ADI W Box Cameras With Hikvision NVR?

So long story short, the street I park on is under contruction, had to park elsewhere. Had a friend of the family who owns a small local pharmacy down the street who offered their parking spots. Great, still close to home.

Wake up this morning to find mine, and three other memebers of the households vehicles broken into. Many other people on the street as well.

Owner of the pharmacy was looking for some cameras anyways, this expidited the whole ordeal. They're short on cash, and i get it. They wanted Costco cameras, I figured at the very least I could do HIK Vision. I've used it before, they're great, cheap cameras.

So I head on down to ADI, picked out the camera and the NVR (plug and play DS-7604). A guy from another security company is there and he is buying some Wbox stuff to try out. He says it's just like HIK Vision, and sure enough it is (I had not previously read the articles on here about Wbox).

[IPVM Note: ADI's W Box Tested]

The Wbox camera was almost $100 cheaper than the HIK equivilant, but they didn't have any 4 channel WBox NVR's in stock, and the owner of the pharmacy swears she'll never have more than 2 cameras (1 outside, 1 inside).

I bought the Wbox camera anyways (along with the HIK Vision equivilant) since I figured the Wbox should work. ADI mentioned something about maybe having to update firmware.

But that's where I've hit a snag. The WBox camera is using the 5.2v firmware, and won't add into the plug in play NVR. It shows up on the camera listing as a fifth camera, but nothing.

I downloaded a few versions of HIK Vision firmware, but they all fail when trying to upload to the camera.

So my question is, anyone else had any experience trying to get the Wbox to work on a HIK Vision NVR? OR should I just install the HIK camera and return the Wbox? (Owner of the pharmacy did already agree to the cost of the HIK Vision camera, just trying to save her some more money.)

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