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Unique feature – Sony’s new Dual Light System

January 14th, 2015 by Jessica Brooks

Sony SNC-VB632DThe latest edition to the Sony outdoor camera range is the innovative SNC-VB632D infrared bullet network camera. Not only is the new model capable of HD 1080p at 60 frames per second it also incorporates Sony’s newly adopted Dual-Light system for ultimate night-time surveillance. Using both infrared and white light LEDs, the SNC-VB632D delivers high performance illumination during night-time, even providing a visual deterrent to intruders.


Massive Sony permanent price reductions – up to 40% off

November 26th, 2014 by Jessica Brooks

Sony November price dropFrom November 2014, a number of Sony network cameras have been drastically reduced in price, with up to 40% off! The series’ included are the affordable Sony SNC-EB600B series box cameras, the SNC-EM dome cameras, the advanced SNC-VM dome series capable of 60 fps plus the high-end SNC-WR PTZ domes with 30x optical zoom. Incorporating Sony’s high performance IPELA engine processing system and image enhancement technologies, these cameras now offer an even more attractive, feature-rich CCTV solution with models suitable for a diverse range of applications. Find out more about the price drops…


Sony SNC-CX600 sample footage

August 4th, 2014 by Jessica Brooks

Sony SNC-CX600Feature-packed and well-priced, the Sony SNC-CX600 wired and wireless IP camera models are an attractive CCTV solution for use in general office buildings, retail outlets, schools, restaurants and hotels. Compact in size and featuring Sony’s 6th generation IPELA ENGINE it delivers excellent quality HD 720p footage through Sony’s advanced signal processing and XDNR dynamic noise reduction technologies. Handy features include PoE, on-camera recording using a MicroSD card and an integrated white light LED that will illuminate the scene when triggered by the on-board PIR sensor. Its wide 120° degree viewing angle allows you to cover a large area with just a single camera.


IFSEC 2014: the interesting bits

June 20th, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

ifsec-logoWe’ve just spent three days at the annual security exhibition IFSEC, taking place at the Excel in London this week. It’s a huge show and impossible to look at everything but overall the sense is that the evolution of IP-based security technologies is continuing to gather pace and analogue-based solutions have now been marginalised. I did not see one analogue camera on the show at any of the main stands, but then I was not looking for one.


Milestone eases analogue-to-IP migration path

May 30th, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

Milestone XProtect VMSA big change from Milestone Systems: with the release of Milestone XProtect 2014 last week comes a significant change to the number of licenses required when using video encoders to migrate from analogue to IP. Previously, a Milestone XProtect camera license was required for each encoded video channel. For example, a video encoder with say 16 analogue cameras connected to it would require 16 Milestone XProtect device licenses. This is no longer the case.


Sony IP Cameras now with 3 Years Warranty

April 8th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Sony IPELA logoSony has announced an extension of the warranty period from one to three years on their SNC range of network cameras and SNT series of video encoders. As from 1st April 2013, we (as Sony Certified Partners) sell all Sony network cameras and video encoders with a Three Year Advanced Replacement Warranty as standard.


HOWTO set azimuth on a Sony SNC-EP550

February 13th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Sony SNC-EP550 azimuth settingA useful and unique feature on Sony’s keenly priced HD PTZ dome the SNC-EP550 is its azimuth, or ‘compass point’ setting. This howto also applies to other PTZ cameras in Sony’s latest range.

Calibrating the camera’s azimuth allows you to display the camera’s compass point orientation on the on-screen display (OSD) via the camera’s ‘superimpose’ setting. This can be especially handy for anyone orienting the view against a map or a set of site drawings.

The process to set azimuth is very simple:


Sony’s View-DR Wide Dynamic Range Technology – What is it? (with videos)

January 29th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

Sony View-DR plus screenshotsSony’s entire top-of-the-line network camera range features a system called View-DR. Billed by Sony as “Brilliant clarity even with strong backlighting” it’s designed to surpass conventional wide dynamic range (WDR) systems, improving the visibility of subjects in high-contrast lighting or back-lit areas.

It does this using a technique called ‘multi-frame imaging’ by serially capturing up to 120 frames each second at different exposure times, then combining a subset of them together to form the final image, resulting, after some algorithmic image processing magic, in a best-in-class wide dynamic range.

So how does this feature differ from conventional wide dynamic range systems as used by some other camera manufacturers, and how effective is it?


Sony RealShot Manager Lite and Advanced – What’s the Difference?

June 29th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

Sony Realshot Manager AdvancedSony’s RealShot Manager software is a powerful surveillance platform for Sony IPELA IP cameras.

There are two versions of the software available – a free version labelled ‘Lite’ and a chargeable version called ‘Advanced’. So what is the difference between the two?


Top 5 HD IP Cameras (Summer 2011)

June 28th, 2011 by Kevin Bowyer

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There are hundreds of IP cameras currently on the market, and with the move to HD there has never been more choice and variation when deciding on a surveillance solution. To help you with your choice, we’ve put together a short guide to the best HD security cameras currently available, based on the bestselling models on Network Webcams store (as of Summer 2011). You’ll find a list below of our top selling HD models, along with a few reasons why we think these cameras are the ones our customers choose most often.