Using LTS instead of Hikvision

LTS is a Hikvision OEM

Save money, get your order faster, and get better support!


Here is a web chat I had with a low-voltage CCTV installer earlier this week:

Aug 14, 2017 1:28 PM
Raymond Shadman: what are you looking for?

Aug 14, 2017 1:31 PM
Visitor: DS-2CE56D5T-IT3-2.8MM hIKVISION

Aug 14, 2017 1:32 PM
Raymond Shadman: and how many do you need?

Aug 14, 2017 1:32 PM
Visitor: 3

Aug 14, 2017 1:33 PM
Raymond Shadman: i can do $139.99 each with free shipping

Aug 14, 2017 1:35 PM
Raymond Shadman: this is a much better camera:

Aug 14, 2017 1:35 PM
Raymond Shadman: and the price would be $87.95

Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM
Raymond Shadman: that LTS has 20 meters of infrared, with true WDR. For 40 meters to match the Hikvision, I would recommend this one:

Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM
Raymond Shadman: $107.95 each

Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM
Raymond Shadman: we generally use LTS instead of Hikvision because it’s the exact same camera (hardware and software), and the price is less and the support is better

Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM
Raymond Shadman: shipping is also faster

Make your own determination, or contact us for a professional recommendation on your specific application.

As of 2020-Q1: Another customer recently asked about LTS because he wanted to replace his Hikvision DVR. Apparently, Hikvision discontinued its DDNS service about 3 years ago. When I asked a Hikvision engineer about this, he did confirm they discontinued DDNS, but stated ” it is largely not needed now, since the HIkConnect app can register cameras to it with simply scanning the QR code.”

While this may be true, it does not change the fact that they have no DDNS with which to view systems connected to dynamic IP addresses.



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Raymond Shadman2017-08-16