An IP camera consists of a lens system, sensor and ISP system, a H264 encoder, and a SoC running some sort of OS (usually Linux).
I have seen some IP cameras (including our own) that come default from the factory with a settting that reboots the camera to ensure stability on a regular basis.
I am aware of the problem that this can cause evidence not to be captured. I fully support the notion that this is bad.
What I really want to know is how the majority of brands deal, or not deal with the possibly of the camera's OS crashing for whatever reason during operation.
I am most interested in hearing from manufactuers/distributors/resellers/integrators of the top tier brands (with the assumption that they lead the market in reliability) like Sony, Axis, Bosch, Samsung, Arecont, Avigilon, etc.