TP-LINK has come up with quite a few networking-related solutions over the past couple of years, and now, they're back with a device that will enable users to set up their own networked surveillance system, namely the new TP-LINK H.264 Megapixel IP Surveillance Camera.
As you might have noticed from some of our previous articles on the topic of surveillance cameras
, these devices are typically fairly expensive, but it seems that the guys over at TP-LINK have decided that a more affordable product will target a broader audience.
However, in spite of its lower cost, the surveillance camera offers some pretty interesting features, starting with the 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, accurate enough for person or license plate identification, especially when users decide to zoom-in (10x digital zoom available).
As its name clearly suggests, the new surveillance camera from TP-LINK successfully employs H.264 advanced video compressing technology, as well as MPEG-4 and MJPEG video streaming, based on the specific quality needs and bandwidth requirements, which vary greatly, depending on the user's ISP or preferred Internet access method.
The device also packs 2-way audio, as well as 3GPP support, meaning that users will even be able to check out the surveillance feeds transmitted by the camera from their 3G mobile phones.
It's also interesting to note that the camera offers SSL/HTTPS encryption and IP filter protection, while also supporting email or FTP notifications, triggered by certain specific actions (such as, for example, motion or sound detection).
Since we've mentioned the low price of the TP-LINK H.264 Megapixel IP Surveillance Camera quite a few times up until now, we'll finally have to come clean and tell you that this thing sells for somewhere in the vicinity of 160 US dollars, and is available as we speak via multiple retailers and e-tailers across the US.