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What is a Network IP Camera ?

It is a stand-alone device which allows a user to view live, full motion video from anywhere on a computer network, even over the Internet, using a standard web-browser.

It also "snaps" activity with the aid of advanced motion detection technology, and sends you an email with image attached for evidence.

You can even access device via 3G capable cellphone. SimpleMinders cameras do not require the computer, they connect directly to your modem via wireless or network cable.

Until very recently, video security and surveillance was accomplished using Closed Circuit Television or CCTV. This technology included analog cameras, coaxial cable and video tape recorders. Video security and surveillance started entering the digital age with the advent of CCD sensors which digitized image capture in the camera. However, transmission was still analog via coax to analog VCR's. The next step was the introduction of Digital Video Recorders (DVR's) connected directly to analog cameras, which made storing, searching and retrieving video much more efficient. PC's were then introduced for display of the images through a modem or network connection to the DVR.

The entire system has now been digitized with the introduction of Network Cameras incorporating onboard processors and web server software. These Network Cameras can be connected directly to existing IP networks, eliminating the need for separate and expensive coaxial cable networks. Images can be viewed and cameras managed from anywhere via a web browser, plus any hard disk on the network can be set up to record the video output.

The SIMPLE MINDERS Outdoor / Weatherproof IP Camera.

Our models also include IR (Infra red ) capability which enables them to see in the dark up to 60 metres. "Day becomes Night"


Benefits of a Wireless IP Camera.

In todayís often shifting, unpredictable world, security and surveillance have become a necessity. Cameras are found from businesses, street corners, public buildings and even growing strong to private homes. Such technology brings peace of mind as well as holding true to that old, persistent saying better safe then sorry.

While the world is still mainly hooked up by wires, going wireless will put you on the cutting edge of security and surveillance. Wireless IP cameras have many advantages over their bulky relatives full of numerous cable connections. Overall, moving up to a wireless is a practical investment, not to mention safe and wise. In the long run, this wireless IP camera (s) investment will give you what youíve always wanted, that is freedom of really knowing what is really going on at any time you choose!

Wireless IP Camera Leaves Those Cables Alone.

With built in wireless connection, one does not have to struggle and strain debating the logistics if you can reach back into a network outlet. Also the lack of messy wires means easier installation. The lack of wire cables will make a wireless IP camera subtle in presence as you donít have to worry about trying to hide those wires to endless dissatisfaction. After all, you donít want the camera practically screaming hey I'm a camera look at me!

Wireless IP cameras are also more cost effective for when you have wires and cables you have to go through walls and windows. Simply, the choice is trying to make your environment in question adapt to the hassles of the cameras or the camera chameleon like blending into the environment. Ask yourself which sounds like the better security surveillance scenario?

Smaller Size Means Stealth when required.

Often, wireless IP cameras are smaller then their wired cousins. This makes movement and placement versatile. The camera wonít take up much room and will be less noticeable to suspicious eyes. In other words wireless IP cameras do not look like typical wired cameras. This also means the wireless IP camera can be placed practically anywhere for recording. You can put the wireless IP camera in most any nook or cranny. Simply put, such size gives you the element of surprise.


The SIMPLE MINDERS Indoor IP Camera.
It allows you to remotely Pan & Tilt the lens.

Our models also include IR (Infra red) capability which enables them to see in the dark.


Check In Anywhere With Computer Access.

Wireless IP cameras usually come equipped with wireless network adapter. You can look at what your camera(s) see by hooking the wireless IP camera to the computer. The cameraís view will appear on the monitor. This means you can check in when you may be most concerned, that is vacation as well as the heavy travelling holiday season. For instance, if youíre from Auckland and youíre holidaying in Europe you can hook up to any computer internet access and have peace of mind!

Other Wireless IP Camera Advantages.

Our wireless IP cameras actually have built in motion detection systems. You can "profile the detection settings to match the camera environment.

Wireless IP Camera Benefits All.

A huge difference exists between wireless IP cameras and those with wires! Bluntly put, wireless IP cameras give you real versatility! If you wonder why you still have a wire dependent system, donít hesitate any longer. The reasons are clear. A wireless IP camera will give you all the advantages and options you really need, that is clarity of mind and true freedom!

Wireless Network Camera.

ALL Simple Minder IP cameras are wireless capable (They also can be connected via network cable, if required)
A wireless IP network camera includes wireless communication capabilities as opposed to requiring that a network connection be present via a wired Category 5 network cable. Older wireless IP network camera technology included support for 802.11b wireless networks. However, wireless IP network cameras available today usually tend to support 802.11g wireless communication. 802.11n wireless communication support will be available in the future.

Most wireless IP network cameras also include a wired Cat 5 network port for configuration purposes before allowing the camera to join a secure wireless network. A wireless IP network camera may also allow for accessory high gain antennas to be used for expanded wireless range. As with any wireless device, wireless communication can be hindered by distance limitations and outside wireless interference or noise. However, since wireless IP network cameras adhere to the same wireless standards of other 802.11g wireless devices, determining if a wireless camera will function within a wireless network can be established with more traditional wireless devices or wireless signal testing equipment.


IP Network Camera.

IP Cameras, also known as a network camera, Internet camera, or IP network camera, are cameras that allow you to watch and record live video over a local network or over the Internet. IP cameras are used frequently as video surveillance cameras with most manufacturers designing product offerings geared directly toward the video surveillance market. IP network surveillance cameras have become very popular over the years because of the many benefits they hold over traditional security cameras systems also referred to as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras or analog cameras.

IP cameras differ from analog cameras by sending a digital video signal directly from the camera source and not by way of a video encoder (video server) or DVR (Digital Video Recorder). Other benefits over CCTV cameras include better image quality capabilities with megapixel technology, simplified remote access directly to the camera or through surveillance software as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet) support capabilities helping to ease installation and reduce installation costs by eliminating the need for a separate power line. IP cameras may also include or may be used in conjunction with video analytic software for POS applications, license plate recognition, facial recognition, object tracking or camera tampering.