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Panasonic BL-VP104 indoor IP camera with HD 720p resolution, Electronic Day/Night, Face detection and ONVIF compliance

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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis M1045-LW

Overview of the Panasonic BL-VP104

The BL-VP104 is a small and cost-effective HD720p resolution IP camera and successor to Panasonic's best-selling BL-C101.

The camera is well-suited to monitoring in poor lighting, with an Electronic Day/Night feature providing monochrome video with improved light sensitivity, as well as 3D noise reduction which lowers image noise for a clearer, sharper output. The camera is ONVIF compliant so can be integrated with a large range of recording devices which may not directly support it, while a single-camera license for Panasonic's Network Camera Recorder software is included at no additional cost.

Face detection is featured on the camera, recognising faces in the view and sending details to recording applications. A wall/ceiling-mount stand is included with the camera, for mounting without the need for additional hardware.

Key improvements over the Panasonic BL-C101

  • Resolution has increased from VGA (640x480) to HD720p (1280x720)
  • The colour low-light mode has been replaced by Electronic Day/Night and 3D noise reduction to capture sharper, more detailed low-light footage
  • ONVIF support allows the camera to integrate with many third-party recording platforms
  • The face detection system lets the camera integrate with Panasonic's facial recognition hardware to raise alerts when specific people are viewed

Key features & benefits of the Panasonic BL-VP104

  • Capture HD 720p video with sharp, clear detail
  • Cost effective-surveillance, ideal if you're on a tight budget
  • Improve low-light sensitivity with Electronic Day/Night software
  • Compact and stylish, the camera blends in with its surroundings
  • Dynamic noise reduction reduces image noise in poor light conditions
  • SSL encryption improves security when monitoring across unsecured networks or the Internet
  • Face detection detects faces in view, passing position information to recording systems
  • A single-channel license for Panasonic Network Camera Recorder is included, recording video at no additional cost
  • With smartphone monitoring you can view or control the camera from anywhere

Typical applications for the Panasonic BL-VP104

This camera's low cost, low profile and HD capability make it great for non-invasive monitoring in homes, offices and shops. It contains many more advanced features than would be expected at this price point which can be utilised with compatible VMS software in multi-camera systems.

The BL-VP104 is supported in our video streaming product, Streamdays.

Included accessories for the Panasonic BL-VP104

  • Flexible stand
  • AC Adaptor
  • Configuration pamphlet
  • Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM
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Key technical features for the Panasonic BL-VP104

Environment: Indoors
Type: Fixed
Sensor: 1/4" CMOS sensor
Lens: Fixed 3.6mm lens with 57° horizontal viewing angle
Power: 6.5V DC (power adapter included)
Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7 using Internet Explorer. JPEG images available using iPhone and Android mobile devices
Resolution: 1280x720, 800x600, 640x480, 640x360, 320x240 and 320x180
Compression: MJPEG and H.264
Frame-rate: 30fps in all resolutions and compression formats
Bandwidth control: Constant bitrate H.264
Day/night: Electronic day/night (not IR sensitive)
Minimum illumination: Colour: 0.9 lux. B/W: 0.6 lux (F2.8, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain: On(High))
Digital zoom: 6x digital zoom. 1.5x extra zoom
Video overlay: Time and date stamp with user-defined message
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking: 2 Masked areas
Simultaneous users: 14
Alarm detection: Motion detection or Panasonic Command Alarm
Alarm notifications: E-mail notification, Indication on browser, FTP image transfer and Panasonic protocol output
On-camera recording: No
Recording software included: Single-camera license for Panasonic Network Camera Recorder (BB-HNP17)
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software: Panasonic Network Camera Recorder, Milestone XProtect
Network Video Recorders: QNAP network video recorders
Power: Socket for 6.5V DC power
Network: 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet connection
Dimensions: 70mm x 70mm x 25.4mm
Weight: 75g
Colour: White
Warranty: 1-Year manufacturer's warranty
Mounting methods: Wall, desk and ceiling mountable
Operating temperatures:0-40°C
Power consumption: 2.0W
Dynamic DNS: Yes, using Panasonic's Viewnetcam service
QoS: No
Security: Multi-level password and SSL encryption
ONVIF compliant: Yes
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