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Published Time-Lapse Films

Below are a few examples where you can see our technology as part of a produced short film. This will give you an insight into final delivery. However, its good to note that there are many factors that can determine the quality. Was the time lapse films produced in their 4K original resolution ? Burgess Technologies is not a production company, we provide our systems to partners who complete post production. The below examples are from our best selling 4K UHD 8.3MP cellular system.

London Bridge Theatre - Balcony build

Steve the owner of Wildside UK Productions had never worked with network and cellular technology before. Steve is an award-winning cameraman of some 20+ years and works mainly with broadcasting cameras. PORTFOLIO LINK HERE

The End Client wanted to deploy our 4K UHD 4G system so they would have the ability to check on images remotely. At the same time they ran a broadcasting camera which was also used for time-lapse. This created a useful test to compare both.

The start of this flim is recorded with a SONY Broadcasting camera – Our camera is the one with the wider angle. The zoom and lens angle can be operated remotely. If you hover your mouse over the time section at the foot of the video, when it around 41 seconds is when its our 4K system.

REMOTE HARDWARE & IMAGE ACCESS - ANYTIME & ANYWHERE

The End-client enjoys this remote web-browser portal. Multiple & practically an unlimited amount of people with the log in credentials can view from anywhere. We can remote into the hardware for any support requests. You can view, share and mass transfer your images for post-production at any-time and anywhere.

PLEASE NOTE: The recording screen grab below is from a laptop on a 720p monitor.

Lazenby - Cannon Green London

This product was delivered by Seveer Media based in Manchester. The end client is Lazenby and for almost a quarter of a century they been regarded as the leaders in the field of decorative concrete. This project involved three of our 4K UHD 4G Time Lapse systems. Like all our customers new and old, Seveer media had never installed this technology before. We spent around 5 days building and testing the system. Seveer just powered up and positioned the cameras. PORTFOLIO LINK HERE

PLEASE SEE THE LAZENBY WEBSITE FOR THE VIDEO

Original video link here. The time lapse sequence using images captured from our system starts at 1 minute in.

Quaker burial site discovered on Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate

A 200-year-old burial site was discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Our 2nd camera system, installed by Echo Video helped keep an eye on unexpected find. You can read the full press article here.

Remote Camera System 2

New Waverley - Edinburgh

To see an example time lapse film CLICK THE LINK BELOW. This is a monthly update film for owners, investors, architects etc. Do be sure to select 1080P. This is a great update film from Mettje Hunneman of VideoLab Studio in Scotland. Also note that a final film can be produced in its full 4K if required. Mettje’s monthly update film is 1080P

External Link here to Recent Time-lapse 

SUPERMARKET TIME LAPSE CHRISTMAS

4G Indoor 4K Time Lapse Video Camera for Internal Fit Out

Internal time lapse projects are becoming ever so more popular. Stake holders and project managers are looking for ways to monitor the build remotely. End clients are looking for ways to time lapse their indoor fit out project. Such a project may throw up some technical questions around the actual time-lapse camera, what resolution do you need ? Our 4K Ultra HD Camera over 4G is the most popular system we sell.

Connectivity is another important subject, is it better to use your own network or to use a 4G network. We will cover the pros and cons of both. In this post we are going to highlight a recent indoor fit out project that deployed one of our 4K indoor time lapse camera systems. Although the client had their own physical network they opted to use our 4G hardware.

****IF YOU WANT TO JUMP STRAIGHT TO THE PRICING AND PRODUCT PAGE, CLICK THE SYSTEM IMAGE BELOW

4G indoor fit out time lapse camera4K Indoor Time Lapse 4G or not ?

The technology we use is high end network video cameras. These devices use the Internet (IP) to operate therefore the option to use your own networking infrastructure is kind of a possibility. For indoor time lapse the option to plug into the network will be more practical than say an outdoor construction build. However, there are several reasons why using the 4G network is more flexible and beneficial.

SEPARATE TO YOUR OWN MAINTAINED NETWORK: This is very, very common as network managers don’t like new devices on their own network. Only on a few occasions have we agreed to sell a system with the understanding the end client will hook it up to their own network and each and every time the indoor time lapse camera system has been returned, for the addition of a 4G set up.

WHO WILL SET UP THE CAMERA ? Another very valid point, you have your indoor time lapse camera on site, you have plugged it into an available network point, who is then going to set up the remote access and port forwarding ? Port forwarding itself is very difficult to set up. Will the end users IT guy be happy doing this ?

