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Y-cam Bullet HD, Network Camera, Outdoor, 720p, WiFi, PoE, MicroSD, Nightvision, IRCut, Digital I/O, 2-way Audio - Graphite (YCBLHD5)

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  • Strong Night Vision - 12 Infrared LEDs for 24 hour round-the-clock surveillance
  • High quality HD 720p remote viewing via any computer or internet enabled smartphone
  • Quick and simple set-up on both PC & Mac
  • IP66 rated casting for a fully weatherproof outdoor surveillance
  • Built-in motion detection with alerts & record settings to microSD, NAS/NVR drive or PC/Mac

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Color Graphite White White White
Dimensions 4.5 inches x 9.4 inches x 11.5 inches 0.98 inches x 3.66 inches x 2.36 inches 11.7 inches x 9.42 inches x 5.08 inches 3.66 inches x 0.98 inches x 2.36 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds 0.16 pounds 3.38 pounds 0.21 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

24 hour protection with 28 infrared LEDs that give you crisp night time images, even in pitch black
24-hour protection with infrared LEDs that give you crisp images, even on pitch black nights
So small that it fits into the palm of your hand, measuring only 65 x 65mm / 2.5 x 2.5 inches
The Y-cam Bullet HD is the top of the range professional IP network camera

Get alerted via email when any motion is detected, even viewable on any smartphone or tablet
Get alerted via email when any motion is detected, even view it on any smartphone or tablet
The Y-cam Cube comes ready with everything you need to get up and running, straight from the box
The Breakout Box houses the Ethernet connection, power, digital I/O for some models of Y-cam, and allows you to easily install your camera in ceilings, through walls, or to waterproof connections all in one place
You can switch from Wi-Fi to Power-over-Ethernet by using our PoE Dongle. Sold separately.
Y-cam Bullet HD is weatherproof, allowing you to place the camera outside
With Wi-Fi Protected Setup, the option to reset, Wi-Fi or PoE connectivity and an adjustable stand - the Y-cam Cube is customisable to suit your needs
Get true day and night quality images around the clock thanks to the Infrared Cut Filter

Delivering crystal clear clarity in High Definition

The Y-cam Bullet HD delivers High Definition 720p video images over your network through Wi-Fi, PoE or Ethernet connections, operating independently, without the need to be connected to a computer, in full colour and infrared night vision. If any motion is detected, the camera can instantly email you an alert with snapshot, store video to microSD, or record direct to virtually any NAS drive with NAS-Ready. Easy to install, simple to operate, secure to use; the weatherproof Y-cam Bullet HD can be viewed remotely from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet, including viewing direct on iPhone or iPad with audio.

Special Features of this Model

High Definition HD 720p Video

The Y-cam Bullet HD delivers crisp High Definition 720p video images. Enjoy full resolution video at 30 frames per second for a truly spectacular high-definition experience, ideal for securing areas where greater image detail is required.

H.264 Compression & AAC Audio

The latest H.264 compression technology allows the Bullet HD to efficiently utilize your network, even with the highest-quality video. Compatibility with AAC audio also allows for direct connection from iPhones and iPads with full video and audio.

True Day/Night Picture

Using an Infrared Cut Filter, the Bullet HD produces true day and night quality images around the clock.

Professional Connectors

The Y-cam Bullet HD comes with Power over Ethernet allowing you to transmit data and power over a single cable, a Digital I/O for systems integration, and 2-way audio capability (provided by a built-in microphone and audio out connector) allowing you to remotely talk to anyone at your cameras site.


The Bullet HD is an IP66-rated outdoor camera - it is waterproof and has shielded cables to ensure smooth operation in all weathers.

Record direct to microSD

Using the on-camera microSD card slot, the Y-cam Bullet HD doesn’t need to be connected to a network or the internet to store streaming video or motion alerts. Use the camera anywhere, even remote locations, & store video straight to microSD card, which is then viewable in your mobile phone, via connection to a TV or PC, or view footage directly from the camera over Wi-Fi.

