Monitor Live Events Remotely, Record Activity to Hard Drive, or Set Up Email Alerts
Whether you're keeping an eye on your nanny or watching the perimeter of your house, surveillance is a snap with the Actiontec 54Mbps Wireless Network Camera, a color indoor/outdoor security camera that includes full -featured video and audio recording capabilities to capture both the sounds and sights of whatever you're monitoring for only $199.99.
Using a high -speed wireless Internet connection to enable users to tune in from anywhere in the world simply by going online, this compact camera can be mounted in any inside or outside location without cables, and it can used in three different ways. It can:
• Transmit live action for remote viewing from any Web browser, allowing consumers to monitor hired help, check in on children or pets, watch the new car in their driveway, or take a look at the office in real time from across the city or across the world. Up to four people can view footage from remote locations simultaneously.
• Record video and audio to the computer's hard drive according to any schedule entered into the software that comes in the package, making it possible for consumers to review the day's doings at their convenience. Recording can be scheduled once, daily or weekly; initiated on the spot; and optionally include JPEG snapshots in 24 -bit color.
• Automatically send a video image to up to three email recipients when motion is detected, alerting users to potentially serious incidents without using hard drive space to record long periods of inactivity. Users have the option to attach a video file, specify a duration of 2 to 5 seconds, and set delays of 2 to 30 minutes between emails.
The camera comes with built -in 802.11g wireless technology, an internal microphone, and a port for connecting an external microphone for enhanced audio capture. It delivers quality full -color video with MPEG -4 video compression, up to 640x480 image resolution, and a time stamp and text overlay. It can either sit on a desktop or be mounted to a wall, is weatherproof for outdoor use, and includes password protection to restrict both live and recorded viewing to authorized users as well as 64/128 -bit WEP encryption to thwart wireless eavesdroppers.
Pricing, Specifications and Availability
The Actiontec 54Mbps Wireless Network Camera will be available for $199.99 in February at www.actiontec.com. The package includes the camera, wireless antenna, Ethernet cable for system setup, swivel stand, screws for wall mounting, AC power adapter, and an installation CD -ROM. Minimum system requirements include a broadband connection, a wireless router, and a Windows 98 PC or higher with a CD -ROM drive. Live footage can be accessed from Internet Explorer 6 or higher, or any other Web browser with Active X support.
About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics is a supplier of products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of the "digital life," Actiontec develops devices and services including broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices. Actiontec products are sold through leading broadband service providers and online at www.actiontec.com. Founded in 1993, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Reading, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.actiontec.com.