Vivotek IP8336 Is A Tiny WiFi Megapixel Outdoor Day-Night IP Camera

Vivotek recently introduced the Vivotek IP8336W 1MP Outdoor WiFi Cube Network Camera, a small, WiFi enabled, weatherproof cube camera that sees up to 15 feet in the dark.

The Vivotek IP8336W is smaller than a 3.5 inch cube, and with a 1 megapixel IP camera with a fixed 3.6mm lens, making it great for watching areas like door entrance ways, pool areas, garages, or anywhere you need a wider view up to 20-30 feet away. After that, faces pixelate when you zoom in, and you need to see further than that, go with a 2-5 megapixel network camera.

Vivotek IP8336W 1MP Outdoor WiFi Cube Network Camera

Vivotek IP8336W 1MP Outdoor WiFi Cube Network Camera

Its IP66 rated, and if you don’t know what that means, check out the article I wrote that tells you what a cameras IP rating means over @ eZinearticles.com called What Does A Surveillance Cameras IP Rating Mean?

So this camera is ideal not only for residences, its also ideal if you have a chain of sandwich stores, gas stations, or really any small business that you can’t seem to run Cat5E cable to. With the easy to use, built-in WiFi, Vivotek makes getting connected easy & secure with their WiFi Protected Setup or WPS.

Even if you are a massive Corporation or Government agency, Vivotek’s cameras play nice with many network video recorders, especially NUUO’s line of consumer to professional grade NVR’s.

With the WiFi, you don’t have to run cable everywhere, so you can move it around if you want to watch a location for a short period of time, then move the IP camera to another area that has reception, and it will pull up with no problems. You just have to supply electricity, as it is NOT power over Ethernet. Operates under -4F to 133F, or -20C to 45C.

The IR Illuminators are activated by a light sensor, which pulls out the IR cut filter, so you can record at night. Note all IR Illuminators recording is done in black & white. If you need color night recording, you have to use a White Light LED Illuminators, and we can cover that in a future post.

We are here to help you choose the right IP cameras and NVR’s for your needs. If you have any questions, you can reach us at the number below… Who needs something like this??? Comments open, spammers deleted immediately.

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Does The NUUO Titan Live Up To Its Name?

We finally updated all of the NUUO products and for a business, the NUUO Titan NT 4040 Network Video Recorder is an ideal network video recorder for up to 64 IP cameras at one location. There are a few reasons to consider NUUO for your NVR solution, and one is their patented File Ring technology that makes storing and finding data a piece of cake.

The Titan can also process up to 64x 5MP IP cameras with a blistering 250Mbps. You can also view up to 400 channels of centralized live viewing simultaneously.

IP camera
NUUO Titan NT-4040 NVR

You can also manage up to 100 recorders, and playback up to 100 channels at one time. Dual NIC cards are standard, so you can secure your cameras in their own LAN, and also access them remotely.

NUUO also uses enterprise grade hard drives that are designed to run for years. Never, ever, use a Green HD in your video recorders as they will fail after about a year. Available in the desktop or rack version, and some models offer redundant power supplies so your system does not go down if the power supply fails.

And this is one of the few NUUO products with a Mac client, so you can watch it on a PC or Apple, and they have great smart device apps. They play very well with Vivotek IP Cameras, and work with up most IP cameras on the market.

If you are setting up a new surveillance system, or want to migrate your old CCTV system to the 21st century, they also have a nice hybrid appliance you can connect analog and IP cameras to.

Questions??? Give us a call, we answer our phones.

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The NUUO NVRsolo Makes Setting Up IP Cameras A Piece Of Cake

NUUO won an award for new products at lat years ISC west for their NUUO NS 1080 NVRsolo Linux Network Video Recorder which is perfect for home or small business use. It has both VGA and HDMI output, so you can plug a HD tv to it to watch video, and it also works with up to 80 different makers of IP Cameras.

The NVRsolo has one click set up, so it can find the cameras that are on your LAN (local area network), and it makes it easy to connect to it from the rest of the world without having to open ports on your router.

NUUO NS 1080 NVRsolo Linux Network Video Recorder
NUUO NS 1080 NVRsolo Linux Network Video Recorder

While you can only view it on a PC and not a Mac, they do have free iPhone/iPad, and Android apps to watch on your phone or pad device.

If you have not picked out your cameras, they play very well with Vivotek IP Cameras, and work with up most IP cameras on the market.

If you are setting up a new surveillance system, or want to migrate to IP cameras, they make it super easy. They even have a dewarp feature for the new fisheye cameras.

Questions??? Give us a call, we answer our phones.

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VideoIQ Kills The NVR

We just started carrying the VideoIQ line of smart IP cameras, starting with the VideoIQ iCVR-HD IP66 IP Dome Camera. While you might be yawning and thinking, yet another line of network cameras, you are judging a book by it’s cover. The main reason why? VideoIQ kills the network video recorder with network cameras that have up to 750GB of internal solid-state hard drives, eliminating the need for multiple DVR’s at every location you need to watch over.

