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Stay in Control this Christmas

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a gadget that lets you know as soon as someone entered your front door? Yes? Well, now you can with Y-cam cameras that can instantly email you a picture every time someone comes in or out of your house, directly to your smartphone… cool huh?

If you are worried about your home’s security or simply want to see when those rule breaking teenagers finally get home, this easy-to-use monitoring camera could be your perfect sidekick this Christmas.

Suitable for all, you no longer need to be tech-savvy to get an IP camera up and running as our cameras are unbelievably simple to set-up; with its unique four step set-up process, you can have your camera operating in minutes and that’s not all this gadget can do… all Y-cam cameras provide high quality images, even in pitch black, plus absolutely no need for on-going costs or access charges, EVER!

For total peace of mind for you and your family (plus something cool to show the neighbours) please visit our dedicated Christmas site or, to gain control now, head over to Amazon to purchase your cameras for as little as £150.

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Y-cam Christmas site
Y-cam Knight S
Y-cam Black S


Y-cam Seasonal Opening hours & Delivery dates

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We know that you are all excited about Christmas and with less than a week to go we have been working extremely hard to make sure everything is in order,  including ensuring that you all know how to reach us over Christmas.

Our main office will be closed from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January; however, to support you all as much as possible, please be advised that our technical support will be manned as follows:

We will attempt to answer all questions as quickly as possible but please accept our apologies if you experience any delays.

If you are wishing to place an order via our online shop, our last shipping day before Christmas will be Thursday 22nd December, any orders placed after this date will be delivered after Tuesday 3rd January.

In the meantime, Y-cam would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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“Easy-to-use security camera” PC Advisor review

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

We are thrilled to see that our EyeBall IP Camera is still receiving fantastic reviews even a couple of months after its launch. Our latest comes from none other than expert advice providers PC Advisor, who seemed impressed with our unique camera.

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One of the first things Andrew Harrison, PC Advisor reviewer, highlights is the uniqueness of our IP camera, “The Y-cam EyeBall drifts from the norm, as it is a fixed IP camera in the domed body of a PTZ-style housing” picking up on the simple “finger-movable dome” and its easy setup.

Impressed by the EyeBall’s “unusually wide-angle, allowing an excellent field of view” and the camera’s two-way intercom communications and tidy build quality. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome, especially after offering a fantastic overall verdict.

Andrew writes “The Y-cam EyeBall is an easy-to-use security camera solution, with very wide field of view and some useful added features such as local memory-card recording and power-over-ethernet connectivity. We found the handy free iPhone app really improves its usefulness.”

PC Advisor’s full review is available online now, plus if you wish for more information regarding our EyeBall IP camera check out what other reviewers have had to say or our cameras dedicated page.

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Retailers predicted to suffer over £1 billion in losses this Christmas

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Experts have predicted that this is to be the hardest Christmas season for retailers yet, and therefore it is crucial for retailers to be prepared for this predicted onslaught of seasonal crime.

Research conducted by Centre for Retail Research saw that the high street should expect to see an additional £61 million in losses this year compared to last year. Of the total £1 billion predicted loss the majority (£656 million) will be due to shop lifting.

The director of Centre for Retail Research explains “It shouldn’t come as a surprise to the industry that shoplifting, employee theft and supply chain fraud are likely to increase during the festive period – after all, retailers are less rigorous in their controls at this time of the year. However, the implications should not be underestimated. Christmas crime has increased by 6.2% since the 2010 research, which is symptomatic of the tough times we are facing as a nation. The double pressures of a weak economy combined with the most expensive time of the year will inevitably lead to an increase in loss so unfortunately it is likely that it will worsen further before it gets any better.”

Against the background of these shocking figures it is clear that retailers need to take action and protect themselves this festive season. To see how a Y-cam solution can help keep you in control please check out www.y-cam.com/retail.

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What is wireless Wi-Fi N?

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a growing interest in wireless Wi-Fi N, especially with the launch of our Bullet HD camera. But what does this mean? How does it work? Does it affect Y-cam installations? All great questions and as we venture into the realm of Wireless N we thought now would be the perfect time to explore this growing technology.

What is wireless N?

Wireless N is an existing development that utilises advanced technology to increase the wireless network range and operating speed, as well as solidifying your connections reliability up to 600Mbps. This means that it is possible to run even more Y-cam cameras simultaneously and at an increased distance from the hub router without having to worry about interference or network drop-outs, meaning you are always connected and secure.

Wireless N (802.11n) operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, so now the network can work up to five times faster with a much superior signal strength, proving up to twice the distance than the traditional 802.11g.

How does this affect me?

This affects Y-cam customers in two ways: 1) The introduction of Wireless N into homes means these advancements are there to be utilised more frequently. 2) The addition of wireless N to Y-cam cameras means that you can now take advantage of this advanced technology. Customers who are able to utilise this feature will experience a optimised operation, perfect for any installation, especially within a demanding network.

To learn more about Wireless N please visit the WiFi alliance at www.wi-fi.org, what these guys do not know about WiFi doesn’t exist.

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Y-cam Bullet HD

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