UNV Challenges Dahua and Hikvision Internationally

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 21, 2016

UNV (aka Uniview) bills themselves as the 3rd largest manufacturer in China, quite large by global standards, with revenue in the hundreds of millions, but still dwarfed by the huge size of Dahua and particularly Hikvision.

UNV, like their larger Chinese counterparts, is now actively expanding internationally.

** ***** **** ****** ********** ** *** **** ** ****** understand ***** ********. ** ***** **** *** *** ******** ******.

UNV = **********, *** ******

*** **** ******* ********** ** ***** ***** ** ***** ** ** networking ***** *******, ****** **** * ***** ************ ************. **** is ********* **** ********** ***** *** *****, ********* ********** ** senior ********'* ********** ******* ** ******, *** ***** ** *****.

******, *** *** ******* *** ******* ***** ****** (********* ** ******), saying **** ** *** ********* **** **** ***** ** *** certainly **** *** **** ********* ** ******. ** **** ***, Uniview *** * ******* ********** ** ****, ***** *** ******* is *****, *** ****** ***** ******* *****, ***** **** ******* heavily ******** ** ** ******.

Video *********

*** **** ********** *** ***** ********* / *********** ***** ********* ** a *** **************. ** ******, **** ************ ********* **** **** claims *** ** **** *** ****** *******'* *********, ** ** cannot ****** *** ****** **** *** ****. *******, ***** ***'* *********** in ** ****** *** ***** ***** ** *** *******, ** would ****** **** ** *** ** ************* ** **** ****.

** *** ****, *** *** ***** * **** **** ** *********** happy *********:

Positioning ******* ********* *** *****

*** *** ***** ***** **** **** *** *** **** *** ***** they ***** *** ** * ***** *** ******* ********* *** Dahua. **** ********* ***** ** *******, ** ** ***** ***** low *** ******* *********, *** **** **** ****** ***** ** Hikvision *** ***** ** *** ** ****. ** ******, ***** they ** *** **** ** ******, **** ****** ***** *** across *** ***** ***** ****** ** *** / *** / TVI.

** *** ******** ****, *** ********** **** **** **** ****** ******* components ****** *** ***** ******** ** ********* *** *****. **** is *** ********* ** *** ****** *** ** ** ***** mentioning ******* **** ******* ** ** ***** **** ** ***** overall ***** - * '******' ******* ********.

** **** ****** ****** ****** (** ****, ***** */*" *****)*** ** *** ******* ****** **** *** ** * ***** low ****.

Challenges ** ******* / ************

****** *********, ***** ** ********* ****** ********* **********, *** ***** who *** ******** ****** ** ***, *** ** ****** **** ** get *** ***** ******* ***** ************ *******. ** ******** ** ******* availability (** *** **, ** **** **** **** ****** -******: ************* *** ***), *** ***** ** **** **** ** ***** American ***** ********* (******** ** *** ***+ ********* **** *** the **+ ***** ****). **** ** **** *** * ******* brand ** *****, ******* **** ***** ******* *** *******, ** will ** **** ** ****.

******** *****

*** ************ *********** ******* **** *** **** *** ********* ** **** as ** ***** ** **** *** ** ***** ** ******** ***** Bain ******* (**-******* ** **** ******), ****** ********* ***** ** the ******* **********, *** ***** ***** ** ******* *********. ***** Uniview ** ****** ** ************* ****** ** * **** *************, higher *******, ******* ******* ************, *** *************** ** ********* ***** help *****.

Outlook - ** ** **********

** *** **** ****, *********** *** ******* *** *********** ****** to *** ************ ********* ********* ******. *** *** ***** ** ****.

*******, *** ** ***** ** **** ** ****** * *** **** in ***** ***** / ******* ** **** * **** ****** of ***** * *********** ****** ** *** ******, ********** ** they *** ** ***** *** ***** *** ***, ****** *****.

*** ******* *** ********* *** **** **** **** ** ** a *** **** ** ******* ***************.

Comments (21)

** **** ***** ** ********** ** "***" ** *******?

**** ***'* ********* ** ****, *** *** **** **** ***** reference ** ***** ***** ** ***** ******** *********? ** **** not ***** **'* * *********** **********?

******* ********** *** **** ******** * **** **** ** *** last *** ****** ** ***.

* *** *** ******* ***** ***** ** ****** ***** *********. They **** *** ****** ** *** ***** **** ********* ** our *******, ** * *** *** *** *** ***** **** they ****** ** ***** **. ** *****, *** **'* **** a *****, ** **** **** ** *** *** *** *** a ***** **** ***** ** *** ***** ******** ******.

