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Dahua Technology South Africa

Dahua Technology South Africa 


Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. (Dahua Technology) is a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider. Based on technological innovations, Dahua Technology South Africa offers end-to-end security solutions, systems, and services to create values for city operations, corporate management, and consumers.

Committed to the mission of “Enabling a safer society and smarter living”, Dahua Technology will adhere to its core value of "customer-cantered,” in order to provide the market with excellent quality and service, to create more value for customers, and make unremitting efforts to build a safe, intelligent, convenient and efficient society.


Case Studies


Dahua Technology's video surveillance solution employed at Cedr Factory to improve security level:

“With IR illumination, detailed images can be captured under low light conditions or total darkness” “These cameras are ideal choices for installation even in the most unforgiving environments”


Dahua AI helps Haier create intelligent industrial park in Russia:

“AI-powered perimeter protection function can greatly reduce false alarms caused by irrelevant objects.”

“These cameras are equipped with smooth control, high quality image and good protection”.

“The Dahua DSS PRO management platform integrates all cameras and the aforementioned devices”


Dahua Thermal Solution deployed to contain and prevent further spread of COVID-19 disease epidemic globally

The year 2020 is bound to be a special year with the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) globally. The highly contagious disease has taken away many lives and counting, especially in China, South Korea, Japan, and some countries in Europe and Middle East.

Dahua Technology, globally renowned video centric smart IoT solutions and services provider, has been an early participant in the epidemic prevention and control in Asia, joining the global efforts in combating the virus to minimise the impact on mankind.

“Using Dahua Thermal Solution will significantly improve speed and accuracy in body temperature measurement”.


Are Dahua South Africa cameras good?

Dahua is a very good brand if you are interested in security cameras, surveillance systems, remote viewing your cameras, etc. They have great solutions in video analytics, their portable speed radar, their retail solutions, and many others.


What is a Surveillance System?

Video surveillance systems involve strategic placement of security cameras, monitoring motion and activity, generating alerts, transmitting footage, and storing that footage. Cameras can be both indoors and outside.


What is an IP Surveillance System?

IP surveillance is a digitized and networked version of closed-circuit television (CCTV). In an IP surveillance system, an IP camera records video footage and the resulting content is distributed over an IP (Internet protocol) network.






Bullet Cameras

Bullet security cameras are a type video surveillance camera that is typically small and shaped like a rifle bullet shell or lipstick case. Smaller bullet cameras are typically the diameter of a cigar, but they are shorter. Sometimes they are referred to as lipstick cameras.


Advantages of a bullet camera

Mail advantages:

  • Longer range
  • Ease of installation
  • Indoor & outdoor use
  • Weatherproof
  • Night Vision

Mini bullet security cameras are excelling its counterparts as well when it comes to mounting options, not to mention the manoeuvrability.

Bullet cameras are versatile in terms of functionality when comparing with dome surveillance cameras. By the same token, bullet type cameras, technically speaking, could be IP bullet cameras or analogue bullet security cameras, and some of them could be packed with IR night vision or other advanced technologies like optical zoom, motion sensors or thermal sensors.

Even though being slightly less discreet or a bit intrusive, outdoor bullet surveillance camera are still extensively popular with homeowners. Because the visibility of bullet CCTV cameras could positively deter potential break-in in some scenarios.


Dome Cameras

Dome security cameras get their name by their circular, dome shape. The security camera is encased in a transparent protective dome. Although dome security cameras can be used both indoors and outdoors, many businesses including hotels, restaurants, and retail stores use dome cameras inside due to their discrete design.

One of the main benefits of a dome camera is that the dome can make it difficult to determine where the camera is pointing. In addition, dome cameras are generally more durable and resistant to vandalism as the camera lens is protected. There are also vandal proof dome cameras which are encased with durable covers that are resistant to general acts of vandalism. In comparison, bullet cameras can be knocked off or manually repositioned to point in another direction. The shape and design of dome cameras allow you to monitor a wider angle as the lens moves versus bullet cameras only point in one direction.


Advantages of a dome camera

Mail advantages:

  • More discreet – blends in with surroundings
  • Rotating camera & wide angle
  • Vandal resistant
  • Indoor & outdoor use
  • Weatherproof
  • Night Vision

Dome security cameras come in different shapes and sizes. Technically speaking, dome cameras could be IP dome security cameras or analogue dome security cameras, and some of them could be packed with IR night vision or other advanced technologies like pan-tilt-zoom features, motion sensors or thermal sensors.

