D-Link has unveiled three IP security cameras designed to enhance physical security by exploiting existing network infrastructure.
The DCS-3710, DCS-6818 and DCS-5635 models have been designed to meet the growing demand for IP CCTV systems, and offer flexibility, scalability and ease of management, the firm said.
Giuseppe Cinquemani, European business development manager at D-Link, explained that resistance to the use of IP cameras had been overcome in recent years.
"Using the network for CCTV means you can easily scale the use of IP cameras by simply adding more as and when you need by using Ethernet connections to power them, rather than having to link cameras to the electric grid each time," he said.
"Furthermore, while it may cost a little bit more for an IP camera, it will last for a lot longer and can be redeployed in new positions over time simply and quickly, as it can be connected via Ethernet to the network from any location."
The DCS-3710 costs £429 and uses Wide Dynamic Range technology to capture video in dark and light environments, incorporating Power over Ethernet to allow easy installation.
The DCS-6818, which costs £1,590, is a dome network camera that offers up to 36x optical zoom and the ability to compress real-time video in MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG formats.
Finally the DCS-5635 costs £599 and features motorised pan, tilt and optical/digital zoom, and a 10x optical zoom that can identify faces, licence plates and other key details.
"The DCS-5635 is ideal for small companies in an office environment, for example, as it can be fitted to the network through an Ethernet connection or over Wi-Fi on the 802.11n standard and is ready to go straight out of the box," said Cinquemani.
All three models are available now.
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