Review of Toshiba IK-WB15A Pan/Tilt/Zoom Security Camera
Depending on price range, security cameras can be relatively the same. They all have fairly good video (though it can differ between brands and models), most are equipped with some form of night vision, and while there are different types of features, different attribute quality, and different setups, most perform the security camera function fairly adequately and are otherwise comparable based entirely on the difference in quality between models.
However, once you bump up the price range to the more expensive/advanced models, the differences between the cameras become more pronounced. An example is with the Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera. This camera has a variety of additional usability features that makes it excellent for security, and a great CCTV camera for those in high security locations.
Features of the Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera
· CCD Sensor Video
· High resolution (1280 x 960)
· Network monitoring capabilities.
· SD card recording and streaming video.
· Monitors a 112 degree area with a 2.6x zoon.
· Can be moved via remote.
· Sends and receives audio.
· 54 degree tilt.
· Low light nightvision.
The Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Camera is designed to motion surveillance as though one has an online eye. With motion detection abilities and low light settings, you can move the camera via the web to point towards the direction you wish to see and take advantage of a 2.6x zoom in order to capture images from anywhere in the 112 degree radius.
The Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Camera was designed to stream high quality, blur free video through the web to monitor your security from anywhere with an Internet connection. There is more visibility with this camera than others, which allows you or your security personnel to easily pan, tilt, and zoom towards any object you wish to monitor.
The Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Camera’s low light settings are fairly weak, and not designed for extremely low/no light like infrared security cameras or some of the more top of the line nightvision models. The Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Camera is also not the greatest outdoor camera, with a lens that has sunlight issues and trouble capturing motion depending on the darkness level. In addition, the tilting and zooming options do not work very quickly, so it can be tough to follow a fast moving object.
Panning, Tilting, and Zooming features can be invaluable for security. Things rarely happen directly in front of a static camera lens, but when you can move the camera you are able to search a room as though you were really there. The Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Security Camera, then, can be a great tool for monitoring any area through the web. But overall, the camera has some quirks that make it less useful, such as its low light issues and non-optimal outdoor casing. Since these cameras can be as high as $600-$1000 dollars, it does represent a hefty cost. If Pan/Tilt/Zoom features are your most important concern, this camera will do the trick – especially if most monitoring is indoors and during the day. If you are trying to set up an entire CCTV system and need to monitor the outdoors in complete darkness, you may need to look elsewhere. You can buy it online here.