The network camera 200 series is being introduced as a solution to enable small businesses and enterprises to protect and monitor their property. Ready-to-use straight from the box, the new compact cameras can operate without a DVR or PC. As soon as they are plugged in, the cameras start recording, and can store several days of video footage on an SD memory card.
The compact camera uses H.264 compression to reduce storage requirements by up to 30 percent compared with MPEG-4. This helps to keep storage costs to a minimum.
Suitable for applications ranging from small offices, retail shops and minimarkets to day-care centers and classrooms, the new camera is easy to install. No specific expertise is needed. All that is necessary is to plug the camera in and insert an SD card. A single cable connection handles power, viewing and recorded video.
This new all-in-one solution also delivers surveillance performance that has become the hallmark of Bosch with sharp and clear color images. The system comes complete with a varifocal lens and if desired, different lenses can be attached using the camera's CS mount.
In addition, the camera features built-in motion, tamper and audio detection that can be used to trigger an action, such as setting off an alarm or increasing recording quality to capture extra details in a scene. There is also a two-way audio capability, allowing operators to communicate with visitors or employees via the camera.