Testing Honeywell HQA HD-CVI

By Derek Ward, Published on Apr 22, 2015

HD analog support continues to expand, with Honeywell now releasing its own HD-CVI offering, awkwardly named "High Quality Analog [link no longer available]" (HQA), offering up to 1080p video via analog.

The big appeal is getting HD resolution with SD analog pricing and simplicity of setup.

IPVM has already tested HD-CVI offerings from Dahua and Q-See. Now, we turn to Honeywell.

Honeywell is a major manufacturer playing catch up compared to the likes of and HDCVI offerings.

We purchased a Honeywell HQA HRHH2042 HDCVI DVR and the HD73HD2 [link no longer available] and HD30HD2 [link no longer available] HDCVI cameras and pitted them against direct HDCVI and IP competition, and this image is an example taken during testing:

***** *** *** *** findings **** **** ****:

  • ****** *** ******** *********** was ***** *******, **** most ** *** ********* and ***** ******** ******** being ****** *********.
  • *********, *****, *-***, *** FLIR *** ******* ********* and ******** **** ** configuration *** ** ****** to *** ********* *** recorder.
  • *** ************* ******* *** or ** ******, ******* requiring ****** ******* **** selection.
  • ** *** **** *** control ** ***** ***** PTZs ****** **** ** issues.
  • *** **** ***** **** for ********* *** ***** HDCVI *******, **** *** ability ** ****** ****** settings ****** *** ****.

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

*** *** **** ** available ** ******* *** ADI, **** ** ********** online ***** ** *** users. *** ********* *** product ****** ** ****** as *******:

  • *** ******** * ******* 2TB ***: ~$*** *** ********* street *****
  • ***** ********* **** -- HD73HD2: ~$*** ********* ****** price
  • ***** ***** ****** **** -- *******: ~$*** ********* street *****

*************, ***** *** *-*** bundled ****** *** ***/*** kits *** ** ***** easily ******. *** *******, this * *******, * camera NVR **** *** ******* from *********** ***~$*** *** ******. *************, ***** *** 4 ****** *** *** for ***** **** ********* on ****** *** ~$*** online [**** ** ****** available], ***** ** ~$*** cheaper **** **** ** paid *** * ********* DVR *** * *******.

** *** ***** ****, dealer ******* *** *** Honeywell *** ********* **** be ****** ***** ** the ******* ** ****** Dahua *** *** ********.

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

*********'* ******** ** ***** ** significant, ** ** ****** the ********** ** ***** America *** * ***** traditional ****** ********* **** the ******** *** *********** power ** ***, *** of *** ******* ************ distributors ** *** *****. 

***** ******* *** *** performance *** ******* ** other HDCVI ******* ** **** tested, ****** *********** *** prefer *** ********* ****, as **** ** ****** warranty *** ***** *******, instead ** ***** ** other ****. ** **********, dealing **** ***** ******** can ** **** ********* or ***-******** ** **** countries.

Compared ** ***** *** ***** ****

*** ********* **** ***'* user *********, **** ***** and *** *** *******, is ********* ******* ** Dahua *** *** ***** OEMs, **** ** *-***, with *** *******. ***** similarities (*** **** ***********) are **** ** **** video:

**** ******* *** *** local **********, *** ***** we've ******** *** ********* and ***** **** **** and **** ***** *** comparison:

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

** **** *****, ** take * **** ** the ********* ***** ******* we **** *** *******, and *****, ****** *** similarities ******* ***** *** comparable ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** the ***** ***** ** the ********* ******** ** comparison ** ***** *** models **** ***** *** ***** North ******** *** *-***. The ******** ** *** Honeywell *** ***** **** are *******, **** ****, pause, ******, ***. *******, as **** ** **** keys *** ***** ******** for *****. *** *-*** model **** *** **** all *** **** ****, only **** *** ***** functions.

*** **** ****** ** the **** *** *******, with *** **** ***********, including ***** ** *** out, ******* */*, **-***/***, VGA *** **** (***** from *-***, ***** ***** I/O *** ****** *******), though ** * ********* layout. **** **** *** HRHH ******** ** ****** cameras ** ******** ** HDCVI, * ******* ***** in ****** ********** ***** DVRs, *** *** ******* models.

Warranty *** ********* *******

*********** *** **** *********'* warranty *** ******* ******** to ** ********** **** using ***** ** ***** OEMs, ** **** *** local *** *** ******** channels:

********

********* ****** * ***** year ******** ** ***** HQA *********, ********* *-**** **  "365 ****" ***** **** describe ** "* **** year **** *** **** of ******** *** ****, **-****** returns *** ********* ** defective *******, ***** ** ADI." **** ***** **** failed ******* *** ** exchanged **** *** **** the ******* ** ***, with ** *** ** shipping ******* ********.

** ********, *-*** ****** a *-**** ********, *** returns **** ** ******* back, **** ********** **** performing ** *** ******* exchange (***** *** **** integrators). *****'* ******** ****** ** North ******* ** * grey ****, **** **** products ********* **** ************ channels *** ********* ********* no ******** *******.

**** *******

*********'* **** ******* ** North ******* *****, *** restricted ** ********** ********, e.g., *******, ************, *** consultants (*** ****** **** would *** ****** ********* when ** ********* ****), with ******* ** ** end **** **** *******. Integrators ********** *** ****** this ******, ** *** users *** ** ******** to **** *** ******* by *********, ********** ***** or ******* *******.

****** *********, *-*** ********* support ** **** ** all *****, **** ****** [link ** ****** *********] *** by *********. *****, **** their ******** ******, **** not ******* ***** ******** users ********. ***** ****** expect ******* ******* *** overseas *******.

Image ***********

** **** *** ******** of *** ***** ******** we **** ******, *** Honeywell *** ******* ********* similar ** ***** **** Dahua, **** *** *** IP, ** **** ** these ***********.

** **** *****, ~*** lux **** *** ******* set ** *****, ** found **** ******* ******* the ********* *** ***** HDCVI ******* **** *******, with ** ********* ********* to ******.

***** ******* ** *** light **** ** ** is ***** *******, **** the ********* ******* ********** slightly ****** **** ***** cameras *** ** **** even ** ************, *** the ******* ********** ******** worse, *** ** ****** illumination. ******* ***** **** differences, ******* *** ****** close ****** *** *******.

Other ***** *****

**** **** ****** **** issues ******** ** *********'* HQA ****. ***** ******* for **** *********** ** HDCVI ** *******, ********* DVR *********, ***** *******, cable ******* ******, *** more ****** *** *** other *****:

Comments (2)

I was under the impression that Dahua is the OEM for Honeywell's HD-CVI products.

Yes, ergo our demonstration of how the recorder client interfaces are nearly identical.

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