4G Indoor Time Lapse = Stand Alone System

This is key to why most partners purchase the camera system as 4G enabled and ready. Using the cellular network allows us to 100% fully configure the internal time lapse system as a complete stand alone solution. Using a 4G high speed router allows us to ship the system as a true plug and capture product. Nothing is left to do other than plug the comms box into a mains socket and then mount the camera to a wall. Using 4G also allows you to move it around to any parts of the building where a network port may not be available.

The below image is an example from one of our 4K indoor time lapse camera systems. The camera was quickly set up on site needed just power. The images are being sent to a cloud server from 7am until 7pm. We set the image capture rate to every 10 minutes. Both the schedule and image capture frequency can be changed remotely.

Please note the 4K time lapse image below has an original resolution size of 3840 x 2160 4K Pixels. It may not look its best on this specific page as its been compressed to fit the much smaller resolution page. For lots of sample images including some internal fit outs, please see our portfolio section here.

4k indoor fit out time lapse camera

Power & Cabling the Time Lapse Camera

Our 4K Indoor Time Lapse Camera does not need to be placed directly next to a power point. When we say a power point we mean your standard UK plug socket. Our system comes in two sections. One is the 4G communications box and the other is the Camera. If you refer back to the system pictured at the start of this post, you can see an example of how it looks. You will notice that fit out time lapse camera is connected to the grey box an a camera connector cable.

indoor fit out timelapse cameraThe camera connector cable  is a cat5e Ethernet cable. This is used to power the camera and you can run some 330 feet away from the box and plug socket. if you look at the picture to the left you will see the back outdoor data cable. We supply as standard 50 feet of data cable we can make a longer run if needed. This is one of the first things you need to find out: How far is the ideal camera position to the nearest power source / plug socket ? Once you know that you can organise the correct cable length.

4K & 4G Indoor Time lapse: FEATURES

So far we hope you have understood the benefits of deploying a 4G LTE architecture, this can be a complete stab alone time lapse system and allows is to configure everything before it ships. This ensures your time on site will be brief and without any technical challenges but what about the rest of the system and features. Lets take a closer look at the most popular features our partners enjoy:

Cloud Enabled: The Indoor time lapse camera is pre set to a hosted cloud server. This costs £150 per year but can be FREE for the first 12 months depending on what promotions Burgess Technologies is running, contact us to find out. The cloud server offers you a space of 50GIG, depending on the duration of your time lapse project you could store your entire project here. It is more common though for you to transfer your construction site images off every few months.

Remote Image Folder: With an internal fit out time lapse project the person who requires the images will probably be at the same site the 4K and 4G timelapse camera is. Remote operation and access to the 4K UHD images will still be beneficial. Even if you are located at the same site, the last thing you want to be doing is collecting images directly from the video camera. With the 4G network and the remote access we configure, you can access the camera from your office or even your home. This makes post production and time lapse creation more flexible and less hassle.

TIME LAPSE “IIP” PORTAL

In the systems most simplest operation you can access images remotely and always be able to access the most recent images captured. A lot of the time customers enjoy a more visual display of the images. For these instances we build our own 4K 16:9 Time Lapse portal. This has been developed by Burgess Technologies and runs on a hosted Linux server. If you an End Client you will find stake holders, project managers and owners love this feature. If you are a trade customer, again this is ideal for your own client and we can brand the Portal with your logo and company information.

Vari-Focal & Wide Angle Lenses

The two main 4G LTE Time Lapse camera systems we sell are our 5MP system and our 4K UHD System. Both have the ability to remotely change the focal settings of the lens.

  • 5MP camera system: 29° to 88° wide angle
  • 4K UHD camera system: 35° to 109° wide angle

A lot of cropping is carried out post production. However, there are still times when having the ability to crop the image in its live status is advantageous. Take these two examples below.

The Indoor Camera was capturing a ledge to the left of the Camera and the Outdoor System was capturing a builders storage unit, which had some rather interesting graffiti on it.

Image Crop without Loosing Resolution

If you are using software to crop the image, you will also be cropping the actual image size. Again, this is not really an issue, these high megapixel cameras and the images they capture allow for cropping and editing. However, if you want the flexibility to do this pre-capture, then we have systems that can do this.