This is a industry killer folks, as now you no longer need a NVR to record your cameras. The VideoIQ iCVR cameras have ZERO bandwidth, except for the M-JPEG stream. No video is clogging up your local area network. No longer do you need to set up a separate LAN to take care of your cameras. With the VideoIQ cameras, you record on camera, and when you need to get archival video, you just log into the camera with a browser to download the clips you need for the fuzz. Bottom line? You are going to save a ton of money on your project costs.

Here’s a video for VideoIQ and what they do, VideoIQ Overview

The cameras are a true 1920 x 1080, which gives you a great, wide shot, wider than a 3 megapixel camera, and lets you digitally zoom in to see faces and license plates.

Now you can record on the camera, notify you when there is motion, automatically auto track a person, even though it’s not a PTZ camera, and toss your network video recorder to the trash. How cool is that? For more info on the VideoIQ line of cameras, or to get a quote for your needs, give us a shout @ the number below, or send us an email to: info@eyespypro.com.

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CCTV Cameras Are Dead

Let’s get this out right away, the CCTV camera is dead. IP Cameras have driven a stake through their heart of Analog cameras, and you no longer do we have to look at pixelated, crappy video footage. In the last decade they were great, though for most purposes, they produced totally usless video for law enforcement, and it’s hard to identify pixel man in a line up.

Can you really identify this punk? Hardly. So we got a call from an IT guy who needs help with setting up his clients 8 store locations with cameras. The need 1 or 2 cameras to record money being counted, so we suggest a dome on the ceiling with an 8mm lens to zoom right in. The client was on a budget, and we wanted to show them the quality differences between digtial network IP cameras, and stone age, analog CCTV cameras. We are going to show you why you should NEVER buy any CCTV camera kit at Costco or Walmar, because the video will be garbage, and you might as well toss your money on the BBQ and burn it to a crisp as the video for the police will be worthless.

We wanted to come up with a low cost recording solution, so we decided to quote the AverMedia EH1004H-4 4 Channel Hybrid Network Video Recorder, a great little video recorder that would accept analog and digital cameras. It’s affordable, and with the CMS software, you can access up to 16 different NVR’s, DVR’s with no additional cost, it’s got a great price, and it works with most IP cameras. It’s great for a home, or chain of small stores, or even one store. Three different versions accept four, eight, or sixteen cameras, and with the free Control center software, you can watch selected cameras from up to 16 other NVR’s. For free, it’s great.

So we hooked up one of the new Vivotek FD8136 Mini Dome Megapixel IP Camera, a mini 1 megapixel dome camera, and put on a 8mm lens, and used a SecuNext 700 line dome camera with the same 8MM lens. You tell me which one looks better, then vote in the poll.

SecuNext 700 Line Dome Camera :0(

Here’s the money shots!

Vivotek 1 Megapixel Dome Camera :0)

We have sample video we will post in the next couple days; just wanted to announce the death of the analog CCTV camera. Call us @ 1-877-339-3779 and we will help you with picking the right cameras and recorders to do the job for you!

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Access Your My-See Video In Under Three Minutes

We set up one of the My-See Indoor IP Cameras, and we were impressed with how easy they were to set up and access remotely. It took less than 3 minutes to get the camera to show up on the My-See control panel. The My-See cameras are VGA resolution IP camera (640 X 480), that offer the ability to store your video in the cloud, and not have to buy a network video recorder. Rather, the camera will monitor your home, apartment, dorm, office, warehouse, or storage room, and to notify you when someone comes in front of the camera.

My See Indoor IP Camera

My See Indoor IP Camera

It took us all of 3 minutes to get live view over the net of the camera. We connected the camera to our switch, and powered it up. We then logged into the My-See web site and entered our username & password. What’s really cool is you can view the site in English, French, Spanish, Suomi, Portuguese, and Polish. Just check the radio button for which language you want, and you are logged in.

We were asked to install Active X, if you don’t have it installed already, and then it asked to install some other software. When done, we could see that it was trying to show the image, though it was a blank, and had that little icon in the top left corner that was broken in 1/2, and didn’t see the camera.

At this point, we saw the icon of a little brick wall picture with a flame coming out that says, “No Video? Try here.” As soon as we did, the camera showed up. We are editing a video on the install and will have it on YouTube shortly.

All three versions of the My-See IP cameras are both wired and wireless, and you will need one WAP or wireless access point per location, and you can have up to six total cameras in each location. If you have a chain of stores, this is an ideal way to monitor all your locations from one location, without having to buy NVR’s at each location. Since they are both wired & wireless, you can choose which way you want to connect.

