Chinese products are on the rise due to their attractive prices and improving quality and standards, leading to the boom of Chinese product sourcing all over the world. Chinese products are on the rise due to their attractive prices and improving quality and standards, leading to the boom of Chinese product sourcing all over the world. To help buyers see what some of the trending Chinese products are now, we present the top 10 most popular Chinese video surveillance camera models from 2016 and 2017, based on page views from asmag.com.
In order to come up with a comprehensive assessment, the products on this list all adhere to the following guidelines:
Viewing distribution charts are provided for each product to show from what regions each product is being viewed. Regions included in the charts are as follows: Asia, Americas, Europe and Oceania.
- The product is manufactured by a Chinese supplier
- The product must have been uploaded to the asmag.com database after 2016.
- The main purpose of the camera must be for professional security; no Wi-Fi cameras, cube cameras, DIY, or cameras targeted at the smart home sector were included
- Only one product per company was chosen
According to IHS Markit’s report for 2017 top video surveillance trends, the combined market share from the 3 largest Chinese video surveillance brands Hikvision Digital Technology, Dahua Technology and Uniview Technologies accounted for an estimated 28.8% of the global video surveillance revenues in 2015, up 5 percentage points compared to estimates for 2014. Hikvision and Dahua both made the list, as well as 2016’s top 10 network cameras.
Investment for city surveillance and border protection solutions will likely increase due to growing concerns of terrorist attacks, high public perception of crime and regulations for public safety. From the data we collected, nearly all of the products that made the ranking are designed specifically for outdoor monitoring with features such as:
- Infrared cameras for low light viewing
- IP66 waterproof and dustproof ratings
- Corrosion proof cameras for hazardous environments
Though demand for surveillance cameras will continue to grow driven by people’s growing awareness for security protection as well as global threats, price competition is still intense. According to IHS, the world market will forecast to grow at an annual rate of less than 7%, with 98 million surveillance cameras to be shipped globally through professional sales channels this year.
1. Hikvision DS-2CD6626DS-IZ(H)S 2 MP anti-corrosion dome camera
The Hikvision DS-2CD6626DS-IZ(H)S Darkfighter series 2 MP anti-corrosion dome was the most looked at Chinese video surveillance camera. Featuring a 1/1.8-inch progressive scan CMOS sensor and up to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps for real-time HD imaging, this dome camera is also designed with 316 or 316L stainless steel anti-corrosion materials. This camera also has WF2, CF-M anti-corrosion standards to avoid acidic and neutral salt spray (NSS) corrosion, as well as IP67 water and dustproof rating for outdoor environments.
2. JEC Electronics J-VP-5107-LRB vehicle IP PTZ camera
The JEC Electronics J-VP-5107-LRB IP PTZ camera for vehicles is made of high-intensity aluminum alloy for anti-impact and anti-cauterization for vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks and armor cash carriers. Equipped with a spring and rubber system, the camera is suitable for mobile environments. With IP66 water and dustproof rating as well as built-in temperature control circuit, the camera is designed to withstand any weather.
3. Dahua HAC-HFW2401E HDCVI WDR IR bullet camera
Experience superior clarity of real-time 4 MP video with the simplicity of using existing coaxial infrastructure. The Dahua HAC-HFW2401E 4MP HDCVI camera presents high quality image with clear details and accurate color rendition, and supports 120dB true WDR for applications under complex dynamic range. It offers various motorized/fixed lens models with multi-language OSD and HD&SD dual-output. The higher resolution and complete features make the 4MP HDCVI camera an ideal choice for mid to large-size business and common projects where both highly reliable surveillance and construction flexibility are concerned.
4. Scene Electronics S-SD300 WDR camera
Scene Electronics’ S-SD300 is a 20x optical zoom 2 MP day/night network camera with vafi-angle IR laser light designed for long range outdoor video monitoring applications. Equipped with a 2 MP HD sensor, it enables viewing resolution of 1920x1080 at a smooth 30 fps. It is an all-in-one camera with built-in vafi-angle IR laser light effective up to 300m IR distance. SD300 is capable of capturing high quality image with 1080p resolution and has 2D+3DNR to save substantial bandwidth for our users. For outdoor applications, the SD300 comes with a waterproof IP66 rated housing and can be working under widely temperature at -40℃to +60℃.
5. I-VISION IV-NT8922B 1.3 MP low light IR bullet IP camera
The I-Vision IV-NT8922B features a Sony ultra-low light illumination CMOS sensor and H.264 video compression for low bit-rate and high-definition picture quality. The camera support various mobile remote viewing, including Apple, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian and Android. Other features include support for dual streaming, connecting to HVR and NVRs, with default to support ONVIF standards.
6. Sunell Technology SN-IPV56/41ZDR 4MP vandal network IR mini dome
Sunell’s IPV57/41ZDR is an all-in-one mini dome camera designed for indoor and outdoor applications. The IPV57/41ZDR has high resolution video up to 4 MP with WDR technology, suitable for both high contrast and low light environments. Compared to H.264 IP cameras, the IPV57/41ZDR can reduce both bandwidth and storage while maintaining the standard of image quality. The camera is suitable for a wide range of video surveillance applications, including government and industrial buildings, retail environments and airports.
7. Qihan QH-NV434DS-P(F4) IR dome
The Qihan QH-NV434DS-P(F4) IR dome features H.264 compression with Full HD 1080p/960p/20p at 30 fps. It is equipped with 4mm CS lens, 42 LEDs and can capture up to 20m IR range. The camera supports true day and night, 3D-DNR and digital wide dynamic range (DWDR), making it a great camera for low-light conditions. Other features include IP66 standard and compliant to ONVIF V.24.
8. DLX Engineering DLX-IB3A outdoor water-proof IP IR night-vision bullet camera
The DLX-IB3A by DLX Engineering is an outdoor water-proof IP IR night-vision bullet camera. With aluminum housing with an IP66 weatherproof standard, the camera is suitable to withstand most weather conditions. The camera also supports video loss prevention and motion detection. Other features include built-in double IR-cut filter with no color deviation, making it a good low-light camera.
9. GOLBONG 2221 discreet vandal dome camera
The 2221 camera by Golbong Technologies is a discreet vandal dome camera that can deliver images detailed in 1080p HD resolution with its 1/2.8 inch EXMOR sensor. The discreet design makes the camera easy to blend into business environments, and can be used to cover wide areas for activity monitoring. Users can enable the motion detection to trigger footage recording when people enter the premises. Operators only need to review the motion footage to locate the person of interests, and pre-recording capabilities ensure not missing details.
10. OB Telecom OB-DN7126 HD IR network camera
With 30x optical zoom, OB Telecom’s OB-DN7126 is a camera featuring minimum illumination of 0 Lux with IR. The camera is capable of up to 180m IR distance and supports triple streams. Other features include intelligent motion detection, Power over Ethernet capabilities and IP66 water and dust proof rating.