Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 27, 2016

Can Arecont do it again?

In 2011, integrators overwhelmingly selected Arecont as the Worst IP Camera Manufacturer. And then in 2014, Arecont repeated.

Now, in 2016, the market has changed significantly. Arecont has faded while the Chinese have surged. Will Arecont keep their title or will they be overcome by new challengers?

150 integrators answered the following question:

"In the past year, what camera manufacturer have you had the worst experience with? What happened?"

Of the 150 respondents, 4 manufacturers stood out. We examine each one, sharing dozens of comments and explanations from integrators about the camera manufacturers they have had the most problems with.

WARNING: This list cannot be used for promotion in any way. Please report any promotional use to us (info@ipvm.com) and we will rectify / block those who do so.

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**** ** ****, ***** *** ******, **** * ******* **** of **********:

  • "*****. ***'* ** ***** ********."
  • "*****. *** ******* *** ******** *** ********. *** **** ******** with *** ******* *** ******* ** ******* ** ** ********. Many ***** *** ******** ****'* *** *** ***** ** ****** new ********."
  • "***** - *****-*******. ********* **** ******* ** *****-****** ** ** quality */* ************ ******** ***** ****."
  • "*****. ******** ******. ******* ******** ****** **** **** **** ******** tested."
  • "** *** ** ****** ****** ***** ********** ******* ***** ** offline *** **** ** * ****, *** ** **** ******* months ** *** ***** ** **** ************** *** *** ******** and ******* ****. ** ******** ** *********** **** ********** *** network *********** **** ******* ** *** *****, **** ** **** them **** ** ******* ******* **** ** ******* **** ** the *****."
  • "*****. **** **** ****** **** **** *** *****. *** *** sales ****** *** ** **** *** ***** ******** **** *** kept ** **** *** *****."

***** *** *** *** ********** ***, **** **** ***, ** ********** ** **** ****** ******.

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*********'* ******* **** ***** **** * **** ****** ** ******** selections *** **** ***** *********. **** *** ** ***** ******** to *********** **** ****, ******** *** ****, *** *** ******** to ***** ****** ** *:* ** ****** (*.*. *** ***** one ***** ******** **** *** ******** ******** **********). ** ***** Hikvision *** **** ****** **** ******* *** *****, *** ********** ******* show integration ************ **** ********* ** ***** *** ****** **** ***********.

** *** ******** ****, ********* ******* ******** / **** **** **** ******* **** ***********, **** **** *** ********** ****** ** this ****, ***** ** ** ********* **** *********** *** **** of *** **** ******** *********. ********, **** **** *** **** worst ***********, ********* ***** ****** * ********** ***** ********* **** Axis, ****, *********, ***., **** *** ******* *********'* *********.

*** **** ****** ********* **** * ******* ** ******* *********** issues:

  • "********* - **** ** ******** ****** ** *** **** ** the *** *** *** ***** ******* *** *****-********* **** *********."
  • "********* *******, **'* ***** **** ** *** *** ******* **** angle *** ******** ***** ************."
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  • "*********. * **** *** ******* (**** *****) ** *** **** site ***** *** **** **********. *** ***** ****** **** ********* picture **** *** **** ********. **** *** *** *****'* ***** nothing."
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************, * ****** ** *********** ***** ******* ********:

  • "*********. **** ******* *** ******** ******** **** *** ************"
  • "*** ******. ***** ***** *** **** **** ** **** *******."
  • "*********. ****** *** *** ****** ******** *** *********'* **** ******* was ** **** ** ***. *** **** ** ***** ** replacing *** ******. *** ***** ******* ***** ** *** ****, all ****** *** ****."

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*******, *** ****** ******* ** **** ****'* ****-******* *******, * number ** *********** ********* ****** ****** ********** ** ***** ********* devices:

  • "*********. ****** ** ****/******* *******."
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******, ******* ******** ***** * ****** ** ***** *********. *******, they ******** ********** **** ********* *** *** ***** ****** ** complaints ** ****-******. **** **** **** *** ******* **********.

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  • "******* ******* ** **********. **** ********* ***** ******** **** *** one."
  • "******* - ******* **** ** ** ********** ** ***** ** connect * ***** *** ******* ****."
  • "******* ****** ***** ** *********** *********."
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  • "******* - ******* *****. ** ********** *** ******* ** *** models ** *********."