Standard Y-cam Features

Motion Detection & Alarms

If the Y-cam detects movement in its field of vision, it can automatically send an e-mail alert notifying the owner that motion has been detected, with an attached image of the scene, or it can upload footage to an FTP server so data is securely stored offsite. Unlike conventional activity detection, the Y-cam uses vector information to detect motion, therefore achieving better reliability against false alarms.

Secure Wireless Connectivity

Freedom to place the camera where required with built-in Wi-Fi connecting directly to the Internet. Y-cam supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 for total connection security, as well as utilising secure password authentication so only authorised users get access.

PC & Mac Compatible

Y-cam is compatible with both PC and Apple Macintosh computers, as well as with multiple web browsers. Users can view live video with audio, control the motion detection settings, take snapshots from the live feed, and record footage locally, from any browser on any computer.

NAS & NVR Drive Compatible

The Y-cam range is not only compatible with market leading NVR drives from manufacturers such as QNAP, Synology and AVerMedia, but our unique NAS-ReadyTM feature allows a Y-cam to record directly to virtually any NAS drive. NAS-Ready lets a Y-cam talk to any NAS drive using the CIFS/SMB protocol, allowing for virtually unlimited storage of footage and alerts.

What's in the box

  • Y-cam Bullet HD
  • Power supply 12 volts EU/UK/US
  • Setup CD-ROM
  • Mounting bracket graphite
  • Network cable
  • Sunshield graphite
  • Wi-Fi aerial
  • Screws & wall plugs

Minimum system requirements


Operating system: Windows XP or later

Processor: Intel Pentium III, 1GHz or higher

Memory: 256 RAM or more


Operating system: Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger)

Processor: 1GHz - PowerPC G4 or Intel

Memory: 256 RAM or more

Minimum software requirements

Web browser setup & viewing: Internet Explorer 7, Google Chrome, Firefox 5 and Safari 5 or later.

Mobile phone viewing: Direct viewing on iOS & Android. Y-cam Mobile live images feed can be viewed via most internet enabled devices. Compatible with IP camera smartphone apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and more.

From the Manufacturer

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Introducing the Y-cam Bullet HD; high definition made easy
The outstanding Y-cam Bullet HD offers a high definition, feature packed monitoring and recording solution for security conscious homes and businesses. Working independently, no Y-cam camera requires a PC to be left switched on and with HD quality footage, instant motion detection alerts, on-camera microSD slot for efficient recording and true day to night images; the Y-cam Bullet HD ensures you can stay connected and get on with your life without having to worry.
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Y-cam cameras are like mini computers that can connect to most home networks via a broadband router or modem over Wi-Fi, in addition the Bullet HD is equipped with Power over Ethernet support and can receive both power and data over a single Ethernet network cable. Each Y-cam camera enables you to login from anywhere in the world and view video live as well as recording straight to a microSD memory card.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/eletronics/security/ycam/B004995CRY/B005BSTSH2-A_Plus03._.jpg With the unique way Y-cam cameras are designed users no longer need to be tech-savvy, the simple initial four step set-up makes basic installation easy so cameras can be setup in minutes, immediately alerting on any motion the camera detects.

Why Use Y-cam?

Premier features
The Y-cam Bullet HD is ideal for securing areas where greater image detail is required, with the camera's premier features including true high definition 720p video images and full resolution video at 30 frames per second; the latest H.264 compression technology and AAC audio compatibility for  direct connection from iPhones and iPads with full video and audio.

Motion activated alerts
Y-cam cameras instantly activate as soon as motion is detected, simultaneously alerting via email, containing a snapshot, with what the camera has identified; allowing you to stay in control without having to worry or the need to constantly check the camera's live view for disturbances.
Access anywhere
View the camera's direct live stream from any computer browser or internet enabled smartphone securely from anywhere in the world. Access the cameras through its unique IP address or with free mobile applications by Y-cam available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
All-in-one Solution
The Bullet range can be instantly installed externally due to its fully waterproof, IP66 rated casing and shielded cables and seals. In addition an 8GB microSD memory card to be slotted in to record footage. This allows for over 20 hours continuous recording at the highest quality and 2,000 hours at the lowest setting and like the Y-cam live stream these recordings can be accessed remotely via an internet connection.