** *** ****** ********** **** *** *** ****, **** ***** many *********?

** **** *** **** ** ******** ******* ******* **** ** run **** *** **** ********** ** ****** *** ***********, *'* wondering ** **** ****** ***** ** ********** ** ** ******** entity. **** **** ********* ********** ***** *** ******** ********** * Japanese ***.

****** ********** ** *** ******* *** **** ** *** ********** as ********* **** ***** ******* ***********.

**** **** ********** ****** ******* *** ***** *** ******** **** * *************** ********* ** **** ******* ***** **** ** ***. ** the ***** **** *** **** * ******** ***** ** ** mentioned ** ****, **** ************* ** **** *******.

*** ** **** * ***** = *** *** **. ******* is ***** *** **** ** *** *******. **** ****** ********** Uniview.

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

* ***'* **** *** **** ** ******* **** ********* *** offers (***** **** ******). **** ****** **** **** ****?

********, ** ******** ** ** ******, ***** *** ***** ******** are ******** *******. ** *** ** *** *********, **** **** be *** ***** **** **** *** **** ***** ****** ********, Object ******, ****** *******, *********, **** *********** *** ***** ***********.

***** ***.

**** *** ****** *** ***** **** ************* *** *** **********?

**** ** **** ** * ******** ****** *** ******** ******?

********* *** ****** *** **** *** ***** **** ************* *** you *** *** *** ******** ** **** *****/**** ** ***** on *********. *** ***, ** ***** ** * ******** ****** when *********.

*************, ******* ***** ** *******, **** * *** ****, ** their **** ********* ** ***** ******* ****.

******* * ******* *****?

*******:***** = ********* = ******* **********

*** ** ***. ********* ******* ***** **** *** ********* ** sell ** ******. *******, ** ** *******, *****'* ***** ********** how ******** *** **** ******* **** ** ** ***** ******** here ** *******. *** ********** ********* ********.

* ***** **** ***, *** ********** *** ********, *** *********** they *** * ******** ******* ***** ******** ** ***** ******* revealing ***** ******** ********* ** ***** *******, ******* ** ********** Chinese.

*** ** **** ***'* **** **, ***** ** * ******, no?

* ******* **** *** **** ****** *********** ** ********* **** it ***** ***** ** ***** ** ******* ********. * **** do *** ****** ***** *** ***** ** ******* ** *** reputation ******?

*******:*** ** *** *** ***** ****** ******** ******** ** *****?

**, * ***** **** ***** ** ***** ***** ** ***** owned ** ** ******** *******. * **** ****** **** **** in ******* ** ********** *** **** **** ******* *** **** their *******. **** *** *** ** *** ******** ****** *** I **** ******* **** **** ***'* *** ********** ** ***** even ******** ******* ** ***** ******* *********. * **** **** at **** *****, **** **** ********* *** **** ******* **** instead ** ** ****** ** ******* * **** ** ******** online.

***** ********** ** ********. * *** ** ***** ******** *** designed *** *********** *** **********, **** ****** **** ******** ***'* or ***** ***** ** *** * **** ******. **** **** focus ** ***********. * **** ** ******** *** *** *** see **** **** ***** ******** ****** ******** ** *** ********* - ***** **** **** ******** *********.

***** *** **** *** ******** *** *** ******* ** ***** the ******** ****** *** **** ******* ******* *********.

* *** ** ***** ******** ** ***** ***** **************, *** hundreds ** ***** ** ******* *******, ** ***** ************ ****, oil ******** ********. ***** *********** *** ******* ***** *********. **** won * *** ** ********* ** *** ******* ****, **** of ***** *** ** **** **** ***. ** *** ********* a *********** ?

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

*, ******. **** *** ******* *** ******* ** ** **** for ***** *******/****, * ****** ***** ****. * ** *** sure *** ****** ********** **** ** *** ** *** ********** uncommon.

*********** ***** * *** ******* **** ** **** **-********** ****** to *** *** ****** ** *** ****** ***-*** **** ** IP, ****** *** ******* ** ******* *** **** ** ********** and **** ** *******.

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

** ** ******* ****** **** ** ****** *******?

* *** *** * **********. *** ***** *** ******* ** picture ** ****** ** **. ***'* *** ** *****, *** picture ******* ** **-********** ****** ** **** ****.

