Hikvision HDTVI VS Dahua HDCVI

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 10, 2014

With super low cost and full HD video, Analog HD has the most potential to disrupt the surveillance market of any new technology in years.

With 1080p HD IR cameras, routinely being priced at ~$100, and with 16 channel recorders at ~$500, the cost is dramatically lower than even very low cost HD IP offerings.

Dahua and Hikvision

The two biggest names behind Analog HD are Dahua and Hikvision, the mulit-billion Chinese manufacturers.

Dahua has developed HDCVI. See our Dahua HDCVI 1.0 and Dahua HDCVI 2.0 test results.

Hikvision, in partnership with Techpoint, has released HDTVI. See our Hikvision HDTVI camera and Hikvision HDTVI recorder test results.

Comparison / Contrast

IPVM has prepared an in-depth comparison between the two offerings, based on our unique testing.

The six key elements we contrast:

  • Product Portfolio
  • Pricing
  • Cabling Performance
  • Video Quality
  • Recorder Capability
  • Sales and Support

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Dahua *** *********

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Comparison / ********

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  • ***** *** * ******* *********, **** **** ****** *** **** advanced ********.
  • ***** *** ********** ***** *******, ****** *** ** ****** ***** pricing ** **** ********.
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  • ********* **** *******, **** **** ***** ********** ********** ******** ** major VMS *********. **** *** ** ********** **** *** ***** ***** (see: ** ****** **** **** *** ******** ******).
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Interesting *********** - ********* **** ***

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Product ********* / *******

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Price **********

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****** *********

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Cabling ***********

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Hybrid *** ************

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Sales *** *******

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Footnote: **** ***** ***? 

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Comments (1)

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