Ex-Dahua VP's Company, Videopark, Examined

By: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 30, 2016

An ex-Dahua VP formed Videopark [link no longer available] in 2009 and has since recruited many engineers from both Dahua and Hikvision.

US sales manager Kevin Zhou explained to IPVM Videopark's plans to enter the US market and provide an alternative to Hikvision and Dahua products. Inside, we examine the approach and the tradeoffs of it.

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Videopark ********

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Product *********

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Channel ********

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Comments (4)

Well-educated impression/feedback on Videopark from someone who has done a lot of business with them:

•EXTREMELY HIGH rate of failure, 28% DOA, with night and day performance differences from lot to lot

•Dozens of PCB revisions, some hand-soldered, some with soldered wires added

•Many NVRs and DVRs with stray loose screws behind their motherboards which cause them to short

•Backorders (non-preferential part allocation from chip manufacturers)

•Erratic data storage algorithms with a tendency of tearing hard drives up

•Poor color/contrast and WDR performance

•Issues with TVI performing over 500' of coax

Just to name a few.

28% DOA

Can you clarify? Is this out of everything you did business with them? Was this an issue just at the beginning or for certain products? Are you claiming they are at that now?

Because any company that averages 28% DOA would be quickly out of business?

Product line overall- TVI cameras, IP cameras, recorders... Every order would arrive in partial shipments, so an order for 500 DVRs would yield partial shipments of 50, a quarter or more of which were DOA, reason enough to test everything before it shipped to the customer. Hard to fill backorders with your customers when your supplier only sends 10% of your total stock order. A vicious cycle, and the type of mistake that puts companies out of business.

this is normal that there are some company will slander other company , i think time will prove everything , and real testing to compare with other manufacturer products can tell us something true or wrong . we are looking forward to get more news from them .

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