Outstanding Quality
Fitted with the highest quality lens and image processing technology the Y-cam Bullet HD produces true day to night quality images at 1280x720 pixels. The Bullet range also offers ‘invisible' night vision supported by the camera's 12 built-in infrared LEDs for vision up to 15m, even in the pitch black. The camera's infrared light is filtered during day time operation to produce true colour representation of the image. During night time operation the filter is removed to allow the camera to make full use of its night vision capabilities.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/eletronics/security/ycam/B004995CRY/B005BSTSH2-A_Plus07._.jpgUltimate Compatibility
Y-cam cameras are specially designed to offer ultimate compatibility with the hardware and gadgets you already own. Every Y-cam camera is compatible with Windows PCs, Macs, Linux and professional security storage and monitoring products. The Bullet HD supports both Flash and Quicktime, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari browsers.

Worry Free Security
Simplicity is key with Y-cam products, the easy to install and affordable cameras have the ability to offer complete peace of mind whether needed for home protection, notifying as soon as someone has entered your home perimeter, or to watch over your business, ensuring safety and deterring criminal behavior.

Other Features


What are people saying?

"High definition surveillance to the great outdoors." PC Pro

Technical bit

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Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.4 x 11.5 x 4.5 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number YCBLHD5
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Customer Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #416 in Home Improvement > Safety & Security > Home Security & Surveillance > Complete Surveillance Systems > Remote Home Monitoring Systems
#1,681 in Camera & Photo > Surveillance Cameras > Bullet Cameras
#18,301 in Electronics > Security & Surveillance
Date first available at Amazon.com November 17, 2011

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By Stephen Schiller on December 28, 2012
Compared to the Foscam camera I bought earlier this camera initially seemed much better. Picture quality is very good. It came with a complete manual that explained most of what I needed to know. The Foscam manual was more like a single page of cryptic notes in mangled English that one had to decipher. The YCam has a lot of nice features: you can set zones for motion trigger, you can record on motion or at given intervals, you have an e-mail sent to you on motion trigger, there is a phone app that allows you to monitor the camera, you can supposedly use other software with it, you can hard wire other devices to it to respond on motion trigger (such as a light or bell), and more.

Unfortunately I can now only get only the a small subset of these features to work. Initially most things worked at a test location inside the house. After I mounted it outside in a rain-sheltered area most things stopped working. Even after I tried rebooting several times. Here are the list of features that stopped working:

Wireless: initially the wireless worked fine. Then when I moved it outside at first the option for setting up the wireless completely disappeared from the setup menu! Then for some other reason I disconnected the ethernet cable and when I plugged it back in the menu item re-appeared. However that was of little help because it could no longer establish a wireless connection. Even though the camera can find the network. Note that my lap top in the exact same location has full bars for wireless. And the distance from the router is only about 50 feet.

Setting zones for motion detection (i.e. trigger rectangle and sensitivity): the new settings I enter only seem to be retained sporadically.

Motion detection: used to be reliable, if over sensitive.
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After weeks of tinkering and adjusting and dealing with tech support (lots of overseas Skype calls) I finally git it to work.

HD picture quality is much better than the regular camera. Software is still buggy. Sound is not very good and recorded clips play at a fast rate of speed.

With some better software this could be a very good camera.
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Hardware works well and seems to be a good value. The default settings and installation need to be improved. I'm still not receiving emails on alarm. Cannot download video clips on the net, snapshots fine. Tech support and customer service is unsurpassed, but email support still appears to be in Beta.
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Due to some crazy activity in the neighbor , this has been exactly what we needed.. Honestly, I have a friend who is a web guy. He set it all up. We can check from our computer or cell phone. Priceless.
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