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New and Improved Panasonic Pan-Tilt Network Cameras

February 8th, 2010 by Simon

Panasonic BB-HCM735 IP Camera

Panasonic have recently released new network cameras the BB-HCM715 and the BB-HCM735 to replace the BB-HCM511 and the BB-HCM531 respectively. The cameras look the same, with pan and tilt control and can still be powered by Power over Ethernet, but they offer better image quality with a megapixel resolution and have H.264 video compression.

Key improvements:

  • Both cameras now come with megapixel sensors which give 4x the resolution of the previous VGA models
  • The addition of H.264 video compression allows the camera to efficiently encode video footage which is ideal for bandwidth restricted viewing such as over the Internet
  • Improved low light performance including a 2×2 pixel binning which combines the light from 4 adjacent pixels and requires a minimum illumination of 0.3 lux, an improvement on the previously required 2 lux
  • With the 4x resolution the image buffer size has been increased by nearly 4x from 350 images QVGA to 1290 images
  • Improved weatherproofing from IP54 to IP55 (BB-HCM735 only) allows for better protection outdoors

Panasonic BB-HCM715 >>
Panasonic BB-HCM735 >>

First Look: Panasonic BB-HCM701 indoor fixed mini-dome IP camera

December 18th, 2009 by Greg

We have been lucky enough to get our hands on a Panasonic BB-HCM701 before they are released and we thought we’d share our first impressions.

Panasonic BB-HCM701


Exclusive to Network Webcams! 30% off Panasonic BB-HCM511 and BB-HCM531

October 28th, 2009 by Frank Crouwel

Network Webcams has launched a spectacular offer on the best-selling Panasonic BB-HCM511 and BB-HCM531 IP network CCTV cameras. The offer is exclusively available from Network Webcams and reduces the cost of these Panasonic cameras by over 30% to the customer.

This spectacular Panasonic offer is available from www.networkwebcams.co.uk and is valid whilst stock last.

For full product specification:

Panasonic BB-HCM511 indoor IP camera
Panasonic BB-HCM531 outdoor IP camera

How to embed the live image from your Panasonic IP camera to your webpage

April 23rd, 2009 by Greg

Continuing our series, this article focuses on the consumer range of Panasonic IP cameras, specifically the cameras which have a BL or BB prefix.

These ranges of Panasonic cameras are very popular and sell very well. They cover a wide range of uses from entry-level (BL-C1/C20) up to a professional pan-tilt-zoom model (BB-HCM581) and this guide will work with them all.

This guide is suitable for the following Panasonic cameras:

BL-C1, BL-C20, BL-C101, BL-C121, BL-C10, BL-C30, BL-C111, BL-C131, BL-C140, BL-C160
BB-HCM3xx Series, BB-HCM5xx Series, BB-HCE481


Panasonic Release a Free 16 Camera Version of HNP11 Network Camera Recorder

March 2nd, 2009 by Greg

Panasonic BB-HNP11 16-camera trial license now available

Panasonic have recently launched a free 16 camera license for their popular IP camera recording software, HNP11 Network Camera Recorder.

This license entitles the user to connect up to 16 cameras for trial purposes as some features are restricted.

The following functions are not available:


Panasonic BL-C101 & BL-C121 Key Features Announced

February 9th, 2009 by Greg

Panasonic BL-C101 Mini wireless IP security camera Panasonic have announced details of 2 new cameras which will supersede their BL-C1 and BL-C20 home security/pet cams.

The BL-C101 and BL-C121 have the same overall appearance as the previous models.  They retain the stylish design of their predecessors and still sport a sleek white finish enabling them to be positioned in any contemporary home or office space without standing out.  The antenna for the wireless model (BL-C121) has been also removed and positioned internally to give a better, less obtrusive finish.

We’re not just interested in their looks though, they also have more features to offer than the previous models.


Software or NVR for your IP Camera CCTV Recordings?

October 17th, 2008 by Kevin Bowyer

When you start planning an IP camera CCTV network, no matter how small, and you need to record that footage for playback later as evidence, your have two main options: an NVR (Network Video Recorder) or recording software (software NVR).

Panasonic i-Pro WJ-ND200 IP CCTV NVR video recorderWe have a range of both from Milestone, Axis, Panasonic and Sony and have just added to our range of NVRs from Panasonic with the inclusion on our store of the Panasonic iPro WJ-ND200 and WJ-ND300 ranges.

The i-Pro Network Disc Recorder range includes:


Panasonic Introduce Outdoor Functionality & White Light Illumination To BL Range

August 22nd, 2008 by Greg

Panasonic BL-C140Panasonic have announced they will shortly add two new cameras to their BL range. The BL-C140 and BL-C160 will continue to provide the image quality and functionality you come to expect from Panasonic’s BL range but with some added features.

Both cameras are outdoor ready, this means the BL range can provide complete internal and external surveillance at a very cost effective price. The BL-C160 also adds white light illumination to its rugged outdoor housing allowing 24-hour monitoring even in locations with little or no alternative lighting. These features make cameras ideal for home CCTV and small business security.

These are highly anticipated additions to the Panasonic range and will be available from Network Webcams very soon!

View the current Panasonic range.

The home users guide to setting up and using the single channel version of the Panasonic Network Camera Recorder (BB-HNP11)

August 13th, 2008 by James Drinkwater

Those of you who have purchased a camera from Panasonic’s BB or BL range, Panasonic include a single camera license for their Network Camera Recorder software. This software allows a Panasonic camera to be recorded and used as part of an IP CCTV recording solution.


How to add a camera to Panasonic BB-HNP15 Network Camera Recorder which will record on motion detection

August 11th, 2008 by Greg

This article will apply to those who are using the free trial of Panasonic’s BB-HNP15 Network Camera Recorder software and also to those who have purchased the full 64-camera version.

What we will explain is how to add a camera to the application and then set it up so that it will actively record based on motion detection for a 24 hour period every day of the week.