BOSCH Security
Systems has introduced the NBC-255-P IP camera, a compact camera that functions
as a complete network surveillance system. The camera comes ready to use and
requires no additional equipment for recording video – making it easy for small
businesses to afford and install a professional surveillance system for
monitoring their property.

As a stand-alone
system, the Bosch NBC-255-P can record several days of video using a Secure
Digital (SD) flash memory card plugged into the camera. Helping to save costs,
efficient H.264 image compression reduces video storage requirements by up to
30 percent compared with traditional surveillance technology.

Dual streaming
allows a data stream to be encoded simultaneously according to 2 different
customisable settings. The 2 stream types can serve different purposes. For
example, you can use H.264 for local recording and viewing, and M-JPEG for
compatibility with legacy DVRs.

“Dual streaming
allows a data stream to be encoded simultaneously according to 2 different
customisable settings. The 2 stream types can serve different purposes. For
example, you can use H.264 for local recording and viewing, and M-JPEG for compatibility
with legacy DVRs”

The new camera is
designed to be easy to install and operate for retail and other small business
owners. It comes complete with a varifocal lens (2.8 to 10 mm, F1.4 to close CS
mount)for focus adjustments and delivers sharp, clear color images. Video from
individual cameras can be viewed directly from the SD card or from multiple
cameras through a simple Web browser.

Free surveillance
software is also included for remote PC playback. Users can monitor multiple
cameras on one screen, search video for motion, and archive important clips
using the software provided. Only a single cable connection is needed to view
video and power and control the camera. There’s a wizard that allows
configuration of multiple cameras simultaneously using an auto detection
device.

With built-in
motion, tamper and audio detection, the camera keeps watch over an area while
customers focus their attention on the most important aspects of running a
business. These pro-active features can be used to automatically trigger
actions, such as setting off an alarm to alert users to a security risk and
increasing recording quality to capture extra details. Two-way audio also
allows customers to communicate with visitors and employees or to speak to an
intruder.

For larger or
growing video systems, the NBC-255-P easily integrates with the Bosch Divar XF
Hybrid Digital Video Recorder. The NBC-255-P camera also helps users save on
future upgrade or migration costs through compliance with the Open Network
Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard, which provides compatibility with other
surveillance products. The NBC-255 IP Camera is the first offering in the new
200 Series of all-in-one IP cameras from Bosch.

Fact File:

* Complete
network video surveillance system inside a compact camera

* Progressive
scan for sharp images of moving objects

* Dual-streaming:
H.264 and M-JPEG

* Removable
SD/SDHC card offers days of storage inside camera

* PC surveillance
software supports multiple camera monitoring

* Two-way audio
and audio alarm

* Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af compliant).