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The Axis P14 series – what you need to know

April 4th, 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?

April 3rd, 2019 by Amy Watkins

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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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Top IP cameras contenders for 2019

February 25th, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Top IP camera picks for 2019

If you’re looking for some guidance on IP cameras, then reviewing our recommended models can help your decision. There are a number of products, which stand out from the rest. This top 10 should give you to some solutions to consider whatever your surveillance scenario.

In no particular order, our top picks for 2019 are:

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Evaluation of Axis Camera Station recording solution

February 14th, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Axis Camera Station one one monitor and mobile

Axis Camera Station (ACS) is video management software which enables you to manage your cameras in one simple interface. ACS has been around for over 10 years and been through a number of iterations. This gives ACS a long track record, making it a proven solution for small and mid-sized organisations. As ACS has been developed in-house by Axis, it’s a reliable and mature VMS solution.

Many organisations choose generic video management software for the ability to integrate any camera and crucially the reassurance that software is updated frequently. With Axis Camera Station 5 you’ll benefit from frequent updates and the ability to intgrate third party devices.

One of the main reasons to choose ACS is budget: software and licences are purchased up front and that’s it. No reoccurring payments, making it much easier for organisations who struggle with a subscription model.

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Introducing the Milestone Husky X Series

February 7th, 2019 by Amy Watkins

Milestone Husky X Series

The new high-performance Milestone Husky X2 and X8 network video recorders (NVR) have arrived. They’re supported by a sporty new look (see the video below) and promise something different from previous Huskys and other NVRs.

So, is the product in the box radically different and crucially, is it worth the money?

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