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Network Video Recorders
Network Video Recorders - Thinking about installing an IP camera system? While the network cameras may be the star of the show, you will also need a platform for managing your digital footage. Network video recorders (NVRs) offer an easy-to-install, dedicated video management solution for IP networks. NVRs are hardware boxes that come pre-installed with video management functionality, dedicated to the tasks of recording, analyzing and playing back network video.
QNAP Network Video Recorders - User-friendly and packed with impressive features, QNAP network video recorders (NVRs) offer innovative platforms for video monitoring and recording. QNAP NVRs support remote monitoring and recording and can actively record video from local or remote IP cameras to a dedicated storage device.
Mobile Surveillance - Traditional takes on video surveillance might conjure up images of surveillance systems for homes, office buildings, and retail stores. Thanks to more flexible IP technology however, video surveillance systems are hitting the road. Increasingly IP network cameras are being used for transportation such as buses, taxi cabs, trains, subways and more. Mobile surveillance solutions combat security threats and provide a greater measure of safety for passengers and drivers.
Vivotek and Mobotix Mobile Surveillance Systems - Designed to help increase security and safety standards, VideoSurveillance.com recently created two new Mobile Surveillance Systems for use with a wide range of mobile applications including buses, taxi cabs, subways, and trains. Each system features a camera optimized for performance in a mobile setting, a DC/DC POE Injector, MicroSD card for on-board storage, and an optional 12V Wireless Device.
Video Management Software
Video Management Software - Network cameras may capture the images, but video management software is an essential component of surveillance systems for monitoring, recording, and analyzing that footage. There are a wide range of video management software options from basic IP software solutions designed for individual users, to advanced software editions that allow multiple users to access the IP video surveillance system simultaneously from multiple locations.
Vivotek FD8134 - While it may be compact, the Vivotek FD8134 indoor fixed dome network camera doesn’t skimp on quality features. The FD8134 is equipped with a 1-megapixel sensor and has a viewing resolution of 1280 x 800 at 30 frames per second. For true 24-hour surveillance, the Vivotek camera also comes with a removable IR-cut filter for day and night function even under difficult and changing lighting conditions.
Megapixel Network Cameras
Megapixel Network Cameras - For video surveillance with an emphasis on detail, megapixel cameras provide much higher resolution and clearer image detail than traditional security cameras. Megapixel network cameras incorporate a megapixel image sensor that delivers images with one million or more pixels. This provides at least two times better pixel resolution than would typically be found in a surveillance solution powered by analog cameras. Megapixel cameras are also less light sensitive than non-megapixel cameras.
Axis P3344 - The Axis P3344 fixed dome network camera delivers clear images day or night to provide continuous around-the-clock surveillance. The 1 megapixel resolution camera delivers high-quality HDTV video footage for detailed monitoring even in challenging lighting conditions. With remote focus and zoom, surveillance operators can adjust the camera’s focus and viewing angle without having to adjust the camera position.
What to Look for in a Day/Night Surveillance Camera
What to Look for in a Day/Night Surveillance Camera - Day/night network cameras provide users with the ability to capture clear and detailed video images all hours of the day. Some cameras of course are more effective than others in this regard, so we recommend you pinpoint the following camera features if you're in search of an around-the-clock surveillance solution.
Vivotek IP7361 - With a weatherproof IP67-rated housing and true day/night capabilities, the Vivotek IP7361 is an excellent IP camera solution for around-the-clock outdoor surveillance applications. The camera comes equipped with unique features, such as concealed wiring, that protect it not only from harsh outdoor environments, but also acts of tampering. This makes the IP7361 ideal for video security in exposed locations such as parking lots, gas stations and building exteriors.
Top Considerations When Choosing an IP Camera
Top Considerations When Choosing an IP Camera - With the vast array of IP cameras available, you've got a lot to choose from when it comes time to figure out which is right for a particular surveillance application. But by following these basic guidelines, it's easy to begin narrowing down your search:
Entry Wireless IP Camera System with NVR - This affordable surveillance package is perfect for users who want a simple video security solution that offers the flexibility of wireless connectivity. The system includes four Vivotek IP7134 wireless IP cameras and a QNAP four-channel NVR server with built-in video management software, plus 1TB of storage space for long-term recording.
How to Approach Wide-Area Video Surveillance Monitoring
How to Approach Wide-Area Video Surveillance Monitoring - For the purposes of this article, when we talk about “wide-area surveillance,” we're simply referring to any surveillance application that requires you to monitor a large open space. Some common examples include monitoring parking lots, school common areas, large office lobbies, or for small business owners, it could mean covering the perimeter of your office facility.