The very element in the dome security camera design – dome shape launches it on a path to be multi-functional and flexible, which sets them apart from the bullet-shaped camera as bullet cameras are intensively targeting on certain designated patch of land.

Another reason for the popularity of dome security cameras is that they are not readily noticeable and conspicuous, which is particularly useful for the front door, church surveillance or places where you don't expect passers-by or visitors to be instantly aware of the existence or whereabouts of surveillance cameras.


Can I mount a dome camera on the wall?

 Dome cameras are installed indoors or outdoors and can hang from the ceiling or be mounted on walls. Although dome security cameras are less visible, they are slightly more challenging to install than bullet cameras, although not by much.


Turret Cameras

A turret camera, also known as a mini dome, eyeball or flat-faced dome camera, has a ball-and-socket type of design. It is like a sliced sphere, which can be easily swivelled around in its "socket" once the base has been mounted.    

Advantages of a Turret camera

Mail advantages:

  • Easy angle adjustment after installation
  • Insect-proof
  • No IR bounces
  • Can be installed both vertically and horizontally.
  • Less intrusive than PTZ & bullet cameras
  • Less intrusive than PTZ & bullet cameras



A network video recorder (NVR) is a specialized computer system that includes a software program that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other mass storage device. An NVR contains no dedicated video capture hardware. However, the software is typically run on a dedicated device, usually with an embedded operating system. Alternatively, to help support increased functionality and serviceability, standard operating systems are used with standard processors and video management software. An NVR is typically deployed in an IP video surveillance system.



A digital video recorder is an electronic device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device.


What software does Dahua use?


SmartPSS integrates all Dahua network cameras and storage devices into one intuitive, easy to use interface. The software provides efficient device management, video monitoring and playback, alarm, and analytic configuration, as well as video wall setup and preview.


Remote viewing

Step by step:

  1. Locate the serial number of your NVR or DVR. The serial number can be found at the following locations:
  • On the underside or side of the unit
  • In the web interface, under Info->Version
  • On the system interface under Main Menu->Settings->Network->P2P
  • On the system interface under Main Menu->Info->System->Version
  1. Enter your account information, and login with an account.
  2. Click, "Add"
  3. Input the following and then click save:
  • Device Name: (Anything)
  • SN: (Your device's serial number)
  • Device User: (Username used to sign into the device)
  • Password: (Password used to sign into the device)
  1. Go to Live, select NVR and select a camera and you may see it under live view.


Are Dahua Cameras Secure?

Dahua uses the secure login authentication method “Digest” by default, but in order to be compatible with early devices, we also retain support for the login authentication method with insufficient security.



Closed-circuit television, also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.


What is CCTV used for?

CCTV (closed-circuit television) is a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes. CCTV relies on strategic placement of cameras, and observation of the camera's input on monitors somewhere.

What is the best cctv camera?


8MP WDR IR Mini Bullet Network Camera

> 1/1.8” 8Megapixel progressive scan CMOS

> H. 265&H.264 dual-stream encoding

> 25/30fps@8MP (3840×2160)

> WDR (120dB), Day/Night (ICR), 3DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC

> Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS

> 2.8mm fixed lens (4mm, 6mm optional)

> Max. IR LEDs Length 50m

>IP67, PoE

What is a hdcvi camera?

High Definition Composite Video Interface, or more commonly referred to as HDCVI, is a type of high definition CCTV. While it shares some similar aspects, HDCVI is a type of its own. Offering much more affordable HD security cameras and digital video recorders (DVR), HDCVI is absolutely something worth looking into.


What is the difference between a DVR and an NVR?

At the core, both NVR and DVRs are responsible for video recording. DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, whereas NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. The difference between NVR and DVR is how they process video data. DVR systems process the video data at the recorder, whereas NVR systems encode and process the video data at the camera, then stream it to the NVR recorder which is used for storage and remote viewing. As DVRs and NVRs handle the video data differently, they require different types of cameras. Most NVRs are used with IP cameras whereas DVRs are used with analogue cameras. It is important to note that a DVR based system is a wired security system, whereas NVR systems can be a wired or wireless system.


How long is my warranty on my Hikvision products?


The five-year product warranty extends to all Dahua authorized dealers and covers any IP or HDCVI camera, storage, or PTZ device. The five-year warranty is available across the board to all Dahua dealers, regardless of their level of participation.