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TP-Link NC-450 Pan & Tilt IP Camera

Overview

TP-Link just make an announcement that they are going to launch another new model for TP-Link smart home product very soon. TP-Link NC-450 is a pan & tilt IP camera that has the night vision ability. The specification is exactly like the TP-Link NC-250 that I reviewed earlier, the only major different is that NC-450 see up to 360 degrees horizontally and 150 degrees vertically and comes with 2-way audio communication.

NC-450 allowed user to put in SD-card so you can save your video based on motion or audio detection setting.1325_normal_0_20160620145217

Specification

  • 720p HD Imaging – HD resolution provides sharper, clearer images
  • Pan / Tilt – See up to 360 degrees horizontally and 150 degrees vertically.
  • Night Vision– Know what’s happening when it’s dark, with up to 26 feet of night vision.
  • Motion & Sound Detection -Receive push and email notifications when motion or sound is detected.
  • 2-way Audio – Start 2-way audio with ease to communicate with your family instantly
  • SD Card Storage -Save your videos and images easily thanks to an integrated SD slot
  • tpCamera App – Use the tpCamera app to access feeds from anywhere, at any time

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From TP-Link NC-450 emulator, you can see that NC-450 firmware has more functionality than NC-250 firmware, it has a joystick control for pan & tilt functionality. User can adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of the camera. http://www.tp-link.fi/resources/simulator/NC450-emulator/index.html

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The firmware is much more quicker compare to D-Link one.2

User can view back recorded video at SD card page, and it also fully support FTP and notification delivery.

CAMERA
Image Sensor 1/4″ Progressive scan CMOS sensor
Resolution 1.0 Megapixel (1280 x 720)
Lens F: 2.0, f: 3.6 mm
Viewing Angle FOV = 75°
Pan/Tilt Range Pan range 300° Tilt range 110°
VIDEO/IMAGE
Video Compression H.264
Frame Rate & Resolutions Max. 30 fps at 1280×720 (HD)
Video Streaming Controllable Frame rate
Image Settings Rotation: Mirror, Flip
Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation
Overlay capabilities: time, date, text
AUDIO
Audio Communication 2-Way
Audio Input Built-in microphone
Audio Output Built-in speaker
ALARM AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Input Trigger Motion/Sound detection
Notification E-mail, App
Storage SD Card
NETWORK
Standards and Protocols Bonjour, TCP/IP, DHCP, ARP, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, NFS,DNS, NTP, HTTP, HTTPS, UDP
Security Multiple password-protected user levels
WIRELESS
Wireless Data Rates IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Up to 300Mbps
Frequency 2.4-2.4835GHz
Wireless Transmit Power <20dBm (EIRP)
Wireless Encryption WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
INTERFACES
Network Interface RJ-45 for Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
Power Connector DC power jack
Button Reset/WPS push button
SURVEILLANCE MANAGEMENT
Users 13 simultaneous unicast users
Bundled Management Software Viewing and recording up to 36 cameras
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Supported OS Windows XP or higher
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Android 4.1 or higher
iOS 7.0 or higher
Supported Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Firefox 4.0 or higher
Safari 5.0 or higher
Chrome 5.0 or higher
Opera 12.0 or higher
GENERAL
External Power Supply 12V DC, Max 12W
Certification RoHS, FCC, CE
Package Contents NC450
Power Adapter
Extension Cable
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Passive PoE Injector
Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C~40°C (32°F ~104°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C ~70°C (-40°F ~158°F)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
Dimensions( H X W X D ) 5.7 x 4.3 x 4.2 in. ( 144 x 109 x 106 mm )
Packaging Dimensions 10.6 x 8.8 x 5.3 in. (270 x223 x 135mm)
PoE 12V DC, Max 12W
COMPATIBILITY
Supported OS Windows 10

 

For more detail can refer to TP-Link Official Site:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/NC450.html

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Setup TP-Link NC-250 on Synology Surveillance Station

It is pretty easy to setup the NC-250 IP Camera on Synology Surveillance Station. Basically we don’t really need to do any hacking other than add the camera into surveillance station with a couple of quick setting.

The first thing we need is to make sure we know the IP address of the TP-Link NC-250. But before that, it would be better if you install the IP camera using TP-Link phone app so that it can connect to your router, and then you get the IP address of the camera from DHCP list or from the setting page in the phone app.

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Because TP-Link NC-250 IP camera is not officially recognized as compatible camera in Synology Surveillance Station, so we have to choose [User Define] brand.

Put “8080” as your port number and this is fixed by TP-Link firmware, the source path is “/stream/video/mjpeg”, default username is “admin”, default password is “admin”, but the key thing is you can’t put the actual password here, TP-Link firmware recognize only base64 encoded password, so go to https://www.base64encode.org/, and encode it to base64 format. Example, password “admin” would be converted to “YWRtaW4=”, passsword “qwerty123” would converted to “cXdlcnR5MTIz”. Put the encoded password at the password field. Click “Test Connection”, you would see your IP camera video screen if everything is correct.

But anyway, I still can’t get the video setting correctly to work dynamically like other brand, so everything would follow the default IP camera setting.

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Reply or comment below if you need my help.

TP-Link HS100 & HS110 Smart Plug

Recently TP-Link launched their first smart plug HS100 HS110 model. This product definitely will be D-Link closest competitor product since D-Link launched their own version of smart plug 2 years ago.

A few classic features are include scheduling, energy monitoring, away mode, and remote access. The major difference between TP-Link and D-Link smart plugs is that TP-Link HS110 has the ability to connect to Amazon Echo.

TP-Link HS110 support up to 16A electricity power, and has ability to connect to WiFi router so that it can be controlled by your phone app when you are away from your home.You also can schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed, like setting lights to come on at dusk or turn off at sunrise. It is compatible with Android and IOS.

The the next thing is that you can analyze the device’s real-time and historical power consumption. The only differences between HS100 and HS110 model is that the HS110 model can monitor power consumption.

You can view the details here.
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-5258_HS110.html