I actually think Longse is an innovator. They are the leaders in mass video surveillance spam emails. It's disruptive in multiple ways. Rather than hire expensive Western sales people and send them to big booths in expensive Western trade shows (e.g., Hikvision), they use low cost young Chinese to bombard emails to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Even if they only convert 1/1000 emails sent, the cost of sending those emails are so low, that they can still offer direct from China prices and probably make money.
It's not without its tradeoffs (limited support, service, replacement, warranty, integration, etc.) but they have done a good job of opening a market for people who want bare bones cameras.
IPVMU Certified | 01/17/16 11:33am
Do you need replacement and warranty on a 25$ camera? I can't even ship it to a customer only 15km away for that price. Even filling in gorms and paperwork would cost more than the value of the camera.