Archive for December, 2011

Y-Cam’s Bullet HD

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Low Light with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by zackduncan

Y-Cam's Bullet HDY-Cam has just unveiled its newest product, the Bullet HD, a high-definition bullet camera that allows you to have HD video and image capabilities in outdoor surveillance situations. In addition to that, the Bullet HD is Y-Cam’s first 720p IP camera and while it is basically the same on the outside as the standard model, the Bullet HD is 200mm long and its length increases to 250mm with the added 802.11n AP wireless aerial.

The Bullet HD has received an IP66 rating which means that it is capable of withstanding dust, high winds and high water pressures, making it perfect for any outdoor surveillance job. All cables for the Bullet HD are routed through a sealed cover and a 980mm waterproof sheath, providing PoE and an I/O block for added external devices like alarms.

In addition to the HD resolution, this device comes with a bigger 1/3″ CMOS and H.264 support with all the same features as Y-Cam’s standard camera. Night vision capabilities are aided by 12 IR emitters around the lens which also help with motion detection. The Bullet HD also comes with a microSD card slot for added recording and memory.

It goes without saying that the image quality of the Bullet HD is far superior to that of the standard bullet camera though it is worth noting that the Bullet HD also has superior color balance and contrast. Unfortunately, the focus is a little off but is perfectly suitable for facial recognition as far as 16+ feet away. One more thing to note is that the Bullet HD does have problems handling bright light sources, especially sunlight.

The camera switches over to a mono mode as light decreases and then to full IR in pitch black. The camera is capable of illuminating objects as far away as 50 feet though detail beyond 16 feet tends to blur. There is also some vertical smearing as well when viewing the camera feed in real time.

As far as IP66 rated IP cameras go, the Bullet HD isn’t bad. It does come with a ton of useful features, like H.264 support, though it may leave some hardcore camera users wanting more. If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill HD bullet camera, however, the Bullet HD from Y-Cam may be just what you are looking for.

Source: PC Pro – Y-Cam Bullet HD Review

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New IR Network Bullet Camera from Messoa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by zackduncan

Messoa NCR875PRO Bullet CameraMessoa Technologies Incorporated has just introduced the outdoor-ready 2 megapixel network bullet camera known as the NCR875PRO. This device is engineered to provide full 1080p HD smooth video streams at 30.25 full frames per second and is the perfect solution for outdoor applications where details are a priority.

The NCR875PRO strengthens any security system it is incorporated into by ensuring critical moments are captured and that no missing or dropped frames occur that will prevent you from collecting important evidence, should the need arise. The one thing you never want to happen is for something bad to go on and your cameras fail to capture it on video.

The Messoa NCR875PRO, with full 1080p HD 2 megapixel resolutions, captures smooth HD video no matter where it is mounted or what it is recording in a 16:9 aspect ratio. This allows a much wider coverage as well as finer details. The combination of the IR illuminator, mechanical IR-cut filter and proprietary Lumii imaging technology form a powerful trio for adapting extreme lighting changes throughout the day. Images are still able to be captured in superior quality, even in complete darkness.

This camera, which is also ONVIF-compliant, supports triple streaming, enabling the user with more flexibility in resolutions, frame rates and video quality to suit different bandwidth, platforms and back-end storage requirements. In addition to that, this camera has an IP-67 rated housing and a cable-concealed bracket to protect itself from unfavorable weather conditions and tampering. Other advanced features include things like intelligent video management, PoE, two-way audio and the micro SD/SDHC card slot that will facilitate easier installation and deployment.

The NCR875PRO from Messoa provides a comprehensive outdoor surveillance solution for detail-demanding applications that constantly require precise monitoring and detail identifications. The NCR875PRO from Messoa is available for shipment now from Messoa’s website.

Source: SourceSecurity.com – MESSOA releases NCR875PRO 2MP network bullet camera with IR function

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Y-Cam Introduces New Bullet HD Camera Series

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , on December 4, 2011 by zackduncan

Y-Cam Bullet HDY-Cam has just announced the launch of the company’s newest product, the Y-Cam Bullet HD. Y-Cam released its Y-Cam Bullet Network Camera almost one year ago and many people raved about the hardware and its functionality. However, despite all the praise for the hardware, there was an equal measure of disappointment in the software, which was said to be lacking grace at the time. But Y-Cam is looking to put naysayers to rest with its foray into HD.

This new revision of Y-Cam’s hardware delivers you the same great aesthetic looks of the original camera while simultaneously making the transition into the HD market with 720p video capture at 30 frames per second. This allows you to view everything you could in the past with the previous model, though in high-quality HD this time.

Obviously storage is a big concern for anybody looking into HD surveillance cameras. Because the camera records better quality images, it also requires a greater amount of storage space. Thankfully, the brains over at Y-Cam have already taken that into consideration as video is captured in H.264, reducing file sizes and network bandwidth, making storage less of a burden.

In addition to that, 12 LED lights are outfitted on the camera for infrared night vision and the Bullet HD also features Power over Ethernet allowing it to easily fit into any nook or cranny without the need of a nearby power outlet. This allows for greater flexibility in positioning your cameras, making life easier on you.

The Bullet HD also comes with WiFi connectivity supporting 802.11n high speed connection to your home or small business network. You will also find your usual mix of security camera features, like detection recording, alarms, two-way audio and recording, integrated microSD, NAS and home/small business server, etc…

Pricing may be a little steep for some, especially if you are considering getting this for your home, as the new Bullet HD camera from Y-Cam will run you $671.50 US.

Source: We Got Served – Y-Cam Targets High Definition Security Monitoring With the Bullet HD

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