Hikvision vs Dahua Access Shootout

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 26, 2017

Dahua and Hikvision have spent heavily expanding internationally in video surveillance.

Now, both companies are looking to do similarly in access control.

IPVM has tested both platforms:

Now, we compare them head to head.

Inside we cover:

  • Why one is clearly stronger
  • But the other's lower pricing is a factor
  • The key advantages of both platforms
  • Mutual weaknesses they thare
  • Whether low pricing Is sustainable

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

*******, *** ******* ***** *********'* ****** ******** ** ** ****** than ***** ** ***** ** *******-**** *** ****** *********, ********* video *********** **** ********* ** ***** *** ****** ********** ********. Dahua's ******* ***** ******* ** *********** **'* ******* ********, *** Hikvision ****** ******** **** ***** ** ******* ********* ****** *** uses ******** ********, ********* ** **** ********* ******* *** *** users *** **********.

** ***** ** ********* *******, **** ****** ****** ******, ******** Hikvision ********** ******** ******* **** ***** *** ***. **** ********** alone ***** ********* ** ****** **** *** ******** ****** ******* and ********* ******* *** ***** ****** ******* **** ************** *******.

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

*** ******** ** *********'* ******** ** **** ********** ************ ** these *******:

  • ******* ***** ****, *********'* ********** ******** ******** ****** *** ********** control ******** ******* ***** *********** *** ****** ***** ******* **** no ************ ****** ** ********.
  • **** *****-** *** **** **** *** **********, ******** ****** *******, and **** ************ ******* **** *******, ********* ****** ******** ***** features **** ***** **** *** *** **** *** ******** ******* cost-adds ** ***** *********.
  • ********* ******** ******** * ***** **** ***** ******* **** ** suitable *** ********** ************, ***** *****'* ********** ********* ***** ********** enclosures *** ****** ********** ********.
  • ******* '***** *******' **** ***** **** ** *********'* ***** *********** between ****** ****** *** ***** ************. **** **** ****** ********* access ********* ** *** ***** ***** *********** ** ***** ** Hikvision, **** *** ********** **** ***** ********** * ***** ****** and ********** *********.

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

*******, ***** ** ****** ** **** *** ********* *****:

  • ***** ** ****** ***** **% ***** **** ********* *** **** door ***********, *** ** *** ** *** ****** **** ****** platforms ** *** ****** **** ** ********** ******* ** ******* maintenance ****.
  • *** ******* ********* ** ***** *** ******** **** ****** ***** information **** * ****** ***, ******** **** **** ****** *** card ****** ********, ***** *********'* ****-**** ****** ** ******* ******** tabs. **** ***** **** **** ** *** *** *********** ********* together ** ******* ****** **** ****** ******* ******** *******.
  • *** **** ************* ** *** ****, *****'* ******* ********** ********* can ** **** ****** ****** ***** *** **** ** ** closets, ***** *********'* ***** *** ********* ******** *********** **** ***** and ****** ******** ******** **** **** *********** ****** ** **** to ***.
  • ******* *****'* ********** ****** *********** ***** ** **** ** **** as ****** ********* ******, ***** ********* ******** ** ********** ******** initialization **** **** ******* *** * ******** **********. *** ********** or ************* ****** **********, *** ***** ***** ***** ** ********* from *** ****** ******* **** ** ******* *******.

*** **** ******* ******** ******* ********* ****-**** ****** ****, *** our***** *** ********* ******** ****** ***********.

Mutual **********

*******, **** ****** ***** **** ****** ************* ******** **** ********** access *********:

  • *** *********:******* ******** ****** ******** ********* ** ******* ******, **** * few ***** ***** *******. ****** ********** ******* **** ****** **** cannot ** ********** **** ******* ************ *** ******* *** *** simple ***** **/*** ** **** ******** ******* *** *** ** visible.
  • ** ** ***: ** ***** ** ****** **************, ******* ********* *** ***** meet ** ******* ***, *** **** ****** *********** ******** ***** *** ****** *******. For **** *********, *** ******* *** **** **** ******* ********* and ***** ****** **********.
  • ** ******** ********: *******, *** ** ***** ********** *************, ******* ****** ***** with *** ***** ******** ********, *** *** *** ******* *** sale ** ******* *******. ***** *********** ** ********* ********* ** Dahua ****** *** ********* ** ******* ** *********** ********** ******** locksets.

