D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud
- By John Breeden II
- Sep 18, 2012
Security cameras have long been a first line of defense against all kinds of nefarious activity. Even if they don’t prevent a crime, they are often used to capture a suspect after the fact.
But even in federal agencies, cameras are often fed to security rooms or kiosks, where they depend on an alert guard to watch closely and notice anything out of ordinary.
D-Link Corp. is unchaining the guards from their stations with the release of the DCS-7010L and DCS-7513 high-definition outdoor mini bullet cameras. Besides being weather-proof and vandal-resistant, the new outdoor cameras can send their feeds into the cloud, where they can be monitored by authorized personnel on their smart phones.
With integrated cloud-service support, the DCS-7010L allows users to view video feeds from anywhere with remote cloud access and mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. Boasting 1280-by-800 resolution, the DCS-7010L offers day/night support with integrated IR LEDs, a microSD card slot, two-way audio, and PoE support. The DCS-7010L is IP66-rated and ONVIF compliant, and comes in an easy-to-mount package.
The DCS-7513 two-megapixel outdoor bullet camera features a Sony Exmor wide dynamic range sensor and a cable management bracket to ensure the cabling is protected from outdoor elements and secure from vandalism. A convenient motorized lens allows integrators or end users to remotely adjust the zoom level or focus through the camera’s Web interface. The DCS-7513 also eatures P-Iris, a new lens technology that allows precise control over the iris position to optimize light sensitivity and lens depth of field.
As the first fisheye fixed dome network camera from D-Link, the DCS-6010L 360-degree network camera delivers a 180-degree panoramic view via wall mount or 360-degree surround view via ceiling mount without blind spots.
The camera is equipped with original surround, panoramic views and regional views for various mounting applications. Cutting-edge image processing technology allows video captured via the fisheye lens to be converted to conventional rectilinear projection for user-friendly viewing and analysis, while its two-megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor allows video streams to cover a larger scene with higher-resolution images than an analog CCTV camera.
The camera has a two-megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor, offering low noise and high sensitivity for professional surveillance and security applications. Using an ARM SoC, the camera provides real-time video quality and can handle multiple video streams with different configurations activated simultaneously to address varying requirements for live viewing and recording.
The full-featured DCS-7413 also includes full HD resolution, built-in IR LEDs for increased visibility at night, Power over Ethernet for flexible installation options, and input and output ports for connectivity to external devices such as PIR sensors, switches and alarm relays.
John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.