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:

** ****** ******* ********* to ******, **** ********* now ********* *** *** HD-CVI ********, ********* ***** "High ******* ****** [**** no ****** *********]" (***), offering ** ** ***** video *** ******.

*** *** ****** ** getting ** ********** **** SD ****** ******* *** ********** of *****.

**** *** ******* ****** HD-CVI ********* **** ***** *** *-***. ***, ** **** to *********.

********* ** * ***** manufacturer ******* ***** ** compared ** *** ***** of *** ***** *********.

** ********* * ************ ************* *** *** *** HD73HD2 [**** ** ****** available] *** ******* [**** no ****** *********] ***** ******* and ****** **** ******* direct ***** *** ** competition, *** **** ***** is ** ******* ***** during *******:

** **** ******, ** examine *** **** ****** or ***** ********* ********* in *** **** ******** to *** *** ** offerings **** ***** *** Q-See.

[***************]

Key ********

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

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Bosch Dropping Dahua on Feb 13, 2020
Bosch has confirmed to IPVM that it is in the process of dropping Dahua, over the next year, as both IP camera contract manufacturer and recorder...
End User Buying Axis At Prices Better Than Axis Gold on Jan 10, 2020
IPVM recently found an integrator contract with an end-user that guaranteed the end user could buy Axis products at a price / discount better than...
2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State Of The Market on Jan 03, 2020
Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This...
Axis HD Analog Encoder Tested on Oct 11, 2019
Two years after declaring "Everything is IP", Axis has released their first HD analog encoder, the P7304, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI, and SD...
Hikvision ColorVu is Smart Marketing on Oct 03, 2019
Hikvision ColorVu (see IPVM test results) is smart marketing, a lesson to be learned by competitors and a rising trend. Inside this note, we...
Online Video Surveillance Sales Comparison - Amazon, B&H, CDW, LTS, Super Circuits, More on Jul 31, 2019
IPVM has uncovered the key trends and top options being offered across commonly used surveillance sellers. How has the market shifted since we...
HD Analog vs IP Guide on Jul 16, 2019
For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and...
Hikvision USA Giving Free Cameras In Biggest Flash Sale on Jun 26, 2019
Hikvision redefined sales promotions in the US video surveillance market, starting at the end of 2015, with across the board discounts. Now,...
Top Hikvision Proponent Nelly's "GoSwift" Elsewhere on May 03, 2019
Sean Nelson [link no longer available] of Nelly's Security has made a name for himself and his company as a proponent of Hikvision, such as this...
Axis Supports HD Analog on Apr 15, 2019
In 2017, Axis declared 'Everything is IP': Now, in 2019, Axis has released support for HD analog, with their new encoders. Why the change?...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Wyze Raises $10 Million And Seeks Services Expansion on May 27, 2020
Wyze has raised $10 million, the company's first disclosed raise since the $20 million announced at the beginning of 2019. Inside this note,...
Startup Videoloft Presents Cloud Storage on May 27, 2020
Videoloft presented offsite cloud storage at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. A 30-minute video from Videoloft including IPVM...
Directory of 250+ Fever Camera News Reports Globally on May 27, 2020
This global directory tracks 250+ articles about thermal cameras used to detect fevers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Articles are...
Integrators Rising Against Coronavirus on May 27, 2020
IPVM integrator statistics make it clear - Coronavirus's impact on business is lessening and many are anticipating even better news in weeks...
Netposa Stock Surges 46% After US Human Rights Abuse Sanctions on May 27, 2020
Last Friday, the US government announced it would sanction PRC video management provider NetPosa for being "complicit in human rights violations...
LILIN Presents NDAA-Compliant P2 Cameras on May 26, 2020
Merit LILIN presented its NDAA-compliant P2 camera series at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video...
ZKTeco Body Temperature and Mask Detection Reader Tested on May 26, 2020
While dedicated fever cameras emerged first, now tablet/kiosk fever detectors are ramping up. China's ZKTeco has been aggressively promoting such...
IDIS Presents 12MP IR Panoramic Fisheye on May 26, 2020
IDIS presented its 12MP IR panoramic fisheye camera at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from...
FDA Defines Correct Operation of "Fever Cameras" on May 26, 2020
The US FDA has now defined the correct operation of "Thermal Imaging Systems", colloquially known as "fever cameras". Many in video...
OnSSI Founders Return, Start Corsight on May 25, 2020
The OnSSI founders are back, less than 2 years after selling OnSSI to Qognify, they have returned to Corsight, a spin-out of an Israeli AI...