Why Are Arecont Cameras So Difficult To Get Online?

After dealing with dozens of camera manufacturers, it seems that one stands out as truly difficult in initial setup: Arecont. They don't ship with an IP address, do not default to DHCP, and you must use their notoriously unintuitive AV200 (or AV100) software to set up cameras. Plus, they lack a hardware reset button, so if something goes wrong, you have little recourse to factory default the camera.

Does anyone have similar experiences? Ways to ease the pain?

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