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Archive for the ‘CCTV Security’ Category

Rules for domestic CCTV users

March 16th, 2022 by Frank Crouwel

Home CCTV cameraThe rise in the use of CCTV cameras on domestic properties in recent years has led to some court cases with people complaining about their neighbours’ CCTV cameras or the increasingly common video doorbell. One example is the case of a man who installed a video doorbell to watch his car driveway but was brought in front of Oxford County Court by his neighbour, who felt she was under his constant surveillance. A large claim for damages was made as the judge ruled data protection laws had been breached.

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Axis Object Analytics – how good is it?

March 9th, 2022 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis P1455-LE with Axis Object AnalyticsIn our long quest to reduce false alarms in IP security camera detections we’ve tried and tested a large range of detection methods over the years, from physical PIRs to the most advanced AI-based intelligent video analytics (IVA) on the market today.

Early 2021 Axis Object Analytics (AOA) became available in some Axis mainstream camera models. Now, after about a year of using, testing, and deploying AOA-based detection, we can say with confidence that AOA works, and works well for the purposes of minimising false alarms. We have seen such consistent performance that we are confident specifying AOA-capable cameras in most scenarios where alarms are to be raised reliably and persons notified.

The main camera model we have used for AOA thus far is the Axis P1455-LE outdoor bullet IP camera.

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Axis’ latest ARTPEC-8 chipset brings enhanced analytics to the edge

February 2nd, 2022 by Vicky Loftus

ARTPEC-8 chipset and Q1656 and Q35 camerasBuilding on the power of its ARTPEC-7 predecessor; ARTPEC-8 is  the latest System on Chip (SoC) from Axis and promises to provide improved performance across the board – including next-level deep learning analytics on the edge. Improvements that were delivered by the previous chipset – such as tighter security features, advanced imaging and powerful compression are all enhanced in the new ARTPEC-8 chip.

The new chipset has been debuted within the new Axis Q1656/-LE range and is expected to be seen onboard the Q3536-LVE/38-LVE domes as well as most professional level Axis cameras going forward. Specifically designed by Axis to meet the processing power required for high-performance commercial surveillance, the chip also includes a built-in deep learning processing unit (DPLU) which allows highly granular object classification and improved accuracy in detection – directly on board the camera. In this blog we will be discussing the main benefits of the ARTPEC-8 chip – showcasing exactly what this powerful chip can do.

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Axis’ innovative Q6315-LE harnesses the power of the ARTPEC-7 chipset

September 3rd, 2021 by Vicky Loftus

Axis’ state-of-the-art ARTPEC-7 chipset continues to deliver industry-leading performance two years after its introduction. Unique to Axis, this is one of the only chips developed specifically for use in IP cameras.Axis Q6315-LE camera and ARTPEC-7 chipset

Thanks to the inclusion of the ARTPEC-7 chipset within Axis’ advanced model releases; we see IP cameras with increased levels of processing power and high-performance features that are able to work together simultaneously to provide a powerful surveillance solution. One of the cameras that takes advantage of this ground-breaking chipset is the new Axis Q6315-LE (01924-003) – the first model from Axis’ Q63 Series that we have seen so far.

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Which Arcules Cloud CCTV subscription is right for you?

December 21st, 2020 by Kelly McNee

In a recent market study, we discovered that many organisations are planning to move their CCTV systems into the cloud. With such a prominent shift in attitudes towards Cloud CCTV, it’s important for businesses to consider how they can implement an efficient and cost-effective cloud-based solution.
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How to get the best out of your CCTV system in 2021

December 1st, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Our 2021 Guide for CCTV System Optimisation

Image of CCTV system design in progressMarket research which we commissioned this autumn, randomly targeting medium and large-sized businesses running CCTV systems right across England, uncovered evidence of some disquiet about the effectiveness of the surveillance systems which they had in place.

The shopping list of improvements which those running these systems were looking for was long. Only three per cent of businesses in the study were looking for no improvements in their CCTV systems in the next 12 months.

Over a third (36 per cent) of firms running CCTV systems are now looking for tighter integration with other security systems, ranging from fire and smoke alarms to access control systems.

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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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Dynamic DNS: is it still useful, or is it now irrelevant?

March 27th, 2018 by Kevin Bowyer

Dynamic DNSOver 10 years ago I wrote about Dynamic DNS (DDNS), asking if you really need a static IP address if you want to access your camera or CCTV system from the Internet. The answer was ‘no’, because of the ubiquity of Dynamic DNS services which were, at that time, starting to become embedded in camera firmware. Similarly, IP camera manufacturers were beginning to offer their own DDNS services which made life a whole lot easier for end users.

As DDNS is now a mature technology, is it still useful and relevant today?

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Build your own surveillance system with the Axis F series

April 27th, 2016 by Network Webcams

The Axis F series offers a very flexible way of creating a high performance IP CCTV system – complete with video management software and remote access – all without the need for a dedicated PC, server or Network Video Recorder (NVR).Axis F series hardware and Axis Camera Companion

An F series camera consists of separate HD sensor / lens units which connect to a main unit (the body of the camera) via a cable. Axis refer to this design as a ‘divided concept’ and a choice of 7 lenses offers users the flexibility to build a surveillance system to meet their exact needs.

Since the series was launched in 2014, we’ve seen the Axis F series used for a wide variety of indoor, outdoor and mobile surveillance applications. The ultra compact design and options for discreet installation make these cameras particularly popular with small office-based businesses, independent retailers and restaurants.

We’re going to show you how you can put together your own system in 3 easy steps.

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IP cameras and online security

November 21st, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

Today’s story of a Russian website showing UK companies’ and people’s personal cameras, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30121159, shows how important it is to secure access to your cameras. Not protecting access to your cameras is like leaving the door of your house open. At some point you will get unwanted visitors. There is no need for this risk, keeping safe is easy. Just follow the basic rules:

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