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How Green is your IP Camera?

May 24th, 2017 by Nathan Mount

How Green is your IP Camera?Taking responsibility for the impact on the environment is a 21st century challenge for all businesses. For some organisations, green credentials are an important consideration when purchasing any equipment they use.

How do the IP camera brands we supply at Network Webcams compare when looking at their environmental responsibility policies? To see how green your IP camera is, we researched 8 manufacturers to see how easily we could discover their stance on the environment. Do they highlight their goals and commitments to being more energy efficient? How are they reducing their carbon footprint or minimising the materials used in their products? How do they reduce waste?


Panasonic’s Elite range features 9 ‘go-to’ choices for high-performance IP CCTV

March 21st, 2017 by Bethanne Pugh

Panasonic highlight 9 'go-to' IP cameras in their Elite range

Panasonic has made the task of choosing a suitable IP camera from their extensive product catalogue a little easier by creating their new Elite range. It’s an interesting collection of 9 popular models, each one chosen to deliver high performance IP CCTV that you can rely on.

Panasonic’s announcement of an Elite range piqued our interest. Which models had been picked and what were the criteria? We decided to group the feature-sets and take a closer look at just what is on offer in this newly labelled assortment.


IFSEC 2014: the interesting bits

June 20th, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

ifsec-logoWe’ve just spent three days at the annual security exhibition IFSEC, taking place at the Excel in London this week. It’s a huge show and impossible to look at everything but overall the sense is that the evolution of IP-based security technologies is continuing to gather pace and analogue-based solutions have now been marginalised. I did not see one analogue camera on the show at any of the main stands, but then I was not looking for one.


Milestone eases analogue-to-IP migration path

May 30th, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

Milestone XProtect VMSA big change from Milestone Systems: with the release of Milestone XProtect 2014 last week comes a significant change to the number of licenses required when using video encoders to migrate from analogue to IP. Previously, a Milestone XProtect camera license was required for each encoded video channel. For example, a video encoder with say 16 analogue cameras connected to it would require 16 Milestone XProtect device licenses. This is no longer the case.


Top 5 Wireless IP Cameras for 2013

January 25th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

We’re on a roll this month. Having just predicted the 7 top trends in video surveillance, we are now going to open up the oracle again and share the 5 best wireless network cameras on the market right now.

The models below all impress us a great deal, so much so that we just couldn’t agree on a ranking formula from 1 – 5, so decided to use good old alphabetical order instead. So, let’s begin…


Evaluation: Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW175

October 24th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW175

Panasonic’s now end-of-line BB-HCM735 was one of the best-selling network cameras in their home/office range, offering very decent VGA resolution footage in an outdoor-ready casing with pan/tilt movement and 2-way audio, while still being very cost-effective. Now that this camera has been discontinued, we’ve taken a look at its replacement; the Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW175. Does this camera still offer the same good value as its predecessor?

First things first, let’s see some sample footage from the camera.


Product Launches: Panasonic i-Pro WV-SC384 and Vivotek FD8131

September 12th, 2012 by Kate Cederholm

Take a look at the latest releases from Panasonic and Vivotek, now available for purchase.

Panasonic i-Pro WV-SC384

The WV-SC384 is a new addition to Panasonic’s pan-tilt-zoom SmartHD camera range and is very similar to the WV-SC385 model with the only difference being that it does not have a removable infrared cut filter, meaning the WV-SC384 is more suited to day-time operation only whereas the popular WV-SC385 is true day / night and can be used for 24/7 operation.

Both cameras benefit from features such as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), on-board SD-card recording for backup and 18x optical zoom, which combined with the HD 720p resolution provides crisp, detailed footage of objects and activity at long distances. The WV-SC384 is available as an indoor unit as well as an outdoor bundle.

The odd thing is that Panasonic has launched the WV-SC384 at a higher price point than the WV-SC385, which you would not expect given the true day/night facility in the latter. We expect this will be corrected over time, at which point this camera will become very attractive indeed in the marketplace.


Panasonic’s i-Pro WV-396 IP camera now available

April 19th, 2012 by Emily

The Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW396 HD dome network camera is now available to purchase at Network Webcams.
Panasonic WV-SW396
With an IP66-rated housing that offers protection against both harsh weather and vandalism this top-end IP security camera is ideally suited to outdoor monitoring in tough environments, whilst its premium technology delivers optimum site surveillance.

With auto-tracking, continuous 360° panning capabilities, 36x optical zoom (72x ‘Extra Zoom’) and HD video footage at up to 30fps, no detail is missed, which makes this an ideal camera for monitoring areas where capturing clear image detail is of high importance. To further this, Panasonic’s own Face Super Dynamic technology automatically adjusts the focus to ensure prime clarity on facial features, perfect for situations where face recognition and identification is required such as sports stadiums, town centres and public parks.

The in-built day/night mode switches from full colour to black and white ensuring 24 hour monitoring, even in complete darkness. Its built-in SD card slot also affords recording backup in the event of network failure, making the camera a reliable round-the-clock security presence.

Watch the Panasonic i-Pro WV-396 auto-tracking demo:

The Panasonic i-Pro WV-396 IP camera is available to purchase at Network Webcams. Alternatively call 0151 633 2111 and speak to one of our technical sales specialists for more information and to find out whether the WV-SW396 is suitable for your security implementation.

Unboxing Panasonic’s latest pan/tilt IP camera: The i-Pro WV-ST165

April 13th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Hot off the production line, here’s a sneak peek at Panasonic’s replacement for their popular BB-HCM715; the i-Pro WV-ST165 pan/tilt IP camera. We’ve unboxed the camera to show you what to expect.

Image of the box for the Panasonic i-Pro WV-ST165


Panasonic IP camera feature: Variable Image Quality on Specified area (VIQS) put to the test

March 30th, 2012 by Jessica Brooks

With more and more security systems migrating to IP, contention and bandwidth are hot topics amongst IP camera manufacturers. The benefits of using computer networks for CCTV video are clear for everyone to see, but these benefits may be compromised if data speeds suffer due to bandwidth limitations. As such, any new technology that eases the burden on networks is worth investigating.

Enter Panasonic. Their latest technology, Variable Image Quality on Specified area (VIQS in short), claims to cut bandwidth use by streaming different sections of the camera view at different image quality. The benefit is that bandwidth for non-essential areas is reduced, leading to overall smaller bandwidth use.

This makes sense in theory. But we wanted to see for ourselves. We put the system to the test to see if VIQS in IP cameras really makes a difference to bandwidth use and investigated any side effects encountered.