With DST just starting here in the Eastern time zone, I'm reminded of one of my least favorite issues in IP cameras and recorders: forcing me to manually set up DST. With time being such a critical issue, you'd think it would be addressed better.
For example, setting up some Panasonic cameras today, I have to manually select my time zone, then choose whether I want to manually control DST or set it to auto. If set to auto, I have to pick when it starts/stops on my own. I'd be willing to bet a lot of users don't know when DST actually starts and stops, and this process is prone to user error. Why not simply load settings based on the time zone I selected and take the guess work out? This is unfortunately
Even worse is this, from a D-Link switch...asking me to specify the exact dates it starts and stops. In other words, requiring the user to update these dates every year. I find this one the most baffling, and D-Link is by no means the only one doing this, just the most recent example I found.
If PCs and iPhones and all sorts of other devices can automatically determine my time zone and adjust for DST, why can't IP cameras in 2016?