What's New: <i>ARN</i> looks at the latest security products for the week commencing July 11, 2007

What's New: <i>ARN</i> looks at the latest security products for the week commencing July 11, 2007

D-Link DCS-6620G

This Internet camera has dual codec support, digital and optical zoom lens, 802.11g wireless connectivity, and a two-way, built-in microphone. The remote monitoring solution features motorized pan, tilt, and 10x digital zoom, giving users greater remote viewing options. It also has 10x optical zoom which can be used to identify people, license plate numbers and other details that are difficult to clearly view with digital zoom. With support for Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 recording, the DCS-6620G is well suited to various recording scenarios. The camera also has an extreme low light sensitivity of .05 lux, providing exceptional night-time surveillance. Up to 10 users can simultaneously monitor the unit remotely using a Web-based interface or through D-Link's IP surveillance software. Users can monitor and manage up to 16 cameras, set recording schedules, configure motion detection settings, and change settings to multiple cameras. The camera supports WPA-PSK, TKIP, and WEP for establishing secure connections to the wireless network.

Distributed by BJ Enterprises, Bluechip Infotech, Edsys Computers, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data Products and Synnex.
RRP: $1859.95

Axis 233D

Axis' new dome camera provides features such as progressive scan, 35x optical zoom, fast and precise pan/tilt mechanics and 128x dynamic range for enhanced performance and image quality. It is designed for use in demanding security installations - such as at airports, harbour fronts, stadiums and casinos - where there is a need to follow moving objects from a long distance. It offers a maximum speed of 450 degrees per second between any of the 100 available preset positions and precision movement of 0.05 degrees per second for slow tracking. It promises day/night functionality and delivers full frame rate video in all resolutions in MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG compression. Other features include video motion detection, two-way audio, audio detection alarm, image upload, scheduled and triggered event functionality with alarm notification, four external input connections and four relay outputs. A comprehensive set of security features ensures secure video handling and configuration. The camera also supports Quality of Service (QoS) and IPv6 and IPv4 addresses.
Distributed by Anixter, Lan 1, Alloys International and Pacific Communications.

Sony SNC-DF50

The latest addition to Sony's IP dome camera range incorporates 1/3 CCD with DynaView technology to reproduce images in wider dynamic ranges. Targeted at high contrast environments with all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, the SNC-DF50 uses a ball joint lens to make installation, pan and tilt adjustment easier for users. The camera head can be controlled centrally and powered over Ethernet, providing increased surveillance flexibility, reliability and precision, according to Sony. The vendor's Distributed Enhanced Programming Architecture sees intelligence situated in the camera head itself, balancing the network load by processing data at both ends and reducing the strain of the organisation's servers. The IP camera can capture up to 30 frames per second in JPEG, MPEG or H.264 compression formats and features image stabilisation technology. Users can also program pre- and post-alarms to capture specifi c events. A ruggedised, weather resistant version of the dome camera (SNC-DF80) is also available.
Distributed by Pacific Communications, Anixter, Communitech, Multimedia Technology, Altech Computers, Alloys International and Ingram Micro.

LevelOne IP CamSecure Pro16 Mega

LevelOne's surveillance management software solution is ideal for monitoring and managing multiple IP-based network surveillance cameras and products from a single platform. The IP CamSecure Pro16 Mega is capable of capturing images and managing the pan/tilt/zoom features of standard and megapixel IP cameras from LevelOne and other brands including Axis, Sony, JVC, Lumenera, Panasonic and Mobotix. The software package includes advanced features such as Smart Guard and Smart Search, image enhancement tools, instant actions and notifications and dual-monitoring functions from separate monitors for 16, 25 and 36 video input signals. Other functions include 3GPP support for streaming audio and video to 3G-compliant mobile devices over a 3G network. It also has an optimised hybrid surveillance feature for maximising current surveillance investment. This enables users to run both digital and analogue cameras in a single, optimised IPbased surveillance network environment.
Distributed by Digital Data Communications Group.
RRP: Price on application

Canon VB-C300

The most recent addition to Canon's network camera range is the VB-C300 series. The vendor claims the unit can deliver clear, noise-free video even in low-light situations. It provides a wide 70-degree horizontal angle lens with a 360-degree viewing angle pan/tilt/zoom for superior image quality and remote monitoring. It has full duplex audio support and can use Power over Ethernet. The VB-C300 camera can be configured with the Network Video Recorder Software VK-64 or VK-16 to form a complete and comprehensive, multi-site digital surveillance system. Other functions include remote monitoring, motion detection and auto-tracking. Canon said the new model was suitable for airports through to hospitals, warehouse sites and corporate and government facilities. It offers illumination of 1 lux during the day and a night mode of 0.25 lux in mono based on 1/30 second shutter speed. It is available in silver or black and operates on Windows 2000 Server and above.
Distributed by Alloys International.
RRP: $1485

Swann DVR4-Pro-Net

This networkable, four-channel digital video recorder (DVR) is designed to enable home and business users to perform remote viewing over the Web. It has a preinstalled, 160GB hard drive and offers motion detection, alerts, and on-screen programming. The Pro-Net can record in high-resolution MPEG-4 format which can be switched to MJPEG video. The DVR4's multiplex capability allows live display, record, playback, backup and network operation at the same time. Intelligent Motion Trigger Recording includes four adjustable factors for motion detection sensitivity and convenient search functionality, allowing users to customise the device to their own security environment. A covert recording function masks a live image with a blank screen while still recording, while remote surveillance capabilities can be used by five users simultaneously. The unit supports audio in and out as well as TCP/IP, Power over Ethernet, DHCP and DDNS network connectivity.
Distributed by Swann.
RRP: $699

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