Public Sector & Education • Business & Enterprise • Home Security
The clocks changed this weekend, it’s warming up and the lambing season has begun! Using the latest IP video technology, our Streamdays HD live streaming service shows crisp 24/7 live footage from lambing barns across various sites in the UK, providing unique views of these cute animals being born. It’s another example of how IP cameras are being used over and above the purpose of CCTV or security.
Not only do the live lambing cameras provide a low-cost education tool for children and adults, it is also a tool for farms and activity centres for increasing online exposure and visitor numbers.
Today’s story of a Russian website showing UK companies’ and people’s personal cameras, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30121159, shows how important it is to secure access to your cameras. Not protecting access to your cameras is like leaving the door of your house open. At some point you will get unwanted visitors. There is no need for this risk, keeping safe is easy. Just follow the basic rules:
Until recently, Axis Lightfinder technology was available in the Axis top end Q series of cameras only. Now this technology has made its way into the more affordable P range of Axis cameras. Here we take a look at the Axis P3384 IP camera, which is currently the only camera in the Axis P series that features both Lightfinder technology and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) with Dynamic Capture. As this looks interesting on paper, we were interested to see how it performs in real life. We placed the P3384 in various lighting conditions to find out.
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.
At NW Systems we like a good deal. If we find an IP camera with great image quality, tonnes of functionality and a small price tag, we love it, and we make sure other people hear about it. However, every now and again someone will come to us and say they want the best of the best. They want equipment that does everything they could ever need without any compromise.
So, whether you’ve just won the lottery, are installing security cameras for a millionaire or compiling a geeky Christmas list, here we run down the cameras that we would buy if we threw the budget out of the window, and why.
We’ve taken a look at two mid-level, megapixel pan/tilt cameras; the Axis M5014 and the Panasonic BB-HCM715. If you haven’t already seen part one of our comparison of, read it first. In this part of our comparison, we’ll have a look at the recording system on both cameras, event detection, audio, user interface and price, before delivering our verdict.
￼Up until recently, there have only been a few mid-level IP cameras which offer both pan/tilt and megapixel quality video, Panasonic BB-HCM715 being the most popular. Superseding the BB-HCM511, the BB-HCM715 comes with a compact camera housing, audio support, on-camera SD card recording and Power over Ethernet connectivity. The wide feature range and competitive price have appealed to many users.
However, hot off the production line are the new Axis M50 series of cameras. Two models are available, capable of either SVGA (M5013) or HD 720p (M5014) resolution, which look to be aimed at the same market as the BB-HCM715. In this comparison, we’ll be looking at the Axis M5014. So, how does the new kid stand up to the seasoned leader? Lets take a look.
There are hundreds of IP cameras currently on the market, and with the move to HD there has never been more choice and variation when deciding on a surveillance solution. To help you with your choice, we’ve put together a short guide to the best HD security cameras currently available, based on the bestselling models on Network Webcams store (as of Summer 2011). You’ll find a list below of our top selling HD models, along with a few reasons why we think these cameras are the ones our customers choose most often.
Y-cam already has a good reputation as an IP camera manufacturer ideal for homes and small businesses, so it comes as no surprise that it has finally delved into the production of mini-dome style cameras. The Y-Cam EyeBall is palm-sized, which makes it discreet and compact – and true to Y-cam form, the EyeBall is described as ‘easy to use’.
NW Systems Group prides itself on an excellent track record with helping schools, colleges and universities establish a strong security infrastructure or develop an existing one. Now we’re going one better by offering a discount of up to 10% for the UK education sector on our Network Webcams UK & EU Store. Read on for more details.