Axis Q6032-E PTZ Network Camera - The Axis Q6032-E is an outdoor-ready PTZ dome camera boasting some truly unique capabilities to meet the needs of challenging surveillance applications. Most notable is the camera's support for Power over Ethernet, a feature not typically available for outdoor-ready PTZ cameras. A 1-port High PoE midspan is supplied with the camera, allowing for flexible, cost-effective installation both inside and out. This simplifies installation, especially for outdoor applications, as you can position the Q6032-E in areas where power outlets aren't readily available. A single cable is all that's needed.
Video analytics and preemptive surveillance
Video analytics and preemptive surveillance - In the world of video surveillance, analytics are a strange beast. We often hear about the immense potential of intelligent surveillance, but how do we harness these mysterious powers? Turns out, with a proper game plan, video analytics can benefit not only the most highly advanced surveillance applications, but also more basic installations.
Vivotek IP7160 - If you’re looking for an affordable network camera with onboard analytics, the Vivotek IP7160 is a great place to start. The IP7160 is a fixed IP camera boasting 2-megapixel resolution and a host of advanced functions, including intelligent motion detection and tamper detection.
What Makes a Security Camera Outdoor-Ready?
What Makes a Security Camera Outdoor-Ready? - It's one thing to design a video surveillance setup for indoor locations, but when you have to take your cameras outside, an entirely different set of challenges presents itself. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when you're installing cameras for exterior surveillance. Obviously the weather is a big concern, as are the ever-changing lighting conditions, and the possible threats of vandalism and tampering. While that might sound like a lot to tackle, there's no reason to fear. Today's IP camera solutions offer plenty of answers to the potential hazards of the great outdoors.
8 Camera PoE Indoor/Outdoor System with NVR - If you're looking for a comprehensive indoor/outdoor surveillance solution and aren't sure where to begin, you might want to consider this all-in-one IP camera system with NVR. Designed for easy installation and user-friendly operation, the system includes four Vivotek IP7131 fixed cameras, two Vivotek IP7132 day/night indoor dome cameras, and two Vivotek IP7142 day/night outdoor bullet cameras. A high-performance QNAP VS-2008 network video recorder is also included.
HDTV network cameras are on the rise
HDTV network cameras are on the rise - In the past few years, HDTV has become the standard for home entertainment. Consumers have been flocking to big box stores to replace their outdated television sets with high-definition LCD and plasma screens. That same drive for improved image quality is also taking place in the video security world. It started with megapixel surveillance, and now extends to HDTV network cameras.
Axis P5534 HDTV PTZ Dome Camera - The Axis P5534 is a high-speed PTZ dome camera that meets HDTV standards to deliver exceptionally clear and smooth video for detailed monitoring and analysis. The camera offers HDTV 720p resolution (1280 x 720), and reduces video file sizes using H.264 compression. It works for indoor locations right out of the box, and is also available in an outdoor-ready kit.
Power over Ethernet
Power over Ethernet: Plug into flexible, cost-effective IP surveillance - Power over Ethernet (or PoE) is an innovative technology that simplifies security camera installation and operation by integrating data communication and power over a standard LAN infrastructure. IP cameras with PoE can connect to your existing LAN just like any other network device. No need to bring in a certified electrician. No need to run separate power lines. Simply connect the camera using standard Ethernet cabling and you’re good to go.
Entry PoE IP Camera System with NVR - 4 camera - This budget-friendly IP camera system brings you the benefits of Power over Ethernet at a price that’s fit for small surveillance applications. The system includes four Vivotek IP7131 fixed network cameras with PoE, a four-channel QNAP VioStor NVR-104 server, 750 GB of storage space, and all the necessary cabling and installation gear to get you up and running.
Remote Monitoring: Keeping an eye on your home away from home
Remote Monitoring: Keeping an eye on your home away from home - Clearly one of the biggest advantages of today’s digital surveillance technology is remote video monitoring. The ability to access cameras from any computer with an internet connection is a huge benefit. Even the simplest, most affordable surveillance solutions now provide users with the tools to monitor their cameras via standard web browser and even cell phones. Want a real world example of how this comes in handy? Let’s explore how remote video monitoring can help vacation home owners.
QNAP NVR-104 - The QNAP NVR-104 is an all-in-one network surveillance system that offers live monitoring, recording, and video playback from anywhere, anytime. This versatile network video recorder supports IP cameras from all the leading manufacturers. Users can manage and view up to four cameras simultaneously, and can access video feeds remotely over the internet.