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Using Hikvision, Considering Switching To Digital Watchdog Or Hanwha?

Do primarily residential and small biz installs.  Be using Hikvision but am getting sick of recurring issues only to have technicians at Hikvision usually tell me it's because the firmware is out of date  even though it was upgraded at the time of the install  what am I supposed to do go back once a month and do firmware upgrades and every camera system I have out there One of my Distributors seems to be hot on Hanwah products but don't have much experience myself. Digital Watchdog seems to have a nice product I very much like their spectrum software but not too familiar with their more basic plug-and-play NVR's.  I understand that the Digital Watchdog is going to cost me a bit more and I'll have to pass that on to the customers but be worth it not to have the issues I've been having with Hikvision

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***** ***, ******** ******** ****** *** be ********** * **** *****. ** is **** ** *** **** ** integrators. ** ** ** **** *********, then ******** ****** *** * *** to *** *********** *** **** ****. You ****** ****** **** ** ******* with **** ** ** ** *********. 

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** **** ** ** * ******* Watchdog ***** *** ******* **** ******* the ******* ******! *** ******* ****** okay *** *** **** **** *** the **** ********* *** ******  *** at *** ***** **** ** * problem, ******* *** ** **** ******* was ******* ** *** *** *****.  We *** *****, *** *** **** cams ** *** *** *** ** had ******** **** *** ****'* *** PTZs **** *** *** ***** ** how ** ***** *** *** ******* was ** ***.  **'** ***** *** them *****.  **** ** ********** ** having * ******* ******* ** ****** on *** *******'* ******* *** **** its ***-******** ***** * **** **** for **.  * *****'* ***** ****** but *'** ***** **** ****** ***** them **** *** *********** * **** who *********** ** **. 

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* ***'* **** ***** *** *** I **** *** ******** ******** *** my ************* ** ******* **** ******** is *** **** ***** *****

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* **** *** ******

 

***** **** ** ***** ***** ***** Head *** 

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* **** *** **** ********. * use ********* ******* *** ****. *** I ******* ***** *** ****** ******* as ****. ******** ** ** ****** for ******* *********. * ***** *** any ***** ******. ********* ********* ** *******, less **** *% ***** **** (*** replaced ** ***** **** **** ** questions *****).

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* ***** ***** **** * *** times *** ***** **** ** ***** cheaper ***** ******* **** *** ****** failures **** *** ** ** ***** or ****** ***** ****** *** *** small ************* ***** ** ** **** so ** ***** *** **** ** feature *** ** *********** ** ******* larger **** ** ******* ****** * lot ** ** ******* ** ***** free ******** *** ** **** **** I **** * *** ** ** desired *** **** * *** **** about *** ******* ****'** ****** ** tell ** **** **'* *** **** thing ***** *****'* **** * ***** lot ** ***** ** ** **** you **** *** ******* ** *** of ***** ****** *****

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********** ** * ********** ********* *****. Can’t *** **’* *****. *** *** money **** ****** *** ***** ****** more. *’* *** ********* ** * had ** **** * ******** 

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******* **** ******** * **** ********* solution **** *** ** *** *** show *** ***** *** **** ** use. * ** **** *** *** time **** ******* **. * ***** them *** *******, *** ** ** Exacq ****** *** **** * ****** Hikvision ********. * **** *** ******** every **** ***** ** * ****** option *** *** ******* ***** ****** software ** **** ** ***** *** you ***'* **** * **** *** gaming ** ** ******* ******** **** software. ******* * ********** ******* **** limited ******* ** ** **** **** something ****** ***** ** ****** **** is ****** #*.

 

* ***** **** **** **** * call *** *** ***** *** ** a ****** *** *** ***. * haven't **** ** *** **** *** good ******* **** ******.

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** **'** ******* ***** ***'* *** PC ********, ******* *** ******* ** Milestone ********. ********* ** **** ** CCTV ********: **'* ***** *** ********. But ******** ** **** ***

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* ***** ***** ** ****** *** ratings.  ** *** **** *** *** ratings *** ****** *** ************ *** vast ******** ** ******** ******* (** my **********) *** *** **** ****** like **** ******.  **** **** *** thought.  * ***** *'* ** *** same **** ** *** ******, *** cameras **** ******** *** ** * proven ****** ** **** ***** *****.  

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