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Panasonic BL-VP101 indoor home IP camera with VGA resolution, Electronic Day/Night, Face detection and ONVIF compliance

Panasonic BL-VP101 indoor home IP camera with VGA resolution, Electronic Day/Night, Face detection and ONVIF compliance
This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis M1014

Overview of the Panasonic BL-VP101

Sleek and stylish, the Panasonic BL-VP101 is a compact, entry-level IP camera with VGA resolution, designed for cost-effective security. The camera supports 30 frames per second video through H.264 operating to 0.9 lux in colour and 0.6 lux in black and white, while the sleek, compact casing blends into home or office environments seamlessly.

The camera's Electronic Day/Night feature improves low-light surveillance, producing monochrome video with brighter details than with conventional colour footage. The in-built motion detection system triggers events such as FTP upload, email sending or increasing image quality when people move into view, ensuring a high quality image only when required and optimising bandwidth use.

Bundled Panasonic recording software offers video storage at no additional cost, while being ONVIF-compliant, the camera can easily be added to a wide range of video recording platforms quickly and easily. Panasonic's face detection also recognises faces in view, sending positional data to compatible CCTV recording systems.

Key features & benefits

  • The camera is ideal for creating inexpensive surveillance systems
  • Electronic Day/Night system improves low-light viewing by increasing sensitivity
  • Face detection identifies the presence of faces in view, sending positional details to recording devices
  • Alarm based JPEG compression increases video quality on event to provide high quality footage only when required
  • Included single-camera license for Panasonic Network Camera Recorder offers recording at no additional cost
  • With ONVIF compliance, the camera can be easily integrated with a massive range of recording devices
  • Stylish and compact the camera blends in with household decor

Typical applications

The Panasonic BL-VP101 is an ideal entry-level IP camera for home, office and small-business use, enabling the creation of inexpensive security networks. Additionally, the camera would be ideal for the remote monitoring of elderly relatives and family members as well as for use as a baby monitor.

Included accessories

  • Flexible stand
  • AC Adaptor
  • Configuration pamphlet
  • Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM

Key technical features for the Panasonic BL-VP101

Type: Fixed
Sensor: 1/5" CMOS sensor
Lens: Fixed 2.7mm lens with 53° 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: 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: 1.8W
Dynamic DNS: Yes, using Panasonic's Viewnetcam service
QoS: No
Security: Multi-level password and SSL encryption
ONVIF compliant: Yes

Documentation for the Panasonic BL-VP101

This item has been discontinued