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.
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: email@example.com.
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 HybridNetwork 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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wendell the Chameleon Spy & Surveillance Products Expert
Unless you are living under a rock, you heard that there is a large shortage of hard drives that have caused prices to almost triple due to the worst flood to hit Thailand in over fifty years. As you can see in these images, Western Digital has been hit hard by the flooding and the company has suspended production in Thailand. Obviously, it’s going to take some time for Western Digital to recover from the flood damage to its factories. Other hard drive manufacturers (such as Seagate) will also be affected as component suppliers have experienced flooding.
Sniff, brings back good memories of Soi Cowboy!
According to Western Digital CEO John Coyne, it will all add up to a significantly reduced supply of hard drives into 2012. CRN reports that prices on hard drives are already rising in distribution channels and companies in the industry are watching inventory closely; some distributors may be stockpiling drives rather than selling them until the situation on the ground becomes clearer. Just how the shortage will ultimately affect consumers is also up in the air and will depend on how Western Digital and its distributors allocate existing inventory.
PC makers are taking notice, however: Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the record as expecting “an overall industry shortage of disk drives” and a Dell spokesperson said the company is “working with our hard drive suppliers to address potential impact for the remainder of the year.”
Due to the rapid daily fluctuations, we are not able to keep up with the constant changes on our web site, and any orders for products that require hard drives will be higher than posted until this problem settles down. Any order for Digital Video Recorders or Network Video Recorders, or anything requiring a hard drive will be higher than posted, and we will notify you of the price before we run your order.
It’s best to call us before you make an order to get a current price.
A rugged vandal proof dome is designed for public places indoor or outdoor, and can withstand hits with sticks and rocks. While they are not bullet proof, they will take the abuse dished out by the Occupy Wall Street socialist/commie punks. Seems a few dozen to a few thousand are popping up like zits on a fat man’s arse all over our great country. And while I have been just too busy lately quoting large camera installations to rant my political opinions, now is the time I flap my lips. These punks have no respect for public or private property, and will not think twice about breaking your windows, smashing your property, and generally being royal pain’s in the arses.
While this is America, and you can voice your opinion as much as you like, these bastards are replicating European style anarchy that is hell-bent on destroying the Republic, and turning this once great country into some kind of commie, pinko socialist poop hole where all activities designed to make a profit are evil and abolished. While I totally agree that our Government is hell bent out of control, and need to stop spending and not raise one more dime of revenue, I don’t want some smelly dread locked person living @ Mom’s to get in my way and delay my daily routines by blocking the streets so I can’t drive to where I need to, or go to my bank to deposit the huge profits us capitalists make every hour. These people are really 1%’rs, not 99%ers. With over 300 million people in the USA, these people hardly even make up 1% of the population. You don’t speak for the majority of Americans who love capitalism, who love to make money. Money is not evil, you are evil. We strive to make the biggest profit we can.
This is the USA, not a socialist country. It’s not fair, it can’t be equal, and it never was designed to be. Quit crying about equality because the only things you are guaranteed here is the right to pursue your own dreams, smelly brown stuff will come out of your butt, and you will die. Make the most of it and quit complaining. Become your own Steve Jobs, invent the next greatest thing. However, the only thing you will invent crying about things is your own demise. If you want a handout, go to a country in Europe that loves to give all the taxes away to foreigners. This is American damit, and we are not a socialist state and it’s high time we toss out the bums like Pelosi, Reid, and all democrats, and put in people who want to save the Republic.
Anyway, they will soon be coming to a town near you, and you don’t want some panty waist camera out there, you want a rugged, high quality, ACTi 4 MP vandal proof dome to record their activities.
ACTi has this great software that installs on a newer PC, and you can watch the zombies from your iPhone while you are counting your millions at BOA. The first 16 cameras are free, or look at their new line of NVR’s, the GNR-2000 Desktop Standalone NVR, which accepts up to 10TB of storage, and comes with 4 licenses. You can add up to 12 more licenses for a total of 16 cameras. The XNR 4200 64 Camera Rack mount Standalone NVR comes with 16 licensees, and can accept up to 64 on a rack mount that takes up to 12TB of storage.
Whew, enough, my blood is boiling and my eyes are about to pop.
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert
If you don’t need all those bells and whistles, there are two lighter versions, and a great one for small businesses or residences. If you are ready to graduate from 20th century analog video to the 21st century, or considering a new installation or expansion, you owe it to yourself to check out the Aimetis NVR software.