Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK), has announced a full line of 2GIG IP video solutions, complete with indoor and outdoor mini dome camera and indoor Wi-Fi camera, as well as a network video recorder (NVR) for a range of new surveillance solutions for the security market. This suite of products offers a mobile app, at no extra cost, for remote viewing and playback of video on iOS and Android devices.
“The line of 2GIG video products was designed to provide dealers with attractive and sleek-looking interior and exterior-grade cameras for residential customers seeking high-definition recording and playback, both at home and on-the-go,” says Rob Halligan, group vice president of marketing, Nortek Security & Control. “The new video products provide dealers with a robust surveillance solution that’s easy to install, but even easier for the consumer to use to better keep an eye on things at home or their small business.”
The small form factor of the new 2GIG Indoor/Outdoor Mini Dome cameras have a one-wire installation using only one Cat-5 Ethernet cable, connected to either a PoE powerline adaptor or to the 2GIG NVR to power the camera and receive its video signal. The cameras feature 1080p high definition video capture and IR night vision up to 30 feet.
The 2GIG Indoor Wi-Fi camera captures footage at 720p HD resolution at 30 fps. With a built-in PIR sensor, dealers can program the camera to record footage continuously or only when motion is detected. The integrated IR illuminator provides the camera with night vision and an integrated microphone and speaker enables two-way audio. Both indoor and outdoor models feature edge storage capabilities which enables the dealer or consumer to install a SD Micro Card (up to 32 GB), and record continuous or motion only events directly to the camera.
Lastly, the 2GIG NVR enables installers to connect cameras and provides power to the cameras to record video directly over the network with no monthly fees. This video solution is known as a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system that does not require third-party monitoring, or cloud storage fees. The 2GIG NVR features four PoE (power over Ethernet) ports and four-channel real-time recording at full 1080p HD resolution. The NVR also supports alarm input and outputs that can be used to connect to alarm systems and other devices.
Dual display outputs for both HDMI and VGA enables homeowners to connect the 2GIG NVR directly to their TV or computer monitor to view live or stored footage. Users away from home can also download the free 2GIG Video Apps on to their iPhone, iPad, or Android device to play back video footage, view live 720p or 1080p real-time video, or configure video options.
All of the new products are backed by a two-year warranty.
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.