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Vivotek, Mobotix & Axis make strides in cyber security

November 26th, 2018 by Amy Watkins

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Three separate companies have recently made strides to make their IP cameras more secure. Vivotek have announced a collaboration with a cyber security company. Mobotix have passed a penetration test on their hardware and software. Finally, Axis offer free email alerts if new vulnerabilities are discovered.

Vivotek partners with Trend Micro

In October Vivotek announced a collaboration with Trend Micro, a cyber security company, to reduce vulnerabilities in their products. What this means for Vivotek customers is they now have and extra layer of security with Trend Micro’s anti-intrusion technology to be embedded into Vivotek cameras.

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How Green is your IP Camera?

May 24th, 2017 by Nathan Mount

How Green is your IP Camera?Taking responsibility for the impact on the environment is a 21st century challenge for all businesses. For some organisations, green credentials are an important consideration when purchasing any equipment they use.

How do the IP camera brands we supply at Network Webcams compare when looking at their environmental responsibility policies? To see how green your IP camera is, we researched 8 manufacturers to see how easily we could discover their stance on the environment. Do they highlight their goals and commitments to being more energy efficient? How are they reducing their carbon footprint or minimising the materials used in their products? How do they reduce waste?

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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.

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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.

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IP Camera comparison: Vivotek IP7142 and Y-cam Bullet

June 8th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

The Y-cam Bullet and the Vivotek IP7142 are two fixed view IP cameras designed for outdoor installation and fitted with infrared LEDs, designed above all to capture high-quality security footage in locations with no external lighting.

From the similar price points and how they are pitched, it is easy to tell that they are very similar, and are both aimed at small to medium sized businesses, but what are the real differences between these two similarly specced cameras?

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VIVOTEK IP7361 2MP Outdoor IP Security Camera

January 20th, 2010 by Greg

VIVOTEK IP7361 2 Megapixel outdoor IP surveillance camera with true day/night feature, PoE, 2-way audio and on-camera recording using SD-SDHC cards

Something which caught our eye recently is the new 2 megapixel outdoor camera from VIVOTEK, the IP7361.

From the spec the IP7361 it’s definintely not shy of features:

  • Outdoor-ready IP67 rated protection
  • 2 Megapixel sensor (1600×1200 pixels) with digital PTZ
  • True day/night functionality with built in IR illumination
  • Power over Ethernet compliant to IEEE802.3af
  • 2-way audio with SIP protocol
  • On-camera recording using SD/SDHC memory cards

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VIVOTEK release an IP Surveillance Handbook for security system installers and integrators

May 12th, 2009 by Greg

VIVOTEK IP Surveillance Handbook

VIVOTEK have just announced the release of their IP Surveillance Handbook. The handbook is aimed at security installers and system integrators and hopes to enhance the level of knowledge about IP surveillance and IP CCTV systems.

The book takes you through the basics of IP cameras, video servers and recording solutions, covering hardware, lenses, sensors, camera housings etc. It also looks at IP-specific areas such as networking, bandwidth, video management and system design and provides the reader with the knowledge to help supply cost-effective IP video surveillance systems that truly match their customer’s requirements.

We think the book is a good read for system installers, integrators and end-users alike. The more information that is available on IP video, the more the industry will begin to see the benefits of making the jump from analogue CCTV to digital IP CCTV.

You can download a copy here: VIVOTEK IP Surveillance Handbook (PDF 6.01MB)