There are iPhone, Android, and Blackberry app’s, so you can pull your camera up on your smart phone, and you can customize your alerts to send to up to 4 recipients when motion is detected, and you can customize the email subject & body, as well as attach a jpg picture or 10 second mp4 video, and SMS text message to your phone, by selecting your carrier from a drop down menu.

There is a monthly plan of $14.95 per camera that will be billed each month, and if you have any questions on the My-See IP cameras, pick up the phone & call us at the # below.

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The AVTech AVH306 Network Video Recorder Is Up And Running In Under 3 Minutes

The AVTech AVH306 Self Configuring 6 Camera Network Video Recorder is designed for people who hate, don’t want to deal with the hassle, or can’t set up an IP cameras, yet want to move from cruddy CCTV cameras to beautiful video digital network cameras.

Well, you’re prayers are answered with the AVTech AVH306 Self Configuring 6 Camera Network Video Recorder, the worlds 6 camera NVR that sets up 6 network cameras in under 3 minutes, and lets you watch them on a 3×3 matrix on any HD TV!

AVTech AVH306 Self Configuring 6 Camera Network Video Recorder

No matter if you are a home owner wanting to cover the front and back of your place from roving punks, to the small business owner who needs to watch over the shop when he is not there, the AVTech AVH306 Self Configuring 6 Camera Network Video Recorder is a great choice as it gives you 6 cameras vs 4, and sets itself up, so your installation hassles are minimal.

And the best part is the AVTech AVH306 Self Configuring 6 Camera Network Video Recorder works with many other IP cameras. For more info, call us @ the # below!

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EyeSpyPro Finished The Exacq Technologies Technical Training Class

We just finished the Exacq Technologies Technical Training class, and we are blown away about this leading developer of open architecture, Video Management System (VMS) solutions for security and surveillance applications. Exacq offers their exacqVision VMS client server solutions, which are scalable from 1 to large scale corporate or campus video surveillance systems with thousands of cameras.

If you are ready to move up to the ultimate network camera recording software/systems on earth, you gotta check out the Exacq Technologies platform that is open architecture VMS software that works with IP cameras, servers, and storage systems from all the top names in video surveillance. The best feature is the flexibility of choosing the storage system that fits your needs, including RAID, internal discs, iS CSI, DAS, or SAN.



Their advanced virtual matrix switching and display offers remote and centralized monitoring with a virtual maxtrix switching that automatically routes the video to monitors upon certain events.

You can hook up analog, IP, or a combination of both types of cameras. The pre-configured systems make it easy to get up and running quickly, and you will find this is the easiest to use, and most robust video surveillance software on earth.

Choose to install the software on approved hardware, or choose from entry, mid-level, or enterprise solutions. We can’t post any prices, so you gotta call us for more info @ the # below.

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GeoVision Mini Pan Tilt IP Camera Works At Home Or The Office

Leave it to GeoVision to come up with GeoVision GV PT 110D 1.3MP H.264 IR Pan Tilt IP Camera, an affordable pan/tilt camera to watch over your home security or office security when you are not around. The mini pan/tilt camera does not zoom, however, you it can turn to the left or right, or up or down. GeoVision comes with free software that you can install on a PC to make a home video recorder, or you can look at the GV NVR System Lite, a 4 or 8 channel tiny Network Video Recorder (NVR) that will record the video, and allow you to access it online, or on a smart phone/pad.

And the GeoVision software has included auto-tracking built in, so you can have the camera automatically track someone when they come into the field of view. Check out the video below demonstrating that.

GeoVision GV PT 110D 1.3MP H.264 IR Pan Tilt IP Camera

GeoVision GV PT 110D 1.3MP H.264 IR Pan Tilt IP Camera

So you get a low priced pan/tilt camera with free software that automatically tracks objects that come into view. It can also set up a “tour,” where it goes from certain locations, like doors or windows, until it sees something, or just turns left or right constantly or whenever you want. You can tell it to do whatever you want it to do.

For more info, give us a ring-a-ling @ the # below.

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Hard Drive Prices To Stay High Until 2014

Sadly, Computerworld reports that hard drive prices will stay high until 2014. This is sad, and an apparent ploy to keep the prices of hard drives high, and create an artificial shortage. While Obozo can only blame Bush the punk for so long, the prices of hard drives might not ever drop to pre-Thailand flooding days.

And really, how long will they milk a little flooding down Soi Cowboy? The guess is the prices will still be 20-30% higher than before the flodding, though that’s much better than today. Hard drive prices pretty much tripled the end of last year, and now they are about double what they were.

So if you order any digital video recorder, or network video recorder, or anything with a hard drive, you are going to pay a premium, and we have to quote you on that day what the prices are because the prices on our website are not correct, we can’t honor them, and we are not going to update them every stinking day, ok??? It stinks, though what are you going to do, fly to Bangkok and recreate the Hangover 2? Please!

Though do let me know if I can jump in your suitcase if you do!

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Wendell the Chameleon
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