Canon VB-C500D - Discreet security monitoring in any environment
Canon VB-C500D - Discreet security monitoring in any environment

Ideal for every monitoring need, the Canon VB-C500D has a 2.4x optical zoom and a wide-angle varifocal lens to cover large spaces. Its discreet design enables it to blend easily into any environment.  Wide-angle varifocal lens With an ultra-wide 82° field of view and a 2.4x optical zoom, the VB-C500D is ideal for every monitoring need. The wide lens makes it perfect for open areas such as large offices, whilst the 2.4x zoom is useful for narrow spaces such as corridors and ATM terminals.  Compact and discreet The compact dome housing enables you to monitor your subjects discreetly. The camera can be ceiling mounted, installed in an upright position or even mounted sideways on a wall, to fit in any environment.  MPEG-4 and motion JPEG video With support for MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video formats, the VB-C500D can deliver high-quality video with VGA resolution (640 x 480) at up to 30fps. Transmitted footage can be distributed to an audience of up to 30 simultaneous clients (maximum 10 clients using MPEG-4).  Progressive scan CCD For a sharper view of moving subjects, the progressive scan CCD image sensor minimises the ‘comb' effect often seen in interlaced video. Combined with a genuine Canon lens, this ensures low-noise, high quality images - even when there is a lot of movement in the scene.  Monitoring day and night With the help of DIGIC NET processing, the VB-C500D can operate in a wide range of lighting conditions. Even in dimly lit areas, activity can still be monitored in colour, down to a minimum illumination of 0.2 lux. In even darker situations, Digital Night Mode automatically changes from colour video to monochrome and increases the sensitivity to provide a clearer view. In very bright daylight, when the background of a scene is so intense that it's hard to see the main subjects, Smart Shade Control enables adjustment of the contrast of darker areas, making them more visible whilst maintaining the brightness of the lighter areas.  Power over Ethernet (PoE) The VB-C500D can be powered by the same Ethernet cable that is used to transfer data, without the need for a separate power source. This enables the camera to be placed in many more locations, without the hassle and expense of a separate mains power supply.  Two-way audio The VB-C500D can transmit and receive full-duplex audio from the camera site. A microphone and active speaker can be connected via an optional interface cable, so live audio can be received from the camera, or a warning message relayed to potential intruders.  

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Canon VB-C500VD offers wide-area surveillance for harsh indoor environments
Canon VB-C500VD offers wide-area surveillance for harsh indoor environments

Vandal-resistant designThe VB-C500VD is equipped with Canon's unique vandal-resistant construction. The exterior housing is made of alloyed aluminium, while the strong polycarbonate dome is impact resistant. The camera mechanism floats on four built-in springs, which act as shock absorbers in the event of an impact.Wide-angle 2.4x zoom lensWith an ultra-wide 82° horizontal field of view and a 2.4x optical zoom, the VB-C500VD is ideal for every monitoring need. The wide-angle lens makes the camera perfect for narrow spaces like corridors, while the 2.4x zoom is useful for open areas such as large offices.MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG videoWith support for MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video formats, the VB-C500VD can deliver high-quality VGA resolution video. Footage can be distributed to up to 30 simultaneous clients (max 10 clients with MPEG-4).Progressive scanFor a sharper view of moving subjects, the progressive scan CCD image sensor minimises the ‘comb' effect often seen in interlaced video. The camera can deliver up to 30fps, subject to the available network bandwidth.On-screen displayThe VB-C500VD can overlay the date, time, camera name or any custom text (up to 15 characters) on top of the video. To ensure clear visibility of the information, the position of the text, character colour and outline colour can be easily changed.Continuous monitoring - day and nightWith the help of DIGIC NET processing, the VB-C500VD can operate in a wide range of lighting conditions. Colour imaging is supported even in low light, down to 0.2 lux. Digital Night Mode increases the sensitivity to provide a clear monochrome image.Power over Ethernet (PoE)The VB-C500VD can be powered by the same Ethernet cable that is used to transfer data, without the need for a separate power source. This enables the camera to be installed without the hassle and expense of a separate mains power supply.Two-way audioThe VB-C500VD can transmit and receive full-duplex audio from the camera site. A microphone and active speaker can be connected via an optional interface cable, so live audio can be received from the camera, or a warning relayed to potential intruders.Bundled VK-Lite network video recording software The VB-C500VD comes bundled with Canon's ‘VK-Lite' Video Recording software, supporting up to four cameras. The camera is supplied with everything you need to start recording, straight out of the box.

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