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Hanwha Technwin gold channel partner

13th November, 2019 by Network Webcams

MD Frank Crouwel receiving the Gold Partners AwardNW Security Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Hanwha Techwin Europe, as Gold Channel Partner.

Formally branded as Samsung Techwin, Hanwha Techwin have been focussing on video surveillance for over 25 years, committed to delivering security solutions that are tailored around varying customer’s needs.

NW Security Group are very familiar with the Techwin brand, having offered Wisenet surveillance products to their customers since 2017.

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The lowdown on Milestone’s XProtect 2019 R3 release

31st October, 2019 by Network Webcams

Milestone 2019 R3 updateAs part of a regular update programme, Milestone has released XProtect R3 2019, which contains a number of new features. There’s also a major security update to the Smart Client. This impacts the order this update should be run in your system.

This blog looks at the main features of R3 and what you can do to take advantage of them.

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Guide to the Wisenet product naming convention

23rd October, 2019 by Network Webcams

Wisenet product names word cloudThe Wisenet range (also known as Samsung Wisenet) has a wide variety of products which share a similar naming convention. They typically start with three letters, a dash, then four numbers and sometimes a letter or two afterwards.

Wisenet are an increasingly popular choice for customer of all budgets. So, now it felt like the right time to delve into what lies behind their product naming convention.

First thing to note is that there are different meanings for IP camera product numbers and other products. First the cameras…

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Lightfinder 2.0 – what is it and what difference does it make?

18th September, 2019 by Network Webcams

Lightfinder 2.0In May this year Axis launched some new cameras which contained Lightfinder 2.0. This was slipped in quietly as a feature, but nevertheless intrigued us. What exactly is it?

Lightfinder technology is geared around providing full colour HD video, even in near darkness. The claims are that Lightfinder 2.0 provides:

  • More realistic colours
  • Clearer visibility of dark areas
  • More details captured
  • Sharper images
  • Less motion blur

As most cameras now have some way of providing usable night images how impressive is Lightfinder 2.0 in this context?

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Axis new chipset – a game changer?

12th September, 2019 by Network Webcams

A computer chip over a CCTV cameraEvery 2 years or so, Axis releases a new chip into their cameras, the latest one is ARTPEC-7. While that isn’t newsworthy by itself, what it enables the cameras to do is.

ARTPEC-7 promises better imaging, more powerful compression, enhanced security features and on edge analytics. It sounds very impressive, but what’s really going into the chip and will it make a difference in real deployments?

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Cyber security and low light performance – must be the Axis P1375

29th August, 2019 by Network Webcams

Axis P1375 and P1375-EPart of the P13 range of great ‘all-rounder’ IP cameras, the Axis P1375 and P1375-E have a few unexpected extras. As well as its expected high quality footage, the camera has new cyber security features, like ‘secure boot’, to add extra protection.

This model is among the first to feature the new ARTPEC-7 chipset and Lightfinder 2.0 to boost low light performance.

Without further ado, let’s find out a bit more about these new models.

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Payment service directive 2 – how it impacts online payments

20th August, 2019 by Network Webcams

Secure online shoppingThe EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) comes into effect in September 2019. It requires that all ecommerce transactions are processed using an industry standard protocol like 3D secure.

As the legislation affects all electronic payments in European Economic Area, this may change how you purchase online.

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Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time – installation and beyond

13th August, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Smart Client view of multiple cameras with a ticked checklistCongratulations you’ve purchased Milestone XProtect and have got a Software Licence Code (SLC), what do you do next?

This blog runs through the steps to get you up and running on this powerful video management software. We also cover where to look for help and how to get the best out of your system.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our pre-installation pro tips for advice on how to choose the right hardware to run XProtect on and how to set up your XProtect system. Now your hardware is ready, let’s begin.

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Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time – pre-installation pro tips

12th August, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Husky X2 with a monitor, mobile phones and tablet showing Smart ClientAs the market leader in video management software, Milestone XProtect is packed with features to manage your security surveillance. While this is great once the system is set up, it does mean you need to think about your set up before installation so you can get the most of your software.

So, how can this be done?

The hardware system should, ideally, be designed around your actual requirements. This includes the number of cameras, resolution, frame rate, retention period and number of clients viewing live.

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A long-range night vision security camera built for exposed locations

25th April, 2019 by Network Webcams

Two views of an Axis Q6215-LE with a port in the backgroundDesigned to meet exacting military standards, the Axis Q6215-LE is a heavy-duty outdoor pan-tilt-zoom model. Ideal for surveillance in demanding situations like airports and harbours, which requires detailed CCTV footage, high controllability and powerful 30x optical zoom.

This advanced camera enables 24-hour surveillance over long distances thanks to its innovative features. More on these later…

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