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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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Vitek Introduces New VTC-IRE40/3516 IR Bullet Camera

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Low Light with tags , , , , on July 22, 2011 by zackduncan

Vitek VTC-IRE40-3516 IR Bullet CameraVitek Industrial Video Products Incorporated has just announced the launch of its newest product, the weatherproof IR bullet camera known as the VTC-IRE40/3516. This is the newest product in Vitek’s line of top quality bullet cameras and comes with a lot of features that make it a worthy candidate for anybody’s personal security at home or at their place of business.

The VTC-IRE40/3516 weatherproof IR bullet camera features many things including 700 TV lines of high resolution Sony EX-VIEW HAD CCD II as well as an Effio-E image signal processor. In addition to that, the VTC-IRE40/3516 is an ultra clear, high resolution camera that is capable of producing very crisp color images.

This bullet camera is also equipped with an infrared LED dynamic intensity control. The VTC-IRE40/3516 is also a perfect camera for either indoor or outdoor surveillance. You do not have to worry about this camera getting damaged by the elements thanks to the camera’s water-sealed casing that not only keeps out water but also bugs, dust and condensation.

If you are in the market for a high quality indoor or outdoor bullet camera, the VTC-IRE40/3516 from Vitek just may be the bullet camera you are looking for. The weather-proof casing allows it to withstand some of the harshest weather conditions, making it perfect for outdoor surveillance of your home, business or warehouse. The long range capabilities also make this device perfect for monitoring large areas as well.

The Vitek VTC-IRE40/3516 is available now from Vitek and is perfect for any standard security camera need.

Source: Government Security News – Vitek introduces a long range IR bullet camera

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Bosch’s WZ Series Integrated IR Bullet Cameras

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , , , on June 9, 2011 by zackduncan

Bosch WZ Series bullet cameraSecurity camera manufacturer Bosch has just released the new WZ Series integrated IR bullet and dome security cameras. These cameras have been specifically designed to provide around the clock surveillance in either day or night settings. The WZ Series cameras also offer resolutions of up to 540 TVL and night vision recording of up to 150 feet.

The active infrared illumination is a very nice feature as well. One good thing about it is that it emits low-noise images at night in order to reduce the video storage requirement on your hard drive. The highest quality camera in the series, the WZ-20, delivers 540 TVL high-resolution imaging as well as a 5 to 50 mm varifocal auto-iris IR-corrected lens.

The WZ-18 comes with a 2.8 to 12 mm varifocal auto-iris lens as well as a dual window IR-Cut and IR-Pass filter for exceptional color during daylight hours. Next up is the WZ-16 which includes a 3.8 to 9.5 mm varifocal lens and night vision of up to 66 feet.  Finally, we have the WZ-14 which has a 4mm fixed lens as well as infrared capabilities of up to 49 feet.

The entire range of the WZ Series integrated IR cameras is designed for both indoor and outdoor use with all cameras coming with an aluminum water-resistant casing. In addition to that, the WZ Series also comes with a whole host of mounting options that allow focus and zoom to be easily adjusted.

If you are looking for a high-quality indoor/outdoor bullet or dome camera, then look into the new WZ Series from Bosch, the integrated IR illumination, night vision and around the clock recording are all perfect features for any type of security monitoring situation.

Source: Wavestore – Bosch IR security cameras perform in any lighting

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Samsung’s SNO-5080R Network Bullet Camera

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , on May 17, 2011 by zackduncan

Samsung SNO-5080RSamsung has just released a new bullet camera to the market. The SNO-5080R is a 1.3 megapixel, weatherproof network bullet camera with a built-in varifocal lens and IR LEDs. This nifty little guy is capable of producing HD 720p images in both day and night settings making it perfect for internal and external use.

The SNO-5080R is very easy to install and this can almost be done right out of the box due to the fact that it incorporates all the needed components of an external IP66 rated weatherproof camera including the varifocal lens, sun shield and bracket. The built-in IR LEDs allow the SNO-5080R to capture high definition 720p images during both daylight hours and pitch-black darkness allowing you to place it outside an important building or inside a warehouse for full 24-7 recording.

This camera also features Samsung Techwin’s WiseNet1 DSP chipset in order to deliver a lot of advanced functions such as license-free Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA). This includes an optical tripwire as well as an enter/exit direction detection. Also included is an Appear/Disappear function that detects the movement or theft of objects. IVA also includes a scene tampering function which creates an alert for certain things like the lens being obstructed or unauthorized movement of the camera away from its usual field of view.

The H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG and JPEG compression methods which are incorporated into the camera give you the ability to transmit images to multiple locations simultaneously at differing frame rates and differing resolutions. This allows different, authorized users to simultaneously monitor live images at a single location while recording video surveillance at another location at the same time. All this is also achieved while POE, or Power Over Ethernet, reduces installation costs by providing both power and video/audio through a single connection.

Also featured with the SNO-5080R is Samsung Super Dynamic Range (SSDR) technology. This automatically lightens up dark areas within an image while maintaining the brighter areas at the same level in order to allow operators to view objects that would normally be hidden by shadows. The SNO-5080R also features Samsung Super Noise Reduction (SSNR) in order to eliminate image noise in low light conditions allowing you to save bandwidth and recording space.

According to Senior Product Manager Europe, Samsung Techwin Europe Limited Peter Ainsworth, “The SNO-5080R can be described as a network camera truly suitable for virtually any external application requiring megapixel or high definition image capture. It can be quickly and easily installed, as well as added onto the network without any fuss. What’s more, as well as being extremely price competitive compared to any other comparable camera currently available, the SNO-5080R offers a huge bonus to installers looking to compete for projects involving large numbers of cameras, as they can make substantial saving s by eliminating pre-build and installation costs.”

The Samsung SNO-5080R is now available and comes with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. which includes a free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.

Source: Security Park – Samsung’s SNO-5080R network camera is suitable for any external application requiring megapixel or high definition image capture

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Brickcom Releases Wide Dynamic Range Sensor-Equipped Bullet Camera Series

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Wireless with tags , , , on April 26, 2011 by zackduncan

Brickcom Bullet Camera seriesBrickcom has recently announced availability of an outdoor bullet network camera series. The Brickcom Bullet Camera series adopts Wide Dynamic Range sensors that allow the bullet camera to handle extreme variations in brightness within the same sense. It also makes it possible to view whatever the human eye is able to view under rapidly changing lighting conditions.

The Brickcom Bullet Camera series offers a highly efficient H.264/MJPEG/MPEG-4 video compression which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without ever compromising the quality of your image. It can also deliver dual configurable video streams simultaneously at 30fps at a D1 resolution.

The Brickcom Bullet Camera series also has support for power over Ethernet which enables the bullet camera to receive power through the same cable it receives data transmission through. This makes installation simple and eliminates your need for an external power source. There is also support for SD/SDHC memory cards which allows the camera to back up local storage if a data connection is lost.

Smart Focus is a special function added to the cameras that allows users and installers to configure settings remotely in order to get the best picture quality without any complicated procedures. Brickcom also provides multiple wireless options to make connectivity to your network easier by adopting IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n technology and a 3.5G HSUPA module. Installation will not be restricted by location or landforms and the Brickcom Bullet Camera series can be set with any wireless or 3G signals.

In addition to that, the Brickcom Bullet Camera series comes with an IP67 enclosure allowing the camera to resist rust, torrential rain, high winds, dust, snow, ice or any other kind of harsh condition. The industrial fan and heater located in the Brickom Bullet Camera series also allows the cameras to resist harsh weather.

If you are in the market for a heavy duty bullet camera with a wide dynamic range sensor, then check out the Brickcom Bullet Camera series from Brickcom.

Source: Brickcom – Brickcom Launches Bullet Camera Series Equipped with Wide Dynamic Range Sensor

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New 3G IP Cameras from Compro

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by zackduncan

Compro logoCompro Technology is expected to present 3G wireless IP video surveillance solutions and also a brand new line of network video recorders that are designed for home and small business users at this year’s upcoming Secutech 2011.

There are a ton of advantages to having video surveillance technology that utilizes 3G technology. With 3G wireless connectivity, cameras from Compro allow for a lower cabling cost as well as a simpler installation. 3G cameras also do not require building or maintaining a network infrastructure or a WiFi hotspot. In addition to that, unlike installing cameras with WiFi or wired internet connections, the installation area of a 3G camera is not dependent on the availability of WiFi or Ethernet ports.

Compro believes that 3G cameras offer true flexibility in terms of installation location and mobility and that this brings new dimensions to the market of surveillance cameras. That is why Compro will be introducing 3G indoor box cameras as well as 3G outdoor bullet cameras. The indoor box cameras will feature VGA resolution, H.264, D/N etc… whereas the new 3G capabilities will help eliminate cables and simplify camera relocation.

The outdoor bullet cameras with their 3G capabilities can be easily installed in locations where network cabling is difficult, expensive or invasive or in areas where WiFi signals are non-existent like beaches, temporary venues or old buildings. 3G capability will make this camera even better along with its VGA, H.264, D/N capabilities.

Wireless cameras are popular in the security camera market these days, and 3G looks to take all the convenience of a wireless camera and increase it tenfold. The ability to not have to worry about wireless routers or running expensive cabling is a reward all in itself.

Source: Hexus – Compro to Feature 3G-enabled IP Cameras and Complete NVR Solutions at Secutech Taipei 2011

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New 3 and 5 Megapixel Cameras from Arecont Vision

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by zackduncan

Arecont Vision MegaViewArecont Vision, a leader in the market of IP-based megapixel camera technology, is showing off the latest additions to their MegaView line of all-in-one Day/Night H.264 megapixel cameras. The new cameras, which come to us as 3 and 5 megapixel MegaView cameras, are enclosed in IP66, environmentally rated and vandal-resistant cylindrical housings with versions available that incorporate built-in IR-corrected lenses.

Like most cameras of this style these two are very easy to install by using an easily-adjustable 3-axis bracket and an external lens adjustment of zoom, focus and iris. These two new additions join Arecont Vision’s 1.3 megapixel and 1080p resolution MegaView cameras.

According to Senior Vice President of Marketing for Arecont Vision Raul Calderon, “Arecont Vision’s MegaView all-in-one cameras provide the turnkey solution that customers are looking for. They capture detailed images, are extremely versatile and their ease of installation can help reduce costs.” Calderon went on to say, “These new cameras expand the MegaView line and offer the first 3 and 5 megapixel IR bullet-style camera solutions in the industry.”

In addition to the cameras’ performance and versatility, new Arecont Vision MegaView cameras provide added functionality. There is a privacy mask feature that enables videos to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape. Extended motion detection gives you higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones.

The binning function of these two cameras gives you increased sensitivity and better low light performance. Flexible cropping provides you with even more adjustability in image sizes. The new MegaView models are immediately compatible with VMS platforms integrated with the compact H.264 series of cameras.

The 3 megapixel MegaVideo all-in-one camera includes a lot of things such as the AV3125DN H.264 day/night MegaView IP camera and the AV3125IR with IR illuminating ring. The 5 megapixel camera includes the AV5125DN H.264 day/night MegaView IP camera as well as the AV5125IR  which includes an IR LED option.

These two cameras join the MegaVideo 1.3 megapixel AV1325DN H.264 day/night MegaView IP camera, the AV1325IR version that has an IR illuminator ring option, the and the MegaView 1080p HD AV2825DN H.264 day/night IP camera and the AV2825IR with IR illumination.

Source: Security Info Watch – Arecont Vision unveils MegaView 3 and 5 megapixel all-in-one cameras

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