Hikvision Product Comparison

Discussion in 'Hikvision' started by olli, Mar 8, 2015.

Share This Page

  1. kingkev

    kingkev n3wb

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive seen good reviews of that camera model and the price was comfortable for me - although if there are better models for the same price or cheaper then please point me in that direction.

    As far as the NVR goes, that price is outstanding from my research. I cant find that model for that price, everywhere i look is 4x the price.

    Will not updating the firmware be an issue? I usually shy away from updating things (drivers for pc or software for phones) as it becomes a giant headache and offers no real useful changes.
     
  2. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    30,570
    Likes Received:
    9,587
    It will not be an issue but if you should not expose the NVR or cameras to the internet, instead use vpn. This is good practice even with US region cameras. Read the threads about the cameras, if you dont know what you are doing, then its best to go with a US seller that will offer support, otherwise you are in for a headache.
    If you dont mind bullet cameras, consider one of these rebranded dahua systems. Costco will allow you to return the system at anytime.
    http://www.costco.com/Lorex-8-Chann...with-130'-Night-Vision.product.100153164.html
    http://www.costco.com/Q-See-16-Chan...with-100'-Night-Vision.product.100213199.html
     
  3. kingkev

    kingkev n3wb

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    My goal is to view it from my smartphone while im at work so i suppose this makes it necessary unfortunately. And as far as the cameras go im not biased toward the bullets, just a positive review i read about it while trying to make my decision.

    Ive seen the lorex name come up a few times, is that costco bundle reliable?
     
  4. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    30,570
    Likes Received:
    9,587
    You can view remotely if you properly setup a vpn.
    Those particular systems are both made by dahua. Very reliable. If you have any issues, simply bring it back to costco, even 5 years from now.
     
  5. letmein

    letmein n3wb

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Olli, awesome work. It would be possible to add release date to the info, in order to get the newest gen if you sort by release date?
     
  6. acp_xt

    acp_xt Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    +1

    Port forwarding your cameras to the router is an invitation for hackers to walk right into your home network. After suffering repeated hacking attempts, I set up a VPN and now can securely live-view remotely.
     
  7. GSB1

    GSB1 Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    6
    What does the S in model numbers signify please?

    Specifically, what is the difference beteeen the Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I and Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IS?
     
  8. acp_xt

    acp_xt Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    S indicates that it supports 2 way audio - at least the audio connections for a microphone and a speaker. So you can record audio along with your video.

    So the S indicates it has the connections (a pigtail) for the microphone and a speaker. The F indicates the presence of an SD card slot for local storage. Comparing the datasheets of the two cameras will confirm this.

    Also have a look at my Hikvision camera guide which has a naming convention section (in signature).
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2015
    GSB1 likes this.
  9. GSB1

    GSB1 Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    6
    Thanks for the reply. Having found some reference material I concur, it is the audio. The company I bought my DS-2CD2132F-I from sells the DS-2CD2132F-IS for a little less, which I find odd, although I have no need for audio.
     
  10. Jramosent

    Jramosent Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where are you guys purchasing these 2132 dome cameras for $100 bucks?
     
  11. Chuck Claunch

    Chuck Claunch Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. alastairstevenson

    alastairstevenson Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    10,884
    Likes Received:
    3,413
    Location:
    Scotland
  13. Chuck Claunch

    Chuck Claunch Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok that helps, but how do I find the one that is the US version?
     
  14. torvil

    torvil Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Staffordshire UK

    How can I do this?

    I used to have remote access, then the function disappeared, and would love to get the function to monitor away from home.
    Please be gentle, as I'm a novice.
     
  15. acp_xt

    acp_xt Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    Hi, using a VPN for remote access instead of port forwarding the cameras is an involved process and took me some time to get working as I wanted. You need a device on your network which will act as a VPN server. This could be a PC running 24/7, a router, or a NAS. I didn't want a power sucking device running 24/7 so went with a power-efficient NAS -
    I have a write up on our blog here: http://www.vueville.com/blog/how-we-built-our-diy-home-security-camera-system/

    Note you still need to forward one port - the VPN protocol's port to the VPN server. However this is more secure than exposing the cameras to the internet directly.
     
  16. Snowman

    Snowman n3wb

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know what the letters after the cameras model signifies?
    i know it's been mentioned but I can't seem to find a link for full explanation.
     
  17. acp_xt

    acp_xt Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    Snowman and badmannen like this.
  18. ENiGMA

    ENiGMA Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    1
    price and recommended vendor not in the spreadsheet anymore? (for cameras; still there for nvr)
     
  19. gth

    gth Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    3
    Updated the main tab on the spreadsheet. No doubt the links will eventually get out of date again (someone tell Hikvision about "301 Redirect"!) and of course there's lots of other cameras & permutations possible, but hopefully it helps.
     
  20. sirius99

    sirius99 Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2016
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    2
    bump ... this list appears to be well out of date? No Turret cameras?