Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:39
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If you like watching movies like i do then you've probably heard several references to a time when people could leave the keys in the ignition of their cars and their doors wide open and worry not about something bad happening to them. Well i can't say that things were ever like that where i grew up but crime was almost non-existent back then. Today as you all know things have changed for the worse so people are always trying new things to keep themselves, their families and their belongings safe. For example several people here have placed steel bars around their windows, some have equipped themselves with baseball bats while others have invested in multi-lock security doors and complete house alarms. There are some people like us however who have chosen to install IP cameras to ensure that nothing bad happens, at least not without them knowing about it. Today our review is about one such IP camera and more specifically the latest TV-IP310PI Outdoor 3 MP PoE Day/Night Network Camera by our old friends over at TRENDnet.
Founded in Torrance, California, TRENDnet has grown to become a leading global networking hardware brand. From the network core to the periphery, TRENDnet's expansive product portfolio includes Wireless, Wired, Surveillance, Connectivity, and Peripheral device categories. An emphasis on continual improvement and our ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification (click here to view certificate) is an essential component of TRENDnet’s success. The TRENDnet brand is consistently recognized for exceptional quality, superior performance, and responsive support. TRENDnet's vision is to build innovative, easy to use, and reliable Networks People Trust™. TRENDnet solutions network the countless devices which enable your connected lifestyle and workplace. Building award winning networking solutions since 1990, TRENDnet connects you with what you value most.
Up to roughly a year ago 1080p Full HD (2MP) was pretty much as high as one could go in getting an very good IP camera without breaking the bank since the much better multi-camera (5MP+) models carried (and still do) very hefty price tags. Today and solely judging by all the latest models to get introduced in the market by most if not all of the leading players it seems that 1536p (3MP) has taken its place and since the extra pixels can always be used for wider viewing angles (and more detailed images) you will not hear us complain about it. So the 3 Megapixel 1/3" progressive scan CMOS sensor of the IP66 certified TV-IP310PI can record video at a maximum resolution of 2048x1536 pixels with up to 15fps (1920x1080@30fps) and WDR while the lens TRENDnet has used feature an wide horizontal angle of 70 degrees and are accompanied by several IR LEDs capable of up to 30 meters illumination in the dark. Image quality however is perhaps what we look most when we test such devices so let's move forward and see what TRENDnet offers with their latest bullet camera.