40+ Alternatives to Dahua & Hikvision For Video Surveillance Camera Manufacturing

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 17, 2021, 10:46am EDT

As bans against Dahua and Hikvision rise (from Taiwan's ban to the US NDAA ban to an impending FCC ban and a recommended UK ban), people around the world are looking for alternatives and to understand if and how global manufacturers can fill the void.

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IPVM has identified 40+ manufacturers (i.e., companies that develop their own firmware, software, and designs) as alternatives, including 13 from the USA, 8 from the ROC Taiwan, 8 from PRC China, 5 from Europe, 4 from South Korea, 2 from Japan. Inside, we identify each company and overview its positioning.

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***** ***** *** ******** of ****** ** ***** surveillance ********, **** ****** relabel ***** ************* *** do *** ******* ***** own. *** *******, **** 100 ********* ******* **** Dahua *** ********* (******** *** ********************* *** *********).

*** *** ******** ** this ******, ** ****** "actual" ************* ** ****** developed *** *******'* *** firmware / ********. **** Apple, **** "******" ***** surveillance ****** ************* ******* their *** ******** *** software ** **** ** designs *** *** *****-***** manufacturers ** ******** ********.

*** ********/******** ** ********* not **** *** ************* one's *** *** *** cybersecurity *** *********** ***************.

Geographical ****

*** ****** ***** ***** overviews ***** ************* ** where **** *** *************.

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  • ******: *********, *****, ******* 2006. ****** ** ******* and **** *** ******** revenue. ****** *** ************ best ***** *** ********* ***** *********, *** ************ ** ***** ** become * **** ******* provider ** *** **** few *****. ****** ****** * full **** ** ******* and ****, ** **** as ****** *******.
  • *********: ******, *****, ******* 2011,******* *** ** ** 2016. ********* ** ******* and **** *** ******** revenue. ********* ****** * full **** ** *******, including ** ****** *** LPR.
  • ********: ******, *****, ******* 2007. ******** ~$**** *** in ***** ** ****. See *** ******:******** ****, **** ********** Examined. ******** **** *** several *** **** *** DIY *********, ********* *****, Lorex, *** ***** ***, and **** ********* ******* *** ******.
  • ******: ********, *****, ******* 1997. ****** ** ******* and **** *** ******** revenue. ****** ** **** known *** ********** *** **** *********** camera, *** **** ****** a **** **** ** more ******* ******* ******* from ***-**** ** ****-***. Sunell ** ********* ** several ***** ******, **********'* *-*** ****.
  • ******: *******, *****, ******* 2004. ******** $**** *** in ***** ** ****. Tiandy ****** * ***** ranges ** ** ******* and **** ***** ***** own *****, *** **** are *** ****-***** ** most *******.
  • ***: ********, *****, ******* 2004. ******** $**** *** in ***** *** ****. OEMs *** ******* ***** brands, ********* ******, ******* Watchdog, *****, *** *********-***, but ** *** **** under *** *** ***** in *** **.
  • *******: ********, *****, ******* 2005. ****** $**** *** in ***** *** ****. Uniview ***** ***** ***** own ***** ** *** US, *** *** ***** as ** *** ** the **** *-* *****, now ********* ******* *** 30+ ***** ****** (*** our******* *** *********).
  • ********: ********, *****, ******* 2009. ******** (**) **** not ******** *******. ** produces ****** ******* (****** with ****** ***/** ***) used ** ****** ** build *******. **** *** best ***** *** ***** prevalence ***** ***-**** ******** brands.

South *****

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  • ****: ********-**, ***** *****, founded ****. **** ** private *** **** *** disclose *******. **** ** relabeled ** ******* ******, including ******* ******** *** 3xLogic.
  • ******: ********, ***** *****, founded ****. ****** ****** a ***** ********* ** cameras ******* **** *** **** ************ *** ********* *******, ** **** ** NVRs ********* ****(* ********* ******* ***** VMS).
  • ******: *******, ***** *****, founded ****. ****** ******** revenue ** ~$*** *** in ****. ****** *** historically ******** ******* *** other ******, *** **** sells ***** ***** *** brand.
  • ****: *******, ***** *****, founded ****. **** ******** ~$373M *** ******* ** 2020, *** **** ******** non-surveillance ** **** (*** broken ***). **** **** a **** **** ************* markets ** ****/**** (******* ************* ********* ********), *** *** ******** relatively ******* ** ***** America. [****: **** ***** to **** **** ** the **** *** *****.]

