Vivotek just added two new 2 Megapixel Fixed Dome Network IP Cameras, now putting their total Vivotek Megapixel IP Cameras cameras to six.
If you don’t know, a 2 Megapixel IP camera can take stunningly clear surveillance video, that you can zoom in on, and recognize a person, unlike the fuzzy faces you see when you zoom in on a regular CCTV Camera. Unlike a 2 Megapixel digital camera, which is so outdated, its the standard now on mobile phones, 2 Megapixels of video is super high quality, allowing you to zoom right in on a license plate, or face, without it looking pixelated or blurry.
And the great part is these Vivotek cameas are PoE compliant, which means they can not only run the video on normal Cat 5 or ethernet cable, it can also run the power to operate the camea, carry 2-way audio, and control any PTZ function. Can’t do that with a 20th century CCTV camera.
The Vivotek FD8161 2 Megapixel H.264 Day and Night Fixed Dome Network Camera is perfect for indoor applications like theatres, lobbies, schools, or government offices. And 2 Megapixels will give you 6x field of view over a VGA camera, which allows you to install fewer cameras, and cover the same area.
A large lobby can be watched, and you can also have an ePTZ feature, which allows the camera to focus on specific areas, like door entrances or cashiers, and give you the big picture. The video us compressed using H.264 technology, which is 90% smaller than MJPEG, and 50% smaller than MPEG-4. And a smart cropping function allows you to trim certain areas like sky or trees, allowing you to send smaller files over your network, reducing the strain on your bandwidth.
An IR cut filter & IR Illiminators allow the camera to work well during the day, or at night, and most Vivotek caeras are PoE compliant.
The Vivotek FD8361 2 Megapixel H.264 Day and Night Vandal Proof Fixed Dome Camera will give you everthing the FD8161 does, plus it works best in outdoor applications, or indoors where things might get rough. It’s IP66 rated, which means it can survive a major soaking, or dust storm, and keep on ticking.
A vadalproof camera can withstand a hit by a bat, stick, or rock, and work well at schools, public locations, or watching your back dock or back yard. Both of these Vivotek fixed dome cameras come with free software, and have smart features to alert you if the camera is moved, or covered with something like spray paint or trash bag.
And finally we wrote an article recently entitled; "10 Reasons Why IP Network Cameras Are Superior to CCTV Cameras," and you can read it over @ ezinearticles.com
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert