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  1. it really depends on what they're looking to do with it. For the simplest user case, I've used basic cloud cams. But you have to be very careful with these because of security issues, and also they don't record 24/7. But they're good for users with very simple needs. For more advanced, I've used Samsung a few times, but clients complained about the interface. Over the last year, I switched to Xanview which is super easy to use and reasonably priced for all of their features .
  2. You could try to re-install the driver. Alternatively, try to contact Hikvision http://www.hikvision.com/europe/contactHikvision.asp Hope you get it sorted!
  3. I'm a big fan of Hikvision cameras - very good value for money. Find samsung to be over priced. Only thing with Hikvision is they discontinued a lot of models in the last year and started replacing them with more expensive "upgraded" versions. I guess they are just doing what many manufacturers do. But their cameras are very good - we've been using them for years and have never had any problems. Make sure you get them from a reputable seller thought, or you might end up with a Chinese version of the interface.
  4. Try Xanview - reasonably priced and super easy to use. I figured it out in about 5 minutes and i'm not the sharpest tool in the shed )
  5. Hi, we've found Lilin 1080p HD covert camera to be to be a great choice: http://www.meritlilin.com/webe/html/products/show.aspx?id=304&kid=53 not cheap, but great quality.
  6. Hi All, We've been using Hikvision cameras for our installation and always found them to be very good value for money. Recently though, they discontinued several of the key models we used and created new ones with higher prices. Also, we find that they are difficult to reach in case of questions, etc. So we're looking to switch manufacturers. Thinking of Dahua, but quality is not as good as Hikvision from experience. Does any one have alternative brands to recommend?? Value for money is key criteria. Thanks in advance.
  7. If you're near london, Executive Intel offers good courses. Very forward thinking guys and broad product knowledge. http://www.executiveintel.com/
  8. Hi, We've used Mobotix and also found that they are quite niche/specific in how they work. Used Axis, clients like the name. they have a good reputation in the high end market. Hikvision is popular, but notoriously difficult to reach in case of issues, also they've started raising their prices recently and discontinued several of the key models we worked with. Started using Xanview in the last year, great interface and does a lot for what it costs. Hope this helps.
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  10. Milestone is good, we've used them in the past. Also I really like Xanview - which has a lot of features and is easy to use. It's much more budget friendly than Milestone. Hikvision, I have mixed feelings about - their interface is quite antiquated and not as user friendly as the first two - also I find they're a pain to reach in case of issues.
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