *** ** a ******** ***'* *** the ******* ** ********* we **** **** ******* them ********** ** ** don't **** ** ******* them ** *** **** when *****'* ** ***** we *** ******* *********."
  • "**** **** ****. ** low **** ** *** only ********* ***** ** the ******** **** ** might *** ** * good ***."
  • "** *** **** *** Avigilon *** ** ***** use * ****** ********* product **** *** ** those *** *****. ** use **** ******* *** customers ***** ***** ********."
  • "**** ** *** **** for **** ******* (***********, stable *********** ****** *** range, **********) *** **** bad ***** ** *** cost, **** *** **** expensive."

Uniview ** ********

******* ***** ** ******** to *** **** **** at ~*%, ** **** 7% ** ****.

  • "*******, ** ** *** closest ** *****, *** very *** **** ** terms ** ******* ******* and ********. ** **** struggled ** ******** * real ****** ****** ** replace *********."
  • "******* - *** * NDAA ********* **** ** around *** **** ****"
  • "*******. ***** **** ** the ****** ***** ***** and *********"
  • "******* ** **** ***** them ** ** **** ethical *** ****** *******."
  • "******* : ***** ** hi ***** ********** , low ****** *** **** good *******"
  • "*******. ******* **** ***********, good *******, **** ***** support, ****** *** **** price ********* **** **** Dahua *** ***"
  • "******* ************* ****** *** one ** *** **** reliable ********."

Vivotek ** *************

********* ************ ******* ********* significantly, **** mention ** **** ** 7% ** ****, ***** to **** *** *******. Cost *** ******** *********** were **** ***** *********.

  • "******* ** *** ** to ** ** ***** us ** *** ***** side ** *** ********* compliance ****** **** *********, new ******* ***. **** may **** ************ ** Dahua *** *********"
  • "*******- *** **** ** China, *********** ****, **** selection, **** **** *******."
  • "*******. ***** ** **** well *** **** **** inexpensive *******"
  • "*******, ******* ** * little ****** **** *** and *** **** *** still ** *** ********"
  • "*******. * **** **** things ***** **** **** customers *** *** ****."
  • "*******, ***** *** ****** lines **** **** * little ************* ******** *** they *** ***** * solid ****** *** *** cost ******. **** ***'* work ** *** ********* (iPhone ** ****) ** that ** ******* ********. Have ** **** **** we *** ***** **** customer **** *******."

Honorable ********

* *** ***** ************* were ********* **** **** once, **************** ********,*********,*******, *** *** ******************.

Dahua / ******** ***** ****** ****** **** **** ****** ******

*** **** *****, ***** and ********* ***** ****** the *****'* ******-**** ****-****** option. ** ***** *** bans *** *********, *** companies **** ******* ** ~50% ****** ****, *** both *** ********** ** grow ** ***, ****, for *******,********* *** ******** ********** to *******.

*******, *** ********* *** still ********* ****** *** Western ***** *** ***** the ********* *** *** as ********** ** **** were ** ******* ******, they *** ***** ***** players *** ****** ******* low **** ********.

Comments (29)

*** *** ** ******* here! ***** **** ** work ****. ** ******** closed *** **** ********* and **** ****** ** their ******** *********** ** help ** *** **.

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** **** *** **** success **** ***** **** compliant ******* ** ****. Integration **** ******* ** so ****** *** *****.

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****** *** *** ******!

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**** ** **** ******* and ****** ***********, *** for * ** ******* application * ***’* *** any ****-******** ******* ** the *** *** ***** point ****** *******. ** I *** ******* ******** to *** **** ** Hanwha (** ******* *** that ******), * ******’* even ******** *****/***. ***** and *** ****** *** low ***, ****’* *** I *** ****. ** it’s **** ** ***** of ****/** ** ** “alternatives,” ** ***** *** 4K ******* ******. ** I ******* *********?

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*** ****'* *****. **** manufacturers ******* ** *****/***/******* do *** ***** *** cost ** *******. ****** sells **** **** ** their ****** **** */* series, *** *** *** Q/L. **** ** ****** near $*,*** (*** *** test**** ** ****** ******** 2019), ** ** ******** and *****.

**** ***** ****,** ** **** **** common **** ***** *** 4MP, ** ***** ************* are **** ******* ** these ***********. * ***** expect ***** **** ** to **** ** **** point, *** **'* *** sure **** **** ******.

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* ***** **** ** know **** ** ******* the **** *** * "low *** **" ******? Wouldn't * ********** ****** high ******* ***** ****** offer ****** *******?

** * ***** ** thinking **** ***** ** a ******* *** **** for * "*** *** 4K" ******? * ***** think: ******* ****** ****** with * **** *** wider ******** **** ***** there ** **** **** lighting ***/** ******** ******* but * **** ** zoom ** ** ** area * *** ****** any *************. ...*** **** again ***** *** ***** cameras ***** ****** **** just ** **** ** even ****** ** ***** a ******** ****** *****.

