CCTV Wholesales is among a select few companies who are Authorised to Resell Hikvision UK products in the UK. All the Hikvision products we stock are genuine Hikvision UK Stock backed with official support and warranty.
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To understand the full benefits of buying Hikvison UK products from CCTV Wholesales as an Authorised Reseller, please read the Hikvision press release below;
Hikvision Distributors UK.
Hikvision professional CCTV range is now only sold through authorized distributors and authorized resellers in the UK, nearly all of these product codes starting with DS-
Here is Hikvisions Published notice of the change.
"Hikvision UK Limited only sells products through our authorized distribution partners. We value all of our industry partners and are proud of the relationships we have developed to help expand the use of our innovative video surveillance products and solutions. Our authorized Hikvision distribution partners have committed to serving as a link across the UK and Ireland value chain by providing excellent pre- and post-sale customer service.
Unfortunately, not every organization currently selling Hikvision products has been authorized by Hikvision UK. There are possibilities that un-authorized dealers may sell counterfeit, used, or damaged products, which may have been altered with modified firmware and as such will not work or continue to work with legitimate products supplied through authorized channels. As per our company policy, Hikvision manufacturer’s warranty will be void, since the product is no longer in original factory condition, and Hikvision offices will not provide any support or assistance with these products.
Please be informed that the authorized Hikvision UK distribution partner is officially entitled to describe itself as “Authorized Distributor” or “Authorized Resellers” and allowed to use the following protected branded logos. Hikvision does not allow anyone or consider them authorized to sell our products on open internet platform such as eBay, Amazon, Aliexpress, Snapdeal etc.
Before purchasing Hikvision products from an organization, all customers should satisfy themselves that the company is “authorized”. You should also consider if you are willing to risk your security systems by knowingly buying a product that could fail to safeguard the assets it was supposed to protect. The benefits of buying through authorized partners are clear:
Are backed by local sales and engineering support
Cannot offer sales or engineering support
Are supported by local tech support hotline from 9 am to 5 pm
Do not offer technical support
Offer guaranteed products
In most cases are not offering products made for the UK market
Offer products backed by manufacturer’s warranty
Falsely claim to offer warranty through Hikvision UK
Offer project registration and project discounts
Do not offer project registration or project discounts
Offer free of charge Hikvision Certified Academy Training
Do not provide any Training from Hikvision UK.
If you have any questions or concerns about the official status of your Hikvision partners before your purchase, please contact Hikvision UK Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org who can confirm their official status.
Thank you for your continued support of our industry-leading video surveillance products.
Hikvision UK Limited!
In reality, you may still be able to source the professional range as a member of the public but the seller is unlikely to be an authorized reseller or distributor. Hikvision has released the HiLook range which is marketed to the end user -DIY market. The main difference being lower image quality and basic functions. Hikvision UK does not provide technical support to end users.
Hikvision IP Cameras
Hikvision IP cameras also called network cameras, carry the signal digitally between the camera and the recorder ( NVR) much like linking your office computers and mobile devices to your wifi at home whereas DVRs ( digital video recorders) only record the signal in digital format. This can be compared to the digital TV switchover which ended the "snowy" or ghosting pictures. The same applies to digital CCTV systems. Any CCTV product attached to the NVR has to be "network " or "IP" ( internet protocol) compatible.
You can tell the difference between an IP camera from the connectors. An IP camera has RJ45 connectors also known as network or ethernet connectors as shown in the picture below.
Nearly all of our Hikvision NVRs have built-in PoE ( power over ethernet ) which means there is no need to buy a power supply to power the cameras as its built into the NVRs Only one cable is needed between the IP camera and the NVR, this cable is called CAT5 or network/ethernet cable as shown in the picture below. This cable can also carry sound and other control signals and also have additional devices connected to the IP cameras such as control relays for switching other devices.
Hikvision NVR ( network video recorders) are similar to a DVR with one major exception, the signal is carried digitally between the camera and the recorder ( NVR) much like linking your office computers and mobile devices to your wifi at home whereas DVRs ( digital video recorders) only record the signal in digital format. This can be compared to the digital TV switchover which ended the "snowy" or ghosting pictures. The same applies to digital CCTV systems. Any CCTV product attached to the NVR has to be "network " or "IP" ( internet protocol) compatible.
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