I have an IP cam hikvision security system at work which is NVR based. I am now thinking of hooking up another office and also my home with security camera systems. The problem is that I've hated the IP cam experience. I use IVMS to access the cameras from my android and home computer. The problem is that everything about this system is hopelessly confusing. I realize that many on these forums are extremely knowledgeable about router settings etc but I'm not one of these. I'm very solid when it comes to tech and am no luddite. Both my home and work are completely "paperless" and software driven. However, I can't wrap my head around all this router stuff and I don't want to anymore going forward. My current system has caused me a lot of hassle with various port related issues, ext and int IP address changes etc. From time to time I need to change my router and this always throws the whole thing into chaos. Even when I don't change the router I occasionally find that something changes with the settings and this also eats up hours of my time. I also find that IVMS is way, way too complex for the casual user and I can barely figure out how to look up a recording for a particular day or how to download a snippet of that recording. Nothing should be that complicated! What kind of system would people suggest for the normal individual who wants the security but doesn't want to become a camera expert to maintain it?