HAI ships new line of video surveillance products


Home Automation, Inc. or HAI started to ship its new surveillance system. It includes a Network Digital Video Recorder (NDVR) and two high resolution cameras, along with various accessories.

NDVR sports 4-channels which allows to connect up to 16 cameras. It can be used stand-alone to view video via its embedded web server or used in conjunction with an HAI home control system where cameras can be viewed on HAI’s family of touchscreens, over the Internet or smartphone.

I like the ideology of HAI. It produces devices which can be used together with HAI home automation system as well, as stand-alone or with third part smarthome software.

[via CEPro]

Linux DVR can identify objects

According to LinuxDevices.com Neugent Technologies, a Philippines-based video capture card vendor, lunched its LX8000 SmartDetect DVR. It’s based on Linux and has “built-in object detection video analytics” which allows to watch for left, abandoned, missing or stolen objects. The LX8000 is built from standard PC components and offers remote management, live views, recording and playback functions, and support for JPEG and MPEG4 streaming.

The rest features of that DVR include:

  • Tailored alarm generation
    • When an object is left in a busy scene (such as a bag in an airport or subway station)
    • When an object is suddenly removed from its place (such as thefts in art galleries, schools, and museums)
    • Illegal parking violations and roadblocks
    • Motion detection can be constrained to areas or zones on the screen
    • Alarms via email or SMS (text messaging)
  • Live view on 3G mobile phones (optional)

Start to build your Surveillance System


LukWerks Digital Video Surveillance System Starter Kit is a good start point to develop a surveillance security system for your home. The kit includes Luk Outdoor Camera, USB Receiver, USB Cable, Wall/Overhang/Post Mount Bracket. The software includes Werks Surveillance Software and Free Remote Viewing Technology.
You can install the outdoor camera surveillance system easily by yourself. It won’t take more than 30 minutes.
The kit is available in the Wilife on-line shop at $299.00.
You can find more indoor, outdoor or even spy cameras, related software and accessories on the Wilife site.

Update: there are no any words about compatibility with Vista. But some users claim that Luk Surveillance Software doesn’t work under Vista.

3:21 PM (3 hours ago) Mobotix M22

Mobotix Mobotix has a brand new intelligent IP camera in the form of the M22 that can survive even under the most extreme of industrial environments such as mining and manufacturing. The M22 is capable of providing clear indoor and outdoor as well as day and night visualization without missing a beat. Additional features include a 4x digital zoom, video frame rates of up to 30fps in VGA resolution, and full 802.3af Power over Ethernet standard. You can install the M22 to support either security or process monitoring applications. A built-in microphone and speakers round off the list of specifications, enabling you to achieve audio functionalities like VoIP and SIP telephony with video.

Your hidden Private Eye.

Swann Private Eye

Australian company Swann offers the cool way to make surveillance – Digital Private Eye. Basically it’s a small video camera placed in a case which looks like an alarm passive infra-red device. So, nobody knows that everything under your control.

The camera comes with a built-in motion detector that starts taking shots each time it is triggered, storing up to 30,000 images on a single 1GB SD card. It can be powered by a 9V battery or a power cable for 24-hour surveillance. You can view camera’s shapshots by connecting it in USB port of your PC or read them directly from SD card. The Digital Private Eye may use mostly as stand alone spy recorder and not as part of real time surveillance system. You can be a lucky owner of this spycam just for $199.00.

[via Ubergizmo]

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