Archive for March, 2012

Axis Unveils Two New IR-LED IP Surveillance Cameras

Posted in Low Light with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by zackduncan

Axis logoAxis Communications has just announced two new additions to its successful Axis M11 Network Camera Series with the new Axis M1143-L and Axis M1144-L Network Cameras with integrated IT-LED illumination and mechanical IR-cut filters that allow for true day/night surveillance. These new indoor fixed IP cameras were specifically designed for easy and discreet day/night surveillance with H.264 video compression and options for full frame rate HDTV quality. This makes them perfect for professional surveillance no matter where you need it.

Both cameras have a slim, compact and intuitive design, which enables them to have quick and easy installation processes as well as trouble-free surveillance for applications where you need 24/7 surveillance. In addition to that, these cameras also feature concealed levers that allow you to easily adjust them to your desired angles as well as two high-efficiency integrated IR-LEDs that are purpose built to last longer than your average market LED and match the lifespan of the IP cameras.

According to General Manager of Axis Communications Fredrik Nilsson, “Integrated IR is an attractive feature because there’s no need to configure or focus the IR light or buy additional accessories. However, LEDs from traditionally integrated IR cameras have been known to produce heat that causes noise in the picture and burn out in a few short years. The high-efficiency IR-LED lights in the Axis M11-L cameras are sunk behind the lens to dissipate that heat and provide up to 50 feet of IR light for a minimum of seven years, even if used 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Both cameras offer multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG streams that can be individually optimized for bandwidth and storage efficiency while other benefits include a pixel counter, corridor format, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and an I/O port to connect ancillary devices, like a PIR sensor or alarm.

A built-in Micro SD/SDHC memory card slot in these cameras also provides a good complement to the recently released Axis Camera Companion solution for small camera count systems. What’s more is that these cameras also support Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera connection as well as ONVIF specification for interoperability of network video products.

You also get support from Axis Camera Station video management software along with the industry’s largest base of application software through Axis’ Application Development Partner program. Both cameras are expected to be available in Q2 2012 for retail prices of $499 for the Axis M1143-L and $599 for the Axis M1144-L.

Source: Market Watch – Axis Introduces Affordable IP Cameras with Built-in IR-LED Illumination for Optimal Day and Night Surveillance

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Hikvision Adds New HD WDR Bullet Camera to HD WDR Series

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by zackduncan

Hikvision logoHikvision has recently expanded its HD WDR camera selection with the additions of the new DS-2CD754FWD-E(I) 2MP WDR dome camera, DS-2CD764FWD-E 1.3MP WDR dome camera, DS-2CD8264FWD-EI 1.3MP WDR bullet camera and DS-2CD864FFWD-E 1.3MP WDR camera. All of these cameras allow you to clearly identify objects and surroundings regardless of extreme lighting contrast conditions.

In comparison to your standard WDR cameras, Hikvision’s HD cameras are positioned to meet the needs of a growing market for high image quality cameras. In addition to that, these cameras are also equipped with top-notch WDR technology. Hikvision also guarantees the highest video quality possible by utilizing superior megapixel resolutions and true color reproduction.

One of the more noteworthy cameras from Hikvision is the DS-2CD864FWD-E 1.3MP WDR camera. This device utilizes 120dB wide dynamic range and high-quality low-light performance complete with a minimum illumination of 0.6Lux at F1.2 in color mode. The camera also has a minimum illumination of 0.08Lux at F1.2 in black-and-white mode as well.

3D digital noise reduction, along with true day/night capabilities, also allows you to have excellent image quality no matter what time of day it is. In addition to that, you also get to record in a 1,280 x 960 resolution as well as Power over Ethernet (PoE), which greatly simplifies the installation process.

Hikvison plans on showcasing its high definition camera products and solutions at this year’s ISC West. IP cameras from Hikvision with up to 5MP resolutions and analog cameras with 700TVL resolutions will also be displayed. Hikvision plans on focusing their booth, however, around the new 650TVL DVR series with enhanced system stability, optimized HDD management and real-time video encoding capabilities at WD1.

Hikvision also plans on showcasing a new generation of NVR products with improved GUI and stronger networking functions, able to access up to 32 different IP cameras.

Source: Source Security – Hikvision upgrades its HD WDR portfolio

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New Affordable Wireless IP Camera Released by Smarthome

Posted in Low Cost, Low Light with tags , , , , on March 6, 2012 by zackduncan

Smarthome Wireless IP Security CameraSmarthome has just announced the launch of the company’s brand new wireless IP security camera.Smarthome’s camera will allow you to monitor your feed from anywhere in the world via an internet connection and is currently available on Smarthome’s website for the rather cheap price of $99.99.

Smarthome’s wireless IP security camera features 11 infrared LEDs that are capable of providing 26 feet of visibility in absolute darkness. In addition to that, the camera also transmits high quality video images at 30 frames per second on a local wireless network by utilizing MJPEG hardware compression technology. What’s more is that users can also receive digital images via email whenever motion has been detected at a 640 x 480 resolution.

According to Smarthome Director of Marketing Mike Scharnagl, “The Smarthome Wireless IP Security Camera is a great solution for those looking to add surveillance to their home or office without breaking the bank. Many homeowners want to add surveillance to their residence, but are afraid of the price or do not want to have a professional handle the installation. Smarthome is offering the Wireless IP Camera with the price conscious, do-it-yourself in mind – users can go from box to watching a real-time surveillance video within minutes.”

The camera can also be integrated into your INSTEON home automation network as well using either HousLinc – INSTEON Desktop Software or SmartLinc – INSTEON Central Controller. There are also a plethora of IP camera apps also available in the iTunes store as well as Android Marketplace to make viewing your Smarthome Wireless IP Security Camera quick and simple on any mobile device.

Smarthome’s website has all the details about the Smarthome Wireless IP Security Camera, as well as a way for you to order one yourself. If you are looking for a truly wireless IP security camera but you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money then this may be the right camera for you.

Source: Home Toys – Smarthome Launches Affordable Wireless IP Security Camera

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