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How to record Axis snapshots to an SD Card

July 18th, 2011 by Greg

In the past couple of years, IP camera manufacturers have started building SD card slots into their cameras, enabling on-board recording of video and images. The simplicity of this solution has resulted in recording directly to the camera becoming ever more popular. In this how-to, we’re going to show you how to enable hourly snapshot recording on your Axis IP security camera (one of many ways to utilise on-board recording). But first, a bit more about the benefits.

The de-centralised approach has many benefits. Primarily, it takes the strain off networks, as the recordings are stored on the cameras internal memory and never have to leave the camera to be transmitted across the network at all (except during playback). This also takes processing strain off a central server, with all the processing for alarm triggering and storage being done by the camera. This allows for cost savings at the central server level when designing the system.

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Sony RealShot Manager Lite and Advanced – What’s the Difference?

June 29th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

Sony Realshot Manager AdvancedSony’s RealShot Manager software is a powerful surveillance platform for Sony IPELA IP cameras.

There are two versions of the software available – a free version labelled ‘Lite’ and a chargeable version called ‘Advanced’. So what is the difference between the two?

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Top 5 HD IP Cameras (Summer 2011)

June 28th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

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There are hundreds of IP cameras currently on the market, and with the move to HD there has never been more choice and variation when deciding on a surveillance solution. To help you with your choice, we’ve put together a short guide to the best HD security cameras currently available, based on the bestselling models on Network Webcams store (as of Summer 2011). You’ll find a list below of our top selling HD models, along with a few reasons why we think these cameras are the ones our customers choose most often.

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IPv6 and IP-based Security

June 27th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

While the last of the old IPv4 addresses are being used up, the physical migration to IPv6 is a slow one. How does this affect IP CCTV?

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Axis Lightfinder: Improving Low-Light IP Camera Performance

June 20th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

The forthcoming AXIS Q1602/-E models feature Lightfinder technology.

Axis has recently introduced a new IP camera technology called Lightfinder, aimed at improving low-light performance in its range of security and surveillance products. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

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New range from Merit LILIN

May 24th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

Logo of Merit LILINFollowing a satisfying and informative trip to Birmingham for the IFSEC Global Annual Security Event from 15th-19th May 2011, NW Systems Group is pleased to report that Merit LILIN has innovated a brand new range of products, including Day/Night functional cameras, Wide Dynamic Mini Domes and H.264 D1 Digital Video Recorders.

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IFSEC IP Security Round-up

May 20th, 2011 by Frank Crouwel

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?

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How to play audio from an Axis IP camera without Internet Explorer

May 18th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

musical notes over axis grey and yellow linesListening to sound from an IP camera can be a headache when using a web browser other than Internet Explorer (IE). Most camera manufacturers create ActiveX controls for handling sound which are limited to IE only, resulting in no audio at all for other browsers.

It’s not widely known, but Axis cameras have another facility for playing audio; Java. This means that users with Mac or Linux computers can listen to audio, as well as Windows users who don’t use Internet Explorer.

Some configuration changes are required, but it can be accomplished in a few minutes.

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Axis Q6035 IP camera revealed at International Security Conference

May 6th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

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Axis has revealed its latest security camera at the International Security Conference West in Las Vegas. Described as ‘top of the range’, the new Q6035 pan/tilt/zoom dome is equipped with a variety of advanced IP security features.

Alongside pan/tilt/zoom functionality and a 20x optical zoom, the camera is capable of streaming full HDTV 1080p images at 30 frames per second, or an impressive 60 fps in HD 720p. As a result, quick movements such as packages changing hands or till transactions being performed can be captured in greater detail for use as evidence. It also features an endless 360° pan function, making the Q6035 ideal for use in areas where disciplined security protocols are of critical importance, such as casinos, stadiums and airports.

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SecurityStation gets new features

April 8th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

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.

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