Honeywell 30 Series and Vivotek NVRs Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Oct 21, 2020, 10:55am EDT

The NDAA ban has driven many users to look for low-cost NVRs not made by Dahua or Hikvision and not including Huawei Hisilicon.

Now, Honeywell has released a series of NDAA complaint, non-China made NVRs.

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We purchased the Honeywell HN30160204 and the related Vivotek ND9424P-v2 NVR for testing, examining the following:

  • How does the Honeywell 30 series compare to Vivotek's V-Series NVR?
  • What components does each of these NVRs use?
  • Are both NDAA compliant?
  • What cameras are supported and how deeply are they integrated?
  • How does the local UI differ from the web client?
  • How well does P2P/mobile access work?
  • How does pricing compare to non-NDAA NVRs?

Vivotek ***

*************'* ** ****** *******, *** ** ****** NVR ** ************ ** Vivotek, *********** ******* **** comparing *** *** ****' construction, ***** **, ** web *********. ** ****** these ************ ** **** detail *****.

Executive *******

*** ********* ** ****** NVR *** ********* *** those ******* ** ******* their ***-****-********* ****, *** has ******* ****** *** found ** *** ******* NVR ** ** ***** upon, ********* * ******** UI, ******* ***** ** decoding (*** ****** ****), and ***** ******* ***********.

*** ******* *** ******** multiple ******** *** ***** in *** ********* ** NVR, ********* *** ******* to ****** ***** *** ports,***** ***** *** ********, *** **** ******** P2P ***** ************. *******, due ** *** *** of * ********* ***, it ** *** ****-*********, unlike *** ********* *****. Vivotek ***** ** **** compliant ******* ** ***********.

******, **** *** ********* HVMV *** ******* ********* mobile **** ****** ******* setup, **** ****, *** playback *******. ******* *** able ** **** ****** configuration *** ******-***** ******* through *** ****, *** users ******** **** ****** app **** **** ** issue ***** *** *****.

Honeywell ********

********* ********* ** **** addressing **** ** *** limitations:

** **** * ***, non-Chinese *******. ** **** of *** *********** *********** of *** ****** ** eNVR, ** **** ****** and ****** *********** ***** coming **** ********** ********** countries **** ****** ** Korea *** ***** **** still ******* ********* ********. Because *** ******* ** still ********** ***, ***** are **** ***** ***** where ** *****’* ******* as **** ** ** would ****, *** ** are ******* ** ******* this. ***** *** ************** of *** **** ******** Phase ** ** **** NDAA *** *** ** August **** ****, ** believe ** *** ****** to ******* ***** ****** 30 **** ** ****** and ******* ******* *** end ***** **** * competitive ******** **** ******* the ************ ** ******* which *** ********** ********* rather **** **** ****** and *** **** ******** being *** ** * position ***** ****, *********** unknowingly, *** ********* ********** regulations. ***** ****’* ******** on *********, ** **** you ******* **** ********. The ***** ** ********* chips ** ***** *** be ** **** ***** you **** ** ******* more ******, ************ ***** the **** ** *********** a ****** ***** ****** than *** ******* ****** to **.

Hardware **********

*** ********* *** ******* NVRs ***** * ******* outwards **********, **** *** same ***** *** **** panel ******. **** **** are ******* ** **** to ********** **-******* ****.

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*******, ******* *** ****, Honeywell ** ***** ** NDAA-compliant********, ***** ******* **** HiSilicon.

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Made ** ******

**** *** ********* ********** and ******* *****-** **** were **** ** ******.

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Local **. *** *** *********

** *** *******, ** found *** *** *** to ** *** **** way ** **** **** camera **** ******* *** configure *** ****** *** to **** ***** ** limitations. **** ****** *******, there ** * *** decoding *** ** *** 4K *.***/*.*** ****** ** 30FPS, ******* ******* ***** have ** *** * lower ********** ** **** than *** ** ********* at * **** ** a ******. **** ** not ** ***** **** the *** ******, ***** can **** ******** ****-********** streams ******** ** ****. We *********** **** ** the ***** *****.

****, ******* ** ****** arrays ** ****** ** the *** ******, ***** users *** **** *** drop ******* ** ****** on *** ****-**** ****. Using *** ***** **, the **** ******** ******* automatically *** **** ****** simply ** ******* *** dropped ** ****** ********. To **** ******** *******, users **** ***** *****, configure * ****, *** then ****** ** **** view.

Local / *** ** ***** *****

****** ****** *** ********** recordings *** ** ******** either ******* ** *** NVR ** ******* *** web *********, ** *** video ***** ************.

************, ****** *** ***** events *** ******* ************ on * ****-**** ** the **** **** **** in *** *** **, with ***** **** ******* to ***** ** *** event ** ***** *** recording.

**** **** ******* ** the ***, *** **** is ******** ** * different ********* **** *** must ***** **** ** different ***** ** ***** each *****.

Plug-Ins / ** ******** ** ****** *** *** ** ********

****** *** *******, ******** Explorer **** ******* ****-*** was ******** *** **** web ** ***********. *******, we ***** **** ******** Explorer ***** ******* *** layouts *** ******* *********, whereas ****** ****** ***** be ******* ****** ******* in *** **** ****, for *******.

