D-Link's new Internet security cameras

July 2004 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

D-Link has added two new feature-rich Internet cameras to its product line. The cameras give users remote control of live, high-quality streaming video from a Web browser anywhere in the world. The new wired (DCS-5300) and wireless (DCS-5300W) Internet security cameras feature motorised pan and tilt operation which can be operated remotely from a Web browser or from the included remote control for adjustment of the camera angles, giving users the ability to scan an entire room or office from top to bottom for the ultimate home and office security. The new D-Link Internet security cameras feature advanced charge coupled device (CCD) sensor technology to deliver clear, crisp 320 x 240 resolution images even in areas of low light.

The wired and wireless 802.11b cameras allow home and small business customers to set up a video monitoring system with viewing access available from virtually any Internet location. With Web server, IP address, e-mail and monitoring software integrated into the new Internet cameras, camera users simply open a regular Web browser and type in the camera's IP address to view the streaming video from a remote or network connected PC. A free Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) utility built in to the camera's Web server allows the user to create a personal Web address from which the camera's live video can be seen over the Internet. Unlike similar cameras that require a paid DDNS service, both the DCS-5300 and the DCS-5300W include everything needed to stream video outside the home or office network.

"The cameras include the capability to pan, delivering 270° visual coverage, and the capability to tilt which gives you 90° of high and low surveillance which is fantastic," says D-Link Africa branch manager Attie Pienaar.

The combination of the D-Link Internet cameras' CCD, glass lens and MPEG-4 video compression delivers high-quality live motion video at up to 30 frames per second with multiple viewing resolutions of 320x240 or 160x120. With the new CCD lens the cameras capture the highest quality video, even in areas with lower levels of light. Since all resolution is dependent on light, which is colour plus value, the advanced CCD sensor fully enables the camera to have an increased amount of light and colour for significantly improved resolution.

The D-Link Internet security cameras offer multiple viewing and recording options for the ultimate in security and convenience. The D-Link cameras provide advanced MPEG-4 video compression that allows the recording of up to eight hours of video onto just 500 MB of hard drive space. Video streams and image snapshots from the D-Link DCS-5300 and DCS-5300W can be recorded at preset intervals and stored onto a hard drive. The cameras can be configured to send e-mail alarm messages to a denoted address whenever they detect motion in an indicated field-of-view, and can even attach a small video clip of the triggered event. The included software provides the ability to monitor up to 16 cameras at once on a single screen. A built-in microphone with audio output for optional remote broadcasting to a television or speakers can create an audio recording and playback environment.

The DCS-5300W is IEEE 802.11b standard and compatible with both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking technologies. Advanced wireless security features including SSID filtering and 64/128/256 bit WEP encryption ensure the security of the wireless transmissions.

For more information contact Karien Wood, D-Link Africa, 012 665 2165, karien@d-link.co.za, www.dlink.co.za


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