HIKVision or Reolink

24 Feb 2007
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I am thinking to install a CCTV at home (about 5 of them to protect the property and Garden) I have been lookingat both HIKvision and Reolink (also looked at the Panoroma series on HIKVision and wondering if they will be banned in a few years time?)

Can anyone advise which ones will be a better fit (from your experience) I have heard that HIKVision only allows limited view through their website and does not have an app to look at the live feed when required. whereas Reolink has got the app.

Also HikVision Colourvue is a better option? Dont know about Reolink.

I was looking at the 8 channel ones (does that mean that it will allow me to connect 8 cams to these channels) I am looking to go for the NVR /POEs.

Is there any other alternative?

Any advice will be greatly received.

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Hikvision uses hik connect or others.

I can see domestic use being banned but new sales more likely. The likes of appl and Google play have tried to stop apps and you can download from hikvision App Store.

You may need to enable on your smart device to download from thirdly part sites.

As for what’s possible, that all depends on budget and what you need the system to do.

Cameras and storage should be specified for use and not bought off the shelf as a pre configured pacakage unless that really does suit your needs
Hikvisions app "HikConnect" is great. I find HikVisions cameras do a good job.
Just stick whatever you choose on a Guest network ( Isolated VLAN) as all these devices are known to "talk" or have back doors.

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