So does Arecont expect these "warnings" will drive people to their products? Hmmm...
"The chips, circuitry, hard drives, and other components within these products are not professional grade."
Great, so someone goes to a small reseller/trunkslammer who sells exactly the same Chinese-made equipment under a different name?
"These systems do not provide the resolution needed to clearly identify individuals and to document incidents."
Last time I looked, many if not most big-box offerings were moving toward NVRs with built-in PoE switches, or even HD-SDI. I suppose coming from a company that produces 40MP cameras, 1080p cameras could be claimed to "not provide the resolution needed", but...
"For an end user on a limited data plan who wants to view video when he or she isn’t connected to a Wi-Fi network, this could mean huge data usage charges."
This makes no sense in the context of these claims... an all-CIF DVR could avoid this issue, but then what about the caveat about resolution? Arecont is basically saying "don't buy this stuff because you can't have your cake and eat it too." So, Arecont, what kind of bandwidth will it eat up if I want to view one of your 20MP panoramic cameras on my phone?
"Most store-bought DVRs only allow local access to internal features."
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 04/09/14 08:12pm
2) Depends how you use it.
3) Depends what those needs are.
5) That might have been true years ago, but typically isn't anymore.
6) While most security professionals are able to point out the benefits in using professonial grade, individually chosen products, I don't think any security professional wouldn't admit that surveillance kits have their place.
"Big Box Surveillance Kits Respond to Arecont"
I'm filling up Subway stores with these systems.
Hoi polloi may use big box or mail order systems, but the most discerning businesses choose (your brand here). (Your brand): isn't your business worth it?
FLIR Security | 04/21/14 01:55am
- "For an end user on a limited data plan who wants to view video when he or she isn’t connected to a Wi-Fi network, this could mean huge data usage charges."
Me: Yeah, what?
How would using a Costco system be any different than using anything else in place of it?
Someone viewing video streamed to their limited data plan, non-wifi connected phone is:
1. an idiot.
b. independently wealthy and does it just to flaunt their superiority over the hoi masses.
IPVMU Certified | 04/30/14 03:48pm
For the homeowner wanting a residential quality, low-priced video system we deceive ourselves (or maybe bask in our self-perceived superiority) if we try to claim membership warehouse boxed video systems don't have a place. It's a scale of investment vs feature set/yield for purpose. Why farmers historically chose cheap .22 rifles to shoot skunks in the barn instead of a precision, high-end target rifle? Suitability for the intended purpose!
We often direct homeowners seeking budget priced home camera systems to the boxed systems online. Easily installed by the end user and suitable for their purpose, it has resulted in occasional business for us just because we were preceived as willing to contribute value when there was no revenue to be gained for doing so. Often that homeowner may own a sizeable business and later need an integrator!