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Archive for 2010

Milestone replace Basis+ with XProtect Essential

June 30th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

Milestone IP camera surveillance and recording softwareMilestone have just replaced their popular XProtect Basis+ surveillance software with XProtect Essential. Essential is an entry level application aimed at the small business market with the option of monitoring and recording of up to 26 cameras.

Similarly to Basis+, Essential is compatible with over 800 IP camera and video server models and is a powerful surveillance tool for any security network. The new software has been streamlined and is easier to configure and use than its predecessor.

XProtect Essential has some very interesting improvements over the older application, making it much more enticing to security installers and end users.

Mobotix releases another hemispheric camera – the M24M-SEC-D11

June 29th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

Mobotix hemispheric camera - M24M-SEC-D11Not content with only having one hemispheric IP camera on the market, Mobotix have released their second 180° (or 360° depending on your angle) high resolution camera – the M24M-SEC-D11.

The M24M range features a wall-mountable, IP66-rated casing with 2-way audio and internal 4Gb microSD card for recording video without any external equipment. Additionally, the D11 features Mobotix’ 11mm wide-angle lens which can capture a full 180° panoramic vision, ideal for monitoring wide open spaces, covering all blind spots.

One drawback common to IP cameras with viewing angles greater than 90° is that the higher the angle covered, the more distorted and squashed the image looks. However, the M24M features Mobotix’ advanced perspective correction software which adjusts the raw images from the camera so that straight edges appear straight.


SecurityStation VSaaS now Plug and Play

June 24th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

An update this week to SecurityStation has made it the easiest-to-use VSaaS offering available in the market today.


Benefiting from all common advantages VSaaS offers, SecurityStation now also offers Plug and Play set up with Panasonic IP cameras. This means that users no longer have to perform any type of configuration before a camera can be used (no port forwarding required either!). Simply plug your camera into you router or network, power it up and that’s it.

With the update, the system now is also pre-loaded with default settings for motion detection triggers, event recording and live viewing. Users don’t have to do any system configuration.

SecurityStation has become so easy to use, it makes video surveillance available to complete novices and takes away any hassle in running a CCTV system.

Click here for more information about SecurityStation

SecurityStation is the open platform VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) offering from NW Systems Group. SecurityStation is a registered trademark.

Axis P5534 HDTV IP cameras monitor crowd flow at Wembley Stadium

June 10th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer


The Football Association has recently purchased Axis P5534 IP cameras to monitor crowd flow at Wembley Stadium.

With HDTV quality footage, a 18x zoom and a 360° rotation, the Axis P5534 will deliver detailed images ensuring crowd flow on match days is clearly captured and people and objects are easily identifiable.

View our earlier blog post on the Axis P5534 and demo footage from the Axis P5534 IP camera.

Axis P5534 HDTV PTZ Dome IP Camera, full specification >>

IP Camera comparison: Vivotek IP7142 and Y-cam Bullet

June 8th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

The Y-cam Bullet and the Vivotek IP7142 are two fixed view IP cameras designed for outdoor installation and fitted with infrared LEDs, designed above all to capture high-quality security footage in locations with no external lighting.

From the similar price points and how they are pitched, it is easy to tell that they are very similar, and are both aimed at small to medium sized businesses, but what are the real differences between these two similarly specced cameras?


Perfect panoramic view with new Mobotix IP camera

June 7th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

This is a new, useful product from Mobotix: the Motobix M24M-SEC-D11 with 180 degree panoramic view.

The camera captures a 180 degree fisheye view and processes the image within the camera to send out a perfectly straight 180 degree panoramic view.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use the camera is great for security monitoring of large spaces such as warehouses, yard space, external storage areas and car parks.

This impressive camera offers a frame rate of 30 images per second at VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) and 4 images per second in full megapixel, panoramic view mode. The digital pan-tilt-zoom is a useful feature of this camera, allowing you to scan through the live as well as recorded images in detail.

Producing video images of the highest quality, this is a very exciting new product, providing something different and truly useful.

See the 180 degree view and read more about the Mobotix M24M-SEC-D11 features

Sony’s latest VMS software, Realshot Manager Advanced offers client/server configuration for large enterprise solutions

June 4th, 2010 by Greg

Sony Realshot Manager AdvancedRealshot Manager Advanced (IMZ-NS100 series) is the latest Video Management Software (VMS) from Sony which turns a Windows-based PC/Server into a professional video surveillance application giving live image monitoring, recording and playback.

The software starts with a 1-channel license for small business use but can be extended up to 512 cameras with multiple recording servers for large-scale enterprise solutions.


Axis M1054 Compact HDTV Network Camera

June 2nd, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

HDTV Network Video

New from Axis Communications, the world’s leading IP camera manufacturer, is the M1054 HDTV IP security camera. Even with HDTV resolution, full alarm capabilities and dual h.264 streaming, the camera remains an affordable solution for security surveillance of homes or business properties.

Axis M1054

Its H.264 video streaming delivers the latest in video compression technology without reducing picture quality and the camera comes with Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity for quick, easy and cost-effective installation.

The built-in microphone and speaker allow two-way audio and the camera’s white light LED can be triggered to illuminate when heat is detected by the integrated PIR sensor for low-light monitoring. Combined with the on-board speaker this makes the camera an effective deterrent.

The camera’s practical and smart design wouldn’t look out of place in an office or any modern interior.

Read more or buy the Axis M1054 HD IP camera >>

Network Webcams announces change of name

April 26th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

We are delighted to announce that with immediate effect we have changed our company name from Network Webcams to NW Systems Group Ltd.

The name change follows our continued growth and better identifies our business activities and scope.

With the name change we also introduce to you our new divisional structure; NW Systems Group has five divisions: NW Systems, Network Webcams, SecurityStation, RemoteManager and Streamdays.

The ownership and management of the company, our products and services remain unchanged.

Axis P5534 PTZ HDTV IP Camera – Example HD Videos

April 15th, 2010 by Greg

Didn’t we say that HD was going to be big this year? (yes we did! > Network Webcams tips HD IP cameras in 2010).

We think if you take a look at the kind of results you get from the new Axis P5534 HD dome camera you will begin to see why. Astounding detail.