“A lot of the time our 8MP camera system is purchased because our partner has the budget for this higher end system, so the included optical zoom is a bonus. This is more probable than a partner buying the system just for the Optical Zoom, In other words: The remote zoom is a great feature but high resolution is usually why people opt for that camera.” 

Systems that include a remote operated lens:

^ Before the remote optical zoom, showing a ledge

The Image above shows the ledge to the left and after the remote operated Optical Zoom, it shows the ledge removed. Alteration of a Varifocal Lens or Optical Zoom Lens does not change the resolution. From the 8MP Camera.

Image after the Remote Optical Zoom, which removed the ledge on the left

zoom time lapse camera

The image above shows the builders container and a tree to the left, below these have been cropped out using the cameras Remote Operated Varifocal Lens, this is the 5MP Camera System.

cropped 4g time lapse

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Filezilla Site Manager for Quicker Access

This post is designed for people who have already used Filezilla a few times to transfer images. You already have some experience in using your log in credentials and making a connection to the remote cloud host.

There are several more in-depth posts on Filezilla but in a nutshell: Filezilla is a FREE FTP Client which makes a connection to your remote cloud image folder and allows you to transfer images to your own “local” computer.

If you have multiple cloud servers through Burgess Technologies then using the Filezilla Site Manager can be useful. Even for single site applications you may find this a quicker method of logging in and transferring images.

Your current FileZilla log in will require you to enter all your log in details for each new session, with Site Manager you can have those details stored. Furthermore, you can have your local image folder path saved.

** When we say “local folder” this is the folder on your local machine, your personal computer, your laptop or MAC etc. 

BELOW IS A QUICK OVERVIEW VIDEO of logging in with site manager.

Don’t miss the start as it shows you where the Site Manager is

WHAT WE HAVE DONE 

  1. Within Site Manager we have added the credentials of the remote site(s) we will be connecting to.
  2. You have an option to auto connect ( as per video example ) or be prompted for your password.
  3. Your local folder where you usually transfer images to is already saved.
  4. You can quickly reference the number of images you currently have in your local folder & remote folder.
  5. Click any image in the remote folder and then click “Ctrl” & “A” together on your keyboard ( short code for select all ).
  6. Then drag the selected “all” to your local folder.
  7. FileZilla will note any images you have already transferred, select “skip” when prompted to exclude these.

MULTIPLE SITES

If you had 2 or 3 different sites you could have each saved in the Site Manager and named as per your project. This will be an easier way to manage multiple construction projects.

HOW TO ADD YOUR SITE TO SITE MANAGER

Follow the below, if you struggle we can set up a Screen Share and remotely control your PC and do it for you.

  1. Click Site Manager Top Left
  2. Click “New Site” & name it
  3. Complete the “General” & “Advanced” top tabs but leave “Transfer settings” & “Charset”

GENERAL TAB: Add your provided host name. . . .Protocol: Select “FTP – File Transfer Protocol” . . . . . . Encryption: Select “Require explicit FTP over TLS”. . . .  Login Type select “Normal”. . . . . Then input your provided User Name & Password.

ADVANCED TAB:  Browse and select your local folder where you save your time lapse images to. The remote folder is the name of the cloud folder you want to connect to. This is really important as it will effect the way you first view and transfer images.

Example: Your remote folder path is usually your cloud domain name followed by 2 x folders. mycamera.com/images/timelapse

  1. So, if you put your remote site directory as /timelapse and going off the above path, the connection will take you directly into your JPEG folder, as per the video examples.
  2. If you put /images as the remote site directory this will take you one step back and the instant connection will take you to the folder ( SEE VIDEO BELOW )

Don’t be too confused by this just try either, the difference this makes depends if you want to drag your folder over or select your images with the ability to compare folder quantities first.

 

Can't quite manage this ?

Please do have a try, if you cant quite manage the set up we can do it for you.

We would need to use something like TeamViewer and you share your PC. Remotely we can then take control of your computer and make the changes for you. You will need to schedule this in with us, please email Paul – paul@burgesstec.co.uk

4G or 3G based HD Time Lapse for Construction Site Monitoring

If you are looking to install a HD Time Lapse Camera at a construction site, using a cellular architecture offers several benefits. The system can be built as a stand alone solution and using the provided internet, you can store Time Lapse Images off site.

When embarking on this type of project the first thing to consider is which mode of cellular network to use. Our 2 main systems cover 3G and 4G. Both are then split into sub divisions to include 3G HSPA and 4G LTE.

