PCR’s guide to the latest security hardware

From heat-sensing CCTV to encrypted hard drives, we round up the best security hardware on the market.

D-Link Pro Wire-Free Camera Kit

Specs: 100% wire-free, extended battery life, cloud recording included, night vision, optional local storage, advanced motion detection, smart home compatible, two-way audio.

“Offering customers a flexible full home surveillance experience, without the inconvenience of needing to drill holes for cables or place cameras near a power source. Powered by high capacity lithium batteries which allow months of operation without the need to recharge, the cameras can be placed virtually anywhere one might need them. The cameras feature 1080p Full HD video and built-in night vision, making them ideal for 24/7 surveillance both indoors and out. Consisting of two wire-free cameras and a hub, the compact camera kit is designed to be discreet and easy to setup without compromising on functionality. The hub supports four cameras, so customers can expand the coverage of their surveillance system as needed.” – Paul Routledge, Country Manager UK&I at D-Link Europe.

Contact: D-Link

EZVIZ ez360 Pano Security Camera

Specs: 4 assigned areas of coverage, 3 MP starlight level sensor, resolution up to 1344 x 1344, 360-degree omnidirectional monitoring, supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, Micro SD card, encrypted cloud storage and EZVIZ NVR.

“The ez360 Pano promises to capture crystal clear, vibrant images and stays sharp in the dark with the help of its four 850nm high-end LED infrared lights. Even at night, it delivers clear-as-day clarity up to a distance of 7.5 metres.”

Contact: Exertis

HomeGuard Heat-Sensing HD CCTV Kit

Specs: 8 channel 1080p DVR, 4 x 1080p PIR motion and heat detection, fully weatherproof CCTV cameras, 25m night vision, 1TB HDD, HomeGuardSafe app.

“The HomeGuard Heat-Sensing HD CCTV Kit features HomeGuard’s smart detect PIR heat-sensing technology to reliably detect heat-generating moving objects, such as people, large animals and cars. With more accurate motion detection users have more reliable notifications and recording, eliminating false triggers such as falling leaves, bugs, rain and more, saving hard drive space and playback time. 1TB HDD included.”

Contact: VIP Computers

Apricorn Aegis 3nx Encrypted USB

Specs: On the fly 256-bit AES-XTS encryption, compatible with any operating system, 2GB-128GB capacities, brute force protection, independent user and admin pins, user forced enrolment – no default pin.

“The Apricorn 3nx is ideal for keeping data secure on the go and with a range of capacities, it’s suitable for consumer and commercial use. Tick a small but important box of GDPR compliance by using encrypted USBs as part of your data protection policy.”

Contact: Simms

Intenso Memory Safe External Hard Drive

Specs: 1 TB capacity, 2,5” form factor, USB 3.0, 256-bit Encryption, PIN code, self-destruction mechanism (after 100 incorrect entries).

“The Intenso Memory Safe offers maximum security for all your personal data. Featuring certified AES 256-bit hardware encryption, the external hard drive encrypts all data stored on the device. An individually selected PIN code of 4 to 12 digits ensures that your personal data is protected against third-party access even if the hard drive is lost.”

Contact: Spire Technology

HomeGuard All-in-One Wireless HD CCTV Kit

Specs: 4 channel DVR, 4 x 960p weatherproof CCTV cameras with 30m night vision, 12” monitor, 1TB Barracuda hard drive, plug & play, built-in Wi-Fi 900m video signal transmission, email alert & push notifications, HomeGuardLink app.

“The HomeGuard All-in-One Wireless Kit includes 4 x CCTV cameras, a 1TB hard drive and a 12” monitor. Fully weatherproof cameras with 30m night vision ensure they can be placed anywhere indoors or outdoors for crystal clear HD video footage. Auto-pair technology, a built-in Wi-Fi router and a dedicated app for viewing anywhere ensures that this All-in-One kit makes home security easy and simple to use.”

Contact: VIP Computers

Innodisk 3MV2-P

Specs: Upto 2TB capacity, -40°C to 85°C operating temperature, controlled BOM, available in 2.5”, CFast, M.2, mSATA, slimSATA form factors.

“Designed and manufactured specifically for the surveillance industry the 3MV2-P range of storage uses InnoRec, an algorithm to ensure consistently smooth recording and playback of surveillance data with no frame loss. The range is available in a variety of form factors to suit a multitude of surveillance applications.”

Contact: Simms

EZVIZ C6T Security Camera

Specs: 360-degree horizontal panorama, smart tracking, 1080p FHD video, Micro SD card, encrypted cloud storage and EZVIZ NVR

“Upon detection of movement, the C6T automatically captures and tracks motion while delivering notifications and video recordings in real time to the app. The HD pan-tilt camera lets users place it wherever they want and still see the whole room. Sometimes, however, privacy is desired, hence the privacy shutter, which allows users to turn the lens off whenever they wish.”

Contact: Exertis

Philips Monitors Pop-up Webcam

Specs: Windows Hello pop-up webcam, USB-C docking, high resolution, 4-sided frameless (329P9H, 349P9H) or curved (499P9H).

“Give prying eyes no chance! Whether you are a home or business user, being spied on through your webcam is a real threat. That’s why some users even cover webcams on notebooks or monitors with tape. Philips offers a better and much more convenient solution with its pop-up webcam, which can be enabled when needed and tucked neatly away into the monitor frame when not. The pop-up webcams featured in the latest displays are Windows Hello-compatible so you can use facial recognition to log on to your PC and other apps or services. These come in sizes of 31.5”-49” and with USB-C docking and many other features. Models include 329P9H, 349P9H and 499P9H.”

Contact: CI Distribution, Exertis, Tech Data, VIP Computers

D-Link Covr

Specs: Seamless Wi-Fi, no need to remember different network names or passwords, parental control, high-speed AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi and 11ac Wave 2 to support all your smart security products.

“Covr is the next generation of Wi-Fi solutions for the home from D-Link. Covr blankets every square inch of your home with high-speed, seamless, reliable Wi-Fi. With a pack of three Covr Points, you can bring Wi-Fi access to up to a massive 5,000 square feet, no need for multiple range extenders and/powerline devices. Covr’s Smart Roaming technology enables your devices to stay automatically connected to the nearest Covr Point in your home while all the Covr Points work together as one network. That means you can move from room to room or change floors and you’ll stay seamlessly connected to everything you love about the internet without needing to lift a finger.” – Paul Routledge, Country Manager UK&I at D-Link Europe.

Contact: Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data

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