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

18th September, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Lightfinder 2.0

In 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 Amy Watkins

A computer chip over a CCTV camera

Every 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 Amy Watkins

Axis P1375 and P1375-E

Part 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 Amy Watkins

Secure online shopping

The 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 Amy Watkins

Milestone Smart Client view of multiple cameras with a ticked checklist

Congratulations 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 Client

As 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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Exclusive special offer – Axis P14 and P32 series cameras with free XProtect Express+ licences

7th August, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Axis P14 & P32 cameras with XProtect Express+ with Care Plus

Introducing our exclusive summer offer – purchase any Axis P14 or P32 camera and claim a Milestone XProtect Express+ software licence and 1-year Care Plus – FREE.

This exclusive offer includes the full range of P14 series bullet and P32 dome cameras. When you purchase a camera from either series from Network Webcams, you can claim a free Milestone XProtect Express+ base licence, camera licence and 1-year of Care Plus.

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

25th April, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Two views of an Axis Q6215-LE with a port in the background

Designed 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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The Axis P14 series – what you need to know

4th April, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Axis P14 ip camera with a city square background

Axis has updated their popular P14 series, which now consists of four in/outdoor bullet cameras. All of them contain improved light sensitivity, IR illumination and compression technology in a compact body of 260mm long.

Let’s take a look at the technology in the latest P14 cameras:

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What do Hikvision IP camera model numbers mean?

3rd April, 2019 by Amy Watkins

DS-2CD? against an abstract background

At first glance the long Hikvision model numbers can look completely unintelligible. You’re certainly not alone if they make you scratch your head and rely on the product description instead. This guide can help you penetrate the logic behind the string of letters and numbers.

The first thing to note is that the naming convention is slightly different depending on the type of product. The letters and number in the model number mean different things for static and PTZ cameras. It will all become clearer shortly.

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