Compro shows off latest IP camera -

Maker of electronic gubbins Compro has let loose a brand new IP network camera onto the market with fancy features such as 340-degree panning and 100-degree tilting and an infrarred light sensor which could help paranoid surveillance nuts keep a track on their property.

It uses IP540 technology making identifying unwanted intruders over the camera "three times better" than your average CCTV camera, says Compro. Which is good news, in a sense, as CCTV cameras have often been accused of being ineffective. The network camera is compatible with Mozilla, Safari and Chrome, with the bundled WebVuer software adding in 16x channels and a more userfriendly interface.

The kit itself combines dual H.264 and MPEG-4 or MJPEG streams so you can tinker with what works depending on bandwidth. Compro reckons its kit is easy to set up with its free iDDNS domain name service which lets a user check out the feed through network devices or mobile devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile phones.

It's got pairs of two-way audio support and also provides up to 6 alarm inputs and outputs, as well as an optional digital I/O expansion box. It sports a 1/3" CMOS Megapixel scan sensor, 4x digital zoom, day and night filter switching, supports dual streams and smart motion detection.

For further details and information on where to buy the kit, check out the Compro page here.