Exacq M Series Gets Aggressive Against Hikvision

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Nov 22, 2016

The most common complaint against Western NVRs is too high prices. With Chinese recorders, such as Hikvision and Dahua, running sub $500 and Western ones starting at $1,000 (or much more), the price gap is significant, especially for simple applications.

Now, Exacq has a new series which is quite aggressively priced and packaged against Hikvision and Chinese recorders.

In this note, we examine the specs, pricing, pluses and minuses of the M series.

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