Panasonic BBHCM581A

BB-HCM581A PTZ Network Camera (w/Audio I/O & PoE)

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Brand: Panasonic
UPC: 037988845248
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Image Sensor: 1/4"CCD sensor, approx. 320,000 pixels

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Panasonic BBHCM581A

Panasonic BB-HCM581A PTZ Network Camera (w/Audio I/O & PoE)
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  • Remote Internet Viewing & Control
  • 21x Optical Zoom
  • SD Card Slot
  • Motion Detection

  • Panasonic BBHCM581A Description:

    The Panasonic BB-HCM581A is a professional grade IP network camera that can be accessed for viewing its images and for operating its motorized PTZ functions from a remote Internet location using a PC or even a cell phone or PDA device. Its high level of performance coupled with its stylish and compact design makes it an excellent choice for use in financial centers, government facilities, transportation hubs and similar critical modern surveillance environments.

    A PTZ camera may initially be higher in cost, but when operated strategically, can be used in place of multiple fixed cameras, making it a cost saver in the long run.

    Panasonic BBHCM581A Features:

    Audio I/O Ports
    By attaching an external microphone and speaker to this cameras audio I/O ports, users will be able to hear and speak with a person at the camera location over the network. This is a useful feature in stores, factories or any other application requiring two-way voice communication.
    PoE (Power over Ethernet)
    PoE has the ability to transmit power to the camera over the Ethernet cable. This will allow camera placement in areas with no direct access to an AC outlet. When used with a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), PoE also guarantees the cameras uninterrupted operation in the event of a power failure.
    SD Card Slot
    Images can be stored to an optional SD memory up to 2GB in capacity that is inserted into the camera. This will allow images to be quickly transferred from the camera for viewing on a PC. It can also be used to ensure continuous recording in the event of a network failure.
    Analog Video Output
    For maximum versatility, this camera features an auxiliary BNC video output in addition to its standard Ethernet connection. This will allow video to be viewed and recorded using conventional analog monitors and DVRs and can also be used as a backup method in case of a network failure. In analog mode, the camera auto switches to interlaced scanning, to minimize flicker in motion images.
    Motion Detection w/Email Alerts
    A motion detection function greatly enhances security functionality. By recording only relevant material, motion detection significantly cuts down on network and storage requirements. It also makes it easier to locate event footage. Motion detection events can be sent over the network in the form of an Email alert, and can also be used to trigger the camera to point in the direction of the movement.

    Panasonic BBHCM581A Specifications:

    General Information
    Manufacturer Part Number
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Product Model
    Product Name
    BB-HCM581A PoE Network Camera
    Marketing Information
    Power over Ethernet (PoE) Zoom MPEG-4 Network Camera with 42x Zoom, High-speed Pan/tilt with Presets, Progressive Scan, Analog Video Output and SD Card Recording with Audio.
    Product Type
    Surveillance/Network Camera
    Physical Characteristics
    5.51" Height x 4.84" Width x 4.84" Depth
    1.43 lb
    Additional Information
    Features: Progressive Scan Full Screen Monitoring Remote Monitoring from Cell Phone Full Screen 4-up and 12-up Multi-camera Pages Up to 30 Video Users Built-in Web Server/IP Address (IPv4/v6) Audio Capability (2-way) Sensor Input to Trigger Movement Email Triggered by Motion Detection, Sensor Alert, Timer Plug-and-play Installation Multi-language Interface Image Date and Time Stamp
    Security Features
    Password Protection
    Platform Support
    Standard Warranty
    1 Year
    1 x Video Out
    Optical Zoom
    Digital Zoom
    Network & Communication
    Connectivity Technology
    Display & Graphics
    Sensor Type
    Video Resolution
    192 x 144 @ 30 fps MPEG-4
    0.02 to 100000 Lux - Color Night View Mode
    Color Support
    210 Tilt


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