Today, having a good system of surveillance is vital both in business and in companies. The fixed surveillance camera Axis M1144-L is a very interesting option to obtain an image of HD quality. With a simple mounting kit, this camera is installed in a few minutes in any office and can be combined with other devices with the software tools of Axis. Moreover, it is able to perform well both day and night, thanks to a system of infrared LED lighting. All with several advanced security options that reinforce the use of this device. The recommended price of this device is 450 euros.
Design and assembly
The camera Axis M1144-L has a very compact and simple design. The first thing that catches the attention of this model is its lightness, with just 250 grams and a compact format 11.5 x 7.5 x 4.6 inches. This greatly favors the ability to place it anywhere in the office or business without being annoying or too obvious. In its use has opted for a more discreet white with a black band around the target. The only more colorful touch found in the camera is the Axis logo on the back cover. This lid is opened to handle manually focus and zoom of the device.
As it can be seen from the top, besides which is the heart of the camera itself have a small body that extends several centimeters. This ends with a base with three holes to insert screws and power and set the camera to the wall. The body terminates in a nut that fits the camera and fixed with simple circular motion. And thanks to a flexible piece, we can place the camera in different positions according to our needs.
Image quality and night vision
One advantage of this surveillance camera Axis is reaching quality images that record. Specifically, it is a camera with maximum resolution of 1,280 x 800 HD pixels that offers a good image quality in all conditions. And this camera has a way of recording and otherwise day to record images at night. This mode is key to business premises which are not open at night. The Axis M1144-L is capable of recording color images in lighting conditions just 0.6 lux, and black and white at 0.08 lux. No matter how dark the room is, thanks to the presence of infrared LED we can save video with a remarkable clarity. These infrared are able to capture the image with a maximum distance of 15 meters, and can be configured to run as a particular event or automatically to illuminate a dark room.
Images shot with the camcorder using the standard H.264 and Motion JPEG. As we said before, the maximum resolution is 1,280 x 800 pixels but can choose different resolutions with a minimum of 352 x 240 pixels. The choice of resolution for interesting scenes occupy larger or smaller.
Software and network connection
The surveillance camera Axis M1144-L is intended for use over a network Ethernet by means of the function Power Over Ethernet (PoE). This will allow us to save on cable clutter, but we have to take into account the need with a network installation that is compatible with this type of configuration (usually switches aimed at a more professional use have this functionality). Otherwise, there are also adapters that connect to a router or switch traditional and serving to transmit power in this manner. To display one or more of these cameras in the network of the company or the business, the company has included a CD with several programs handle these features.
Specifically, the two tools we use in fundamental ways to manage the Axis M1144-L are the solutions Axis IP Management and Axis Camera Management. The first one is directed simply manage a single camera company. It consists of a small window that automatically detects cameras Axis that are installed on the network. Through this tool are assigned different network settings and the camera is set. A more complete application is Axis Camera Management Client, which comes into play at the moment we want to set more than a security camera at the same time. Just open up this application, we will see a window in seconds detects the presence of one or more cameras of the company in the network.
Memory and compatibilities
To store images recording this camera, a card is used MicroSD or MicroSDHC. On the device it there housed 128 MB of flash memory and 256 MB of RAM to handle different functions. Another point we would like to highlight this camera is compatible with QoS (Quality of Service). This feature is a set of technologies that ensure that all devices joining the network consume certain bandwidth and do not interfere with each other.
This is a crucial feature in those networks which are heavily overloaded. The camera Axis M144-L is also compatible with the I / O protocol. To use this camera, it is necessary to have a computer connected to the network using one of these systems (for carrying out the use of tools): Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2012 Server R2, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Professional or Windows 2003 Server.