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Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

Different Things that People can mean when they say "Cloud Based" Surveillance:

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1. I want to monitor my cameras when I am away:

Yes, we offer remote video monitoring for any of our DVRs or NVRs that you have connected to your internet.

We don't charge a monthly fee (but some other companies that make DVRs do).

Our browser-based video monitoring works in Safari and Internet Explorer. You can view both live and recorded footage.


2. I don't want a recorder at all locally, I want to record to a server on the internet.

A.It is insecure.

Typically these types of cameras connect via wifi - which can be easily blocked or have interference.

Because your internet is tied to your power, you won't have the ability to use a battery backup to keep your surveillance system running if the power goes out.

If your internet service provider has a disruption of service or if your router starts misbehaving, you won't be recording. When a DVR or NVR has an issue it "self heals" by rebooting and clearing the issue. There's no option for that with cloud-based recording.

B.The resolution is low quality and variable

Even with the fastest residential internet connection, you are going to get terrible results from cloud based recording. Depending upon the speed of your internet for corporate internet connections like a T1 Line you might be able to record, but this varies according to how much you are using the internet -- and how much other people in your geographic area are using it.

Footage recorded Locally

A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 1080P IP camera with a wide angle lens

Range of Reduced Quality when Recorded Online

A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 700 TVL camera with a wide angle lens
A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 420 TVL camera with a wide angle lens

C. You probably can't do it anyways - at least not for a system

Cloud-based recording can be a wonderful solution if you have one or two cameras and don't care a ton about quality or reliability (such as using one for a baby monitor), but it probably isn't even possible for more cameras than that.

For internet speeds, there is an upload speed and a download speed. In the US, download speeds can be decent (although we lag behind much of the developed world in that, too), but upload speeds are pretty slow. You may not notice this, because the majority of what you do on the internet is downloading, but your ISP (internet service provider) isn't usually providing great service for uploading data. So, this solution works in Japan (where they have fiber internet in most places) but won't work well in the US -- because our infrastructure is behind the technological curve.

Each camera takes a large amount of bandwidth - about 5MBps, so while this can be a great solution for one or two cameras, it can be rendered completely unusable for more than that. It's nice if you want to put a webcam up and watch the kids; it doesn't really work for having 4 - 8 cameras guarding your house. For business that are recording up to 64 channels, this problem magnifies itself 10 fold.

D. Obviously, Cloud Based Recording is also going to slow down your internet.

And may render it impossible to surf the net.


3. I understand why recording to a online server is a bad idea, but I am concerned someone might break in and steal my recorder. Can I backup my video footage somehow?

A. NAS

NAS

A NAS or Network Attached Storage is an easy way to either increase the storage space available to your recorder or have a redundant, off recorder storage device - allowing you to have two copies of recorded footage.

You set both the internal and NAS hard drives into groups and assign the cameras to groups. This way you can set some cameras to record longer than others.

NAS backup is available on all our NVRs, DVRs, and Hybrids.


B. eSata

esata drive array

Our 16, 32, and 64 channel NVRs have an eSata connection on the back so that you can attach a hot swappable eSata drive array which can function as either a backup or extension of your internal drives.

You set both the internal and eSata hard drives into groups and assign the cameras to groups. This way you can set some cameras to record longer than others.

eSata backup is available on our 16, 32, and 64 channel NVRs.


C. RAID

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RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is allows your NVR to combines multiple, internal, disk drives into a singular unit for the purposes of data redundancy or performance improvements.

In addition to NAS and eSata, our SUPER NVR series has internal RAID.



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  1. The Wasp Pro 2.0 43220 - 1080P 2MP Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera



    The Wasp Pro 2.0 43220 - 1080P 2MP Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P (2MP) @ 30 FPS
    1920 × 1080
    Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    Rated IP66 - full protection from dust, rain, and sprinklers. You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F at below 90% humidity.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 4mm
    75° of coverage


    IR

    infrared

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT


    Special

    special features

    Vandal Proof Housing

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom



  2. The Guardian Pro 4.0 41240 - 4MP (2x1080P) 3 Axis Fixed Lens Dome Camera



    The Guardian Pro 4.0 41240 - 4MP (2x1080P) 3 Axis Fixed Lens Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $199.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 20 FPS
    2560 x 1440
    Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    Rated IP66 - full protection from dust, rain, and sprinklers. You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F at below 90% humidity.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 4mm
    75° of coverage


    IR

    infrared

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    Good for Low Light: 0.01 Lux Rating


    Special

    special features

    Wide Dynamic Range

    Vandal Proof Housing

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom



  3. Wasp Pro V2



    The Wasp Pro 4.0 v2 43240 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $199.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 20 FPS
    2560 x 1440
    Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    Rated IP66 - full protection from dust, rain, and sprinklers. You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F at below 90% humidity.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 4mm
    75° of coverage


    IR

    infrared

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    Good for Low Light: 0.01 Lux Rating


    Special

    special features

    Wide Dynamic Range

    Vandal Proof Housing

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of ZoomMicroSD Card Slot



  4. The Vanguard 4 Channel NVR with SCWEasyConnect - - SKU: VG4P4



    The Vanguard 4 Channel NVR with SCWEasyConnect - - SKU: VG4P4

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    $329.00


    Resolution


    This NVR can record 4 of our 1080P cameras at 30 FPS each or 4 of our 4MP cameras at 20 FPS each
    How to avoid being ripped off by fake "1080P" NVRs

    40Mbps of total incoming bitrate
    What can I do with Spare Bitrate?


    Features


    1 hard drive bay
    Motion Alert Emails
    Motion Detection Recording
    IntelliPro Ready
    Remote Footage Download
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about which of our NVRs can create create a second copy of your footage


    Viewing


    Online Viewing
    VGA Monitor Out
    HDMI Out for TVs
    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Viewing + Apps
    Mac Viewing + Apps


    Connections


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    4 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play SCW camera auto-configuration
    Cameras can also connect via Cat5e to a POE Switch anywhere on your Network



  5. The Vanguard 8 Channel NVR with SCWEasyConnect - - SKU: VG8P8



    The Vanguard 8 Channel NVR with SCWEasyConnect - - SKU: VG8P8

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    A hard drive is required to store video footage on a NVR or DVR. You can use our Hard Drive storage calculator to determine what size hard drive you need.

    $599.00


    Resolution


    This NVR can record 8 of our 1080P cameras at 30 FPS each or 8 of our 4MP cameras at 20 FPS each
    How to avoid being ripped off by fake "1080P" NVRs

    80Mbps of total incoming bitrate
    What can I do with Spare Bitrate?


    Features


    2 hard drive bays
    Motion Alert Emails
    Motion Detection Recording
    IntelliPro Ready
    Remote Footage Download
    Footage Download via USB
    Easy Backup to NAS

    Learn about how this NVR can create create a second copy of your footage


    Viewing


    Online Viewing
    VGA Monitor Out
    HDMI Out for TVs
    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Viewing + Apps
    Mac Viewing + Apps


    Connections


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    8 SCWEasyConnect ports on back for Plug and play SCW camera auto-configuration
    Cameras can also connect via Cat5e to a POE Switch anywhere on your Network


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