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15
May
12

Zoneminder Open Source NVR Software

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For the budget minded, Zoneminder is open source NVR software to record from your IP cameras and allow you to view them from any web browser. The price, free, is alluring, but how well does it work and is it worth the money?

It’s been said that open source is free, like a free puppy. Zoneminder works, but it takes a great deal of effort to set it up so it depends on how much your time is worth. But as hobbiest know, the journey is half the fun. So let me take you on that journey.
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13
May
12

exacqVision Start NVR Software

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Some of you have asked what software can I use to record from my surveillance cameras. There’s many choices on the market and I chose to start this series with a popular product that came out in a “lite” version called exacqVision Start about a year ago. ExacqVision is easy to use and efficient NVR software. Their Start version makes it affordable for home and small business users at a reasonable price of $50/camera. The server can be installed on Windows or Linux and the client can additionally be installed on a Mac. Also included are free smart phone apps. This not only works with IP cameras, but can also record from analog cameras.
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07
May
12

Axis Q6035-E Outdoor PTZ Dome Review

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The Axis Q60 series is the crown jewel of the Axis lineup. An HD 1080P PTZ speed dome with 20X optical zoom and great image quality not only during the day, but also using available light at night. Previously I reviewed their 720P PTZ Dome, the P5534-E so we mounted the two side by side to you show you the difference between the two. The Q6035-E outdoor-ready PTZ dome provides HDTV coverage of large areas, great details when zooming in, and high-speed pan/tilt performance.
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30
Apr
12

ACTi TCM-7811 Review

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In the endless choices of network cameras, what makes one stand out as being different? To me, it’s a camera that has a nice crisp constrasty image at night. The problem is most cameras use CMOS sensors, and while they have been getting better, they don’t perform as well as CCD sensors in low light. In the past, the only CCD cameras available had D1/VGA resoluton and were mostly analog cameras. Enter the ACTi TCM-7811 with the Sony EXView HAD Progressive Scan CCD sensor. A very good low light outdoor dome camera with MegaPixel resolution.
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12
Apr
12

Brickcom WOB-130Np Review

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Brickcom has entered the U.S. market with cameras that have unique features that many have been asking for from the established players for years. The WOB-130Np is a megapixel bullet camera similar in shape to what ACTi, Vivotek, Messoa, Sony have done for years but that’s where the similarities end. What sets this camera apart is a combination of features including their wireless capabilities (WiFi & 4G), their ability to record to an SD card or a NAS, the ability to adjust focus and focal length from a browser and good low light performance.
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02
Apr
12

ISC West 2012

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This is my first ISC show and it was much larger than I expected. The Expo hall had over 900 exhibiting vendors including surveillance cameras, home automation, access control as well as supporting trades for example companies selling wire, tools, gates, even Ford had a display selling armoured vehicles for tactical law enforcement operations.
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25
Mar
12

Panasonic i-Pro HD WV-SC385 PTZ Camera Review

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Panasonic is one of the leaders in surveillance cameras and has cameras that fit all budgets. The Panasonic i-Pro HD WV-SC385 network camera is their mid range PTZ camera with a street price of about $1,100. The camera can be mounted outdoors with a Panasonic outdoor dome housing.
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