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.
We’ve assembled some more fantastic deals for our UK & EU customers on the Network Webcams store this month, including free Milestone software with Axis cameras, a free PoE midspan with cameras from our Sony HD range, and a massive saving on one of our most popular Panasonic cameras, the BB-HCM735.
Read on for details.
This week, we spent most of our time at IFSEC, a large security exhibition taking place annually in Birmingham (UK). It was great to catch up with our peers and find out what’s new. We are only interested in IP-based security as you know and we will leave the analog stuff to one side. So what’s the latest in IP?
We’ll take you through some of the fantastic deals and offers we have for the month of May on the Network Webcams US Store, including huge discounts on Panasonic and Y-cam IP cameras and a special offer on Sony’s HD range.
We’ve put together some great offers on the Network Webcams UK & EU Store for the month of May, including big savings on Panasonic, Axis and Sony IP cameras and security camera accessories. Read on for a run through some of this month’s best offers.
SecurityStation, NW System Group’s Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) product has been updated with new features over the last few weeks. With plug and play becoming ever more popular, a selection of Axis Cameras are now functional through plug and play in SecurityStation.
This month we’re running some unbeatable offers on the Network Webcams UK & EU and US stores. From entry-level single-camera solutions to high-end systems, we have you covered with some great discounts.
PANASONIC IP CAMERAS – UP TO £170 / €195 OFF
We have an exceptional line-up of savings and offers on Panasonic cameras for homes and small businesses this month, including:
- Panasonic BL-C140 (save £30 / €34) – featuring motion detection and PoE
- Panasonic BL-C230 (save £50 / €58) – compact pan/tilt with motion detection
- Panasonic BB-HCM701 (save £75 / €86) – fixed dome with SD card slot and PoE
- Panasonic BB-HCM715 and BB-HCM735 (save up to £170 / €195) – both feature 1.3 megapixel and pan/tilt (HCM735 is outdoor-ready)
We are currently giving away a free PoE midspan to all of our customers who buy an Axis IP camera, saving you £39. That’s £39 off, just for buying your Axis Camera from Network Webcams!
BRAND NEW HD SONY IP CAMERA RANGE – UP TO £70 / €80 OFF
Sony has recently launched an all-new range of HD cameras. Every model is capable of providing at least HD 720p resolution and the range sports a number of new form factors offering attractive, cost-effective CCTV solution. Check them out:
- Sony SNC-CH110 (save £25 / €28) – compact design, PoE
- Sony SNC-DH110 (save £30 / €34) – fixed dome with built-in motion detection
- Sony SNC-CH120 (save £40 / €46) – day/night function and Easy Focus feature
- Sony SNC-DH120 (save £40 / €46) – fixed dome with day/night function
- Sony SNC-DH160 (save £70 / €80) – vandal-resistant casing, day/night function
The Y-cam White, one of our most affordable and popular cameras, is now available for £20 less than its usual price. This means you can now get your hands on a fully-functional security camera for just £99.
PANASONIC SECURITY CAMERAS – UP TO $210 OFF
We’ve got some huge discounts on our Panasonic cameras for entry-level and small/medium-sized businesses at the moment – take a look at these:
- Panasonic BB-HCM701A (save $50) – fixed dome, SD card slot and PoE
- Panasonic BB-HCM715A (save $120) – pan/tilt, compact design
- Panasonic BB-HCM735 (save $170) – pan/tilt, outdoor-ready
We have some great savings on our Sony HD range of security cameras – head over to the store and check them out.
Just like we do with the UK & EU store, every month we’ll keep you up to date with the Top 5 best IP camera offers on the Network Webcams US store. This month, a selection of big savings, great features and unbeatable bundles.