Sometimes the specification will be driven by the End User. Your client may request a 4G Construction Site HD Time Lapse Camera, as they want the best technology. 4G and 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution ) at this moment in time, offer the fastest speed.

Remember though, for a 4G or 3G based time lapse camera, you are not constantly downloading and uploading a live feed. We set the Camera to capture a construction site image every x amount of minutes.

You can contact us now to discuss your own time lapse project, or read on. Below we will cover in more detail, image size, bandwidth and which is the best option. In a refreshing approach we like to down-sell ! We believe 3G is more than adequate for this type of application. Let’s explain why.

The Speeds of 4G Time Lapse & 3G Time Lapse

So, you possibly know that 3G is the third generation and 4G is the 4th Generation. The main thing we need to look at is upload and download speeds. 4G is around 4/5 times faster than 3G. However, for our time lapse projects 3G works great. We have more 3G Time Lapse Camera Systems at construction sites, than we do 4G.

Lets take a close look at those speeds:

We provide Static IP SIM cards from all the main cellular network providers. For this example let’s take a look at EE and their 4G Network.

EE’s 4G Network now, offers speeds of 12-15Mb/second
With an enhancement to their 4G network, very soon that will be an average of 24-30Mb/second. Top speeds are up to 60Mb/second.

Now if we look at 3G, on paper it will look incredibly inferior to the speeds of 4G.

A 3G Network, including EE, plus 02, Vodafone etc gives you an average speed of 1.5Mb/second.

Not that impressive, but it will work and it works well. Our HD Time Lapse cameras are capturing a JPEG image. This is not all that demanding on uploading and downloading bandwidth.

  • 4G Speeds now, 12-15Mb/second
  • 3G Speeds now, 1.5Mb/second.
  • Size of a 4K Image, 1Mb

Our 4G and 3G Construction site cameras can be used for live viewing. Whilst using the cellular network, this is not really advised. A high resolution network camera will power through your data allowance (if constantly live viewing). In the camera’s most natural set up, it will capture an image and send it to a remote server.

3G and 4G network speeds

FUTURE PROOFING

The Cellular network is growing all the time and speeds are getting faster and faster. This is all to accommodate you and i, the mobile phone users. These higher speeds of the 4th Generation, makes downloading music and watching videos much smoother.

Our 3g and 4g Time Lapse Camera captures an image over a set schedule. One of the most popular is every 10 minutes or 6 per hour. This type of network operation does not really require 4G.

3G contracts are more flexible and a little less money. For example, we can provide a 3G Static SIM card on a 12 month contract. The minimum contract for a 4G Static SIM is 24 months.

So, a 4G Time Lapse Camera will cost a little more and we are not saying rule it out. We just want to stress the point that 3G will be fine.

Fixed SIM, not a Mobile SIM

Here at Burgess Technologies we programme the entire system. One very important aspect of the build, is the SIM card. We configure this to the 3G/4G Router so the camera is operational from the minute it receives power.

If you tried to operate the 4G time lapse camera and router with a mobile phone SIM card, it would not work. The SIM in your mobile phone does not allocate you a fixed IP address. The IP address of your Mobile SIM will change, this will alter and quickly corrupt any remote links and paths.

What we need is a Static IP address, which a special machine to machine Fixed SIM card will give you. These are available from all the main mobile operators. These include o2, Vodafone and EE. If you ask someone in a high street store, chances are they will not know what you are talking about.

Burgess Technologies is a re-seller of Fixed SIM Cards. We can assist with the procurement and then incorporate the SIM into your system.

Image of the HD Camera on the 3G router

Solar Powered, Construction Site HD & 4K IP Time Lapse Camera

This is a recent Rapidly Deployed, Solar Powered Construction Site HD & 4K IP Time Lapse Camera System, we designed and built. We wanted to showcase the end to end and simple to install solution. Most importantly, we wanted to share our partners project from a customer industry sector that we get a lot of requests from.

Our new customer is a traditional photography company. An ever growing market place, one that we at Burgess Technologies are asked for assistance for sales and support. Ian was currently buying a DSLR based Time lapse Camera System. He would procure and ship this in from America. This had the option to add solar PV panels and a battery, for an off-grid solution.

There was two main reasons Ian reached out to Burgess Technologies. Reason number one: Was because he wanted to work with a local partner. America is a leading country, in regards to emerging technology but not so great if its 10am in the UK and you need to phone someone. Reason number two and probably the most relevant: He wanted to deploy a Cellular, Ethernet based HD Time Lapse Camera.

