Hi All, I don't post much, but I am running into Moral, Ethical and Image quality questions with Covert cameras.
My problem... I need to install a few covert cameras at the 5 foot heights mark.
Moral... Buying anything made by Hikvision. To this day, the best camera we have is a DS-2CD6412FWD-30. It is an internal camera and just gives me great pictures (Purchase before we knew about BAN, on a separate network with no internet access)
Ethical... I tried buying American (Aerocont) then found out they weren't doing so well... and the camera looked great om paper until we installed it. Lousy WDR, not good beyond 10' and no where near the images we get from the Hikvision.
Image quality.. Dilemma... I was looking at the Covert Camera Shoot-out and discovered the Hanwha nbd 6001. It looks good on the shoot-out, comparable on the specifications, but I can't find one online to test before I switch and order from my supply house. A asked a fellow retailer hand he thought he read somewhere that they were made in the same factory (Hanwah family Korean vs Chinese government manufacture; the specs a similar enough that I am doing a pause.
Right now my client, a high end mall jewelry store recently had their lawyer weigh in on several incidents ranging from fraud to grab and Run. The policy of asking walk-ins to remove baseball caps and dark sunglasses has met with resistance. We are retrofitting legacy camera systems and adding covert cameras.
So, My Question is simply put can anyone verify that the Hanwha XNB-6001 is not related to the Hikvision DS-2CD6412FWD-30?
and possibly a review of the Hanwha from someone who has one?