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

  • "******* - ** **** ****** * ***** ** ******* * cameras ***** **** ****** **** **** ******* ***** ********. ** had ** ** **** ******** ** *** ***** **** *** showing ** ** *** ****. **** *** **** *** **** they **** ******** *** ******** ****, *** **** ***** *** warranty ** *** ****** **** ****."
  • "*******, * *** ** ******* *** * ****** **** ***** equipment *** ****** *** ** *** **** *** ***** ** the *** ** ******* *** *** ****** ***** **** **** support."
  • "******* ... **** *************, **** *******, **** **** ***** *** systems. **** **** **** *** ************ ***** (**** **** *** from ******** ************ ******* ***** ** ********** **** ******)*** ***** then ******* *** **** ********."
  • "*******, **** * ******* ************** **** ******** *** ********."

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Comments (17)

** *** **** *** *** ******** "** *** **** ****, what ****** ************ **** *** *** *** ***** ********** ****? What ********?", **** **** ************* **** ******** ** *** ***'* know *** ****** ***** ** **** *****?

*** ********, ** *** *********** *** *******, **** *** ****** to *** **** *** ******* **** * ******** ****** ** some ******* ***** **** **** * ** * *********** ***.

*******: ** *** *** **** ****** ***** ******** **** ***** car, *** *** *** ** ****** *********** ***** **********, *** 2 ****** *********** ***** * ****. **** **** **** * LADA ** * ****** ***. * ***** **..

* **** **** ********** **** ***** **** ******* **** **** poll.

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****'* *** ** ****** ** *** ***** ** ******** ** worst *********. ** ***** **** ********* *** ******** *** *******. This ****** ** ** ******* *** ********* **** **** ***** (i.e., *** ****** *** ********** ** *** ******* **** *** 50 ********** **** **** *** *** ******** **********).

** **** ****** ********* **** **** *** ********** *****. *** example, ******** ***** ** ***** ** ******** *** ***** *** enough *********** ******* ****** ***, **** *** ********.

****** *** **** *************. *'* **** ***** ** **** ****** that **** ****** *** ******** "**** ****** ************ **** *** had *** ***** ********** ****?"

** *******, **** ** ***** ** '****** *** *******', * think ** **** ** ********** ***** *** *********** *** **** was ********.

*** **** ********** ******* ******** * ** ******** ****-***** ****** answering * ******* ** ********* ** *******, *********, *****, *****, etc. **** ********** ********* ** ** *** **** ****. ** do *** ******** *** ***** ****** *** ********** ******** / comment **** ** **** *** ********** **** *** *********** **** the ************.

*** ** ****** **** ****** ***** **** ***'* ******/****** *** Hik's **'* **** ****** **** *** *** ** *** **** IP *****... **** **** **** ****** **** **** ****** **** are *** ** *** **** ** ***** *'* **... *** are ****** **** *** ******** ******'* ** * ***** ***** switch ***** ** ******** **** **** *** ********** ***********, * lot ** ***** **** ** ********* ***** **** "* ***'* know **** *'* ***** ** *'** ********"

**** **** - **** ** ***** ******* ** *** * Hik *** ** * **** ****** ***** * ***** *** security "*******" ***** ****** *** *** ** **** *** ****** to ****** *** ****** ******* *** ****** ******** ******* *****. it *** **** ** **** ****** *** *** **** *** PC * ***** **** ** ******* *** "*******" & ***** the *** ** *** ****** & **** **-****** *** "*******." Hik ************* *** **** ** ******* ****, *** *** **** having ** ************ **** ***** *** ** ** **** ** Goodwin *********.

****

*** * ******* ***** ******* ***** *** **** ********** ****** are ****?
**** ***** *** ***** ***** ** ******* *** ********* *******?

******

****, ~**% ***** ******* / ~**% ******* ***** *******

***** ***.

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*'* ************ ********** ** ******** *******.

*** * ***** * ******* ******* *** ******** ** ** the ***, *** **** ***** **** **** ******** ** ****** it *** *** **** *** ****. ** **** ******* *** level ** ******* ********* *** ******* *** *******. *** *** see *** ******* ******* ** *** ***** ** *******.

**** *** ****** ****** *** ******* *****, ****** ** **** the **** **** **** *** ** ****** *******, *** **** are ****** *******.

* ***** ** * ******* ******* ******* ******, ** ****** be ***** **** *** ******** ***** **** ** ** *** end ** *** ***. ********* *** ******* ** *** ******* and *** ******* *** **** **** ***** ******* ** *****.