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****** **** ** *********** to * ****** **** 5 **, ****** *** vehicle ***********, ** **** capable (***'* *********** **** an ***), *** *** audio, ******** ** ***** illumination ***, ***** *** capability ** **** ** an **** **** ** Fire ** ** ****** $117? * *** ** sell ***** *** $*** (pretty **** ***** ********* at **** ** *** distributors ****** ******) *** customers *** **** **** expect *** ** *** camera, ****** ****** ** their *****. **, *** I *** *** * doorbell *** ******** ***** that ********* ** *** same ***? **** ** these ************ **** ***** to ****. * ***** loooove ** ***********, *** I **** ** *** see **** *********.

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

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******** (*****) *******-****. **** are *** ** ***** right *** ** **** don't **** ** *** website. ****** ** **** in ****** *******. **** also **** *** ***** lights **** **** ** SD **** *** ***** with **** **** *** Fire **. **** ** have *** ***** ****** cameras ** *****. **** can **** ****** ***** and ***'* **** *** illumination ***. *** **** will ***** **** ******** person/vehicle **** *************.

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**** **** ******** ******** it *** ** *** now.

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** *** *% ****** a ****?

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** *** **** **** line?

**** ************* ******** **** than *% ** *** vote:

*** *** ** **** specific ** ** *** you'd ***** **'* * typo?

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**** **** **** **** 95% ********* **** ****** companies *** * ** which **** ** ***** .35% ? (** **** is *% *% ** 5% ** .**%)

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**, ** ***** **** of *** * ******** over *% ** *** total **** ****. ** Vivotek *** .** ** 200 *****, ** ***** imply **** *** */**** of *** ******, *****?

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** *** * *** of **** *** ******* from * ****** ********** side *** **** **** M ****** **** **** firmware ******** *** *** Axis ***** ***** *** to ******** ******** *** do **** ** * batch ** *** ** a **** **** * min ********. ******* *** take ** ** ** min ** ******* *** when *** *** ******** to **** ** * recording **** ** ** issue.

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***** *********** *** **** #3,

****** *** *** ***********. Could *** ***** **** us ***** ******** ******* model(s) *** *** **** take ** ** ** min ** *******? **** is ********** *** ******* standard *** ** **** look **** ** ***********. Thank *** **** ****!

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********* ** ******* *** Inc.

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************* **** ** (*****) did *** **** *** list ** *********** *********. I **** ** ***** be **** ********* **** IPVM ******* * ***** thought **** ********** ***** know **** ***** ****** a ***** **** ** Taiwanese ****, **** ********* products, ********* ***-********* ***'*. Yes * ** ** employee*****

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* **** ** ***** be **** ********* **** IPVM

***** *** ***** ** integrators. ** *** ********* what *** ***** ***. We****** ***** **** ****** with ***** ********** ***** ****'* *** a ****** ** **** list.

*'** **** **** **** times, * **** *** it *****. ****** ********* like *****, *******, *********, etc. **** ** **** more **** ** *** street *******, ******** ** distribution, ***. **** ******* underinvest ** ***** *** marketing.

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** ****,

*** *** ****** **** in **** ************ ** editorial. *** **** ** a ****** **** & as **** ** ** our ************** ** *** our **** ** ******* lips. ** *** ***** down ** *** ******* of ***** (*********) ********* budget ** ***** & which ****'*/***** ** ******* at. ********* ** **** create * *** **** of ** ********** ** the ******** ** *** next *** ***** ****** just ********** *** **** year.

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***** *** ***** ***** about ********* **** **** here ** ****...******** ** host ********* *********** ***** your *******/********, ***. ********** to **** ***** **** INFORMATIVE ****/***** *** ******* your *******/*******.

**** **** ** * primarily *********** ********* **** a ***** ** ******** automation ** **** ********** to ***** ******* ********, and **** ***** * couple ** **** ********...*** nothing ********* ** ******* wise ****** ** **** from ****......***.

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** ******, **** **** year *** **** *** head ****** *** **** more ******* & *********** a *** **** **** IPVM. * **** ********* our ***** ******** ** be **** ********.

**** *** * **** competitor ** **** **** good ******** ** **** levels. * *** **** hope **** *****'* *********** re-twig's **** ******** & the ********* ******* *** at *** ***** ****.***** are ***** ***** ** market **** ******** (***** support, **, ******, ***** to ******* *** **** HD ***** & ****). It's ****** *** ******** of ***** ** *** R&D ********* & ********* for *** *******. ********* we **** ******* *** right ******** ** *** right *** ** **** you.

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***** ***** ** ***. This *** * ****** so ********** ** **** of ** ****.

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** *****, **/*********** ** do *** **** *** headlines ** ***** ** others **. * ** an ********** **************. ** have * **** ***** of *********, ************ & develop ***** ** *** competition. ****** *** ** provide *** ** ****** contact ******* *** **** convenience; *******: ***** ***** St, *******, ** *****, United ***********: +* ***-***-****

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*** **** ** ****** on **** *** **** them ***********.

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*** ******** ** ***** as ** **** ********* alternative *** **-*** ********? Use ** *** **** in *** ****** **** and **** *** * solid ********. * ** looking *** * **** NDAA ********* **-*** ******** to ******* *********'* "*******" products (**-***).

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** ******** ** ***** As ** **** ********* Alternative?

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*’** **** **** ** the **** *** **** look ** **** ***** in *** ***** **** we **** **** ***** of *******. **’** **** using ******* *** * more **** ********* ******** to *** *******/**********

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