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  • ****: ******, ******, ******* 2003. **** ******** ******* of ~$*** *** ** 2020. **** **** ** early ****** ********** ** IP *******, *** **** significant ****** ***** ** Dahua *** ********* *********.
  • *********: ******, ******, ******* 1991. ********* ******** ~$*** USD ** ******* ** 2020 ($*.*** ** ***** currency). *********'* **** ** broad, **** ******* ******* from *** **** ***** lens ** **** *** laser-focus ****, *** ** mostly **** ******* **********, not *** ***** *** brand.
  • *********: ******, ******, ******* 1998. ********* ******** ~$*** USD ******** ***** ** 2020 (~$*.*** ***** ********). GeoVision ************ * ***** line ** *******, ** well ** ***** *** VMS, ***, *** ****** control, ****** **** **** begun ********** *********** ******** *** **** *** years.
  • *******: ******* ****, ******, founded ****. ******* ******** revenue ** ~$*** *** in **** (~$***.** ***** currency). ******* ***** ***** their *** *****,****** ** *** **** region, ****** ** ********* globally ****** **** *** manufacturer. **** **** ******** begun **** ************ ********* an ****-********* **** ***** they **** ** *** of ***** *** ******/***********, though **** ** ***** line ** *** ***. [Note: **** ***** ** test *******'* **** **** in *** **** *** weeks.]
  • ***** *****: *** ****** ****, Taiwan, ******* ** ****. Lilin ** ******* *** does *** ******** *******. Lilin ************ * ***** line ** *******, ** well ** ***, ***, and ****** *******, **** under ***** *** *****.
  • ******: ******, ******, ******* 1992. ****** **** *** segment ********/************ ******* ** their ********** *** ******** ~$240M *** ******* *** 2020. ****** ***** * full **** ** ** cameras *** *********, ****** through ****, *** ***** own *****.
  • *******(******): ******* ****, ******, founded ****. ******* ******** ~$56M *** ******* *** 2020. ******* ***** ***** own ******* ***** ********* *****, *** **** **** for ******, **** ***********/*** ***************.
  • *******: *** ****** ****, Taiwan, ******* ****. ******** ~$199M *** ******* ** 2020. ******* ************ * full **** ** *******, with ******-**** ****** ********* **** Dahua/Hikvision, ** **** ** their *** *** (****), and***. ******* ** **** relabeled ** ******* *************, including*********, *** ************ ******* for ***** ********* ****** and *******.

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  • ***: ********, **, ******* in **** (******** *****). Ava ******** ***** *** on-premise ******* *** ******** appliances, *** ******* *** their ***** ********. *** our ***** ** *** for **** *******:*** ******* ************ *** *** ***** Analytics ******.
  • ****: ****, ******, ******* in **** (******* ***********), but ******** ***** ***** surveillance ****** ** ****. Axis ******* ***** ** $1.2B *** ** ****. Axis ****** * ***** range ** *******, ********* focused ** ***-**** ********** to ********** ******* *** not ******* ***/*********** *******.
  • *****: *********, *******. ***** purchased ******* ** ****, entering ***** ************. ***** is **** ***** *** commercial/enterprise ******* (*******, ****), though ***** ***** ****** [test ****** ****] ** targeted ** ***.
  • *******: **********, *******, ******* 1999,**** ** ****** ******* in ****. ******* ******** $*** USD ******* ** ****. Mobotix ** **** ***** for ***** ******* ****** line, ***** ******** ******** interchangeable *******, ***-** */* interfaces, **** *********, *** other ******** *** ***** in ******* ** *******. They ***** ******************* ****** *** ***** Move **** ** ****, ** ****.

