News regarding Audio Visual & Security Products

Browsing all articles in News

How to Choose the Best CCTV Camera

CCTV is a product that people expects to see on banks or any other institution that is dealing with money or any other products that involves money. It was as if, only Pentagon or Secret Services have the right to employ CCTV Security Cameras. Things are a bit different now. Home CCTV became very common that they are now employed by common individuals. You don’t need to get robed or even worse before you contemplate on Installing CCTV in your properties.

Axis IP CCTV Camera

Currently, CCTV Security Cameras Systems had become a common security measures and not something that only some people who will have enemies visiting his home will use. And if you have decided to buy one or more then let me assist you on choosing the Best CCTV Cameras.
It is a must to prepare a shopping list before you even start on checking several CCTV Cameras Types is very necessary. In this way, you will save time and trouble from making delays and even wrong purchases in this matter. So write the things that should be considered before you Buy CCTV Cameras.

What you must write down in the list?

1. How much is your budget?
Deciding on your budget is very essential in the whole process. There is no point in viewing all of the CCTV Cameras Models when most of them are getting over your budget. Narrowing down your choices by CCTV Cameras Prices, you are saving yourself a lots of time and trouble.

2. Find yourself a reasonable reseller!!!
– Most of the CCTV Cameras today, are manufactured in China or Taiwan. So, you will find yourself in the position where, most of the resellers are selling the same CCTV Camera. Same CCTV Camera or CCTV System, only with another brand name. Of course, the price will be different, but it will be still the same product.
– This days all the resellers are having an on-line website. Take a couple of hours or even a whole day in finding one good reseller. If a reseller is on the first page on google, this doesn’t mean that his products are better or cheaper.

3. Where are you going to install these CCTV Surveillance Cameras?
– Do you want to keep an eye on your front door, backyard, hallway or drive? By deciding where you want to set up these CCTV cameras it will help you decide on how many cameras to buy and what type of cameras. CCTV Security Systems can be composed of minimum one CCTV Camera and can go up to thirty two or more cameras, and all that depends on the needs of the customers. So you will need to know first the number of cameras needed before you even start shopping for them. Most of the resellers are offering you cheaper prices when you buy on bulk.

4. What particular CCTV Cameras Features can you use?
– Would you prefer cameras for day time or even night time? Choose the types that are equipped with infrared sensors for day and night use. Select the type of cameras that can detect natural settings (like WDR – Wide Dynamic Range) and can automatically switch between modes. Determine when you needed these cameras the most first before you buy them because new cameras appear on the market every month. New stock and new models will be available and the old stock will be sold cheaper.

5. Do you want a CCTV Digital Video Recorder or DVR?
– DVR is an important part of the whole CCTV System since it keeps all the recordings from the cameras. These recordings are then distributed on the Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) or on the web. Without a DVR you will not be able to record any of the data and you will use your cameras only for the live view.
If your knowledge on CCTV is kind of limited or non-existent, it is a very good idea that you ask a profesionist. If you have a friend who says that he is an expert on this field, you should ask some help from him or even a better idea is to ask some assistance from the stores customer service representatives. They will be able to give you a tip or more concerning how to choose the best security cameras that fit your budget and your needs.


A summary about CCTV Cameras

We are all aware that there’s danger anywhere we are today. The streets, and all the public places, are just never safe for everyone. And the saddest part is, we are not only in danger in public places. Now, no one is really safety even at their own homes. Danger is basically found on every part of the planet, they sometimes follow us even in our own bedrooms. This is the reason why CCTV is becoming so popular nowadays. Thanks to the latest technological breakthroughs, we can now sleep soundly knowing that these CCTV Systems are making us and our family safe.

Dome CCTV Camera
These CCTV Monitoring Systems allow us the capability to monitor virtually your property, whether it your home or your commercial area. This is one way to ensure that your properties enjoy security on the highest level. Not only this, ever-advancing technology even allows us greater flexibility when it comes to choosing the right type of CCTV Security Cameras that will meet our specific security needs. With the varied choices we have on Different CCTV Camera Types, everybody will surely find the right camera for his specific needs — be it for your residence or for your business establishment. The current CCTV Surveillance Systems offer different levels of security to meet each and every specific requirement of the clients.

You might have asked, how does CCTV Security Camera Systems really work?
A CCTV Camera System needs one or more CCTV Cameras to send data (video and audio) to a monitor (or monitors). These cameras are designed to transmit the signal to the main hub where data are to be recorded. These data are available for live viewing (if you are hiring the services of full time security personnel) or for later viewing. The modern types of CCTV Systems even allow users to monitor these cameras remotely.

The Older Types of CCTV cameras are noted for giving bad quality images (poor definition), images in black and white with no features like zoom or pan, and with poor accuracy and viewing angles. This is hardly the case right now. The recent innovations in the field of CCTV now brings into the public Modern Types of CCTV cameras which are designed to prevent crimes from happening. With special features like high-definition colour cameras which are popular for giving the most accurate results, they are a far better choice compared to the obsolete types. The most Recent Models of CCTV cameras can even automatically tract any movement of a certain object and this somehow provides the best visual on the subject you wanted to clearly see. Wireless CCTV Systems even possess radio transmitter on the cameras and radio receiver on the monitors which are all necessary for a successful data transmission. Wireless CCTV Camerasare recommended if your situation requires too lengthy cables in case you decided to go wired. Wired CCTV Cameras, however, are of course more capable of providing better results.

