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Y-cam launches the 2nd generation of their award-winning Bullet camera

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Y-cam Bullet HD 2nd Generation

Y-cam has officially released the 2nd generation of their multi-award winning Bullet range of professional IP network cameras.

Smaller, smarter and sleeker than our previous models, we’ve taken everything great from our 1st generation Y-cam Bullet cameras, and bundled it in to a professional weatherproof IP camera.

Available to order today in 720p HD & 1080p HD models, this 2nd generation of Y-cam Bullet continues the Y-cam tradition of offering feature-packed and connectivity-strong cameras at an affordable price, with the range starting at £208.33 ex tax (€249.99/ $349.99)

The new Bullets share characteristics in every way, with just the lens and subsequent image resolutions changing between them. The Bullet HD 1080 has a 2 Megapixel 1080p resolution, capable of 18fps at full resolution (and also 720p at 30fps), and the Bullet HD 720 offering a 1 Megapixel 720p resolution, outputting 30fps at full resolution. As the Bullet uses the same streaming paths as the Cube range, the Bullet unifies all current products, and makes them instantly compatible with many 3rd party software & devices such as Synology, ASUStor and QNAP NAS & NVR drives.

The Bullet is equipped with many features, making it suitable for virtually all installations for home or businesses. See the full list below or watch our feature overview video:

  • New high quality lens, producing crisp video in multiple streams – complete with true color representation and improved low-light view.
  • An improved built-in microphone – so you can hear what’s happening in the highest quality
  • See in the dark – using 24 infrared LEDs that allow you to see up to 40ft in pitch black
  • Save storage space and bandwidth usage with H.264 video compression.
  • Use wireless outdoors – using Wi-Fi N for fantastic wireless reach and network speeds
  • Record direct to any NAS drive on your network with Y-cam’s own NAS-Ready functionality
  • Get email alerts on motion, to multiple email addresses, with optional image snapshots
  • Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup for quick connection and installation to your network at the touch of a button
  • View from wherever you are in the world, on whatever platform – use PC, Mac, iOS, Android & more
  • Record over 90 hours of footage using up to a 64gb micro SD card – using onboard microSD slot
  • Offering high compatibility, the Y-cam Bullet is fully compatible with NAS & NVR drives such as Synology, QNAP, ASUStor and more
  • Use ONVIF 2.0 to make Y-cam compatible with industry standard systems and software
  • Explore your camera easier – with refreshed user interface so that setting up and configuration of your camera is better than ever
  • Install with ease – use built-in Power over Ethernet for simple one-wire installs
  • New camera mount, with built-in cable management, making for an easy and tidy installation, plus new compact camera design

If you have previously used our 1st generation of Bullets, the 2nd generation no longer has the breakout box installation method, and no longer support 2-way audio and digital I/O connections. The setup CD has also been removed from the box, now focusing on getting the installation files from the web.

Y-cam Bullet HD
The Professional weatherproof IP network camera.
Available in 1080p HD and 720p HD resolutions.
Y-cam Bullet HD 720 (2nd Generation) - Product code: YCBLHD7 - DatasheetMore info
Y-cam Bullet HD 1080 (2nd Generation) - Product code: YCBLHD8 - DatasheetMore info

 


HomeMonitor HD launches to bring simple HD home security to the cloud

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

New HD camera for HomeMonitor now available; 720p video, better quality, wider angle, striking new look, same easy setup, same great price!

When we launched HomeMonitor, our main aim was to bring simple monitoring to everyone – and create the easiest way to see your stuff. One year on, we’ve welcomed thousands of you in to the world of HomeMonitor and we’re getting hundreds of thousands of videos being uploaded to our servers every single day. You are using HomeMonitor to monitor your homes, your families, your pets, distant relatives, new arrivals, driveways, holiday homes, even bats! It seems that HomeMonitor really is the easy way for you to see whatever you want, whenever you want!

The last year has been a fantastic journey for the HomeMonitor product – we’ve added on loads of new features, launched apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and even Roku, plus picked up loads of awards and accolades. However, our top request from customers has always come back to video quality – so it gives us great pleasure to introduce the new HomeMonitor HD.

