Pros and Cons - Automating Firmware Updates

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 01, 2015

Firmware and software updates are one of the most tedious tasks in surveillance, so why not make them easier? While other devices, like PCs, phones, and other consumer electronics have featured automatic updates for years, few manufacturers even automatically check for, let alone perform updates. 

In this note, we look at Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Exacq and Speco proceses as well as the advantages and disadvantages of automatic updates and easing this process.

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