Once installed, the cameras can associate themselves with a supported video management system or storage device, change their field of view, check IP addresses and monitor recording functionality. The use of Power over Ethernet further simplifies installation.
Other features include day/night operation, back light compensation, two-way audio, user-electable lenses, H.264 and MJPEG video with up to four independent streams (1080p down to 480p), low latency (170ms from capture to encode), 96 motion detection zones, SDXC slot for onboard storage, and microphone and speaker. The cameras also communicate with each other to raise an alarm if one fails.
"The reason many businesses cringe at adding or replacing a surveillance system is that the most expensive line items in a quote are by far the DVR and labour," said AFN Security managing director, Darren Ruger.
"With the release of ISD's new Jaguar line of IP cameras, we are able to eliminate the need and with it the cost of the DVR, in addition to the difficulties associated with installing IP cameras – typically a much more daunting task than analogue camera installations."
Prices of the ISD Jaguar cameras start at $800.