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OEM For WD Readyview Cameras?

Friday morning curiosity.  OEM on the cameras and NVR software - anyone know?

Found promotional for WD ReadyView bundle in spam filter today with links to Micro Center and WD.  Bundle is 4 cameras, NVR, and (4) 100' CAT 5 cables, ONVIF compliant.  4MP bundle is $599.99 list price with $200 instant savings at WD.com = $400 for a 4TB Purple HD ($124), NVR ($0), and 4 bullet cameras ($69/ea.)  I have been unable to find any mention of OEM or a similar bullet camera design, although it looks like a Geovision GV-ABL2701 with an extra shield and an extra lense cover.

 

Microcenter - WD Security Kits

WD Readyview Surveillance System

 

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Huh?

Western Digital has become a low-end surveillance OEM? I see it but I cannot believe it.

A company that does $20 billion annual revenue is OEMing cheap China kits, what?

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I was going to comment that they are using ADI's pricing model but I wanted to leave some fruit on the low branches

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That looks like Uniview gear to me (which Geovision also OEMs for some cameras).

 

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