There are many different products available and it can be confusing. IP camera systems include not only the cameras, they also include Video Management Software or NVRs, lenses, enclosures, network systems, and analytic software. Complete security systems can include door access control, intercoms, and network attached emergency paging.
Take a look at the list of IP cameras below, and then contact us for assistance. We will be happy to help assure you get everything you need.
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.
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. PTZ cameras are available with up to 2 megapixel resolution.
High performance PTZ are outdoor ready, powered by PoE, and provide up to 36X optical zoom with image stabilization. AXIS is one of the largest manufacturers of IP cameras and systems. They provide excellent technical support and have a wide selection of cameras.
Contact us for pricing. Brickcom is a new manufacturer provides excellent megapixel cameras, with performance that compares favorably with IP camera from the major manufacturers.
They specializes in megapixel IP cameras. The cameras in this family include free NVR software.
Canon purchased Axis. The traditional Canon cameras have 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.
One significant benefit is their unique ability to remotely adjust the pan, tilt, zoom and focus. This feature makes the fixed IP dome cameras very easy to set up. The installation time is dramatically decreased.
Models Available The low light sensitivity 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 the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IQinvision merged with Vicon to create a new company that offers a larger variety of products. IQinvision was the original place to go for high resolution cameras. Now there are many other camera manufacturers that provide higher resolution cameras. Take a look at Hanwha (Samsung) and Sony cameras. High resolution IP cameras allow you to identify a person’s face or license plate number in a field of view up to 50 ft. IQinvision still has a number of good indoor and 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.
See the full line of IQinvision Cameras
JVC has a number of IP cameras that provide high resolution video. As an example the VN-H557U is a new 1080p Super LoLux HD™ network PTZ dome camera that delivers excellent quality high resolution images with wide area coverage. It’s ideal for use in applications such as casinos, shopping centers, airports and school campuses.
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 is now known as Hanwha Techwin, but it’s the same great camera company. They have 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. You will find that their IP cameras have much better cost-performance than Axis.
Thee Hanwha 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. IP cameras that support two-way audio, and have input and output connections, are the best choice when you need to add an intercom for remote door access control.
Samsung’s new 2 megapixel PTZ IP camera provides amazing long range viewing. It far surpasses the similar Axis 2 megapixel camera which only has a 20X zoom lens versus the 32X zoom lens provided by the Samsung camera.
Sony has very high performance IP cameras that include box, bullet, dome and PTZ cameras. They all feature excellent low light performance and wide dynamic range. It is one of the best cameras to use in challenging lighting situations.
Fixed cameras include megapixel resolution and outdoor rated bullet cameras with IR illuminators. The cameras feature remote back focus.
Dome cameras include megapixel resolution and IR illuminators. They feature remote zoom, and remote back focus that makes installation and set up very easy.
PTZ IP camera systems have megapixel resolution, with up to 30X zoom. These cameras have excellent wide dynamic range.
More Sony IP cameras. Sony has a complete line of excellent cameras for many different applications.
Vivotek is manufactured in Taiwan. They provide reasonable quality cameras for low prices. They have a wide variety of economic dome and box cameras. Camera pricing starts at under $300.