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Panasonic BL-C111A Network Camera Wired
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- Place anywhere you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location
- View and control from a standard web browser, video display, or compatible cell phone or PDA
- Point the camera where you want with eight shooting position presets
- Built-in heat sensor allows record and/or notify by email when someone enters the room
- Automatically record video at certain times and certain speeds
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Always feel close to your pets, whether at work or on vacation. Did the walker show up as promised? Is the dog sleeping on the sofa? Is the cat scratching your new leather chair? You'll know instantly with the Panasonic PetCam.
See There When You Can't Be There
Place this plug-and-play camera in your home, office, vacation home, or almost anywhere else you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location. The camera can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, with no additional software required. All of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera.
Control the Camera Remotely
Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is Pan (left & right) movement and Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre-designated shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. You can also click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen.
When You Need a Little Privacy
With the built-in Privacy mode, your privacy is protected by simply pressing a button. An indicator on the front of the camera turns red, and you know at a glance that the camera is now only accessible by you. The camera can also be set up to show a green light when the camera is being accessed.
Sensor Recording and Email Alerts
With the built-in heat sensor, the camera can be set to record and/or notify you by email when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room.
Record Only What You Want to Record
The camera can be set to automatically record video at certain times and certain speeds. In addition, with optional, external sensors attached to the camera, it's possible for the camera to email or record when triggered by motion, sound, light, timer, or even a push button. These convenient functions eliminate your need to constantly check the image.
Create Your Own Free Web Address
The free Viewnetcam service allows you to create a personal Web address (e.g. http://bob.viewnetcam.com) so you can view your camera's live images on the Internet. Access your Panasonic Network Camera live from virtually any Internet connection point around the world! Your Web browser is the only software you'll need. Here's how the camera and service works: Special software embedded within your Panasonic Network Camera gives your camera the ability to locate your unique Internet address. No matter what kind of Internet connection you have or which Internet provider you use, the Viewnetcam.com service will keep your camera's Internet address permanent.
Top Customer Reviews
Pros: This is a decent camera at a great price; decent low light performance; relatively easy setup; free web access hosted by Panasonic; compatible with any cell phone with a web browser (pics only); motion sensor; reliable.
Cons: slow shutter speed (anything moving is blurry) and really does not do 30 FPS as advertised.
Overall - recommended as a reasonable cost home monitoring system.
* The image is relatively clear, even in 640x480 mode, and although moving images are a bit blurry, it is easy to see what is going on remotely over a 500kpbs upload connection and a 1.6 mbps download connection. Accessing it locally gives a much better image.
* Works surprisingly well on an Apple iPhone!
* It may be an AT&T DSL limitation, but every 3 days or so, it stops transmitting images, and I have have to power off/on the DSL modem and router. This is very inconvenient, as I used it to monitor a 2nd apartment, which I only visit once a week.
* A minor issue is when I disconnected the camera to move it to another location in the room, I had to reset the camera to get it to work.
* About 80% of the time, the audio/photo/full screen toolbar does not appear, so I can't hear anything. Refreshing the page a few times solves the problem. (I'm running the latest version of Internet Explorer on Windows XP with all the updates.)
* The login process is not secure, so a hacker could easily access the camera.
Overall, not too bad, but it would be a lot better if it worked 24x7.
After 15 minutes work I was able to access both cameras from a single web page from work. The audio is Great and if you turn the gain up all the way, it's like having the baby monitor at work with you. I do computer stuff for a living so your mileage on configuration may vary. I do have two d-link wireless DCS-G900 ip cameras as well (i couldn't pass up the price $75). Their setup was much more complicated and the UPnP implementation was flawed so I had to do the port forwarding myself.
I'm considering ebaying the two d-links and getting a couple of C111As to replace them.
Pros: great feature package, robust
Cons: Firefox can't use the zoom via mouse wheel or get audio working, at least not easily.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For me it worked great for years, until I updated to Windows 7. It is only supported through Vista or XP and once you upgrade to internet explorer it no longer works. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Paul Boynton Beach FL
The interface was OK for what it was. I would have liked to have had an API to create my own console interface for multiple cameras. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Marty P. Combs
We have several cameras this one is in our office and works every day, no issues. I would buy this again.Published on October 20, 2012 by Raymond Shaw
THIS IS THE BEST NANNY CAM , I HAVE 7 OF THEM 1 IN EACH ROOM. IPHONE APP LETS ME WATCH THEM , LISTEN , AND TILT FROM MY PHONE AND IPAD !!!Published on March 16, 2012 by honest opinion
I bought this camera to remotely check in on a property when no one is there. The features are great--other reviews cover them in detail, but the camera has a critical flaw that... Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by Brian
Easy to monitor remotely, view with iPhone, blackberry anytime. Audio video streaming over the Internet, view in standard browser from anywhere. Color ip camera. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by QC Team
Once it is set up, this camera works very well. The Panasonic support folks were friendly and helpful. After two phone calls I was still not able to connect to the internet site. Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by D. Trexler
Hard to set-up. I has to be restated frequently to keep the web access working. Local access works pretty reliably.Published on February 17, 2010 by James A. Martin