If you had decided to install yourself a CCTV System, it is advised that you select the Best CCTV Cameras. This is the only way of ensuring that you take your home security to the highest possible level.


D-Link DCS-6010L 360 degree fisheye cloud enabled HD network IP cameraD-Link DCS-6010L 360 degree fisheye cloud enabled HD network IP camera

The DCS-6010L is the first fisheye fixed dome IP camera from D-Llink. Built with a fisheye lens and a 2 megapixel sensor makes it perfect for monitoring large areas. You can also access and configure the IP camera remotely. It comes with a wealth of features that enhance its surveillance capabilities, making it ideal for any situation.


Anywhere Access with mydlink

The 360° Fisheye Cloud IP Camera is Cloud -enabled, which means that you can access and configure your camera remotely, no matter where you are. See your camera’s live view through the mydlink website, or download the mydlink mobile app and view your camera directly on your iOS or Android mobile device. Keep an eye on your home while you’re at work, or check on the office when you’re out on the road; Cloud makes it all possible.


Powerful fisheye lens featuring 360 degree surround view

Featuring an F2.4 Fisheye Lens, the Cloud IP Camera 6100 provides a true 360° surround view, allowing you to keep an eye on entire rooms, halls, entryways and more. It can also provide a 180° panoramic view as a wall mount, giving you additional surveillance versatility.


Industry-leading advanced image processing

Hemispherical images captured from the fisheye camera can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis.


Record in HD (1600 x 1200) at up to 15 frames per second

With Cloud IP Camera 6100’s HD capability, you’ll be able to see faces more clearly and surroundings more vividly. Experience the confidence of HD clarity.


Easy Installation, Easier Setup

With the easy installation and setup of the Cloud IP Camera 6100, you’ll start experiencing the benefits of peace of mind in minutes. With simple WPS push button setup and the remote viewing options offered by the mydlink app, your focus can remain on monitoring what you value – not on a complicated setup process.


ONVIF Compliant

Easily incorporate with other cameras and Video Management Software.


Mobotix CCTV SoftwareThe newly-available MOBOTIX App is a mobile video management solution for Apple* iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch devices that improves everyday convenience and security. With this free-of-charge App, MOBOTIX users can access their video systems anytime from anywhere in the world and have mobile Internet access via WLAN (Wi-Fi) or UMTS/3G. Bandwidth-optimized remote access to live feeds and recordings, as well as an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand interface with a wide range of system functions make the MOBOTIX App an outstanding premium solution.

Thanks to MOBOTIX’ decentralized system architecture for high-resolution IP video systems, data storage, alarming and recording take place directly inside the cameras. The networked cameras form a kind of data cloud that the App accesses to display the desired information in a user-friendly manner. This makes management and control of MOBOTIX cameras and the T24 IP Video Door Station easy and convenient. Thanks to the App’s intuitive user interface, all cameras and recorded events can be viewed immediately at any time.

Bandwidth-optimised video display

With the App, it is easy to establish an intercom connection with cameras that have microphones and loudspeakers. This works both for local networks and for remote access. The recordings from individual cameras and camera groups can be filtered by events or chronology and played back via the integrated video player. If the MOBOTIX App is on the same local (WLAN) network as the video source, live feeds and recordings can normally be viewed in the App at full resolution. When the App is used on the road and the connection is too slow for hi-res video, the requested live feeds and recordings can be compressed and scaled down inside the camera before being transmitted to the App. If an image area is zoomed in on, the camera transmits not the entire image but only the zoomed section to the App, at the most suitable resolution. This streaming method, which was specially developed by MOBOTIX, is the first that offers bandwidth-optimised compression of the data without compromising either important image details or a smooth frame rate.

Intelligent App detects WLAN (Wi-Fi) networks automatically

The App automatically detects all cameras connected to the local network. Cameras that are outside of the local network can be connected via DynDNS. Once set up, the App remembers all the settings and automatically switches to the right configuration as soon as the iPhone/iPad joins a familiar WLAN network. For example, if the App detects the home WLAN network, transmission will proceed according to the settings configured for this network. Similarly, when the user changes location and uses the iOS device via WLAN in a place such as their office or vacation home, the access settings for this are switched to automatically. Users thus have quick, convenient access from anywhere without having to re-enter the network data for a camera (local or remote address).

Easy control and management of T24 IP video door station with premium App

The App automatically provides mobile notifications when someone rings the doorbell, as well as offering options for two-way communication with the visitor and for remote door opening. Thanks to MOBOTIX’ hemispheric video technology, the entire entrance area of the IP Video Door Station can be viewed. The App’s video player also plays back any new mailbox messages. The virtual PTZ function available in the App enables remote digital panning, tilting and zooming of the video systems – even in recordings and at a later time. Above-average image quality is given by a resolution of 3.1 megapixels.

Access rights and security

To avoid any unauthorized access to MOBOTIX video systems in the event of theft or loss, the device owner can set up a security PIN for accessing the App. Individual App functions can also be PIN-locked for persons that have access to the iOS device but should not have all user rights. For example, a user can be given access rights to view the camera’s live feed but not to open the door. Thanks to integrated back-up and restoring of the App configuration, any accidentally changed or deleted settings can be retrieved quickly and easily. In addition, the built-in online help tool assists users to quickly learn how to use the App.

All MOBOTIX cameras with firmware or higher can make full use of all the App’s functions. Firmware updates can be downloaded free of charge from the MOBOTIX website. The MOBOTIX App for iPhone*, iPad*, iPad mini* and iPod* is now available in German and English, with further language versions to follow.