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  • ******* ****** ******: ********, **********, ******* 2003,******** ** ****** ** 2018. *******'* **** ***** products *** ****************** **** ** *****-****** cameras, ***** **** ******** years ***** ** ***********, but **** **** ***** a **** ** ******** cameras.
  • ********: *********, ******* ********, founded ****,******** ** ******** ** 2018. ******** **** *** segment *** ******** *******, but******** $**** ******* *****/********* revenue ** ****(***** ******** ********, *****, and ****** ******). ******** offers * **** ***** of ************ *******, **** notably *********-******** ***************** **** ********* ****** (up ** ****), ** **** ** their *** ***, ******** Control ******.
  • ***** ******: *** *********, **********. Meraki *** ***** ** 2004, ******** ** ***** in ****. ****** ******* surveillance ** ****. *** Meraki ************ **** ** small ******** ** ****, fewer **** ** *******, all ***** ****** ****** ******** ******. [****: **** ***** to **** *** *** wireless ****** ****] *** Meraki ******* ********-********** ******* * ************ to ****** (******* ** ******* *** Verkada).
  • ****: ***********, ******, ******* 1978,******** ** ******** ** 2021. **** ******** *** manufactures ******* ******* *** cores ** ***** *** factories, **** *** ********, temperature ***********, *** ***** purposes. **** **** ******** visible ******* (********* ********* and *******).
  • *****: ******, **********, ******* 1957,******** ** ******** ** 2020. ******** **** *** segment *** ***** *******, but ********* **** ******* at ~$***-**** ********* ** ********'* ****. ***** ****** * full **** ** ** cameras, ********* ******* *** PTZ *********/***********. **** **** recently ******** ********-********* "***** *****" ************ ** **** *** gap ** ***-**** ****-********* models ** ***** ****.
  • *******: **********, **********, ******* 2016. ******* ** ******* and **** *** ******** revenue. ******* ****** * closed ***** ****** ** their *** ******* (****) with ******* *******, ***** VMS, ***** *** ********* and ****** ***** ******, similar ** ***** ***** startups ****** *** *******.
  • ********: *** ****, **********, founded ** ****. ******** reported $*.*** *** ** 2020, *** **** *** segment ******* (*******/***) ******* from *******. ********'* ****** line ** ******, *** compatible **** *****-***** *** or ******* *** *****, atypical ** ************ ************* in ****, ********** ****** ** *** as $************-**** *********** ** ******* ** their ******* ***********.
  • *******: *** *****, **********, founded ****. ******* **** not ******** *******. ******* offers *** ** *** cloud ************ ******** ** enterprise *** *****. **** not ****** ** *** or ***********.

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  • ****** ****: ***** ******, **********, founded ****, ******** ******** ** ****. **** ****** * wide ***** ** ***** video ************ *** ******* alarm ********* ******* ** residential *** ********* ***. Does *** ****** ** enterprise.
  • ****: *** ****, **********, spun *** ** ******* in ****. **** ******** ~$357M *** ******* ** 2020. **** ** ****-***** for ********** ** ****-**** *******-******** cameras, *** **** **** expanded **** ********* *** spotlight ******* ***** ******* with ****, ** ****. Arlo **** *** ****** to **********.
  • ****** ****: **** ****, **********. Originally ****** ** ******* in ****,******** ** ****** ** 2014. **** ****** ******* cloud ****** *******, ** well ** *********, ****** not ** ******* ** Ring. **** ******* ** home/DIY *** ***** ********** and **** *** ****** to **********.
  • ****: ********, **********, ******* in ****. **** ********** offered * $** ******** camera, ****** **** **** now ******** **** ******** other *****, **** ** door *****, ******, ***********, scales, *******, *** **********. Wyze **** *** ****** to **********, *** ******* on **** *****.

Specialty *********

**** ******* ******** ************* whose **** ** ******* and **** *** ******* broadly **** ********* ** Dahua, *.*., ******* ******* or *** ****** ****.

  • *** ****** **********: *******, **, ******* 2002. *** ****** ** best ***** *** ************* *** ****** ****, *** ****** **** fixed ******, ** ****, which **** ***** *** designed *** ************ ** England.
  • ****: ********, *****, ******* 2001. **** ******** **** thermal *******, *** *******. Thermal ****** *** * variety ** ************ *** available, *.*., ********, *********** measurement, **********, ***.
  • **********: *********, *** ******, founded ****. ********** ****** *********** *******/******* analytic *********** *****-** ********* ******* of ******** ******* *** displaying ******** ** * map. ********** **** *** offer ******* ******* **** cameras (*.*. *****/*******/*******).

Avoiding ****** **********

*************, ***** ****** **** often ** *** ******** who ******** ************ ***** cameras, ** ** ** to ***** ** ****** it ***.

