NEW Hikvision Android-based Intercom Monitor: DS-KH9310-WTE1 / What Android Has To Do With It?

Hikvision Android-based Intercom Monitor: DS-KH9310-WTE1
What Android Has To Do With It?

This is a one more intercom monitor from Hikvision, but this time running on a modified Android OS. Here today we are going to find out and explain how does this move change the way we work with system. We’ll put it to test and tell you of its main features, and then you can get it along with other intercom parts on the Pipl Systems Store, and we begin.

Main Feature

First things first. The killer feature of KH9 series new Hikvision monitors is that they are mobile Android OS-based. And due to this fact you’ve got here kind of a built-in Hik-connect app, like the one that you have on your phone, to work with Hikvision appliance.

And so, you have it right on the screen, it shows up when you press the circle button in the top right corner, and it unfolds as if it was a common widget. And this opens a number of opportunities. And beyond that, Hik-connect is literally built into the OS itself, which is a modified Android, and I suppose this is what let Hikvision make it happen.


The Questions Are:

  • How do we benefit from this move?
  • Does it change the way we work with system?

Due to this fact we are able to replace many other communication devices with a single door phone monitor of a KH9 series. The list includes alarm system control panel and the keypad, intercom headset and even other 3rd-party home automation control devices. It is not a novelty indeed, but for smart home appliance manufacturers like Google Nest and SimpliSafe and others. BUT! For Video Surveillance mainly manufacturer it is definitely something new. It makes us able to view all of our network cameras in the live mode, the same goes for video intercoms – view cameras through a video recorder and even access the playback and view the videos recorded either on microSD or a hard drive. With this update now you can actually control the alarm system straight from this monitor.


Concerning the activation and initial set-up. As simple as it was with previous generation – one twisted pair for network and 12V PSU for power, or it could be a single twisted pair both for network and power due to PoE feature. Now during the device Start-up you see a glowing Android inscription, but when you are in – it is almost the same as previous 8 series. But! You have this circle button, and what’s awesome is that adding devices to this monitor is incredibly simple. All you have to do is just add your devices to the Hik-connect app on your phone like the regular way you do, where you scan a QR-code or adding it by the IP-address. And then log into your Hik-connect account on the monitor and that’s it!

Android Features Overview

Next feature Android OS brought here is that we can install 3rd-party apps right onto the monitor. We go into settings, to the admin configuration, down to the last item, and there you can install 2 android applications, only 2 are supported at the moment. But honestly I couldn’t get it to work, trust me I’ve tried.

I was able to download apps in here, but it never completed the installation stage. I suppose this will change with firmware updates, will keep you informed on this. And keep in mind that all storage you have here is limited by 1 gigabyte, and you can’t increase this number with a memory card, even though there is a microSD slot, but it’s empty there inside… and imagine how did I figure this out.


Hardware and Device Overview

So basically, this is an android tablet , mixed with a Hikvision firmware and security features? Yes, this is both an android tablet and video intercom monitor at once. The android basis is novelty, but with all other common Hikvision qualities left, and there is nothing new regarding other characteristics. Here’s your classic ports set on the rear part: 12V power in terminal, alarm terminal, RS-485 or relay interface, debug port and micro-USB input here for the first time. Tamper, RJ-45 for network in with PoE support, loudspeaker and the MicroSD card input. Well, faked microSD input. On the front: 7-inch touch screen with finally nice responsiveness, touch key button to instantly open the door, and the microphone. The entire construction is made from a solid plastic and feels good plus the screen is not really deep.

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