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Panasonic i-Pro security cameras replace popular predecessors

March 28th, 2012 by Emily

The Panasonic BB-HCM715 and BB-HCM735 will soon be discontinued. Their successors are part of Panasonic’s i-Pro professional series, offering an improved feature set.

The BB-HCM715 will be replaced by the WV-ST162 and WV-ST165, providing SVGA and HD720p resolution respectively, while for outdoor environments, the WV-SW172 and WV-SW175 replace the BB-HCM735, coming with IP55-rated casing.


Top 5 ‘Money No Object’ IP Cameras

August 12th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

At NW Systems we like a good deal. If we find an IP camera with great image quality, tonnes of functionality and a small price tag, we love it, and we make sure other people hear about it. However, every now and again someone will come to us and say they want the best of the best. They want equipment that does everything they could ever need without any compromise.

So, whether you’ve just won the lottery, are installing security cameras for a millionaire or compiling a geeky Christmas list, here we run down the cameras that we would buy if we threw the budget out of the window, and why.


Comparison – Axis M5014 vs. Panasonic BB-HCM715 (Part 2)

July 27th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

We’ve taken a look at two mid-level, megapixel pan/tilt cameras; the Axis M5014 and the Panasonic BB-HCM715. If you haven’t already seen part one of our comparison of, read it first. In this part of our comparison, we’ll have a look at the recording system on both cameras, event detection, audio, user interface and price, before delivering our verdict.


Comparison – Axis M5014 vs. Panasonic BB-HCM715 (Part 1)

July 26th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

Up until recently, there have only been a few mid-level IP cameras which offer both pan/tilt and megapixel quality video, Panasonic BB-HCM715 being the most popular. Superseding the BB-HCM511, the BB-HCM715 comes with a compact camera housing, audio support, on-camera SD card recording and Power over Ethernet connectivity. The wide feature range and competitive price have appealed to many users.

However, hot off the production line are the new Axis M50 series of cameras. Two models are available, capable of either SVGA (M5013) or HD 720p (M5014) resolution, which look to be aimed at the same market as the BB-HCM715. In this comparison, we’ll be looking at the Axis M5014. So, how does the new kid stand up to the seasoned leader? Lets take a look.


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?


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.


SecurityStation VSaaS now Plug and Play

June 24th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

An update this week to SecurityStation has made it the easiest-to-use VSaaS offering available in the market today.


Benefiting from all common advantages VSaaS offers, SecurityStation now also offers Plug and Play set up with Panasonic IP cameras. This means that users no longer have to perform any type of configuration before a camera can be used (no port forwarding required either!). Simply plug your camera into you router or network, power it up and that’s it.

With the update, the system now is also pre-loaded with default settings for motion detection triggers, event recording and live viewing. Users don’t have to do any system configuration.

SecurityStation has become so easy to use, it makes video surveillance available to complete novices and takes away any hassle in running a CCTV system.

Click here for more information about SecurityStation

SecurityStation is the open platform VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) offering from NW Systems Group. SecurityStation is a registered trademark.

How to Setup Multi-Camera viewing in Panasonic IP cameras (BB and BL)

April 12th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

Multiple Panasonic IP cameras from the BB and BL range can be viewed together through one camera interface by using the Multi-Camera page. This guide walks you through how to set up this feature for viewing your cameras locally and over the Internet.


Dynamic DNS with Panasonic’s Viewnetcam.com

February 23rd, 2010 by Network Webcams

To access your camera over the internet you need to know the IP address of your external internet connection this is known as your public IP address. Most domestic ISPs will provide you with a dynamic public address which means every time you connect to the internet you will get assigned any available IP address. This means that it will regularly change. So to keep track of what IP address your internet connection has you need a dynamic DNS service.

All Panasonic IP camera models starting with BB and BL come with free registration to Panasonic’s Viewnetcam dynamic DNS service which is regularly updated by your camera. The Viewnetcam service then provides you with a domain name to link to the current IP address of your internet connection allowing you access to your camera.

This guide walks you through setting up the Viewnetcam service with a Panasonic BB or BL IP camera. The screen shots taken in this guide are of a BL-C131 but are going to be pretty much identical for most of the BB and BL range of Panasonic IP cameras.


How to set up email notification on Panasonic BB and BL cameras

February 17th, 2010 by Simon

IP cameras have the ability to send you email notification on alarm but they cannot send this by themselves. They require an email service or SMTP server to send the email.

This guide walks you through setting up email notification on a Panasonic IP camera with a GMX email account. The shots in this guide are from a Panasonic BL-C131 but should be almost the same for all BL or BB range Panasonic IP cameras.