****'* *** **** ** *** ** *** *******.

****** ******* **** ******, ** ******, *** ****'* ********* * factor ** ****** *** ******* ****, *** ************.

**** ****, ** ** ******** ****** ***** *** ***** *** top ** ******* *** ****** ******* *** ******** **** ****** all ** ****** *******, ***** ** ****** ** ***** ******* on *** *** *** ** *** ******. *** * ** not *** *** *********** ********** ** *** ************ ********** **** would ***** ** ****** ******** *** **** ******* **** ***** more ********* *******, ***.

************'* ***** ********** *************** ** *** *** *****: ******* ************, no ****** *** **** *****.

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

'Defiant' Hikvision 'Strikes Back' At WSJ And US on Jan 16, 2018
The fight is on. Hikvision and their owner, the Chinese government, 'strikes back' against the Wall Street Journal and US politicians raising...
Hikvision Removed From US Army Base, Congressional Hearing Called on Jan 12, 2018
Hikvision has been removed from a US Army Base and a US congressional committee is planning a hearing on cybersecurity risks and specifically,...
Directory Of 92 Video Analytics Suppliers on Jan 04, 2018
This directory provides a list of video analytics providers to help you see and research what options are available. Video...
Chinese Government Attacks Western Reports on Jan 03, 2018
The Chinese government is angry at the BBC and WSJ's reporting on Chinese video surveillance (see BBC Features Dahua and WSJ Investigates China's...
WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State on Dec 26, 2017
The WSJ is continuing its investigation into Chinese video surveillance. Following up on last month's WSJ Investigation of Hikvision, the WSJ is...
This Manufacturer Shuns IP Cameras on Dec 14, 2017
One manufacturer has chosen a bold strategy in avoiding getting caught up in the race to the bottom: shun IP solutions. We spoke with an executive...
BBC Features Dahua on Dec 13, 2017
Hikvision is not the only mega-Chinese video surveillance manufacturer getting global attention. Last month, the WSJ investigated Hikvision and now...
2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview on Dec 11, 2017
This report concisely explains the developments for surveillance cameras offered in 2017 and the state of offerings going into 2018, including...
The Race To The Bottom Is Over on Nov 28, 2017
The race to the bottom in video surveillance is over. After 3 years of aggressive price cuts and heavy sales and marketing expenditures, the...
Hikvision Chinese Government Owner CETHIK Exposed on Nov 20, 2017
Hikvision deceives about its Chinese government ownership. Contrary to their claims about 'independence' and simply having 'shareholders' that are...

Most Recent Industry Reports

'Defiant' Hikvision 'Strikes Back' At WSJ And US on Jan 16, 2018
The fight is on. Hikvision and their owner, the Chinese government, 'strikes back' against the Wall Street Journal and US politicians raising...
Winter 2018 Camera Course Registration on Jan 16, 2018
Learn video surveillance and get certified. Save $50 on the course, ending this Thursday the 18th, plus get access to 2 class times - 'day' and...
The 2018 Surveillance Industry Guide on Jan 16, 2018
The 300 page, 2018 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covering the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available,...
Edward Snowden Haven App Tested on Jan 16, 2018
Global coverage followed the December 2017 announcement that Edward Snowden was leading a team developing Haven, an app "that leverages on-device...
This High Schooler Is Excited About His Future Security Career on Jan 15, 2018
A common lament is that smart, young people have little interest in surveillance systems. In fact, discussions like Should Talented Young People...
"First Of Its Kind" Stove Knob Alarm Sensor (2GIG) on Jan 15, 2018
At CES 2018, 2Gig/Nortek announced the Stove & Grill Guard, a "first of its kind" sensor in the security industry, allowing users to be...
Amazon Deep Learning Partnership With AgentVi on Jan 15, 2018
Amazon is aiming to grow its Kinesis Video Streams offering that "enables you to quickly build computer vision and ML applications" in the cloud....
Hikvision Removed From US Army Base, Congressional Hearing Called on Jan 12, 2018
Hikvision has been removed from a US Army Base and a US congressional committee is planning a hearing on cybersecurity risks and specifically,...
CES 2018 Show Final Report on Jan 12, 2018
This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is...
Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested on Jan 11, 2018
Hanwha has released the latest in their Wisenet X line, the "extraLUX" series, claiming to "capture crystal clear, true-color images in low-light...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact