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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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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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Y-Cam’s New Bullet Camera

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 17, 2010 by zackduncan

Y-Cam Bullet CameraAs any good businessman knows, one of the most crucial elements to your business is security. Whether you are ensuring that nobody invades your hard drive or simply just upgrading the locks, security is key. There are many companies out there dedicated to advancing everything we know about security cameras and one of them is Y-Cam. Y-Cam’s latest remote surveillance camera, the Bullet, is a small, full-color, weatherproof camera that can connect to your network.

Because it can do all this, users can view as well as hear exactly what is going on from anywhere as long as they have access to a PC or Mac that is connected to the internet or through a mobile phone. Apple has already developed a dedicated iPhone app but it works on other smartphones as well.

The camera has a built-in microphone that allows it to pick up sound as well as a built-in speaker so you can talk to the site, allowing you to talk to people your camera is viewing. However, this two-way feature does not work with Macs. Due to the fact the the Bullet is weatherproof, it can be placed inside or outside and deliver you the same performance. An optional sun visor is available to shade the Bullet from the sun if you don’t wish for your camera to get a tan.

At night the Bullet’s 12 infrared LEDs jump into action so it can see just as good in the dark as it does in the light. These lights turn on automatically and a “moonlight” view combines frames to increase brightness. The frame rate of the video transmitted adjusts automatically as well depending on the bandwidth available. Also, if you are viewing the video remotely, you can take still shots and record moving pictures to the remote hard drive. Up to 16 remote users can view the feed simultaneously, enabling you to check with your coworkers or colleagues if everything is in order.

A handy feature with the Bullet is the motion detection system. The software can notify you via email immediately when motion is detected. Y-Cam also boasts that the Bullet spots motion in sophisticated ways to reduce false alarms. In addition the email, the Bullet can also automatically upload images to your website allowing crucial images to be saved instantly and remotely.

The Bullet even comes with a memory card slot so it can store video locally if it is not connected to a network. Needless to say, the Bullet from Y-Cam is a highly-specked, well-made and highly affordable camera coming in at around $380.  To purchase a bullet camera visit http://www.tech-army.org and their low cost bullet cameras or CameraSecurityNow.com and their full range of bullet cameras that are perfect for any type of surveillance.