Somebody's Watching You: 10 IP Video Surveillance Cameras



Axis 214 PTZ Network Camera

Axis Communications offers the 214 PTZ Network Camera, a high-quality color IP surveillance camera for midsize customers. Its remote pan/tilt/zoom capabilities, paired with its 18x optical motorized lens, enable users to zoom in on small or distant objects with clarity, the company says. It also can be controlled via a mouse or joystick. The Axis camera brings resolution of 407 x 576 pixels PAL and automatic day/night functionality that enable it to operate in low-light conditions. Add to that two-way audio and simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG, and you've got a nifty little midmarket package. Price: approximately $1,299.