Updating sky hd firmware

The cam is running firmware 5.1 and i just noticed i cannot successfully format the memory card.

I'm going to update the firmware and buy a new card in a day or two.

Are dome ones better, in the sense of being more vandal proof than the other ones?

I really have no idea what I should be looking for, so will be trusting your recommendations. There is a wiki linked at the top of each page in this thread that has a lot of info.

Hikvision do make OEM for some other companies but they're usually sold by 'proper' stores.

I ordered a 4 camera (2 indoors, 2 outdoor, all 3 megapixel) plus NVR recording unit last night. A few extras like network cables and a HDD (I will use a spare 2TB) and cosmetic wall plates to hide cable holes adds a few $, 5 to 10%.

Installation is not difficult for a basic DIY'er (who can use a screwdriver, drill) and knows some basic home networking (or good at finding / reading online guides).

Probably a good place to put that at the start of this thread.

Can someone give an update on buying Hik Vision cameras from overseas sellers since the recent new restrictions put in place? used to be a popular option on Whirlpool but Hikvision has cracked down on the 2 best sellers E&M and CCTV China.

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