Zavio F531 Outdoor IP Camera
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Just by taking a quick look at sales numbers for Security related systems such as IP Cameras it's not that hard to figure out that people have begun taking the matter of their safety seriously lately and for me that is a great thing. I mean let's face it, times are hard and they are only going to get harder and so having a good 24/7 security system at home is a must, although i sincerely hope no one needs to actually make use of it. Anyways for the past 6 months I’ve received far too many IP camera models for both indoor and outdoor use which i have done my best to put through various conditions in order to simulate real and lengthy use. Of course that takes time and that's the reason behind the slow review process of such units. So today i am bringing yet another IP Camera review on the table surrounding the latest Zavio F531 outdoor unit.
Founded in 2006, Zavio Inc. is a network video solution provider and manufacturer with industry-leading Research & Development capabilities. Our R&D team has had extensive experience and exceptional results at top mobile phone manufacturers, which has always been the breeding ground for cutting edge technologies, enabling us to apply state-of-the-art technologies to our network video products, making us the true global surveillance technology innovator. Zavio’s core competence lies in the exceptional capability to develop embedded systems; integrate network, communication and multimedia streaming as well as our endless thrive for perfection and commitment to only delivering the best to our customers. With our innovative technology, Zavio's World's Smallest IP Camera LAN Module has been nominated for Best New IP Product at the largest annual security industry event, IFSEC 2007. Besides doing OEM/ODM for many major manufacturers worldwide, Zavio also has its own IP camera product line targeting both professional surveillance and home users, providing high-quality & high-performance network video products to all kinds of customers.
A while back i promised to start working mostly on outdoor IP camera solutions so after bringing you the review of the Zavio F3106 indoor IP Camera today we will be taking a look at their F531 outdoor unit which as opposed to the F3106 features an external IP66 resistant housing mostly suited for people who are mostly interested in securing exterior places with harsh conditions. Of course the housing is not vandal proof as with other models like the Trendnet TV-IP322P we reviewed a while back but the difference in price is so large that no one would expect as much in the first place. That aside the F531 features a maximum resolution of 640x480 @ 30fps, night vision mode up to 15 meters, two way audio and the same user friendly software provided by Zavio.