Recent announcements from the Australian government have lead many Australians to question whether Dahua CCTV cameras are legal in Australia.
The government has announced that they will remove all Hikvision and Dahua CCTV equipment from all commonwealth government buildings, because of security fears relating to the Chinese government spying. In our view, this is essentially a political decision with little evidence to support this claim of the Chinese government spying. In addition, if installed and configured correctly there the risk is very minimal. For example, we always recommend installing CCTV outdoors and with audio disabled.
Simply, No, Dahua CCTV cameras are not banned in Australia, despite concerns created by the government. Additionally, Dahua CCTV cameras are overall a popular brand due to their overall good quality and competitive price range. Below are listed some specific reasons to choose Dahua products:
- High-quality video: camera resolutions range from 1080p to 4K and higher, ensuring clear and detailed images
- Advanced features: some of the camera features include facial recognition, smart motion detection, and infrared night vision, making the cameras more efficient at detecting and capturing events.
- Reliability: cameras are built to withstand various weather conditions and have durable construction for long-lasting performance, which is very important for us Australians with our unique climates.
- User friendly: cameras are easy to set up and use, and comes with a user-friendly software that makes managing your cameras remotely easy.
- Cost-effective: Dahua offers a good balance between quality and affordability, offering advanced features at a reasonable price, making them popular across all consumers
For more information on how to maximise the security and privacy of your CCTV system, read Are Hikvision Cameras Banned in Australia?