HomeMonitor HD Now Available

HomeMonitor HD – 720p Cloud Security Camera

HomeMonitor HD is a brand new cloud camera from Y-cam for 2014. It improves upon our HomeMonitor Indoor model by cranking up the quality – with a stunning new lens producing 720p images, plus an improved frame rate for super smooth video playback. The new lens is also wide-angle, so you are able to see a wider field of view than ever before. The HomeMonitor HD is fully backwards compatible with a HomeMonitor account, and can be used alongside HomeMonitor Indoor and Outdoor models under one account.

Comparing it to the Indoor

Three times better video quality, improved frame rate, striking new design and more – the HomeMonitor HD improves on the HomeMonitor Indoor in every way – see a comparison below:

Comparing HomeMonitor Indoor to HomeMonitor HD

See the differences between HomeMonitor Indoor and HomeMonitor HD – click to enlarge

HomeMonitor HD retails at £149.99 / $199.99 and is available today from HomeMonitor.me and Amazon. Product code: HMHDI05

Want to WIN a HomeMonitor HD for someone in need?

Win a HomeMonitor HD

Nominate your friends, family or loved ones to WIN a HomeMonitor HD camera – letting them watch whatever they love from anywhere – their home, family, children, baby, pets or anything else! Head on over to our Facebook page to nominate someone who deserves a HomeMonitor HD this January! Simple! Visit our Facebook page to find out more.

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Y-cam Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Holidays are coming! Holidays are coming! As you can see we are very excited about Christmas, and with only a few days left to go we have been working very hard to make sure everything is prepared and in order,  including ensuring that you all get your goods on time and know how to reach us over Christmas.

Please find below essential information you need if trying to contact Y-cam over the next few weeks:

Online Shop Orders

For pre-Christmas delivery we advise you to order before the following dates:

US – Tuesday 17th (Ground Shipping), UPS Next Day Air available until Monday 23rd
UK – Friday 20th (Standard Shipping)
Europe – Tuesday 17th (Standard Shipping)

Any orders placed on our online shops after Monday 23rd may not be despatched until Thursday 2nd January 2014. You will receive despatch emails when your order is processed.

Customer Support

Y-cam will be offering email only support from 24th December until Thursday 2nd January 2014.

UK Head Office

Tuesday 24th – Open till 1pm
Friday 27th – Open till 1pm
Closed – 25th, 26th, 30th , 31st Dec & 1st Jan
Business as usual from Thursday 2nd Jan 2014

Please email enquiries for best chance of response over this period.

US Office

Closed – 25th, 26th, 27th Dec & 1st Jan
Business as usual from Thursday 2nd Jan 2014

Needless to say, we hope you all have a fantastic time over the Christmas holidays, and from all the Y-cam family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

y-cam-xmas

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The Daily Telegraph hears how Y-cam CEO scrambled in to action after false alarm

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Daily Telegraph interviewed our CEO, Devin Chawda, about his ambition and passion for developing security solutions that deliver reassurance for all.

Telegraph-Interview

Ever wondered what passions and ideals are driving Y-cam? Well, the Daily Telegraph did, and they managed to grab 10 minutes with our CEO and founder, Devin Chawda, to find out more about the company and his vision.

The Telegraph heard “Our aim was to develop a product for non-technical consumers who wanted to be able to very easily see what was going on in their homes or workplaces,” says Mr Chawda.

“There are so many things that put pressure on people’s time and our customers find that they can have peace of mind, which allows them to get on with their work or other tasks. It means they can be more productive and, of course, where action is needed they can respond quickly and appropriately.”

Personal video monitoring will soon become the norm.

Devin also said “I accept that there are still some issues around the idea of Big Brother and things like that, but I think that video monitoring will become far more socially acceptable in the very near future.”

Read the full interview on the Daily Telegraph website

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Y-cam Cube named in the top 10 best security gadgets by The Independent

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Y-cam Cube has received more praise in the press, this time being labelled as one of the The 10 Best security gadgets by The Independent newspaper.

Best Security Gadget

Published last week, the roundup included security lights, dummy cameras and even a radio equipped with Wi-Fi and a spy camera!

Featuring our latest professional IP security camera, the Y-cam Cube, the roundup stated “Small and sleek, the Y-Cam offers high-quality footage in the day, while powerful night vision kicks in when it’s dark. On top of that, the camera offers real-time streaming to computers or smartphones, so you can check in on your property from anywhere in the world.” Sounds good to us!

If you are interested in learning more about the Cube, find out more about the full range on our product page.

Top 10 security gadget

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