Run for the hills, these products are all XiongMai inside. DVR IP etc.
Check their website, download the manuals, see all the pathetic word document index incorrect, complete jokers at work. Expect same level of quality from their products, which are all public parts, sweet shop factory.
Agreed, Smellovision and the like are as good as their grammar. But are none the less selling systems to the OEM market on Alibaba and Amazon. Further fueling the army of Zombie NVR's that will one day take down the internet, again.
I just installed a couple of Dahua DH-IPC-HDW44A1EN turret eyeball domes and they have that same crappy plastic base. The camera part is some type of metal, but the base is flimsy plastic. Just as in the article, there is no way to tighten the eyeball enough to prevent it from moving. The only way I could see making it tighter is to wrap the back side of the camera with tape or something to make it fit tighter. However, you better have it aimed perfectly before snapping the base in place. Once the base is snapped in, assuming the tape worked as hoped, you wouldn't be able to adjust the camera at that point. Just a really poor design. How much does a cast metal base cost?
Can you keep it from being hacked LOL? I have changed to non-standard ports and am hoping that keeps it (ob)secured. It is an ESRV-NVR-16. Would just like to keep it from being turned into a bot. VMD would be a cherry on top for the one Hik dome DS-2CD2132-I.
Longse are going public, or attemping to go public. So they have buckets of cash of investors waiting for their big payday. With this Longse is able to offer their products are a low price, in so much as below most other smaller companies cost price!
No legal issues with dumping stock here then!
How can they go public, it's simpler when you are the boss, and you just married someone who's father is a high ranking goverment official!
Our first test of Longse is nearly two years old, and cloud access was via the same platform then as it is now. I think that these services aren't unique to each company, but a bolt-on addition to various camera platforms. Xiongmai based cameras use http://xmeye.net, for example.
I believe that some may have shut down, but I think these overarching platforms lower the chances of them all just disappearing.