Hikvision Cloud Service (Ezviz / HikConnect) Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 05, 2016

Hikvision has built out cloud services for their cameras / products, adding cloud access and recording.

Hikvision markets cloud under Ezviz (not to be confused with their Ezviz direct to consumer offerings, which is a product line that supports cloud services) and, more recently, Hik-Connect.

We tested these applications with a variety of Hikvision cameras to determine what worked and how well it did. Inside, we report on:

  • Cloud device compatibility, including Hikvision OEM offerings
  • Cloud limitations, including specific advanced features not supported
  • Cloud connection via AWS
  • App access to cloud
  • Web interface access
  • Using the Ezviz Mini with the cloud

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Device *************

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Cloud ********** *** ***

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App ******

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Web *********

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Cloud ***********

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EZVIZ **** ******

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Comments (2)

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