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Securing your small business IP camera network

June 26th, 2018 by Amy Watkins

Small business with padlock

If you’re looking to protect your small business by installing IP cameras, take a look at the steps below for ways to make your installation more secure. This blog covers the system set up aspect of your camera network security.

Date and time setup

Setting the right date and time at system set up ensures that your recordings show the correct time information. This makes it much easier to find and review incidents, rather than having to watch hours of footage. If you’re using a video management systems (VMS), it’s important that all parts of the system are in time sync at all times otherwise components can be prevented from functioning correctly.
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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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Axis Q35 cameras are first to feature HD 1080p and Lightfinder combined

October 13th, 2014 by Jessica Brooks

Axis Q3505-V dome network cameraNot only do the new Axis Q35 cameras offer 60 fps video capture, wide dynamic range and edge recording amongst plenty of other features, the particularly interesting thing about these recently launched cameras is that they are the first Axis network cameras to offer both HD 1080p / 2 megapixel and Lightfinder technology. In the past we have only seen HD 720p /1 megapixel cameras with Axis Lightfinder. However advances in technology are enabling even higher quality low light image capture.

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Lilin starts 2013 with massive price reductions on HD security cameras

January 17th, 2013 by Frank Crouwel

Lilin IPD-2220ES 1080P HD dome IP cameraDuring 2012 we have seen HD 720p cameras below £200 being launched into the CCTV market. Axis, Panasonic, Sony, Vivotek and Lilin all joined the frame. The rapidly, ever improving, price v. performance ratio in the world of IP cameras is great news for CCTV users.

2013 has only just started and we have already seen the first HD 1080p camera dropping below the £200 mark. The trend of 2012 seems set to continue in the coming year.

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Lightfinder Technology now in popular Axis P33 IP dome range

October 4th, 2012 by Frank Crouwel

Axis’ Lightfinder Technology, thus far only available in its top end ‘Q’ range of products, is now becoming available within the P33 range of IP dome cameras. This is good news as many installations will benefit from improved performance at night.

Some sample footage with the Lightfinder Technology in action:

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Product Launch: Axis Communications add new cameras to their popular M30 range

August 29th, 2012 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis has released two new cameras to its existing M30 camera range.

The M30-V series are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, ideal for unobtrusive surveillance, and are vandal-resistant for mounting in exposed locations.

The integrated recording system helps to lower system costs with video stored either to MicroSD memory cards or local networked drives. Axis Camera Companion support offers easy viewing and management of up to 16 Axis IP cameras.

The M30-V cameras are available in two resolutions; the Axis M3004-V offers HD 720p video and is available at £186, while for £259 the Axis M3005-V produces HD 1080p footage.

With this price point and level of functionality, the M30-V IP cameras, like others in the full Axis camera range offer exceptional value.

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.

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Unboxing Panasonic’s latest pan/tilt IP camera: The i-Pro WV-ST165

April 13th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Hot off the production line, here’s a sneak peek at Panasonic’s replacement for their popular BB-HCM715; the i-Pro WV-ST165 pan/tilt IP camera. We’ve unboxed the camera to show you what to expect.

Image of the box for the Panasonic i-Pro WV-ST165

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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.

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Axis Camera Station now supports 100 channels

March 8th, 2012 by Emily

The Video Management Software (VMS) from Axis, Axis Camera Station, has been upgraded and now supports up to 100 connected video channels. This increase in capacity is double the amount of IP cameras or video encoder channels that could be used previously.

This is great news for existing users of Axis Camera Station who are nearing the previous limit of 50 connected devices. If your support license is currently valid you will be able to upgrade your system and start adding more cameras straight away. Axis Camera Station installations outside the support period can be upgraded by buying a support extension.

And we are pleased to see that Axis has kept the price of their recording product unchanged.