In this post we are going to look at how we built the system, what technology we used and document the entire journey with images along the way. Alternatively, if you just want to jump straight to the Solar Powered Time Lapse Camera, for specification and pricing, see this link here or click the image below. 

Blog image of the Solar Powered Time Lapse Camera

^ Click image for the 4MP, 2688 × 1520 Camera, Solar Off-Grid is an easy and cost effective add-on

Solar Powered 3G Time Lapse: The Main Benefit

NO MORE TRIPS TO SITE. With his old DSLR Time Lapse System Ian was still traveling to site to retrieve his images. There was several main drawbacks to this. First of all, the time, money and effort associated with having to drive to the construction site. He would usually have to book a day to go down and physically export the images from the camera. Our now new customer sometimes found that the cameras had not been working for long periods and he had no way of knowing.

For our Solar Powered HD camera, we could list feature after feature. Without any doubt, the main one is that with our Ethernet and Cellular Systems, you can check your image library remotely. This could be from your home or office. Anywhere around the globe that has an internet connection and web-browser.

Furthermore, we can have our HD Time Lapse Camera email you, if a connection is ever lost the camera and software will send you an email. How good is that ! This is one of many ways to remotely check in on the site and your images. You can have your own cloud server where your image library is, log into that remotely. Alternatively you could upgrade to the BT remote Portal. This will automatically place and refresh a HD image of your construction site, every X/Number of minutes.

Cloud Based Construction Monitoring

Solar Powered IP Time Lapse: The Camera

We give our partners several choices when it comes to the selection of the HD IP Time Lapse Camera. Our standard is HD. What we mean is the minimum resolution we provide is High Definition. The lowest option of megapixel we build our systems around is 4MP. This is a popular choice with installers and provides a construction site image of 2688 × 1520 pixels. This gives you a bit of freedom and flexibility over full HD. 1080P has a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

We also offer a 4K Solar Powered HD IP Camera and this offers a resolution of 4096 × 2160 pixels. Although the 4K camera is more money, we advise people to go for the 4MP. It’s less money and will capture an image that is more than adequate to produce clear and detailed images.

However, there are times when our partners end user requests 4K. This specific construction is one of those times. Ians Time Lapse Project involved the construction of a large bridge. For Burgess technologies this was heaven, we love bridge builds and the feats of engineering that make them happen.

There was two Off Grid locations on-site that needed image capture and archiving. One of those areas was more high profile than the other. For this location the End User wanted a larger resolution that 4K offers.

So, that is exactly what we did. We provided and Pre-Programmed 2 x Ethernet based HD Cameras. One was 4MP @ 2688 × 1520 pixels. The other was 8MP (4K) @ 4096 × 2160.The BT OFF Gridder

The next part saves you Time & Money

Before we added our Rapid Deploy Service, you would receive the hardware and then the work would just start. You would have a SIM card, 3G/4G Router and High Powered, High Resolution Network Camera. Also, like this Time Lapse Project, you would have all the Solar Equipment to figure out.

We found traditional photography customers and other partners we work work, architects and Contractors and more, would outsource all the IT and Network work associated with setting up the Cellular based system. Even then, you would need to find someone who has the expertise in those areas. Then when you had found someone, you would need to get them to site.

This older and less sophisticated setup would cost you a lot of time and money. Now with the included BT Rapid Deployment, we configure each and every networking, cellular and surveillance part. As this is a 3G and 4G based Solar Time Lapse System, it’s effectively a stand alone solution. This allows us to complete all the configuration framework from our workshop.

We dont like the term Plug and Play, but out systems are pretty much that !

On site you have several parts to install, but we have had partners complete this in 30 minutes. Remember, everything has been configured, so it’s just a case of plugging things together. There is a little more to the Solar equipment, but this can be installed in under 1 hour.

Solar Time Lapse: The Off-Grid Parts

Reference the Solar Kit, we provide everything apart from the Pole. Usually the installer would use some scaffold pole available on site. We are one of very few people who provide a Pole Mount Adaptor for the PV Solar Panels. Most Panels are made for ground and roof mounting, which is not ideal for construction sites.

In a typical set up and as you can see in the image below, the Time Lapse Camera would be mounted on the top of the pole. The PV Panels would be mounted further down and there would be an enclosure at the foot of the pole. The enclosure would house the deep cycle battery and 3G/4G Cellular Router.