* ******* **** ***** ***** ******* ******* ***, *** **** of ********* ******. @***************.*** *** ***** ******** **** ****** ** Samsung ** ****** ** ** *** ***, *********.***.

***** **** *** *** **** ******* **** ****** *******.

* ** *** **** **** ****** ****** *** *** ** Techwin ************ ******** ** *******. * **** *** **** ** heard ** *** ******* *** *** ***** ** *** *** surfaced.

** *** ******* **** ****** *******, *** ***** ********* *** change *** *** ******* ***** ****** ** ***** *** ****** ******* **** **** *** ******** to *** ** ** ************ '********'. **** **** ****** ** ******* ** *** *** ****, simply ****** "** ** *** ******** ** **** *** ***** **** *** years ** ****." * ***** ** ********* ** **** *** not ****** ** **** *** ******* ***** ** * *** years *** ** **** **** ** **** *** ***.

***** ******* - **** ***********. ******.

[****: ****** ** * ********* ********]

* **** ***'* ********** , **** ** ** **** **** and ********. * ***** *** * **** ****** ***** **** company , *** **** ** ** **** *** *** ***** about ****, ***** *** **** **** ********* ******** *** ****** standing *** *** **********, *** **** * ******* ******, ** most ** *** ********. ***** ** ***. **** *** *** be ***, *** ** ****** * *********** ** *** *****, for **** *****, ** *** *********** ** *** **** ****** will **** *** ******, ****** ***'* **** ***** *** ***** if *** ******* ** *** ****** *** **** *** **** good *******.

*******, *** **** **** **** ** ****** ******* ** *** just **** ********** **** ***** **** * ***** ***** ** salt...

*** ** *** **** ** ***** ** * **** (****) EXIR *** ** *** *****? ** *** ****** **'** ***** buying ***** :|

** ***'** ******** *** ***** *******, *** *** **** ** the**********:

********* *** *** **** ** **** *** *** **-*** *****. ;)

***** *** **** ,

** *** ********* ****** ************* *** *** **** , *** how **** ******* ** * *** ** *** *****, ** they **, ** *** ******, ** *** ** *** *** not *** ** *** ** ** **** ****, ** **** all *** ***** **'* *** ****** *** * ****** ** time ** *** ** *** ***** *** **** **** *** not **** **** ********* ** *******

******* ************* **** *** ******* ** * ****** *** ** standards ** ** ***'* *** ** ******* ****.

** ***** ******* **** **** **** *** *******, *** *****, likes, ******** *** ******* ** ************.

******* *** **** *** ** ***** ** **********, *** ***** we ***'* **** * *** ** ******* ** *******'* **** buy ***** *******'* *** ****** ***** ******** ** *** **** product ***** * *** ****.

**** ** *** ******* ** ** *** ***** **** , we **** ** *** *** ***** ***. ***** **** **** of ***** ******** ** **** *******.

********, **** ** * *******, ********** ** ********, ********** ** a ******* *** **** **** ***** ** ****** **** ***** the **** ** **** *** *********

* *** ** *** ******* ** *** ***** **** ** have ***** , **** *** ***** ** ********* ***** *** no ******** , **** *** *** *** ****** ******** , but *** ***'* ** **** *** ****** ***. *** ****** are ****** ** **** *** ***** *** ********* , ******, walmart ***** .

***** **** ** *** ******* *** ***** , *** *******'* on *** **** *** ***** ***** ** ******* ***** ** they ***** ******* ** ********.

*****, *********, ****, *******, ********* *** **** ***** ******** *** should ** ***** ****** *** ****.

**** *** ****** , ** *** **** * ****** ** is ****** ****** ** *** ******, *****, ************ ** **** area ** *******.

** ******* ** *** *** **** , *** *** **** junk , ***** *** ****, *** ******* **** ** *** latest ********, *** **** ** **** ******** *** **** *** know *** ******* **** ******* **** *** **** *** ****** from ****,*******,*********, *****. **** ******* ******** ( **** ***** ********) with * ***** ****.

** *** ** ********* ******* ** *** **** * ****** that ** **** ******, * **** ****** ***** ******* ** good. **** ** *** **** ******* ******* ***** *** **** usually *** *** ***** ********. **** **** ******* ****** *** not * ***** ** ****** *** * **** **** *** the *** ****.

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