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Top IP cameras contenders for 2019

February 25th, 2019 by Network Webcams

Top IP camera picks for 2019If 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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Vivotek, Mobotix & Axis make strides in cyber security

November 26th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Vivotek camera with a padlockThree separate companies have recently made strides to make their IP cameras more secure. Vivotek have announced a collaboration with a cyber security company. Mobotix have passed a penetration test on their hardware and software. Finally, Axis offer free email alerts if new vulnerabilities are discovered.

Vivotek partners with Trend Micro

In October Vivotek announced a collaboration with Trend Micro, a cyber security company, to reduce vulnerabilities in their products. What this means for Vivotek customers is they now have and extra layer of security with Trend Micro’s anti-intrusion technology to be embedded into Vivotek cameras.

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Axis Companion – small business solutions

October 3rd, 2018 by Network Webcams

Axis Companion rangeYou may have noticed the addition of ‘small solutions’ to our menu. The full title is small business solutions and it’s where you’ll find the Axis Companion range. Designed to give small businesses a straightforward, professional security surveillance system, the Companion range of cameras and NVRs can be purchased separately or as a system.

What’s in the range?

There are three recorders:

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Axis Camera Station Core Licence Change

September 1st, 2018 by Network Webcams

Axis Camera Station - Core device licences for Axis, Universal for Non-AxisThe maximum device limit has been removed from Axis Camera Station 5 (ACS 5) Core device licences. This is good news as it makes ACS 5 more flexible, it simplifies the licence structure and the cost has stayed the same.

Created for small to medium sized businesses, Axis Camera Station enables companies to monitor and record from cameras and supports integration with access control and speakers, all from one interface. There’s also a mobile app, for monitoring on the go.

As with most Axis products it’s easy to set up and use, with a setup wizard to guide you through camera integration as well as smart search to make finding an incident simple.

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Standout PTZ with IR – Axis Q6125-LE

July 24th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Axis Q6125-LE PTZ cameraAs the latest offering in the Axis Q61 series known for its feature rich solutions which work well in demanding applications – great things were expected of the Q6125-LE.
We weren’t disappointed!

As one of a small number of pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras with infrared (IR), Q6125-LE may seem at first glance to be similar to its competitors, so what does it offer to differentiate it?

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What makes the Axis M5525-E our fastest-selling PTZ?

May 14th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Axis M5525-E overlooking shopping centreWhen the Axis M5525-E was listed on Network Webcams in October 2017, it certainly created a bit of stir; a feature-packed PTZ camera in Axis’ affordable “M” range and crucially, below the £1000 price-point. Having a PTZ camera in this competitive price bracket was a first for Axis and despite the unit being priced towards the top end, we anticipated it would be popular.

A few months on, and the M5525-E is proving to even more popular than we initially expected. We put the camera through its paces in January this year and created a demo video which has only increased the rate at which it flies off the shelves.

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5 reasons to choose a modular IP camera system

April 10th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Modular IP camera system featuring an Axis F-series main unit and 4 sensorsA modular IP camera is comprised of a camera body (often referred to as the main unit) and one or more sensor units which each consist of a lens and image sensor, and are connected to the main unit via a cable.

The main unit typically houses the processor, any edge storage such as an SD card, plus power and network connections. The maximum resolution and angle of view for each sensor unit is determined by the combination of lens and image sensor, as it would be for a regular IP camera. Sensor units can be purchased separately from the main unit and come in a wide variety of lens and feature combinations, allowing you to put together the hardware specification that best suits your needs.

The modular approach is incredibly flexible, allowing you to easily build a standalone CCTV system, deploy cameras discreetly into tight spaces or monitor several closely situated areas in a very cost-effective way. A handful of manufacturers offer modular IP camera ranges, but the most popular by far are from Axis and Mobotix.

Here are 5 great reasons to choose a modular IP camera system.

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Product video: We take a closer look at the innovative, but affordable Axis M3105-LVE

February 21st, 2018 by Network Webcams

New demo video for the Axis M3105-LVE IP cameraReleased in response to the IP camera market’s demand for cost-effective infrared (IR) units, the Axis M31 Series has become a popular choice here at Network Webcams. Consisting of indoor and outdoor models with resolutions ranging from HD 720p to 4MP, the range is also the first from Axis to feature an innovative flat-face design to help supress light reflections. With all of this in mind, we thought it would be a great opportunity to feature one of these versatile mini-domes in our latest product video – enter the Axis M3105-LVE.

This compact dome is capable of delivering wide horizontal views (115°) of outdoor locations in full HD 1080p resolution – at up to 25 frames per second (fps). It features advanced imaging technologies such as WDR – Forensic Capture, which helps the camera to capture every detail in both dark and bright areas at the same time – even in poorly lit scenes. It’s also equipped with an integrated, power efficient IR LED that extends the camera’s night-vision range up to 15m. Additionally, using the helpful 3-axis mount system users can set the most optimal viewing angle for their needs during installation.

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Internal vs external IR lighting – which is best?

February 12th, 2018 by Network Webcams

IP camera with inbuild IR and an external illuminatorRound-the-clock monitoring is required for most CCTV applications. You can achieve this by installing a day/night IP camera and some form of infrared (IR) lighting. This combination enables continuous video surveillance in all lighting conditions, including total darkness.

When it comes to infrared illumination, you generally have two choices: internal or external IR.

A day/night IP camera with integrated infrared LEDs is internal. Using a separate IR lighting unit alongside your network camera is external.

To help you decide which to use for your application – read this summary of the pros and cons of each.

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Product video: Does the cost-effective Axis M5525-E PTZ deliver great bang for your buck?

January 25th, 2018 by Network Webcams

New demo video for the Axis M5525-E IP cameraWhen it comes to monitoring large locations, a PTZ IP camera can often provide a more flexible surveillance solution than a fixed IP camera with a wide angle of view. This is due to capabilities such as pan/tilt movements, optical zooming and configurable preset positions – allowing activity to be specifically pinpointed and viewed on-the-fly. However, accommodating these features will usually result in a higher price tag – making PTZ models sometimes unaffordable to the budget-conscious customer. When Axis then announced the release of their cost-effective M5525-E PTZ IP camera, we were eager to put it to the test and show off what we found in our latest product video.

This PTZ dome is capable of delivering Full HD 1080p resolution at up to 25 frames per second, complete with true day/night recording – for 24/7 surveillance. Users can precisely navigate across wide indoor or outdoor areas using the camera’s variable pan/tilt movements (including 360° continuous rotation) – this is particularly helpful when closely monitoring a person or incident. Also, a 10x optical zoom enables real-time investigation into specific regions of interest and 12x digital zooming allows for quick close-ups of the original image to be obtained.

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