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Wireless 802.11b/g Network Camera

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BL-C30A
Features ・Pan/Tilt 10x Digital Zoom
・Wireless LAN
・AC Adaptor

Features

Keep an Eye on Your Pets

Always feel close to your pets, whether at work or on vacation. Did the walker show up as promised? Is the dog sleeping on the sofa? Is the cat scratching your new leather chair? You'll know instantly with the Panasonic PetCam.

See There When You Can't Be There™

These cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA1. Place them in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else that you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required on location!. They are easy to install and operate and require no additional software for the PC that you're viewing them on. Each camera also comes with a free Web address, which can track the camera automatically. All you need is a regular Web browser to view them on your PC, as all of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera.

802.11b/g Wireless Communication

This camera can communicate wirelessly with standard 802.11b or 802.11g wireless devices, allowing the flexibility to install and operate the camera without running network wires, and utilizing SSID filtering and powerful 40/64/128 bit WEP encryption helps to protect your wireless network from illegal intrusion.

Just Plug It In and Play

This network camera is truly easy to install and use in most cases. With industry standard automatic configuration (UPnP), the camera and your router or PC will automatically decide the best settings allowing you to access your camera without any complicated setup. Once connected, using a simple Web browser, just enter in your free, permanent Web address which comes with the camera and you can see and move the camera! It's that simple.

Control the Camera Remotely

Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is 120º of Pan (left & right) movement and 90º of Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre-designated shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. You can also click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen.

When You Need a Little Privacy

With the built in Privacy mode, your privacy is protected by simply pressing a button. An indicator on the front of the camera turns red, and you know at a glance that the camera is now only accessible by you2. The camera can also be set up to show a green light when the camera is being accessed.

Sensor Recording and Email Alerts

With the built-in heat sensor, the camera can be set to record and/or notify you by email when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room.

1. Connecting the camera to the Internet requires Internet access and may require that you obtain additional hardware such as a cable or DSL modem, or a hub or router with a 10Base-T Ethernet connection. The camera will not be accessible from across the Internet unless the Internet connection is active. We cannot guarantee that your Internet connection will always be available. The frame rate of the motion image may be dependent upon the uplink speed of the Internet connection and other factors. Viewing may involve some time delay. Recommended minimum 100kbps upstream bandwidth for camera.
2. Privacy mode can be controlled remotely using the administrator password.

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    • SERVER FEATURES:
    • Color Video
    • Image Compression
    • Video Streaming Format
    • Quality Video Resolution
    • Frame Rate
    • Authentication
    • Encryption
    • IPv4/v6
    • Supported Network Protocols
    • Upgrades
    • Automatic Network Configuration
    • Simultaneous Viewers
    • Image Buffer
    • Pre-Alarm Image Buffer
    • Image Transfer via E-Mail (SMTP) or FTP
    • Camera Recording
    • Max. Bandwidth Control
    • Free DDNS Compatible (Viewnetcam.com)
    • Cellular Phone Compatibility
    • Multiple Camera Views
    • Multi-Language Interface
    • Built-in Calendar Timer
    • Time & Day Access Control
    • Remote External Output Control
    • LED Indicator Control
    • CAMERA FEATURES:
    • Zoom
    • Image Sensor
    • External Video Input
    • Viewing Angle
    • Remote Pan Angle
    • Remote Tilt Angle
    • Maximum Pan/Tilt Speed
    • Hide-Away Lens
    • Preset Locations
    • Click to Center
    • Focus
    • Aperture
    • Illumination
    • White Balance
    • Adjustments
    • Exposure
    • Clear Dome Lens Cover
    • Video Pass-through
    • AUDIO FEATURES:
    • 2-Way Audio
    • CODEC
    • Frequency Range
    • Input
    • Output
    • WIRELESS FEATURES:
    • Wireless Technology
    • Frequency
    • Number of Channels
    • Transmission Speed
    • Security
    • INTERFACE FEATURES:
    • Network Connection
    • External I/O Connector
    • SD Card Slot for Image Buffer
    • Analog Video Output
    • Speaker/Microphone Jack
    • OTHER FEATURES:
    • Weatherproof (splash resistant)
    • Built-in Sensor
    • Power Over Ethernet Compatibility
    • Multiple Mounting Options
    • Operating Temperature
    • Operating Humidity
    • Power Source
    • Power Consumption
    • Included Accessories
    • PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Operating System Requirements
    • Web Browser requirements
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight
    • UPC
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Reviews

BL-C30A is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have 3 of these, 5 years, no problems I had hoped for 3 years and mininal problems. Instead going on SIX years and zero, ziltch, nada any problems. None. The usual power outages never scrambled these units. Bought and setup three of these in early 2007. Setup was straighforward but do need to read and follow instructions. Motion detect and send pictures to mobile phone was not an original need back in 2007, but works fine now that I have compatible phone model. For one location where security was a mild concern, simply switched to wired and disable wireless option. Resolution is good for my needs, easy to pan and adjust remotely. The button on front of the unit will turn off the camera and physically roll the lense up behind the cover so impossible for a stealth user to override. Green light will illuminate agin if turned on remotely. If one of these dies, will not hesitate to replace with same unit or another Panasonic product. Realize no big deal for electronics to last a long time, but FIVE years, operating 24/7 with unfiltered 110V power? I am on my second alarm panel installed by a national security provider during the same time period. I give this product my highest rating.
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRANSFERING THE DESKTOP WINDOW TO MY CELL PHONE HI, MY NAME IS ED AND I LIVE IN CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA.I WOULD LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE IT IS EASY TO TRANSFER THE DESKTOP COMPUTER WINDOW TO A TOUCH SCREEN CELL PHONE, AND USE THE SCREEN TO MOVE THE LENS OF THE CAMERA. YOU CAN BRIGHTEN OR DARKEN THE VIEW, HAVE THE STILL VIDEO PICTURE REFRESH EVERY 3 SECONDS WITH OUT THE PICTURE DISAPPEARING AND COMMING BACK TO THE SCREEN WITH THE NEW PICTURE VIEW. YOU CAN VIEW 4 SECURITY CAMERAS AT THE SAME TIME ON A CELL PHONE WHICH I STILL DO. OH YOU CAN ALSO USE THE ARROWS TO MOVE THE LENS OF THE CAMERA ON YOUR CELL PHONE TOO. I CAN BE IN ANOTHER PROVINCE IN CANADA AND STILL BE ABLE TO VIEW MY BLC-30 CAMERAS. I HAVE BEEN USING THESE CAMERAS NOW FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND MY OVERALL THOUGHT OF THIS CAMERA IS IT IS EASY TO SETUP FOR JUST THE INTERNET, BUT FOR PUTTING THE DESKTOP WINDOW ON THE CELL PHONE A LITTLE MORE IS NEEDED. THESE ARE ONE GREAT SECURITY CAMERA AND LOW COST IT WORKS GREAT WHEN YOU NEED IT AT ANYTIME.
Date published: 2010-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very very good buy i have use other security cameras, but this is the best one that i have bought. I use the desktop window and the window that panasonic says to use. Just so that it is known it says that the desktop window can not be used on a cell phone, well you can. you also can darken or lighten the still picture, i use these features right now on my other cell phone from my work. I can view the inside of my house anytime when out camping.
Date published: 2009-01-23
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