Testing Honeywell HQA HD-CVI

Author: 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" (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 and HD30HD2 HDCVI cameras and pitted them against direct HDCVI and IP competition, and this image is an example taken during testing:

In this report, we examine how much better or worse Honeywell performed in the test compared to CVI and IP offerings from Dahua and Q-See.

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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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