IP Cameras

Our expert tipTips to find the IP camera that's right for your application.

First, to narrow your search start by selecting whether the camera is for indoor or outdoor security. Then decide whether you need a static camera or one with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) control.

In general, PTZ cameras are more suited for security installations that are monitored by an operator, who can take control of the camera when an event is happening and ensure the incident is captured in detail.

For security systems that are not permanently monitored by an operator it is often better to choose static cameras. This ensures that nothing is being missed. Note that HD and multi-megapixel cameras often have a much wider viewing angle than lower resolution cameras, such as VGA. Using static HD or megapixel cameras can often be a good alternative to using PTZ cameras for when coverage of a large area is required. But be aware that digital pan-tilt-zoom (DPTZ) found in most IP cameras only becomes of effective use if a camera’s resolution is 2 megapixel or higher.

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  1. Vivotek IP7133 compact fixed IP camera, built-in microphone and dual streaming
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    €125.00
  2. Panasonic BL-VP104
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    €145.00
  3. Panasonic BL-VP101
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    €146.25
  4. Vivotek IP7134 wireless compact fixed IP camera with cell phone browser and audio
    Our price:
    €149.00
  5. Axis M1013 front
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    €155.00
  6. Vivotek IP7130 indoor fixed IP security camera with tamper detection, cell phone viewer, 2-way audio
    Our price:
    €168.00
  7. Axis M1011-W indoor compact IP security camera with Wi-Fi and H.264 streaming
    Our price:
    €169.00
  8. Y-cam EyeBall wireless fixed dome IP camera with push & point installation, microSD recording and PoE
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    €175.20
  9. Axis M1014 front view
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    €189.00
  10. Sony SNC-CH110 indoor HD720p compact IP camera with electrical day/night and DEPA compatibility

    Special Price: Excl. VAT: €190.00 Incl. VAT: €228.00

  11. Panasonic BL-VP104W
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    €192.00
  12. Y-cam Cube HD 720 black and white
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    €199.20
  13. Vivotek IP8331 outdoor night vision IP camera
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    €201.00
  14. Vivotek IP7330 Outdoor static IP camera with built-in infrared LEDs, tamper detection and PoE
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    €220.00
  15. Panasonic i-Pro WV-SP102 indoor compact IP security camera with Simple Day/Night, H.264, PoE and Adaptive Black Stretching
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    €224.00
  16. Panasonic i-Pro WV-SP105 indoor 1.3 megapixel HD network camera with Simple Day/Night, H.264 and PoE

    Special Price: Excl. VAT: €225.00 Incl. VAT: €270.00

  17. Axis M1033-W
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    €229.00
  18. Axis M3004-V
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    €234.00
  19. Vivotek FD8133 indoor fixed dome 1 megapixel IP camera with on-camera recording, tamper detection and H.264 compression
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    €238.00
  20. Sony SNC-DH110 indoor, compact HD720p mini-dome IP camera with PoE, Electronic Day/Night and DEPA
    Our price:
    €238.00
  21. Y-cam Cube HD 720 black and white
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    €248.40
  22. Y-cam Bullet outdoor IP camera with built-in infrared lighting, microSD card recording, Wi-Fi and PoE
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    €248.40
  23. Y-cam Bullet Black outdoor network camera with infrared night vision and Wi-Fi connectivity
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    €248.40
  24. Panasonic BL-VT164
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    €257.00
  25. Vivotek IP8332 outdoor IP camera 1 megapixel with 45ft night-vision, on-camera recording and PoE

    Special Price: Excl. VAT: €268.00 Incl. VAT: €321.60

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More tips to find the IP camera that's right for you

Select resolution

Determine the purpose of the camera in order to select the right resolution. Here we generally decide between ‘identification’ and ‘observation.’

If the purpose of the camera is to indentify or recognize objects or persons in detail then a higher resolution should be chosen. But if the IP camera is just for general observation or viewing and detail is not required, a lower resolution often is adequate.

Be aware that ‘identification’ close by is perfectly achievable but that ‘identification’ of people or objects at a distance can be more challenging. For those scenarios it is important that the correct (long range) lens is chosen in combination with the correct (higher) resolution. Consider PTZ cameras with HD or megapixel resolution for these type of scenarios.

Day or night

We often get asked for cameras ‘that can see in the dark’. Please note, they don’t exist.

If night-time security surveillance is required, determine how the scene will be lit. The options are:

  • White light
  • Infrared light
  • General lighting and floodlights

White light: White light is artificial light closest to natural light. For optimum results, white light is recommended. It works with all IP cameras. However, ‘light pollution’ may be an issue, which may restrict the use of white light in some cases.

Some network cameras have a white light LED built-in and this can be very useful. But in most cases, white light illumination is installed separately from the cameras.

Infrared light: Infrared light is commonly used as it's discreet and does not cause light pollution. There are many security cameras with built-in infrared LEDs to choose from. But for longer range it is recommended to use infrared illuminators separate from the cameras.

When using infrared, ensure the IP surveillance camera you choose has a removable infrared cut filter. This will ensure the camera produces clear images in color during the day and clear images in black and white at night. If a security camera has no removable infrared cut filter, it will not work well during the day.

General lighting and floodlights: When relying on general lights or floodlights available in the area, the results can be very different from camera to camera. As a rough rule-of-thumb, the better a camera’s light sensitivity the better the results.

Wired or wireless

Here we have one simple rule. If you can wire it, you will achieve the best results with your network camera. As we all know, Wi-Fi has limited reach and this is the same for IP cameras as for any other wireless device using Wifi.

If you wish to use wireless, check out that you have a solid signal at the intended camera location.

For longer distances outside, we recommend the use of point-to-point wireless equipment, to which the cameras can be connected.

Power

Consider how you will power the camera. Most IP surveillance cameras, both indoor and outdoor, can be powered using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which allows the power to be transmitted via the Ethernet cable alongside the data, negating the need for separate electrical cabling. PoE can be used over distances up to about 100 yards.

To use PoE you will need PoE supported network switches or PoE midspans (injectors) if your switches do not support PoE.

Note that most surveillance cameras can also be powered using conventional electricity but that some cameras no longer offer this and can only be powered using PoE.

We often are asked about stand-alone, battery operated cameras, but the brands we sell don’t offer these.

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