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No.1 What exactly is the BL-C10A Home Network Camera? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)

Answer... *It is a camera that allows you to view its images by using a computer or mobile telephone.

*By simply entering the camera's address into your computer or mobile phone's web browser, you can view images from the camera as if you are viewing a typical web page.
 
*You can even control the direction of the camera's lens when accessing the camera over the Internet.
 
*Unlike USB cameras which must be connected to a computer in order to be used, the Network Camera has a built-in web server and does not need to be connected to an on-site computer when in operation.
No.2 How does the Human Detection Sensor work? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *The Human Detection Sensor is a pyroelectric infrared sensor; it senses temperature variations by detecting the infrared light emitted by people, animals, and other heat-producing objects.
 
*This allows the camera to detect temperatures and temperature changes that result from people or other objects that are moving within the sensor's range.
No.3 How sensitive is the Human Detection Sensor? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... The sensor detects large variations between the temperature of the area within its range and temperature changes that result from people or other objects that are moving within the sensor's range; the larger the variation, the easier it is to detect the variations, and smaller variations are likewise more difficult to detect.
No.4 What is the sensor's detection range? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Refer to the following during installation.

  • When the camera is installed in a 20 ºC (68 ºF)

    environment:
     
    Horizontal: Approx. 30º
    Vertical: Approx. 85º
    Distance: Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft.)
No.5 What is the distance of the sensor's detection range? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Refer to the following during installation.
  • Temperature of sensor detection area Detection range
     
    20 ºC (68 ºF)      4 to 6 m (13 to 19.5 feet)
    25 ºC (77 ºF)      3 to 5 m (9.8 to 16.4 feet)
    30 ºC (86 ºF)      2 to 4 m (6.5 to 13 feet)
    35 ºC (95 ºF)      up to 2 m (6.5 feet)

*The range of the sensor becomes shorter as the temperature within the range of the sensor becomes higher.
As a result, there may be times when the sensor does not detect properly in very high temperature environments, such as during summertime.
No.6 Can the sensor detect animals? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Animals with higher body temperature, such as dogs, can be detected similarly to humans.
No.7 For example, if a bird suddenly flies in front of the camera from one side to another. Is the sensor detects it? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Generally it should be detected, but depending on the speed with which it passes in front of the camera, it may not be detected.
 
In the situations below, it would be particularly difficult to detect motion.
When the camera is installed in a 20 ºC (68 ºF) environment:


  • If the bird has a low body temperature and there is little difference between its body temperature and the temperature of the room.
  • Small birds or animals which have a small surface area.

No.8 Once an object enters the range of the sensor, will it also be detected if it moves within the range of the sensor? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *If the movement results in temperature variations, the sensor can detect it.
 
*The sensor detects temperature changes; therefore if the object moves very slowly, it will not be detected.
 
*Object which pass in front of the camera from side to side are more likely to be detected than objects which approach the camera from the front.
No.9 How can the camera send images from BEFORE the sensor detects something? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Because the camera stores images in its internal memory, also called an image buffer.
After the sensor detects something, it can transfer images that are already in its memory, which means images from before the detection can also be transferred.
No.10 How do I use FTP? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *The camera contains a built-in FTP client, which allows is to transfer images to an FTP server.
For example, you can set the camera to transfer images via FTP to your web site, allowing your web page to always display the most recent images. For more information on building your web site, consult your service provider.
No.11 Are images transferred right after the sensor detects something? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... The camera sends its images almost instantly when the sensor has been triggered, however, it may take time for the images to be transferred depending on the condition of the network.
No.12 What is privacy mode? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Privacy mode hides the lens into the unit to protect privacy.
No.13 Why is privacy mode needed? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *We developed this feature because of comments from our customers who said "I want to see something using my Network Camera, but I don't want to be seen myself."
 
*We gave consideration to those who want their privacy and do not want to worry about being seen through their Network Cameras.
 
*Because the lens actually rolls back into the unit and out of site, no one will be able to see you while you are at home, for example.
No.14 How can I tell if privacy mode is turned on or off? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... There are 2 ways to confirm that privacy mode is turned on or off. You can tell by looking at the indicator or at the lens itself.
 
- When privacy mode is turned on, the indicator is red and the lens is hidden inside the unit.
- When privacy mode is turned off, the indicator is green and the lens is visible.
 
Note however, that depending on the setting for "Indicator Control", the indicator may not be lit.
No.15 There are 2 ways to turn privacy mode on and off; which method has priority? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *Privacy mode can be turned on and off by pressing the privacy mode button on the front of the unit and also by controlling the camera over the network (available for the camera administrator only).
 
*There is no particular priority; the last setting made is the effective
No.16 Why is the camera designed so that privacy mode can be turned on or off when accessing the camera over the Internet? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... So that the camera can be accessed while away from home, just in case.
 
For example, you can turn privacy mode off while away from home if you want to view camera images but you forgot to turn privacy mode off before leaving the house.
 
In order to turn privacy mode on or off while away from home, you need to enter a valid ID and password. This means you don't need to worry about other people turning off your privacy mode and viewing images from your camera.
No.17 If a stranger knows about the privacy mode feature, is it possible that they could turn privacy mode on when they do not want to be seen by the camera? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *The camera can be set so that privacy mode is always off and cannot be turned on. In this case, privacy mode will not be activated when the privacy mode button is pressed. If you have no need to use the privacy mode feature, disable the privacy mode button (uncheck "Enable").
 
*Small birds or animals which have a small surface area.
-The sensor may not detect the person in certain situations.
 
In this case, the camera administrator can still view camera images by turning privacy mode off remotely.
No.18 Can all settings be made easily when using a broadband router that supports UPnP? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... Generally settings can be made easily, however some broadband routers may require more effort to configure than others.
 
For example, some UPnP-compatible broadband routers are set to not use UPnP by default.
 
In this case, you will need to enable the broadband router's UPnP feature. Refer to the documentation included with your broadband router for more information.
No.19 What does UPnP do exactly? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *UPnP takes the place of port forwarding.
 
*Until now, port forwarding settings needed to be made manually in order to allow you to access your Network Camera while away from home.
 
This somewhat complicated procedure can now be performed automatically thanks to UPnP.
No.20 What is a shortcut to "My Network"? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *It is an exclusive feature of Windows XP and Windows Me that automatically displays a shortcut (icon) to the camera when you double-click "My Network" on your desktop. By double-clicking on the camera's icon, you can access and view images from the camera easily.
 
*Icons for cameras connected to the same network as the computer can be displayed.
 

No.21 What kind of mobile phone do I need in order to be able to view still images from my camera? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *The mobile phone must have a web browser that can view JPEG images.
No.22 Can I see camera images (motion images) on my mobile phone just as I can with my computer? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *Only still images in JPEG format can be displayed on a mobile phone.
No.23 How can I view camera images on a computer or mobile phone? [FAQ: C10]
(2004/08/25)
Answer... *By simply entering the camera's address into your computer or mobile phone's web browser, you can view images from the camera as if you are viewing a typical web page.
Additionally, to view camera images from a mobile phone, add "/mobile" to the end of the camera's address.
 
*No specialty software is required.

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