GW Security vs Hikvision IP Cameras
It can be said that Hikvision has dominated the security camera system market throughout the world and the variety of its products is very large, ranging from IP cameras, analog cameras, recording systems and from 2mp to 12mp resolution. GW Security is not as big and popular as Hikvision and probably their products are popular only in America, Canada and surrounding areas, but GW security offers products with higher features at the same price or even cheaper than Hikvision.
However, GW security does not provide good data specs like Hikvision does with comprehensive website support.
GW Security vs Hikvision
I will compare few popular camera models or new products from each of these two vendors, from dome, bullet, ptz or wifi camera models. Let’s start from the dome model.
1. GW Security vs Hikvision Dome Camera
We will take a dome camera model from GW Security GW8787MMIC and compare it with one of the new dome models from Hikvision – the Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I. Take a look at the following table 1 that represent spec comparison between the two products. You may also like few comparison models between Hikvision and Lorex outdoor cameras.
Both dome cameras come with the same resolution up to 8mp, but the frame rate is different. For speed @ 30 fps GW Security can still provide resolutions up to 6mp while Hikvision with the same fps only reaches 3.5mp resolution.
One more thing that makes it different is that Gw8787 is equipped with a varifocal lens with 3x optical motorized zoom. While Hikvision offers three fixed lens option either 2.8mm; 4mm or 6mm.
Table 1 GW Security vs Hikvision dome camera
|Model||GW Security GW8787MMIC||Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I|
|Resolution||8MP(3840×2160) @15 fps, 6MP(3072×2046) @30 fps||8mp(3840 x 2160) @12.5 fps, 3.5MP (2560 x 1440) @30 fps|
|Lens||1/2.5” 8Megapixel progressive scan STARVIS CMOS with 2.8~8mm motorized lens||Option fixed lens, 2.8/4/6 mm|
|Field of view angle||35-120°||102° (2.8mm); 79° (4mm); 50° (6mm) with manual adjustable panning ~355° and tilting ~75°|
|Zoom||3x optical optic||N/A|
|Night vision||18pcs of SMD LEDs for clear night vision, IR distance up to 82ft||IR LEDs 850nm with range up to 100ft (30m)|
|Audio||Built-in audio||1 audio input (built-in microphone), mono sound|
|Storage||N/A||Built-in microSD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof and IK10 vandal proof|
See that the price is a bit difference, GW security GW8787MMIC is cheaper with richer features including faster frame rate and 3x optical motorized lens.
Now we take another comparison with bullet model camera.
2. Hikvision vs GW Security Bullet model
For the bullet camera model, we take it from each camera vendor which is still relatively new in the market, GW Security GW8755MIP and Hikvision DS-2CD2685G0-IZS. Both of them come with 4k resolution for high quality image detail. You may also like spec comparison between GW Security vs Lorex cameras.
With a price difference of almost $ 100 more expensive, we notice in Table 2 how the two specs are different. First is the frame per second at the same resolution is different, GW Security offers spec resolution of 4k @ 30 fps while hikvision at the same frame rate only reaches 5.3MP resolution.
On the other hand GW Security emphasizes the use of high quality lens from Sony Starvis to show the quality level of the products it offers. The other features are nearly the same except that GW security doesn’t provide local memory SD card storage.
Table 2. Hikvision vs GW Security bullet camera
|Model||GW Security GW8755MIP||Hikvision DS-2CD2685G0-IZS|
|Resolution||4k @30 fps||Up to 3840 x 2160 Resolution @ 20 fps; 5,3MP (3072 × 1728)@30 fps|
|Lens||1/2.5” 8 MP progressive scan STARVIS CMOS Varifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12mm||1/2″ (8 MP) Progressive Scan CMOS with 2.8 to 12 mm Motorized Varifocal Lens|
|Field of view angle||Unspecified||Horizontal FOV: 112° to 46°|
|Zoom||5x optical motorized zoom||4x optical motorized zoom|
|Night vision||5pcs IR LEDs range up to 200ft (70m)||Exir 2.0 with 850nm IR LED range up to 165ft (50m)|
|Audio||In/Out interface||1 input (line in/mic.in, 3.5 mm), 1 output (line out, 3.5 mm), mono sound|
|Storage||N/A||Built-in microSD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB|
3. GW Security vs Hikvision PTZ camera
For PTZ camera models, we present two high end products from each vendors with high optical zoom capability as well. For Hikvision we compare one of the superior PTZ camera products with 25x optical zoom (ds-2de4a425iw-de) and GW Security with a product that has been released for quite a long time around mid-2017 (GW550IP). See also other products with 25x optical zoom including Amcrest ip2m-858 PTZ camera and see also few comparison models between Amcrest vs Hikvision cameras.
There is a very significant difference with the use of varifocal lens on each camera used to produce a different optical factor as well. Note that Hikvision provides 25x optical zoom compared to 20x optical zoom in GW security.
The GW Security GW550IP is equipped with 8pcs IR LEDs illuminating up to a range of 328ft which is suitable for parking areas or at airports or in mining projects. Compare this ptz camera with Hikvision, which only covers half the distance that GW Security can illuminate.
On the other hand Hikvision provides very sturdy housing protection as a camera device that is safely placed outdoors, it is not enough to just being complied with ip66 rated weatherproof. In addition it comes with TVS 4,000 V lightning protection, surge protection, and voltage transient protection, ideal for mounting on a tower.
Table 3. Hikvision vs GW Security ptz camera
|Model||Hikvision ds-2de4a425iw-de||GW Security GW550IP|
|Resolution||3.6MP (2,560×1,440) @25 fps||5MP (2592 x 1920) @30 fps|
|Lens||½.5” progressive scan CMOS 4.8mm~120mm f1.6~f3.5||motorized varifocal lens CMOS 4.7mm~94 mm|
|Zoom||25x optical zoom; 16x digital zoom||20 x optical motorized zoom|
|Field of view angle||57.6° (wide) to 2.5° (Tele)||Unspecified|
|Night vision||Smart IR ~165ft (50m)||8pcs IR LEDs range up to 328ft (100m)|
|Audio||Audio Interface: 1-ch audio In and 1-ch audio Out Alarm Interface: 2-ch alarm In and 2-ch alarm Out||Audio Interface: 1-ch audio In and 1-ch audio Out|
|Local Memory Storage||Built-in memory card slot, supports microSD/SDHC/SDXC, up to 256 GB||N/A|
|PTZ||360 degree endless, panning speed ~300degree /s; tilting -5~90 degree; speed ~160 degree/s||360 degree endless; ~90 degree tilting, panning speed 200 degree/s; tilting speed ~75 degree /s|
|Housing||IP66 standard, TVS 4,000 V lightning protection, surge protection, and voltage transient protection||IP66 rated|
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