Integrating Third-Party Applications with Dahua Hardware Open Platform (DHOP)
9April 20, 2022
The Dahua Hardware Open Platform (DHOP) is an open platform that allows third-party
applications to be downloaded and installed on Dahua Network Cameras. On this
app, end users can find the right solutions to optimize their security or loT
environment. Flexibility is also guaranteed as users can always remove the existing
application and upload new solutions.
DHOP is Dahua’s key initiative to integrate with
technology partners, system integrators, resellers and end-users, providing an
open and win-win ecosystem in the industry. By opening its hardware devices to
third party developers, DHOP allows users to embed smart applications for the
security and IoT industry. The information about developed solutions is available
on the Dahua Application Marketplace. At present, 17 applications have already been
uploaded on this platform.
ACIC S.A is one of Dahua’s many technological partners
that have integrated their solutions with DHOP. To introduce and showcase their
company, here’s Dr. Christophe Parisot, Chief Technology Officer at ACIC S.A.
ACIC is a reputable video analytics company from Belgium. Can you tell
us more about your business?
Yes, of course. Since 2003, ACIC has been
offering high-performance and innovative solutions for automated video
surveillance and intelligent video surveillance. The team of founders of the
MULTITEL research center inherited knowledge and technologies from renowned
Belgian university laboratories such as UCL and UMONS. Collaborations with
these research entities always help to keep ACIC at the cutting edge of
have great experience not only in the public sector, cities, transportation,
roads, mobility, and shopping centers, but also in industry, factories and
sensitive sites such as atomic research centers, nuclear power plants, ports,
Where did it all start?
all started in the early 1990s during university research projects in Belgium
with the Multitel research center. Solutions and algorithms started to be
developed. The results of these researches started to be commercialized in
In your opinion, how can video analytics contribute to the society?
our society, there are more and more surveillance cameras. It has become
impossible for an operator to monitor them all at the same time. Video analysis
and AI make it possible to automate a large part of the usage of these cameras.
Both for statistics and data collection and for security. Video analysis can
bring added value.
What´s the added value for embedded technologies? Can you tell us more
about your ActivityDetection solution?
video analytics technology has many advantages. It not only reduces
installation and hardware costs, but also allows you to have a single failure
point. Some models in the Dahua range support on-board ACIC analysis. In the server
version, the entire range is compatible.
Our ActivityDetection is a full-feature embedded video analytics
solution that is integrated with the DHOP platform and works with WizMind
Network Cameras and Dahua Thermal Cameras. It allows multiple simultaneous
scenario detections including intrusion in an area, crossing on one or several
virtual lines and deposit/withdrawal of objects in a zone. Each scenario can be
configured for people, vehicles or user-defined objects.
What trends do you see in the coming years?
the future, cameras will be increasingly equipped with embedded AI, and all
data can be stored in a centralized database. We are moving more and more
towards the Smart City model. Cameras will be more autonomous and powerful, and
will be able to provide absolute performance with AI.
Want to learn more about ACIC? Send them an email
If you are interested to know more about Dahua’s third-party integrations, visit our website www.smarter2gether.com.