Solar powered 3G Time Lapse Camera image

CLOUD SERVER STORAGE OR REMOTE PORTAL

You now have your Solar hardware and 3G Time Lapse Camera set up and the system is capturing images. Next you need to consider how you want to monitor the build, store and view images. The most popular and cost efficient way is to store HD images to the Cloud. We can set the camera to capture and image and send it to the Cloud. This is ideal if you just want to log in every month or so to download images. You can upgrade to the BT Time Lapse Portal, this is a more iterative viewing and project management experience.

For video examples on the Cloud & Portal, please see this page here.

Project Update

Frame Line LTD are now around a month into the Project. Ian is capturing a new Bridge which is being built in New Ross in Ireland. Its the worlds longest Three Tower Extradosed Bridge and will stretch 3000 Feet. Its part of a £250 Million new bypass project.

The below image is from our Solar Camera, this has been cut down in size though. For more images, see the full Solar Time Lapse Camera page.

Credit: Frame Line LTDThe

 

 

image of 3G PTZ IP Camera

3G, Indoor HD PTZ IP Camera on a Fixed 3G PAYG SIM

The Pre-Built and Configured, 3G HD PTZ IP Camera is becoming one of our best sellers. This is available in both indoor and outdoor options. It’s a perfect choice for Trade customers and Installers. Especially those who don’t have the time to search through user manuals and complete multiple settings . An ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want the hassle of setting up multiple hardware parts, associated with a 3G PTZ IP Camera System.

We work with you as your Programming Partner. This can save you money from having to find specialist 3G IP Camera installers. We provide and configure the following parts.

  • Indoor or Outdoor 1080P, Full HD PTZ IP Video Camera
  • High Speed 4G LTE Router (backwards/compat to 3G)
  • Static SIM Cards which give your 3G PTZ Camera the Fixed IP address it needs

There are many fiddly configuration settings to complete, if you have never done this before, this could take you days. To save on that time, a lot of trade customers would hire a specialist installer. This could cost you up to £500 per day.

In this post we are going to look at the individual system parts that make up the 3G HD PTZ IP Camera System. We will go over the technology we configure for you and explain how this can save you time and money. Each and every IP Video Systems we build is centred around 3G and 4G Cellular networking. Burgess Technologies Specializes in IP Video systems for End User & Construction sites that have no internet connection available.

Blog image HD 1080P PTZ IP Camera

^ All Pre-Built, Pre-Set Up and Ready for instant and remote operation.

The 3G PTZ IP Video Camera

There are two options we can provide, this is dependant on where you plan to locate the device. We supply an Indoor PTZ IP Camera and an Outdoor PTZ IP Camera. Both IP video camera systems are built with a 3G and 4G Cellular Machine to Machine Router. The network camera boasts a high resolution of 1920 x 1080. It also features a remote operated endless 360 degree pan, 90 degree tilt, and 20 x Optical Zoom.

  • HD 3G PTZ IP Camera Configuration

One of the most time consuming elements of setting up an ethernet based system with remote view, is port forwarding. In a snapshot, this involves changing the HD PTZ IP Cameras IP address from a DHCP assigned one, to a static one. Subnet, Default Gateway configuration, Internal Port Number change and nominate an external port number.

The latter is the most important, the network cameras now static IP address and internal port number are set as a rule within the router’s firewall settings. The rule is as follows, when anyone attempts to the Access the SIM Cards Public IP Address, combined with an external port number. The Routers Firewalls grants permission to the IP PTZ Cameras internal port number.

If this sounds a little complicated, well it is, but do not worry it’s all taken care of. When you receive the camera and networking hardware, everything has been configured. This removes all the hassle associated with searching through user manuals and quick start guides. Just power up the hardware and the camera is immediately available for remote viewing and remote PTZ control.

PTZ network camera

^ Setting the 4G/3G Router up with a PAYG Fixed SIM Card

High Speed 4G LTE M2M Router

We don’t want to confuse things in this post, as we are referring to a 3G and 4G network. For this specific customer and application they used the 3G network. However, the Router we provide and configure is a 4G LTE Router. This is backwards compatible to 3G. So, for this setup, the customer was happy with a 3G Fixed SIM deal, but we provide the 4G router with future proofing in mind.

When using the cellular network we have several options. They are as follows:

HSPA is High Speed Packet Access and LTE is Long Term Evolution

The 4G router we build with the system will work with all options of connectivity, but is steered by the SIM card that is activated within.

