An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet. Although most cameras that do this are webcams, the term "IP camera" or "netcam" is usually applied only to those used for surveillance.
There are two kinds of IP cameras:
If you really want to keep control of your remote sites, there's just no substitute for seeing with your own eyes.
Maintaining the security of remote sites, especially collocation sites, is a never-ending worry. Your remote sites are isolated, no one's there - how do you know exactly what's going on?
Door alarms can tell you a little bit about the security situation at a remote site, but video surveillance will tell you everything.
If you have a video camera at your remote site, you can:
The SiteCAM uses the NetGuardian's own integrated 10BaseT hub to upload live streaming video over the Internet. You can view the actual live status of your remote site through the NetGuardian's Web Browser interface.
From confirming that the doors have been shut, to walking a technician through a corrective procedure, or capturing video in response to an intruder alarm, the SiteCAM gives easy, integrated video surveillance - without the cost of an expensive security system.
The NetGuardian SiteCAM offers a wide 45-degree view field and a focus range of 1 meter to infinity. You can increase the SiteCAM's viewing range even more by using the convenient remote pan and tilt controls built into the Web Browser Interface.
You can connect up to four SiteCAMs to your NetGuardian - and you can even monitor multiple cameras at once.
Because it's integrated with your NetGuardian, the SiteCAM makes video surveillance easy. You don't have to spend money or rack space on a separate Ethernet hub. The SiteCAM is a simple add-on to your existing alarm monitoring system, accessible through the monitoring interface you use everyday. You can shift to video surveillance without interrupting your other work.
And if you team your SiteCAM with the T/Mon Building Access System, you'll have live visual surveillance PLUS door entry control - all integrated with the powerful network alarm monitoring capabilities of the T/Mon NOC Remote Alarm Monitoring System and the NetGuardian 832A.
Integrating SiteCAM video surveillance with your NetGuardian alarm monitoring delivers another big benefit - your NetGuardian can immediately capture video images as soon as an intrusion or other alarm occurs.
By using the NetGuardian's echo alarms feature, you can configure the NetGuardian to activate the SiteCAM when an alarm occurs - an entry alarm, a temperature alarm, a flooding alarm, or any other alarm you choose.
If the alarm is triggered, the SiteCAM immediately captures images, and the NetGuardian emails the images, as well as a complete alarm description, to responsible personnel.
Wireless technologies have made their way into a wide range of industries. Security and network monitoring applications are no exception.
With the incorporation of wireless communications and data transfer methods into security cameras, the ability to more effectively monitor your sites has grown expontentially.
For those in charge of site security, being able to see what is happening in real-time is of crucial importance. Being able to monitor the facilities should be a top priority no matter what the conditions are outside.
As a first-line of defense, many companies have installed exterior security cameras onto their buildings as well as remote sites to see who/what is at their sites. From making sure employees are working, to catching criminals, a well-designed IP Camera can save you time and money. Outdoor IP Cameras are designed to serve the same purpose under extreme conditions.
Like the U.S. Postal Service creed states, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," letter-carriers work in any condition to make sure the job gets done. Outdoor IP Cameras function in a very similar manner. Because of their sealed, durable housings, water, dust, and physical attacks rarely affect the internal components. Unlike the postal workers, these cameras won't go on strike, take vacations, or have to worry about days off.
With 24/7 recording, and the capabilities to send alarms when something "unusual" occurs, Outdoor Cameras are a great addition to any BAS or Security System.
The SiteCAM is a small, lightweight -48VDC IP video camera that will allow users to pan and tilt around a site for visual confirmation of events. If the security of your network is important, you need to be able to view your sites at all times. This network camera features 60 degrees pan left & right, and 45 degrees tilt down. The camera feed can via the NetGuardian's web browser.
The SiteCAM provides remote site visibility in more than one way. Use the SiteCAM to add security for co-location sites by providing video surveillance. With the SiteCAM you'll be able to view live streaming video of your sites and equipment with the touch of a button. The camera must be connected directly to a separate hub to operate. Up to four cameras can be connector per NetGuardian and can be mounted to the rack or attached to a wall or ceiling. When coupled with the Building Access System (BAS), the integrated camera provides the most complete remote site monitoring solution available.
SiteCAM live video surveillance is just the start of the NEBS-certified NetGuardian 832A's capabilities. Monitor alarms directly from the Web without a master ... access remote site equipment through terminal server ports ... get email notifications of every alarm ...learn everything the NetGuardian 832A can do for you.
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