Hikvision Discontinued 'Migration' To Hik-Connect Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 16, 2016

In 2 weeks, Hikvision's online service web portal will be discontinued. Hikvision has now framed it as a 'migration', though the transition will be a completely manual process for dealers.

However, Hikvision says the other platform (Ezviz / Hik-Connect / Hicloudcam.com) is better.

We tested this platform, focusing on how dealers can make use out of it, and found key strengths:

  • Simplified setup
  • Centralized viewing
  • Potentially improved security

And weaknesses:

  • Remote management
  • User management
  • Migration process

Inside, we examine each of these points.

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Hikvision ****** *****

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*** ***** ******** ***-******* ******** **** ** ***** ** ** 2017. ** *** ********, ********* *** *** *** ***-******* *** to ******** *******. **** *** **** ******** ** ******, ********* will *** *** **** ***** ******* ******* ***** *** ***-******* APP ** ****-**** *** ** ********* ****** *** *******.

************, **** ********* **** *** ****** ****** **** ** ****** be ********** ** ******** **, ****, ******* ***** **** ** longer ** **** ** *** ****** ****** ** **** *******. Those ******* ******* ***** *** ******* **** ****** ********** *** their ****** *** ** ****** ********. ****, ** ******** **, 2017, ***** **** ** ****** ** **** ** *** ******* to ******. ********* **** *** **** * **** **** *** all ****** ******** ***** *******.

Hik-Online ********

*** ******* *****, ********* *** ******* ***-******/****** ********* ** ***** users/dealers. **** ******* ******* ***** ** ****** * ****** ****** name ** ********* *********, **** **** *******'* ** ******* ************* kept ** ** **** ** ** *******.

************, ******* **** **** ** *** ***-****** ** * ******* of ******** *****, **** ***** ** **** *******, ****** ****** management/changes/troubleshooting ******, ** *** ****** ***** ****** *** ** **** admin ***********.

**** ***** ***** *** **** ********* ** ***-****** **** *** test ******** ******:

EZVIZ/Hik-Connect ****** ********** ***********

************* *** *******, *********'* *********** *******, ***** (********* ***-******* ** HiCloudCam, ****** *********** *** ****), **** *** **** *** **** functionality ** ***-****** *** **** **********.

*** *******, *****'* ****** ********** **** ****** ***** **** ** add ******* *** *** ******, ***** *****, *** *** **** configuration ******* ********* *** ********/********* ****** *** *********** ***** ********.

EZVIZ **** ********** ***********

***** ******** * "****** **********" ***** ****** ***** ** ***** devices **** ***** ***** ********, ********* ********/*****/*** ******* ******. *******, this ********* ** **** **** ** ******** ********* **** ** Nest's "****** ********" **** ******* ********** *****.

******** *****' ******* ** * ****** ***** **** ****** *** key *********.

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Comments (19)

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**** **** ******* (**** ** ********* ****** ** **** ****) not ** ********* *** ** ******* *** *** *** *** connection?

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*** **** **'* *****, ** ***** **** **** **** **** sense *** ********* ** ******* **** ******** *** *** ***** adjusted ** ** ***** ** ******* *** **** ****** ***** HiDDNS. *** **** ****'*, ***** ** ******* *** **** ********* among *** *******.

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* *** *** **** ***** * ***** ********, ** * have ** ****** * *** ***** ******* *** ******* *** want ****** ******, **** ***** **** **** ** ******* ** they **** ** ** ** **** ** ******-****** ***** *******... then **** **-******* ****** ******** ** ****, *** ***** *** sites **** ****... *** ** **. *** **** ** **** have ***** **** **** **** ** **** ******* ****** ** some ***** ** *******, ****'** **** **** ***** *** ***** accounts, *** ********** **** **** ** ***** *** *********** ******* with ****...

****** ****'** ******* ********* ** **** ***** ************* ** *** past ****... **** *** **** ******* **** ** * *****'* bothered ****** **** *** ***** ********.

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* **** ***** * *** **** ******** (*.*.*) **** ******* and *** ** *** ********** ** *** ***** ******* *** each ****** ********* ** *** ***. **** *** * ****** checkbox ** ****** **. *******, ** *** *** ******* *** iVMS *** *** ** ******** ***** *** ********** **** ** be **** ** **** *** *******. ** *** * ****** extra **** **** **** **** **** *** ***** ******* **** encrypted.

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

**** *****

**** ** *** ***** ***** ***** ** ***-*******? (******* **** HiDDNS).

** **** *** ******** ****** *** *** **** ** **** to ******* ***** *******, *** ***-******* ** ********* * ****** bit ****** **** **** ********* ******* ** ** ********** (*** based ** ******' ********). **** ******* ******* **** *** ****'* internet *********** ** **** ****, ******.

*** *******, * **** * ****** *** ****** ********* *** EZVIZ/Hik-Connect *** ** ***** ***** * ******* ** **** ***** now, ***** ** ***** ******. *** ** ************ ** ***** ****** **** ******, ~* ****** *** ******* **** ******* *****. ****** ** times, *-* ******* *** *** *** ** *** ********.

* ***'* **** * *** ** ********** ********* **** *** playback, ** ** *** ***** ***** **, **'* ** ********** to **** ********.

**** *** ***** ** ******* * *** ***** **** *** connect?

********* *** ******** * "*** ** *** ***** ***** **** ********" ***** ** **** ***** '*********' *********.

****'** **** ******* **** ******* ** ************* *** ***-******* ****** app **** *** ***** ***. **** **** ** ****** ** palette *******. *** ** *** ****** ******* ****'** ***** *** ability ** **** *, **, *** ** ******* **************. ***** maxes ** *. **** ** ********* * ***** *****, *** for ********** ***** **** **** ******* **** *** ******* ****, I ****** **** **** ** *********.

** * ******** ******* * ***** ********* ****** ** ** phone *** ****** **********.

** *** ******** ******* ** ******* *** **** ** ** log ** **** *** **** ***********? ******* ***** *** * do *** ***** **** *** *** **** **** ** ***** their *** *** ****** ******* *** *** ********? ** **** I **** ** *** ** ****** ** ****** *** *** cameras ***** **** ** * ******* ******* * *** ** times *** ******* ** *** ********** :(

** ** *** *** **** *** ********* ** ********* *** user ************ *** ****** ** ****** *** ********** ****** ** blocked:

*******, * *** **** **** ** ******** * *** **** and ***** ****** *** **********. *** ***** ** **** ***** they *** ******** ********* ** *** **** **** ** **** just *** *** ****** ** ***.

**** ********* ***, ** *** **** ****, ******** **** *** now **** ********* **** ****** ****** *** *******.

********* ***********:

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

****: ****** ********** **** ***'* *** **** **** ********* ********* dates **** ***. **

********* ***********:

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

** ** *** ******* *** ********** ** *** ***** *** Hik-online ***** ****** *** **** ************, **** ****** *** ********** functionality.

***, * ** *** **** ** *** *** ******* ********* by ******** * ******* **** ** *********** "********* ***** *** tell *** ********** ******* *** ****** ** *** **".

**** ***********, **** **** **** ****? **** *** * ***** public ****, ** ** *** ******* **** **. ** **** they ******* ***** ****?

**** **** *********** *** *** ***** * *** ******* *** discovery? ******* ** *** ******* ** ******* *** * **** confusing *******.. ******* **** *** **** ******** ** **** ***** camera ********. **** * **** ***** *'** ***** *** *** HIK.

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