The 'Chinese' are the industry's #1 threat (or opportunity depending on one's perspective).
IPVM has extensively covered the rise of Dahua and Hivkision (see test results).
But those two are not the only ones. Many of you get bombarded with emails from other Chinese manufacturers. Names like Coco, Fancy, Monica, Elvis, Pedro, Selena, Sindick and many more are common to surveillance professionals.
And it most be working, because when we asked the community what we should test, Cantonk and Longse, the two most prolific Chinese spammers were member's top choices. So we took the plunge and bought their cameras.
Here's what our test setup looked like:
We tested the Cantonk and Longse cameras against the lowest cost options from Dahua and Hikvision to see how they compare in:
- Image quality, day and night
- Configuration and usability
- VMS integration
Can you save even more by going to the smaller Chinese manufacturers? Can they compete?