  • Router & 3G PTZ IP Camera Configuration

We provide the fixed SIM card, you decide which deal is best for you and we take delivery of the SIM. For a network based IP camera, a SIM card you have in your mobile, will NOT work. You need a Machine to Machine (M2M) Fixed SIM card. This will give the Ethernet based IP camera the static IP address it requires. You will also get a public IP address which is used for remote viewing.

Cable Cat5e

^ You can opt to place the Cellular Router in an on-sie cabin. Then run a cat5e cable to the camera

On-Site Set Up & Installation

In the way of IT and network based configuration there is nothing left to do. We configure everything, so you don’t have to. There are various mounts available for the 3G PTZ IP Camera. These include wall arm and corner brackets. Position your camera in the location you desire, then run a data cable back to the router.

Burgess Technologies supplies Pre-Built external cable. This is effectively a long Cat5e Patch lead, with RJ45 Plugs terminated at each end. Usually you would place the Cellular M2M Router in a cabin on site, or somewhere similar. Then run the cable out to the camera. This now completes the hardware installation.

Recording & Remote View

There are several options for recording and storing footage. This is all dependant on how you want us to set your System up. One of the most popular methods is to store video footage to an internal memory device on the 3G PTZ HD IP Camera. We can fit the camera with a Micro SD Card. The maximum you can use, is a 128GB. However, recording constant full HD footage will rapidly fill this up. We can Pre-Programme motion zones, which means the camera will only record and store video footage, if and when movement in a designated area is detected. Other options include recording to the Cloud or even a NVR on site.

As part of our included Pre-Build service, you will be emailed a Excel sheet with all your log in details and URL’s for remote access.

LETS RECAP: We build High Resolution IP Video Camera Systems. Our technology is designed for End User sites, where no fixed landline or broadband is available. This post is relating to HD PTZ IP Cameras. There are two within this range, covering internal and external options. We offer a full turnkey system with end to end configurations.

4G Comms Box & Camera Mounting

Included in our system price is our pre-build and configuration service which can save you £100’s. No electrician or camera technician is required on site, all the time consuming set up is completed in our workshop. The only thing left to do is power up our 4G comms box and position and point the camera. This page will help you prepare for the installation day and ensure nothing is overlooked.

The IP65 comms box as pictured above is included but without the pole mount bracket. Typically this box is installed indoors. The lid is secured with 4 screws and the cellular and networking hardware is DIN rail mounted. This is the most common deployed and often screwed to a wall. Optional upgrades include:

  • The Pole Mount Bracket – Fitted and Secured
  • A lockable Wall Mount Box – Key/Lock
  • A larger Box to take the optional 1TB HDD
  • A larger Box to house Plug Sockets – usually when Pole Mounted

POWER, POINTS A & B

For mains power applications and even solar, the comms box is installed at Point A, which is where your power supply is. The camera location is Point B, this can be 100’s of feet away from the plug socket. Point A and B are connected on one supplied outdoor data cable. The comms box outputs data and power over the Ethernet cable to the camera. You can run 100MTRS (330 Feet) as standard. The 4G comms box features 20mm cable glands and your outdoor cable is already cellular connected and ready to plug into your camera. AS STANDARD, the system ships with a 50 foot outdoor data cable, we can make this longer upon request.

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A TYPICAL SET UP FOR POINT A & B

POLE MOUNTING

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The camera is usually always pole mounted, the included bracket is similar to the middle image above. The included steel straps will fit a pole that is 67 – 127mm. The comms box as covered at the start is usually wall mounted. It has a high ingress rating of IP65 so it can be used outdoors. If you want to pole mount it you need to buy a bracket from us as an accessory add on. If you want to run your own power sockets into the same waterproof enclosure (comms box) you need to request this. That would involve an upgrade to a larger enclosure.

RECAP

  • The included comms box is small & compact, the lid is secure with 4 x screws and it can be fitted to a wall.
  • Enclosure upgrades and accessory’s are available to purchase from us.
  • The camera can be 100’s of feet from the mains power.
  • The included steel straps for the camera pole mount will fit a pole that is 67 – 127mm wide.
  • The included outdoor data cable is 50 foot – Longer lengths need to be requested, max of 330 feet.
  • The additional indoor/outdoor high gain antenna has a 5MTR lead – 10MTR extension leads can be purchased