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Axis release new versions of popular P13 series network cameras – P1355, P1355-E, P1357 and P1357-E

June 14th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis P13-series IP cameraIP camera specialists Axis Communications have released four significant new network camera models this month under the existing P13 series. The high-end Axis P1357, P1357-E, P1355 and P1355-E fixed network cameras offer a variety of advanced, useful features for both indoor and outdoor surveillance. Take a look at the newly introduced network cameras, now available for purchase.


Milestone announces new products for medium and large sized installations

April 10th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone, the open platform leader in video management and recording software for security and surveillance, has announced changes to their product range affecting medium and large installations, available from May 21st 2013.


Are Our Cities Safe Enough For Workers and Citizens?

January 15th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Lone worker in a petrol stationWe all want to live in a safe and happy place, right? We all want our fellow citizens to live in healthy and secure places, don’t we? And if we see horrible things happening to good people, we are all outraged and demand better protection for our fellow citizens. This is certainly the case in India right now.

Indian Citizens Secure Protection With IP Cameras


IP Cameras – Urban Saviours or Civic Threats?

January 7th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Manned surveillance stationAre you concerned by private companies and the state spying on our every move?

Do you fear our public places are becoming swamped with CCTV devices?

Or are you more interested in making sure people who commit crimes in our streets get caught; that the best video surveillance evidence can be used against them and they are prosecuted accordingly?

There has been a flurry of recent articles and features concerned with the way extraordinary developments in IP cameras mean that not only does it get easier to observe, identify and provide evidence, but that placed in the wrong hands, our privacy may be invaded.


What local Councils can teach us about IP camera procurement

December 5th, 2012 by Frank Crouwel

Pole with security cameraA recent report in a Scottish newspaper described how a local Council had refused planning permission for CCTV cameras at the local prison.

On the surface, it seems quite incredible that a council should refuse funding for a prison – of all places. If there’s any place more in need of effective video surveillance, surely it must be a prison!

However, although this may appear strange at first, the devil is always to be found in the detail.

What is perhaps even more surprising is that at NW Systems, we agree with the Council for refusing to support this project.

Read on for a full description of our rationale, and feel free to jump in with your views and comments at the end.


New from Milestone: Mobile 2 and a simplified Web Client

September 20th, 2012 by Frank Crouwel

Following the launch of the Milestone mobile app at the end of last year we have seen some great improvements in 2012 and now Mobile 2 is here.

First let’s catch up, Milestone XProtect Mobile is a free application for smartphones and tablets specially designed for use with the Milestone XProtect suite of video management software. It enables users to access and monitor their Milestone video system when on the go. The app runs on Android 2.2 (TM) and iOS5 and higher. It is available for download on the App Store and on Google Play.

Mobile 2 is just one of three ways to access your Milestone system, with the Smart Client (installed software offering full functionality) and the Web Client (browser-based access with some limitation – more about this later) being the other two methods. This flexiblity is available with all Milestone XProtect products and gives you a powerful system that you can control from anywhere.


Day/night IP cameras: What is an infrared-cut filter and why do I need one?

September 18th, 2012 by Kevin Bowyer

When specifying cameras for an IP-based security installation, it’s important to know what each camera is capable of seeing in both light (daytime) and dark (nightime) conditions. Terms such as true day/night and infrared-cut filter can be confusing. Let’s look at the terminology to help you specify the right camera for the job.

What is an infrared-cut filter?


Product Launches: Panasonic i-Pro WV-SC384 and Vivotek FD8131

September 12th, 2012 by Kate Cederholm

Take a look at the latest releases from Panasonic and Vivotek, now available for purchase.

Panasonic i-Pro WV-SC384

The WV-SC384 is a new addition to Panasonic’s pan-tilt-zoom SmartHD camera range and is very similar to the WV-SC385 model with the only difference being that it does not have a removable infrared cut filter, meaning the WV-SC384 is more suited to day-time operation only whereas the popular WV-SC385 is true day / night and can be used for 24/7 operation.

Both cameras benefit from features such as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), on-board SD-card recording for backup and 18x optical zoom, which combined with the HD 720p resolution provides crisp, detailed footage of objects and activity at long distances. The WV-SC384 is available as an indoor unit as well as an outdoor bundle.

The odd thing is that Panasonic has launched the WV-SC384 at a higher price point than the WV-SC385, which you would not expect given the true day/night facility in the latter. We expect this will be corrected over time, at which point this camera will become very attractive indeed in the marketplace.


Product Launch: Axis releases new IP camera range with built-in infrared illumination

August 24th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Axis M1143-L

Axis communications, the world leader in IP network cameras, have expanded their range with the release of their first infrared indoor IP cameras.

The M11-L range features integrated infrared lighting, enabling the capture of video in complete darkness. In addition to this, SVGA or HD 720p resolution models are available with true day/night switching, PoE support, and integrated edge storage.

Aimed at the small-business market, the Axis M1143-L (SVGA) is available at £324, while the HD 720p Axis M1144-L comes in at £389. Both are perfect for use with the new Axis Camera Companion software, making it very easy to monitor live feeds and review recordings from a single application.

With such a large feature set and cost-effective price point, we expect the new M11-L IP cameras to compete well in the IP video marketplace.

Product launch: The Axis P5544 with pan-tilt-zoom and 360° hemispheric lenses

July 5th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Axis have released the latest addition to their P55 pan-tilt-zoom range, the Axis P5544. Like the rest of the range, the P5544 features 18x optical zoom, day/night switching and IP51-rated casing. Where this IP camera differs is in the addition of a second lens to the base of the camera dome.

This additional hemispheric lens covers a full 360° view, letting viewers see footage from all around the camera at once. The video below shows the camera in action.