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******* **** **** *** working ** * ******-**** interface ** ** ******** this ****.

Compared ** *******'* ***

**** *** ********* ** Series *** ******* *** have ******** ************ **** a ** *** ************* standpoint. *******, ******* ******** Trend ***** *** *** expanded *************, *** **** allows *** ***** ** manage *** ***** ** the ******, ***** ********* does ***.

** ******* *** *** in **** *****:

******* *** ***** *** management, ***** ********* **** not. **** ***** ** a ****** ******* *** techs *** ********** *** troubleshooting ****** *** *** issues.

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************, ******* ******** ********** ***** *** ******** app (*** *** ****), ***** ****** *** expanded ***** ********, ******* from ******* ****** **** as "***** *****", "***** Attack" *** "********** *****".

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ONVIF ****** ************* *******

**** *** ********* ** series *** ******* **** allow **** ***** ********* settings ** ** *******, e.g., ***, **********, *** codec. **** ** *** allow ************* ** ****** streaming ******** **** ** smart ******:

*** ** **** ***** changes ** ***** ***** quality ********, ***** ********* 30 ****** ******* **:

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Honeywell *** ******* ****** *** *******

**** *** ********* **** and ******* ********* **** operate *********, ******* ******* cameras **** *** **** view, ****** ******* ** app, ** ******* ********.

*** *******, **'** ***** similar ******* ** **** NVRs, *** ***** ****** them ** ***** ********** apps, *** *** ***** auto-populate **** *** ******* found ** *** ****, as ***** *****.

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**** **** *** ******* automatic ******** **** *** network *** ****, ***** also ******** *** ****** entry *** * ** Code ** ******** ********* the ** ******* ** the ****. ** **** as *** ******* ***** are ********* **** *** network, ****** *** ********* will *** ******* *****, though **'* ******** * firewall ***** ******* **********.

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**** ********* ****** ********, both **** ***** * similar-looking *** *** **** selection.

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******, **** *** **** and **** ** *********, playback **** ********. ** seen *****, **** **** and ********* ***** *** snapshots *** ********* ******* the ******** ** *** bottom ** *** ******.

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*******

*** ********* ********** (~$***-*** USD ******) ** ****** slightly ***** **** *** Vivotek *******-** (~$***-*** ***). This ******* ** ************* higher **** *********'* **-******* models, ***** ***** ** ~$350 (*** ********* **** drive), *** ** *********** with *****'* ** ** channel *** ****** (~$***-***, including **** *****).

Firmware ****

*** ********* *** ******** versions **** **** *** testing.

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Comments (4)

* **** ******* ** use *** ********* ****** 30 ******* *** **** compliant ********. * **** it *** **** **** image *******, ********** ** night ***** ******** ******* are ********* ** ********* light *** **** *******. Pricing ** ********** ** well - **** ******** more ********* **** *********. My **** ********* ** that *** ** ** very ****, ******* ***** 5 ******* *** ****** refresh. * **** *** yet ******** *** ********* NVR's, *** ****** *** the *********** ** **** article. ** ***** **** a **** ******** *** embedded ************.

*** *****, *** ***/*** customer ***** **** *** remote ********** ** ****? Have *** *** *** issues ******* ** ** and ******* ** *** did? **** *******.

****, **** ******* ** the** ****** *******, **** ***** **** long *** ** ** well. ** ***** ** our ********* ** ****** camera ****, ***** ****-****** certificates ** *** *** to ** ** *** the ***-** ******* ***** reduced (***** ***** * while, ** ** ~*-* seconds, ** *** *********). For ***** ******* ***** the ***** **** *** UI **** *****, ****'* the ******* **** *** test:

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

** *******, ********* **** HTTPS **** ****-****** ************. This ** ** ****** you **** *** *** Certificate *** ****-******** *** the ******* **** ***** the **** ** ********. Users *** ******** ******* the ******* **** *** continue ** ****** *****. However, **** ****** *** web *** ** **** at * ********** **** speed, ** **** ***** in *** ******* ** switch **** ******* **** "IR *******" ** "***** Settings":

** ********* *********, *** this *** ***** *********** of *** **** **** times:

"*** ***** ** * non-certificate ******* ** ****** as * ****** ** the ******** ***** ********** checks. ** ******* *** try ****** *** *********** to *** ** **** helps ** ***** ** the **** *******."

** ******** *** ************ provided ** *** "****** CA ***********" ** *** Honeywell ** ****** **** manual, *** ** *********** and ******** ********** *** certificate ** * ******* root *********** *********, **** times ********* ** ~**%, to ~* *******.

** ******* ******** *** new (****** *********) *********? Are ***** ********* ***** contract-built ** *******, **** Verkada *** ****** *******? Are ***** ******? *'** always ***** ******* **** and **** ** ***** RSM, *** * ** wondering ** ***** ***** the ******* **** ** down ** **** *** private ******** ****.

******* *** *** **** time **** ******** / ODM / ****** ** others. *** *******, *** 2019******* ******* ****************** *** ******, *******, Verint, ********, *** *********, etc.

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