Keeping your home and business secure is a cinch with Xvision’s remote-access IP CCTV camera.

Xvision logoProtection and security in a tech-enabled world are becoming increasingly difficult. Most of us have social-networking accounts where we post personal details for public consumption. We also use geo-tagging on smartphones to reveal our exact location, and this information can be uploaded to online feeds for mass consumption. But it’s not just our online digital trace we should be protecting. Whether it’s data, loved ones or property, in the office, on the road or at home, we all have something we want to guard.

Britain is already one of the most watched nations on Earth, with CCTV security cameras almost everywhere you look. Sadly, most security solutions are marred by low-quality, pixellated images that are hard to define. Despite this lack of image quality, home and business users have come to rely on the technology for their security cameras. However, the biggest problem small businesses face is that their security cameras are becoming redundant: in a connected world, there are better solutions.
Now IP CCTV security camera manufacturer Xvision has cherrypicked the best existing technology, and updated it with HD quality playback and motion detection. Xvison IP CCTV security cameras marry this to the sort of next-generation technology you only get in a connected world. The company’s portfolio provides peace of mind by giving end users a range of solutions to suit their protection needs.

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Cameras can be installed at home to watch over loved ones, or outside to monitor business properties. None of what we describe so far is ground-breaking – the neat trick Xvision adds is accessibility. Users can monitor content in any viable situation. The cameras can be used over a Wi-Fi connection or plugged into a network via a LAN cable.

Best of all, each camera has an IP address. This means your protected stuff can be remotely accessed from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. You can even hook up a smartphone and control the webcam over 3G. If you wish, you can record multiple streams.

Here, we provide a simple 12-step guide that will help you install and connect Xvision’s IP CCTV security camera. We’ll demonstrate how easy it is to run several types of installations, so you can be up, running and secure in no time at all.

Step 1: Prepare the camera. Screw the Wi-Fi antenna on to the side of the Xvision camera. Plug one end of the LAN cable into the camera and the other into the LAN port on your PC. A focus ring with LED lights lets you see what’s happening at night, up to 10m away from the camera.

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Step 2: Install the setup software. Insert the Xvision installation CD and select IPWizard II Setup Software from the menu. Install the additional software provided on the disc if it’s likely to be of use to you – Xvision’s X64SW-Lite program lets you record and manage content from multiple cameras – then reboot the PC.

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Keeping your home and business secure is a cinch with Xvision’s remote-access IP CCTV camera.

Step 3: Run IPWizard. Double-click the IPWizard icon on your desktop. Next, we need to set up the hardware. Note that the camera needs to be plugged into the LAN before you set up your wireless connection. IPWizard automatically searches for the camera and displays the IP address at the top of the screen.

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Step 4: Navigate IPWizard. Select View in IPWizard to display the camera’s live feed in a small window on the righthand side of the interface. You can also choose LAN or wireless settings once the camera is installed. This will give you a readout of relevant details, and you can add your user name and password here.

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Step 5: Double-click the IP address to enter the web browser. There are two ways to bring up the Xvision web interface. Either double-click the IP address or type it into your web browser’s address bar. The Xvison home page lets you change the video profile and resolution to achieve the best performance.

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Step 6: Add password details. Double-click the Settings icon on the lefthand side of the interface. This will trigger a pop-up requesting your user name and password. Enter your details to continue. The Settings menu allows you various controls over the camera, including setting up email alerts to your PC or phone.

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Step 7: Wireless settings. Unplug the LAN cable to set up wireless access to the camera. The Xvision software automatically configures the camera and searches for your wireless connection. Select your router from the list provided, then click ‘Go Step 2’. If you use WPA encryption, you’ll need to provide the password.

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Keeping your home and business secure is a cinch with Xvision’s remote-access IP CCTV camera.

Step 8: Alter image settings. Click the camera text box on the left. This provides the same image-control options as are found on most digital cameras. You can alter the white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and exposure time. You can also turn on the LED lights here if required.

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Step 9: Object detection. You can schedule the camera to automatically record HD 1.3Mp footage when an object is detected, with instant access to graphical illustrations and security data. You also pick up an audio feed from the built-in microphone. Video footage can be saved to the SD flash memory card provided.

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Step 10: Using Xvision with a 3G smartphone. The Xvision supports most modern smartphones and setting up remote access is a cinch. Launch your smartphone’s web browser and enter the IP address of the camera. Type in your password and select ‘Original Web’. Choose ‘Live View’ to see what’s happening now.

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Step 11: The Xvision player. To watch footage recorded by the camera, or select specific content and take snapshots, access the Xvision player from the Settings menu – you’ll need to enter your password. You can also set up multiple windows with up to 16 simultaneous video feeds.

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Step 12: Set up multiple cameras. Locate cameras on your network using the search function. Select those you want to use, then drag the live feeds on to the player. Multiple windows can be adjusted accordingly, and you can choose which feed you want to record or set up motion detection and email alerts.

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