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Milestone have released their XProtect Mobile application, allowing users of Milestone video management software to access their CCTV system while on the move. In this first release, support is available for Android-based phones and tablets with iPhone and iPad compatibility expected to follow in spring 2012 [update May 2012 – iPhone and iPad versions now available].
We have received the pleasant news that Lilin is dropping their prices in preparation for 2012. The permanent price reduction also includes their recent, much improved Lilin IP camera range. We have adopted the new Lilin 2012 prices as from today.
With this move, Lilin is starting to offer some excellent value for money. On some models they are now simply hard to beat.
The Lilin IPR-614ES, for example, is an outdoor, compact bullet-shape IP CCTV camera with built-in infrared LEDs providing up to 25 metres of night visibility. With HD 720p resolution and Power-over-Ethernet support, this camera at just £224 is a great all-rounder for professional 24/7 CCTV in business applications.
From the same series but with a longer 40 metre infrared night-vision range, the Lilin IPR-414ESX network security camera at £329 also stands out from the crowd.
Onvif compatible, all Lilin IP CCTV cameras are also supported by the Milestone suite of video management software.
Please note: all prices mentioned are exclusive of UK VAT.
As was expected for a while we have recently received a statement from Sanyo Electric announcing their complete withdrawal from the market. This covers everything from TVs, microwaves, projectors and also CCTV.
The official wrap up of the organisation will be 31st March 2012. However, production actually ceased in July 2011. Therefore any current gaps in inventory will not be replenished and once stocks sell out we will not be able to source additional stock.
Sanyo advise that they will continue to honour their warranty repairs and service obligations. Further details of how this will be managed will be communicated soon.
It’s a shame to see Sanyo disappear since the IP CCTV line up was a strong offering at a good price-point and has been used in many security installations.
For existing Sanyo users who wish to complement their existing installations check the range at our IP camera store. Please note that items may become unavailable at any time.
We’re getting into the holiday spirit and have some great deals on offer this December, whether you’re looking to kit out your business with a new security system for the New Year or are after a home surveillance stocking filler.
Panasonic Exclusive Winter Deals
We have offers on the most popular Panasonic IP cameras this December, including indoor and outdoor units as well as wireless:
This November we’re giving away Panasonic BB-HNP17 network camera recording software (worth over £400!) free with any purchase of 3 or more BB-HCM715 or BB-HCM735 IP cameras. This offer makes creating a new networked-security system more cost-effective than ever.
With our already great prices on the Panasonic BB-HCM715 and BB-HCM735 the total cost of 3 cameras plus the free software starts at only £714 + vat, which is a superb price for a professional level starter security system. Plus, you can mix and match the cameras you use to suit your own business or home security needs.
The BB-HCM715 is an indoor megapixel IP camera with pan, tilt and digital zoom capability including 2-way audio and the h.264 video stream codec which keeps quality high and bandwidth usage low.
For outdoor use choose the Panasonic BB-HCM735 which has the same great features as the BB-HCM715 but can be used outside and in all weathers.
Both cameras can also record to SD cards, have great colour night view modes, are PoE-capable (require only a single power/data cable) and come with a flexible mounting bracket/stand. All you need is in the package.
Call us on 0151 633 2111 to order or for more information.
We are also running great offers on the Panasonic BL-C230 wireless indoor IP camera and Sony HD security cameras. We’ve reduced prices across the board on Sony HD cameras meaning Sony’s high performance HD security cameras start at only £214 + vat for the SNC-CH110.
Finally, we’re also giving away 2 camera licenses of Milestone Xprotect Essential security recording software worth £64 + vat with all Axis network cameras except the Axis M1011 and M1011-W.
November is a great time to pick up a new or improved security system at a spectacular price, backed by our expert team of technical support advisors. All technical support is free, for however long you need it!
Lilin have recently released a range of IP security cameras with a number of useful features, including HD quality resolution, infra red night-vision and easy mobile viewing, providing an effective CCTV solution for round the clock surveillance monitoring.
Two weeks ago at the Milestone Integration Partner conference in Copenhagen (which they like to call MIPS), Milestone announced the launch of an addition to its XProtect video management software suite. It’s called Xprotect Express and it’s positioned in-between Milestone’s entry-level product XProtect Essential and the more advanced XProtect Professional. We think Milestone are spot on introducing a product that bridges a gap that was too wide.
With a base license (including 2 camera licenses) available from just £129 / €149 and additional camera licenses at just £64 / €74 each, Xprotect Express offers an affordable CCTV surveillance platform that goes beyond the limitations of XProtect Essential but does not have the price tag of XProtect Professional.
So, what does XProtect Express give you?
Here at NW Systems we like to keep you up to date with new and exciting products in the world of IP cameras. Today’s list of updates involves Sony, who are discontinuing a range of IP security cameras and have replaced them with models all delivering HD quality video.
With HD technology now incorporating itself into the world of CCTV cameras, footage and still images are becoming sharper, clearer and easier to manage, while at the same time the popularity of H.264 ensures that valuable bandwidth is not sacrificed at the expense of the much improved image quality.
We’ve added some more great deals for the month of September, including deals on IP security cameras from Sony, Axis, Panasonic & Vivotek, with free software and PoE midspans.
With the improvements to mobile phone hardware and the reduction in prices for bandwidth, it’s no wonder that many people are trying to integrate their phones with their security systems. The benefits are great; while away from home you can immediately log into your cameras and ensure that nothing is wrong.
However, despite the fact that modern phones are powerful, they are not fully fledged computers, meaning that there are limitations which can prevent video or images from being displayed.
We’ve taken a look at some of the main IP camera manufacturers to see how their cameras cope with mobile viewing, and explore any limitations found.