*** ***** **** ** simply ** ** ***** of ***** **********, *** to ****** ** ****, check *** *** ***********:

How ** ****

* *** ***** ********** can **** ****** ** your ******** ** ***** Dahua ** ********* *** equipment.

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Shipping *******

******** ******* ***** **** that * ******* ****. For *******, *** ***** below ***** **** ** the ********* **** ***** to ***** ** ****** 2019.

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*** **** ** * tons ***** ** **** from *********, *** ****** company ** **************:

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*******, **** **** ** not *** ********* ******** from ***** ********* ** China, ***** *********, ** hide ***** ******** ******* so *** **** *** show.

MAC *** ******

*** *** ******* *** of ** ** ****** or ******** ***** **** report ** ***** ** Hikvision **** ****** ** is **** ** ******* brand.

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**** ** **** *** ****** ****** *** *** ***** your *** *******.

*******, **** ************* ********** will **** *** ************ assign ***** *** *** address *** ** **** the ******, ** **** is *** *********.

Web ********* ************

*********, ********** *** *** same *********** *** ********* as *****/********* **** ****** cosmetic ******* (****, ******, button *********, ***.).

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

Discovery **** ************

**** ********* ******* **** connect **** **** ***** or ********* ******* ** the ******** ************'* ********* tools *** **** *****-***** VMS. *** *******, **** is ************ ********* *********** ** ********** ***** Hikvision's ****.

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*** ********* **** **** to ******** ********* ****** manufacturers.

**** *** *** ******** attributes, *********** *********, ** features ** *** ******** or ******** **** ******** in *** ***. ** seems **** *********** ***** would **** ********* *** likelihood ** *** ********** chipsets ** ******* ****** the ***** ** **-*****

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*** ***** **** ********* and ** ******** ** here-**** ********** *** ********** Behaviors **** ******** *** Ban. **** **** ** respond *****.

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

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**** *****. **'** ***** a ******** ******* *** specialist ********* **** ****, who ***'* ***** ******* visible *******. ***** *** certainly **** ** ***** providers ** *****'* ******, but ** ***** ****** to **** *** **** tight ** ************* **** are ****** ************ ** Dahua's/Hikvision's "********" ******.

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***** ******* *****.

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* *** ***** ********** can **** ****** ** your ******** ** ***** Dahua ** ********* *** equipment.

*******’* ******* ************** *** tear **** ** ***** as * *********?

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** *** ** * technique, *** ** ********* don't ********* ** ******** as ***** ******* ** for *** *******:

  1. **'* ********. ** ***** warranty *** ********** ******** the ******, ***** ***** methods ** ***.
  2. *****, *********, *** ****** very ********** *** *********, MStar, *********, ** ***** chips. ******* ** *** SoC ** ** ******* camera **** ** **** that **'* *** ** the ****** ********* ******'* be *** ****, *** now ***'** **** **** camera *****.

** **** * ****** on******* **** *******, *** **'* ******* the **** ************** *'* make.

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* ****** *** **** before ********* **** **** their *** **** ** their ***** *******.

***** ** *** ********* relabeled ****?

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** ***** ******** *** frequently ******** *** ******

* ***** ***** **** it's ******** *** **'* not ********* * ***** do ** ** *** oftentimes ** ****-*********. *******, I ***** ******** *** second **** ** ** that **can void the warranty ***** ******* *** ****** in *** *******. ****** taking * ****** ***** does *** **** *** warranty ** *** **, even ** *** ** those ****** ******** ** on **. *** ************ would **** ** ***** that * ******* ******** as * ****** ** something *** ***-**** ***.

********** ***** ** **** me **** * ***** void *** ******** ** I ******** *** ***** on *** ***** ****** board **** *** ****** loose ** ********. *** product ******* ***, *** I ****** ** **** week *** ******** *** out ** *****. ********** couldn't *** ** ** me **** ******. * informed **** ** * destroyed *** **** *** made ** ***** **** it *******, **** *** have * ****, *** me ********* *** **** would *** **** *** warranty. **** **** ******. I ***** ** ********* the ***** ** *** board *** **'* ****** past *** ******** ****** at **** *****. *** reason ** *** **** damaged *** *** ** the **** ******** ****** of *** ** *****. I **** **** ******/***** of **********, ********* *** repair.

