In this growing age of technology, every component in your network makes a difference. This extends to Network routers, Network switches, and PoE switches. And in the world of Networking devices, two companies have been competing with each other for a long time. These two companies are Dahua and Hikvision. We have already covered the battle between Dahua and Hikvision in the context of the CCTV surveillance system; now, we will talk about the battle between Dahua and Hikvision regarding PoE switches.
Side note: If you want to see another comparison between Dahua and Hikvision, we have an article regarding the Dahua CCTV camera VS the Hikvision CCTV camera and we have another comparison between Dahua and Cisco Network Switches.
The PoE devices are designed for reliability and built to last. Although the specific features of Dahua will depend on the model of the PoE Switch, the following are the common features shared by every Dahua PoE switches.
Every Dahua PoE Switch is built with highly reliable and durable components. The PoE switches from Dahua use switching chips, power supply units, and PSE chips from global leaders in power-supply and microchip developers leading to higher quality and reliability.
The video streaming in Dahua PoE switches is different from regular PoE devices as the flow control of the Dahua PoE switch is enabled by default. This enables buffering to ease the sudden data peak and smooth video stream, which enables clear video transmission.
Every Dahua network PoE switch is designed to be industry-grade and is built to taste under a high-stress environment. This durability of components makes the PoE switches perfect for industries that require durable networking devices and for regular households where you cannot keep a constant eye on the network switches.
Every PoE Switch from Dahua goes through a Video pressure test, ensuring that the switch can handle large amounts of video streams in video surveillance. Every batch of Dahua PoE switch passes through a high video Pressure test in a minimal 200 IP cameras test environment. Features of Hikvision PoE Switches
Now that we have covered the features of Dahua PoE Switches, it's time to talk about Hikvision PoE Switches. Similar to Dahua PoE Switches, the specifics of Hikvision Network Switches will depend on the individual model and range. However, there are a few traits that all Hikvision PoE share. These Features are:
Every Hikvision PoE switch is designed with inbuilt power surge protections. This feature becomes handy if you live in an area with frequent power cuts or storms, and/or electric surges. This feature extends the lifespan of every Hikvision PoE Switches and lets your network run smoothly without any problem for up to 6kW of power surges.
Hikvision PoE switch allows network transmission up to 300 meters which enlarges the networking range by a wide margin. With this enlarged transmission range from Hikvision PoE Switches, you can save cost and time without the hassle of additional network wiring.
Every Hikvision PoE switch allows up to 60 Watts or 90 Watts of power supply. Although this may not seem much, it is enough for most of the power-hungry network devices and essentially eliminates the requirement for additional power units. This makes your life more convenient and saves both time and money on installing additional power units.
Ever Hikvision PoE includes the option to use Physical authentication and one-click port installation for its security. In addition, Hikvision PoE Switches also feature the PoE Watchdog function allowing you to easily detect the area where the network failed and repair it easily.
It is a well-known fact that when it comes to prices, Dahua products are cheaper within the same price range, but they either lack the specs or features that the Hikvion has.
You can buy Dahua products from a price range of a bit over Rs 5000 to over 31000. At the same time, the price range of Hikvisionstrats is from a little over Rs 5000 to over 39000.
In other words, Dahua is a bit cheaper with fewer features, and Hikvision products are a bit expensive but come with additional features.