Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 15:36
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If there's one thing currently that security experts/analysts around the world all agree on that's the large increase of crime rates over the past 5 years and honestly i doubt this is really a surprise to most of you out there. Personally i may have yet to become a victim of something bad but my best friend had his store broken into twice inside 4 years, almost got mugged the other day while still in his car, another friend of mine got robbed while in his house and finally there have been numerous such reports around where i live. Because of that and also because many of you have asked us to focus on security related reviews of IP cameras and surveillance kits we're currently doing our best to bring as many such products here as possible. Today we'll be testing the latest Cloud Network Camera by COMPRO, the mini-dome TN2200.
COMPRO Technology Inc., based in Taipei, Taiwan, has been an innovative leader in the design and development of consumer and industrial imaging application since 1988. Through innovative, reliable products and services, motivated and talented staff, responsible approach to the business, and collaboration with business partners and customers, COMPRO Technology is bringing an exciting new digital lifestyle to make the world a better and safer place to live in imaginative new direction.
Although both the TN1600P model which we had with us a while ago (again by COMPRO) and the TN2200 share the same video output resolution of 1600x1200p, the same 1/3 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and several other features (for example PoE support and cloud functionality) the end result is quite different since the first was designed primarily for outdoor use while the second was primarily designed for indoor use. Now both cameras feature water-proof and dust-proof IP66 certified housings (the housing of the TN2200 is also IK09 certified meaning it can withstand impact from a 5 Kg object dropped from 20 cm in height) so both are actually considered to be outdoor models but the lack of IR LEDs (night vision) in the case of the TN2200 complicates things (unless the area you want to monitor is lighted at night). Also as opposed to the TN1600P and its somewhat narrow horizontal viewing angle of 60 degrees which makes it suitable for large area surveillance the TN2200 has a ultra-wide viewing angle of 105 degrees so it's far more suitable for use in smaller areas such as an office or a store. Time to take a closer look and see exactly what the TN2200 Cloud Network Camera by COMPRO is all about.