Why Do Networked Devices Need To Be Restarted Every So Often?

Our service techs often get to sites where customers are complaining of a camera outage. They reset the camera and now everything works fine. Why does this happen?

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* ****** ***** **** **** ! .. **** ***** ** a ***** **** ***** ** *** ******* ****** ** ******* deployment,****** ****** ****** ** ***** ** *** **** *** (********* if *** ******* *****/********* ** ****** ** ************, ***** ******* Printers, **** ****** *** *** ***** ** ********* ** *** same ***, **** ****** ******* ***** *** ******* ****** * mess *** *** **** ***** **** ***************). ******* *** ******* and ***/**** ****** ** ** ***** *** ******** ***, *** this ** *** ****** *** ****, *** ******* ******* ****** this *****.

**** *** ****** *** ** ** ***:

-Either ******** ****** **** ****** ** *** * ****** ** (**** *********). The manufacturer provided search utility might or might not help depending in how well the software was designed. I've worked with some utilities that do no more than show you a list of found cameras based on each unique MAC Address. Others can batch-assign a unique IP for each camera without you having to open a browser, type the IP and get to the exact menu where you can change the IP.

-Or ***** ******* ****** **'* **** ****** ******** *** ** * *********** for each dynamically assigned IP address, so that next time it renews, each camera will be re-assigned the same IP address it has before.

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