Canadian Security Magazine

Surveillance ready right out of the box

By Canadian Security   

Products CCTV

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., has introduced the NBC-255-P IP Camera, a compact camera that functions as a complete network surveillance system.

The camera comes ready to use and requires no additional equipment for
recording video — making it easy for small businesses to afford and
install a professional surveillance system for monitoring their

As a standalone system, the Bosch NBC-255-P can record several days of
video using a Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card plugged into the
camera. Helping to save costs, efficient H.264 image compression
reduces video storage requirements by up to 30 percent compared with
traditional surveillance technology.

The new camera is designed to be easy to install and operate for retail
and other small business owners. It comes complete with a varifocal
lens for focus adjustments and delivers sharp, clear color images.

Video from individual cameras can be viewed directly from the SD card
or from multiple cameras through a simple web browser. Free
surveillance software is also included for remote PC playback. Users
can monitor multiple cameras on one screen, search video for motion,
and archive important clips using the software provided. Only a single
cable connection is needed to view video and power and control the

With built-in motion, tamper and audio detection, the camera keeps
watch over an area while customers focus their attention on the most
important aspects of running a business. These features can be used to
automatically trigger actions, such as setting off an alarm to alert
users to a security risk and increasing recording quality to capture
extra details. Two-way audio also allows customers to communicate with
visitors and employees or to speak to an intruder.

For larger or growing video systems, the NBC-255-P easily integrates
with the Bosch Divar XF Hybrid Digital Video Recorder. The NBC-255-P
camera also helps users save on future upgrade or migration costs
through compliance with the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)
standard, which provides compatibility with other surveillance

The NBC-255 IP camera is the first offering in the new 200 Series of
all-in-one IP cameras from Bosch.

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