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********** ***** ** **** me **** * ***** void *** ******** ** I ******** *** ***** on *** ***** ****** board **** *** ****** loose ** ********.

****:**, **** **** ****,****** *** ***** ** a ***** ****** ******, I’m ***** ** **** blazing *** *’** ** cracking **** ******* **** like * ********* *******!

****:***’** *** ** **** league. ** *** ****** think *** *** **** pathetic ********* *** *** any ***** *** ********** Technology, **. ******?

****:***** **-***!

:)

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** ***** * **** to *** ****** ***** HiSharp. ** ******* **** report ********, ** ****** to ******* ***** ********* ********* ****. ******* **** **** manufacture **** **** *** have ********* *** ******** for **.

*******, **** ********* ***** ** ******* which *** ********* ***, ** ****. ***** are *** ******** ** NDAA *********.

** **** ******* ******* on *****, *********** ******** next ****, *** **** to **** **** ****.

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*** *** *** ******* digital ******** ***** ** a ***** ***** ** that ******* ****.

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** ** ************ ** CPRO, ***** ** *** report ** *** ***** Korea *******.

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*** *** ******* ***** Networks **** **** **** list!

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** **** ***** **** March. *** **** **** March ** ***** **** cameras ***** **** *** how ****, ** ***, were **** ** ****.

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**,

**** ** * *** of *******:** ******* ********* | March ********

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* **** **** **** cameras. * **** ******** of ********* **** *******. What * ***'* **** is *** **** **** are ***** ********** ** relabelling **** ******. *'** reached *** ** ***** to *******.

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****** :

******** ******* , ***** on *** , ** years ** ******** ...

******** & ******

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******, **** **** '***** on ***' ****, **** does ******** ** ****** what ***/******* ******?

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****, *****, ***?

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*****? *** ****** *******:

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****, **** ***** ** our *************. ** **** are ************ ********** ***** own ********/******** *** *******, we'd ** ***** ** review ********.

** **** ***** **** UDP. ** ***'* **** about **** ***** *** in ***** ****, * believe **** **** ** actual ************.

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*****, * **** ** thank *** *** ***** thorough ******** *** ******* up ** ***** *** informed ********* ****** *************. I ******* **** **** list **** *** ******* every ************ *** * am ******* ***** ******* out ** ******* **** Washington ** ***** ***?

****** - *** *

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* **** **** ** chances **** ***** *** Hik. ** *** **** in ****** ** *****

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****, **** ***** ** look **** **** **** Vietnam ** ****. ****'** the ***** *** *** of ******* *** **** use ******** **** ** all ** ***** **** AI *******

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*****, ***********! * *** not *****.

*******, *** ******,**** ******** *** ***** AI **** ******** ******* to *** ****** ************** **, ****:

**. ***** **, **** Vice ********* ** ******** Development ** *** ****** States, ****: “** *** headquarters ** ********, ** View **** ** ******* in * *** ******* of *** ***** **** deployment ********. **** *** got *** ***** ***** after **** **** * months ******** *** ****** States. **** ** * huge **** **** ******* our ************ *** *** product’s ***********. **** ****, we **** *** ********** to ******* ******* ** this ******, ****** ** the ******** ** *** 5 ******* ****** ************* in *** *****”.

* *** *** *** the **** ***** ** from *** ***** *******. I've ******* *** ** we ***** **** ** know **** *** *** then, **** ** ******, add ** **** *********, etc.

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**** ***,

** ******** **, ***** does ******* ******** *** into **** *******?

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** *****, ** ** manufactured ** ****, ***** in *** ****** ** the***** ************.

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*****, *******ü** **** *** cameras ** **** ** its ********** ***** *** fully **** *********.

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**** ** ****...*** *** quite **** * ******** a ********* ** ******* manufacturing **** ***** ***** emerging ****** ** ********. It ***** ** **** if ** ***** **** it *** ** ** levels **** ******* **** sourcing ** ***** ******** in * ***** *****.

**** ********** *******'* ** where ** **** *** be ********* ****. ** might *** ** ***** "organic, **** *****" **** any ************ ** *** moment, *** ** *** create *** ******** **** we *** **** ** approach *** *******.

***** *** *** ** can ******* ***-********** **** manufacturers *** ********** **** their ****** *****.

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