Dome cameras are available for indoor and outdoor applications. These cameras look nice, are protected from damage (especially the vandal resistant versions), and some have remote control lens adjustment making them very easy to install
The latest P33 series of cameras include improved light handling capability that includes wide dynamic range and very low light sensitivity.
Box cameras provide the flexibility of using different lenses. There are models for just indoor applications and others that can be used outdoors. The outdoor ready models have the ability to operate in a wide range of lighting because they include auto-iris lenses. Pricing ranges from under $179 to over $1200 depending on performance, resolution, and functions
The new outdoor ready cameras are available in enclosures that are powered over Ethernet (PoE)
There is a choice of economical or high performance Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) IP cameras to choose from. You can even get PTZ cameras with 2 megapixel resolution.
High performance PTZ are outdoor ready, powered by PoE, and provide up to 36X optical zoom with image stabilization.
AXIS is the number one manufacturer of IP cameras and systems. They provide excellent technical support and have a wide selection of cameras.
All the latest cameras support the new H.264 compression. This reduces storage and bandwidth requirements.
There is a selection of standard resolution and megapixel cameras. The latest 5 megapixel camera provides a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels.
All the new cameras, and even the outdoor models, are powered over Ethernet (PoE), reducing the wires required and making them very easy to install.
Take a look at the full line of Axis cameras.
Brickcom has a selection of cube, dome, bullet and other cameras. Besides the standard models that include PoE power, there are models that include wireless and 3G SIM card options.
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This new manufacturer provides excellent megapixel cameras with performance that compares favorably with IP camera from major manufacturers.
Brickcom specializes in megapixel IP cameras. There are a number of different cameras in this family and they all include free NVR software.
The VB-M40 PTZ camera includes megapixel resolution and 20 X optical zoom
Canon just introduced some very nice cameras that take advantage of their lens expertise. They feature megapixel resolution with excellent low light sensitivity. Video quality compares well to the Axis and IQinvision megapixel cameras.
The new dome cameras include the unique ability to remotely adjust the pan, tilt, zoom and focus. This feature makes these fixed IP cameras very easy to set up. The installation time is dramatically decreased.
The video performance of these cameras is much better than many other brands. For example most of the cameras have low light sensitivity of 0.001 lux, which exceeds the performance of Sony, Axis or IQinvision.
Simple video analytics is also included. These cameras will notify you when an object is removed from an area, or if someone leaves a box in your lobby.
These are high end IP cameras with excellent features, but if you consider the cost of replacing a low cost camera the system price can be much lower. Take a look at our article, What is the Best Price to Pay for your Camera?
Who is Hikvision? Well if you live in China you would know all about them because they dominate the security camera market there.
When these IP cameras were first brought to our attention, we were skeptical about the quality and performance. Hikvision recently showed off their new products, we tested them and I have to say we were impressed by their performance. They added wide dynamic range and remote zoom and auto-focus lenses that dramatically improved their overall capability.
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There are a wide selection of cameras including, box, dome, bullet and PTZ IP cameras. The cameras range in price from around $250 for the "ValueSeries" to the high performance 5 megapixel outdoor dome camera with the remote adjustable lens at under $1,000.
Hikvision also has some very nice Network Video Recorders (NVR) systems. The recorders also support some other camera manufacturers such as Axis, Canon, Sony and other cameras that are compatible with ONVIF
If you are looking for an economical camera for home or small business, this is a good choice. The DDK-1000 is rated as an indoor/outdoor camera, but is probably better for indoor applications because it only has a 1 lux low light sensitivity. This is an ultra-compact dual-codec network camera with a Sony
Wfine progressive ¼” CCD image sensor. More
This new manufacturer provides cameras with performance that compares favorably with the Vivotek cameras. Provides excellent cost - performance.
2 megapixel IP Camera
This day/night camera provides better resolution, back light compensation and lower light sensitivity (0.01 lux) than the DDK-1000 above. It includes an 3 - 8 mm lens, and other lenses are available.
It's a day/night camera, with the excellent low light sensitivity and compares favorably with the Sony megapixel cameras. It can be used outdoors with an environmental enclosure. More
There are a number of megapixel cameras available from this manufacturer.
This vandal resistant 2 Megapixel dome camera includes built-in IR illumination allowing it to see in the dark for a distance of 60 ft. It can be used indoors or outdoors.>
The camera includes a 3 - 9 mm vari-focal auto-iris lens and compares favorably with dome cameras from major manufacturers. More.
If you want to be able to identify a person's face or license plate number in a field of view up to 50 ft, you will need a high resolution camera. IQinvision is known for their high resolution cameras.
There are indoor as well as outdoor ready box and dome cameras available that are powered over Ethernet (PoE).
Pricing starts at under $350. Contact us for pricing on all the models available
These IQeye cameras provide up to 5 MPixel resolution. The cameras are available with a selection of megapixel lenses. Cameras have very good low light performance. This camera manufacturer provides excellent technical support.
- Optional Embedded recording software with quad-view camera display
- Built-in Power over Ethernet - IEEE 802.3af ready (or select optional power adapter or Power Over Ethernet injector)
As an example the VN-C20UL Includes Auto-Iris 3.5-8mm lens for outdoor use (requires enclosure to use outdoors)>
The JVC VN-C20U is also good for indoor applications. You must select the optional lens required. )
JVC has added a number of new cameras to their line-up. They include megapixel cameras.
The latest cameras feature "fine adjust" focusing .
Panasonic has been expanding their range of IP products. See the full line of Panasonic cameras and contact us for pricing.
Panasonic provides a wide selection of hybrid cameras that have both analog and network connections. They also have a number of dome and PTZ cameras that provide very good performance.
Samsung has a full line IP megapixel cameras that attach to your network. They have been making quite an impression in the security and surveillance market because they have excellent performance and pricing.
These box IP cameras are great for applications that require special lenses and enclosures. The high performance models include remote focus and wide dynamic range.
Bullet cameras with IR illuminators are easy to install and have many advanced functions such as remote zoom and focus lenses. All these IP cameras are powered using PoE.
Dome IP cameras are unobtrusive and nice looking. They are easy to install. The high end models include remote zoom and focus lenses.
Fixed cameras include megapixel resolution and bullet cameras with IR illuminators.
Dome cameras include megapixel resolution and IR illuminators.
New PTZ IP camera systems have megapixel resolution.
The performance of Sony's new cameras have improved dramatically. They recently introduced cameras with the option of wide dynamic range, making them very good in challenging lighting applications. The latest cameras include multiple compression options (H.264, MPEG-4 or M-JPEG)
Select from fixed, dome, or PTZ cameras. Some older models only support MJPEG compression.
Includes 3.3 ~ 12 mm Vari-focal Lens, and IR illuminator
Price starts at under $385
This is an example of dome type fixed IP Camera for indoor applications, features true day and night functionality with a removable IR-cut filter and IR illuminators. Boasting a 3-axis mechanism.
These Network cameras provide reasonably good low light sensitivity of 0.56 Lux / F2.0 (Typical); 0 Lux (10 meters IR Lens on).
This manufacturer from Taiwan provides economical cameras, which have lower performance than some of the more expensive brands.
There are many different camera models available. Camera pricing starts at under $300. Remember you get what you pay for so please contact us to make sure the camera meets your objectives.