Best Picks: Outdoor Wireless Cameras

by M Rucinski - on May 16th 2017 - No Comments

Getting Started

There are many wireless outdoor security cameras on the market with a variety of features, so whether you’re camera-savvy or a new buyer, it can be a challenge to select the best product for your security needs. Consumers need something easy to install and use that displays quality images as well as integrates intelligent technology.

For end users, finding a vendor who will provide support and upgrades for the camera and system software throughout the life of the product is also a necessity.

The following represents a list of some of the top wireless outdoor cameras available to consumers.

1. Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System:
Consumers can access live video using their smartphones and tablets, and receive emails or push notifications based on sound and motion detection. Features include weatherproof casing, audio, and night vision. Unfortunately, this model is not compatible with Mac systems – the software is compatible with Windows only. Another notable drawback is that remote system management requires a yearly fee. (more…)

Avigilon enters into agreement to sell office tower for $107.5M

by vmstoday - on May 16th 2017 - No Comments
Avigilon, provider of security solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Company’s downtown Vancouver office tower and associated land (the “Building”) for expected gross proceeds of approximately CAD $107.5M (the “Transaction”). Avigilon will lease back the Building, thereby securing its facility needs while reducing its debt, providing cash for general working capital purposes, and enhancing shareholder value.

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Dahua Technology appoints new CEO

by vmstoday - on May 15th 2017 - No Comments

Dahua Technology, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, announces that Dahua Technology has hired a new CEO to run the daily operations of the fast-growing company. Liquan Fu, Founder and Chairman of Dahua Technology worldwide, has recently hired Ke Li to build upon the momentum and success that Fu has set in place. Fu will continue to serve Dahua as Chairman of its board of directors. (more…)

VMware moves into IoT space

by vmstoday - on May 12th 2017 - No Comments

VMware is hoping to make its mark in the Internet of Things (IoT) arena with a new brand and planned range of products addressing the market.

At the Dell EMC World event taking place this week in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used his keynote speech to unveil the Pulse IoT Centre, a tool designed to allow businesses to manage their IoT infrastructure and devices. And the company chief claimed that the product launch was just an opening salvo in a longer-term assault on the IoT sector. (more…)

Genetec Announces Latest Version of AutoVu Free-Flow – Parking Enforcement Solution

by vmstoday - on May 11th 2017 - No Comments

Catching parked vehicles in violation is a challenge for many parking organizations. Business managers estimate that they apprehend less than a quarter of parking violators. With AutoVu Free-Flow, parking enforcement officers can easily identify lots with unenforced violations and dynamically adjust their patrol routes to maximize violation capture rates. A growing number of parking property owners are investigating gateless parking to reduce vehicle congestion and provide a more convenient and efficient parking experience. AutoVu Free-Flow provides the technology to forego using gates, while maintaining compliance with parking rules. (more…)

Kwikset SMARTCODE 910 Review

by Albert Breton - on May 11th 2017 - No Comments

Kwikset supplied us with SMARTCODE 910 which can be configured with your home automation. The lock speaks Z-Wave and Zigbee. In our case, I registered it with our home automation using Z-wave.

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Honeywell strengthens connected building by hosting MAXPRO Cloud with Azure

by vmstoday - on May 10th 2017 - No Comments

Honeywell announced that MAXPRO Cloud, the company’s connected building solution for small-to-medium-sized (SMB) businesses, will be hosted on the Microsoft Azure hosting platform.

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Designed for the unique needs of an SMB customer, MAXPRO Cloud integrates access and video data into a single user interface, enabling customers to achieve their business goals by leveraging their connected buildings as strategic assets. It helps improve customer’s business performance, ensures more efficient safety and security, minimizes loss of inventory in retail environments, reduces IT infrastructure costs, and streamlines operations by empowering small-to-medium business owners to make decisions in a flexible and scalable manner through real-time access, insight, and reporting. By bringing the strength of Azure to Honeywell’s connected buildings technology, customers will benefit from Microsoft’s global footprint and advanced data services. (more…)

Panasonic WV-SFN110 Review: i-PRO Indoor Dome Network Camera

by Albert Breton - on May 9th 2017 - No Comments

I was excited to see Panasonic’s little WV-SFN110 indoor camera.  However, the excitement faded pretty quickly as I tried to configure the camera.  Let me get all the griping out before I go in to the camera itself.  Like many camera manufacturers they think that everyone only runs Windows workstations. The Easy IP software which is supposed to help you set the IP initially is an EXE file so it only runs on Windows.  I tried to use the Easy IP tool to scan for the camera so I could re-IP it, but no luck.  I had to run a port scan on my network to find the camera, so for people who does not know how to run a port scan to find the IP the camera is operating on, it would be a problem.

Panasonic i-PRO Camera WV-SFN110

Once I found the IP I connected with the only browser supported; Microsoft Internet Explorer.  It is beyond me why camera manufacturers do not select a browser platform which can be used from Macs, Linux and Windows, instead of painting themselves into a corner only allowing Internet Explorer.  With Windows 10, Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser, but that is not supported either, so you must connect to the camera using Internet Explorer, no matter how much you hate it. (more…)

Hanwha Techwin video surveillance solutions integrated with SureView Immix

by vmstoday - on May 9th 2017 - No Comments

Hanwha Techwin’s entire range of cameras and recording devices have been successfully integrated with SureView’s Immix CS central station software platform.

The integration allows the latest Wisenet IP camera series and NVRs, as well as analogue DVRs to interact with Immix CS which is designed to improve the efficiency of central alarm monitoring stations offering video monitoring services. (more…)

Vision-Box unveils novel Biometric Exit solution for border surveillance

by vmstoday - on May 5th 2017 - No Comments

An effective immigration system requires an end-to-end process that collects exit data and correlates it with entry data. The goal is to ensure that a traveler cannot depart using someone else’s identity or have someone depart on his or her behalf. Without biometrically verified exit data, there is no meaningful way to accurately determine whether foreign nationals have overstayed his or her visa. The challenge is to collect and match relevant data in a reliable and efficient manner. (more…)

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