***** **** ** ***** ****** *** ********* ** ****** ************, the **** ** **** *** ****** ********* *** ***** ** a ************ ** *********** ********** ** *********.

Poor ******* *********** ***** *** ****

******* *****'* ****** ********* ******* ** ********** *********** ** ******* for ****** ******* **********, *** *** ********** **** ** ***** compared **** ***** ****** ******* *********.

** *******, *********'* **** ******* *** ****** *** *******, *** long **** ***** *** ******** ********* ** ********* ****** **** familiar **** ****** ****** ** ********* *** *** ****** **********. The ******* **** **** ******** ** ******* *** ***** ********* involving ************ *** *************.

*******, ***** ****** ********* *********, **** *** **** ***** ********* any ********* ** ****** **** *******, ********* ** ** ***-** Dahua ********* *****, ** ** *** ********, ************ ** ** an ***** ********** **** **** ***** ***** ********* ********** ******** us ** *** **** ****** *** ********* ********* **.

*** *********** *** ************* ********** *****, ****** ******* **** ******* to **** **** ** ** * *********** **** ******** ****** to ****** ******** ********. *** **** **** ******* ********* *** Dahua ***** *********, ****** **** ******* ******* ********** ***** ******** they *******. **** ****** **** **** ** ******* ******* ***** in ***** ** ********* ********* ****** *********.

****: **** **** ** ***** **** ******* ********* *******, ** avoid *** ******, ******** ** ******** ******* **.

Doubtful ********** *** ******

*****'* *******, ** **********, ***** ** ** ** ** *********. At ~**% ***** ***** **** *********, *** **** **** ** simply *** **** ***** (*.*., *** *** ***** **** ***** selling *** ** **** **** **** *********?) *** **** ***** needs ** ****** ** ******* *****, **** *** ****** ******* to **** *****. ******* ***** ****** **** *** **** ******* but **** ** *** * *********** **** ******.

************ **** ********** *** ****** ******* *********** ******* **** ******* in **** ******, ***** *** ****** ******* ************ ** ******* versus ****** ******* ******** ** ****** ********** ********. **** ******* applications **** **** ***-******** *****, **********, ******* ****, *********, *** fire ***** ************ ********* ******** *** *************** ********** *********.

*** ****** ****** *******, *** ******** ********** **** **** *****'* access **** ******, *** *** ******* ****** *** ** ***, any **** ** ****** ******* ***** *********** *******. ****, ****** video, *** ********* ** ***** ***** ** **** **** *******.

Platform / *********** ***********

** *******, *** ****** ***** *******, ***** ***********, *** ********* support ** ********* ***** ** * ****** **** ** *** small *** ****** ********** ****** ***** ******* *** ** ************ quickly. ***** ****** ** ******** ************ **** ****** ** ****** to ******** ** ******* **** *********, ******* *****'* ******* ***** duty ***********, ******** *****, *** **** ******* *** ***** ********.

**** * ******* **********, ***** *** * ***** ********* *** very ***** *** ********* ***** ********* ********* *** ** **** expensive **** *********. *** ****** *** ****** ****** **** ~**% to **% **** ********* **** ********** *** ****** **** **** and ***.

*******, ******* ******** ** * **** ****** *** ******** ** large-scale ********** *********** ** ******* *******, ** **** *** ******* by ** ***-***** ******* *** ********** ******** ** **** ********** hardware. ** **** *****, ********* ** ***** ****** ** **** compatible **** ***** ********** *****'* ********** ********.

Future *******

** **** ********* **** *******'* ******** ***** ** **** **** are ******** *****. ***** ******* ********* ***** **** ***** ****** control ******** **** *******. **** ** *******, ****** *** **** they ******* *** *** **** ** ***** ** ******* ***** improvements *** ***. *** *******,*********'* ** ******* ** **** **** **** **** (*** *** test *******). ** ***** **** **** ** ** ****, ***** *** Hikvision ********* ******* ***** ******** *** ********. ** **** ******** to ********, **** *** ****** *** ******** ** ***** ********* change.

Comments (7)

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