ACTi ACM4201An IP camera, also called a network camera, is a camera with an IP network connection. It can also be described as a camera and computer combined into one unit.  Captured video is transported over an IP network via network switches and is recorded to a PC server with video management software.

That sounds simple enough but when you’re trying to choose the right IP camera you’ll begin to notice how many different types of cameras there are:

That list can be even further segmented but you get the idea.  It can be a dizzying process to wade through the available choices.  But, there’s …

I’ve talked about the advantages of IP cameras and where they are used but, there is a lot to choose from.  Why are there so many options and how can choosing the right IP camera be less difficult?

IP cameras have considerably more functionality than their analog counterparts due to the available technology which allows for great flexibility.  This is also driven by end users increasing demands on the products that shape the video surveillance market.…

Thinking about switching to an IP camera based system but you’re not sure if it’s right for you or, if the added features are beneficial enough to outweigh the time, money, and effort you may need to spend?

In this post and the ones to follow in the next few days we will be explaining the features and benefits, the various components of IP cameras and where IP video is used, and we’ll outline how to wade through the difficult process of selecting the right camera.…

Mobotix prides itself on being the high resolution video company because the benefits of their megapixel IP cameras are: 

  • The images produced are more revealing and provide stronger evidence.
  • Mobotix IP cameras record approximately 30 times more detail than 95% of all existing video systems worldwide.
  • High-detail resolution means fewer cameras and reduced amount of cabling, backup-power requirement and storage systems; Thus minimizing the overall system cost.
  • An entire room can be monitored with one 90° wide-angle lens camera positioned in a corner of a room. 

Those are great features that can be advantageous to many surveillance situations.  Plus, with their rough and tumble fiberglass-reinforced housing that allow an extreme operating temperature range of -30° C to +60° C (-22° F to +140° F), Mobotix …

Would you rather have to install, say, four cameras to monitor a single room or just one?  Instead of relying on your PC to analyze and record video how about an IP camera with a capacity up to 32GB of internal storage to process the video so the PC is used only for viewing, thus freeing up bandwidth and processing power? 

And how about instead of having to buy video software to manage the video and making you sure you have the proper amount of licenses, how about free software downloads directly from the manufacturer for an unlimited amount of users and cameras? 

Interested?  There’s more. …

Since its founding in 1999, Mobotix has been focused on one particular feature of IP cameras:  High resolution.  In fact, that’s their tagline:  Mobotix: The HiRes Video Company.  “What’s so special about high resolution images,” you might ask?  The higher resolution images that an IP camera can produce, the more detailed, accurate, and (quite frankly) useful that image is going to be. …

When considering a network based solution for your surveillance needs, many important questions need to be answered. One of which may be, “is this for me?”  A considerable amount of time can be spent researching and planning for the implementation of IP cameras so you’ll want to know if it’s the right fit for your application.

Sony IP cameras run on an open source platform, can be mixed and matched, can be integrated into existing systems, and from small to large scale deployments they are a great fit for applications like: 

  • Border / Airport / Port surveillance
  • City and town monitoring
  • Transportation and transportation centers
  • Banks, finance, retail outlets, and offices
  • All types of government and education entities

If you’ve been thinking about Sony’s IP cameras and you’ve read their product line overview then you certainly know they have a nice, customizable offering to enhance your surveillance system. You may however still be asking, “What is the Sony advantage?” so, I’d like to point out a few  of their interesting IP camera features that warrant a closer look.…

There are a lot of IP cameras to choose from and when you’re finding it difficult to pull the trigger on a decision where does that leave you? If your choice defaults to going with what you know, Sony might just fit the bill for you. And luckily we can both feel confident that you’re selecting a top-end, efficient, performance-driven product that we feel great providing to you from a market leader.