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.

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