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TESTED: Vista – VK2-MP4XVDIR28V12M

This dome is a 4MP vandal resistant model from the Vista VK2 range, with IP66 and IK10 protection ratings. A motorised 2.8 to 12 mm lens allows simple adjustment of the required field of view once installed. H.264 and H.265 formats are available with up to four streams. IR LED...
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TESTED – D-Link DCS-4622

Promoted as part of the “Vigilance” range, this is a Full HD Panoramic PoE camera; the unit is based around a 1/3.2” 3MP sensor with a 1.1mm F2.0 fisheye lens. It is ONVIF compliant with a stated resolution of up to 1920 x 1536 pixels for video and snapshots. Compression is H.264...
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TESTED – Master Lock 5426EURD

There is a multitude of ways to grant someone access to a building with a sophisticated access control system but for the majority of homes and a large number of businesses it is still a key that is required. In many situations, such as for the care of elderly or for allowing...
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TESTED: Bolle – Cobra & Squale

It is estimated that there are 120,000 reported eye-related injuries in the UK with over 70% of these occurring in the workplace, but many of these could have been prevented by the use of appropriate eye protection. Of course employers must take all steps to remove potential...
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TESTED – Bosch Flexidome NDE-4502-AL

This is a compact, easy to install, ONVIF compliant dome with a remote zoom and focus 3mm to 10mm auto-iris lens. It provides up to two 1920 x1080p streams with a third using MJPEG. Both H.264 and H.265 are supported. A wide selection of video analytic features along with local...
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TESTED – Dahua DH-IPC-HF8835FP

This is an 8MP (UHD) box style camera with very high sensitivity and intelligent video detection capabilities. It is promoted as a Starlight+ camera. For the purposes of testing it was supplied with a 12MP rated 8.5mm fixed focal length manual iris lens. The most significant...
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TESTED – ESP Aperta Wi-Fi door station

Following on from the launch of its Aperta range of Wi-Fi door stations last year, ESP has introduced a battery-powered version with the aim of making it quicker and easier to install a security solution, without the need for cabling. The market is currently seeing a lot of new...
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TESTED – Synology NVR1218

This recorder is based on a NAS style box that can accept one or two hard drives of up to 10TB capacity. This storage can be increased by the addition of an external expansion drive unit. Before operation, software must first be loaded from a supplied USB memory stick or the...
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TESTED – AVTech AVH8516 NVR

This NVR, available in the UK from Traders Warehouse, has a removeable front panel giving access to 8 drive bays. These are unpopulated and can take up to 6TB drives giving a total unformatted capacity of 48TB. The specification supports recording of up to 16 x 5MP cameras. With...
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TESTED – Raytec VAR2-IPPOE-HY8-1

This illuminator is from Raytec’s latest range and is a hybrid design providing both Infrared and White light illumination from one network controlled device. The Infrared wavelength is centred on 850nm and a 940nm version is available on request. Power is by 4-Pair PoE or...