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TESTED: Master Lock CHW30300EURHR0

While most of the work installers carry out will be invoiced at a later date there are still people that occasionally pay cash for work carried out at their premises, especially when the work is a domestic job. In this scenario it is possible that the trade van could not only be...
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TESTED – Seagate ST14000VX0008

The 14TB ShyHawk is a conventionally packaged 3.5” hard drive with SATA connection. It is promoted as a surveillance optimised drive with “superior image integrity”. Multi-Tier Caching allows for up to 64 HD video streams to be handled. Hard drives for DVRs and NVRs have...
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TESTED – Optex BXS-AM

This is a wall or pole mountable IP55 outdoor “curtain” PIR intrusion detector that has dual narrow passive infrared detection zones either side of the device. Intended for example to cover side walls of buildings in order to trigger an alarm when people approach too close to the...
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TESTED – Mobotix M16

Recognisable by its non-conventional form, this version of the Mobotix M16 is supplied with individual colour and monochrome modules mounted side by side. This removes the need for a mechanical infrared cut filter. The use of purely electronic light control means that there are...
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TESTED – Milesight MS-C9674

This is a low-profile 180° “Fisheye” ONVIF compliant camera based around a 12MP 1/1.7” CMOS sensor, a 1.98mm F2.8 lens and inbuilt infrared LEDs providing up to 15 metres coverage. Alarm input and output connections are provided along with an audio output. An internal microphone...
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TESTED – Uniview IPC3635ER3-DUPZ

This IP “Eyeball” style Day /Night IR camera is based around a 5MP “Starlight” 1/2.7” sensor and has a 5x motorised zoom lens. It is IP67 rated and ONVIF compliant. Operating temperature is stated as an impressive -40° to +60° C. Getting started The camera is PoE fed (8.16W) or...
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TESTED: Concept Pro CP-HSD20-AHD

This Concept Pro IP66 IK10 rated speed-dome is based on the Starvis 1/2.8” CMOS sensor, giving a 2MP (1920 x 1080p) image with a 20x zoom lens and in-built infrared illuminators with a stated range of up to 150 metres. A 30x zoom version is also available. The camera provides...
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TESTED – Manything Pro App

Manything is a name some of you will already know as the company that has an app that enables unused smartphones to be used as surveillance cameras. This is an ingenious app especially given the number of old phones we have knocking around, although for the professional installer...
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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...