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Panasonic Outdoor Network Camera - BB-HCM371A

Abt Model: BBHCM371A | UPC Code: 037988809776
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Product Details

Panasonic Outdoor Network Camera - BBHCM371A

Key Features:

  • See There When You Can't Be There™
    These cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA1. Place them in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else that you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required on location! They are easy to install and operate and require no additional software for the PC that you're viewing them on. Each camera also comes with a free Web address, which can track the camera automatically. All you need is a regular Web browser to view them on your PC, as all of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera
  • 802.11b/g Wireless Communication & Ethernet Connection - No PC Required
    This camera can communicate wirelessly with standard 802.11b/g wireless devices, allowing the flexibility to install and operate the camera without running network wires, and utilizing SSID filtering and powerful 64/128/152 bit WEP encryption helps to protect your wireless network from illegal intrusion. Since the camera is attached through an Ethernet connection (or router) and power source, you don't need a computer at each location you want monitored. Each camera has a built-in web server with IP address. To view the images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable Web browser and type in the cameras specified, password optional Internet address.
  • Can Be Used Outdoors
    This model was designed for outdoor operation, and meet both IPX4 and UL6500 standards of outdoor equipment. They operate down to -4F and up to 122F, and are splash resistant for wet-weather operation
  • Two-Way Voice Communication
    Use of the built-in microphone and a separately purchased amp-equipped speaker enables two-way voice communication2 (transceiver system) between the network camera and a PC used to monitor the camera image. In addition to conventional monitoring of images and sound, voice messages can be transmitted from the PC to the network camera. Voice transmission and reception can be switched easily from the PC used to monitor the image
  • CCD Sensor for Enhanced Image Expression
    This camera features a CCD (Charged Couple Device) for sharp, enhanced image expression. The image refreshing speed (maximum) has been increased to 30 images per second3 for smoother displays of moving images
  • Record Directly onto SD Cards
    The BB-HCM331A features an SD Memory Card slot for recording images captured by the network camera directly onto an SD Memory Card (sold separately)
    • * Voices cannot be recorded
  • Simple Ethernet Connection - No PC Required
    Our cameras are attached through an Ethernet connection (or router) and power source, you don't need a computer at each location you want monitored. Each camera has a built-in Web server with IP address. To view the camera's images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable Web browser and type in the cameras specified Internet address(password optional)
  • Control the Camera Remotely
    Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is 120º of Pan (left & right) movement and 65º of Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre-designated shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. You can also click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen
  • Record Only What You Want to Record
    The camera can be set to automatically record video at certain times and certain speeds. In addition, with optional, external sensors attached to the camera, it is possible for the camera to email4 or record when triggered by motion, sound, light, timer, or even a push button. These convenient functions eliminate your need to constantly check the image
  • Create Your Own Free Web Address
    The FREE viewnetcam.com service allows you to create a personal Web address (e.g., http://bob.viewnetcam.com) at which your camera's live image can be found on the Internet. Access your Panasonic Network Camera live from virtually any Internet connection point around the world! Your Web browser is the only software you'll need. Here's how the camera and service works: special software embedded within your Panasonic Network Camera gives your camera the ability to locate your unique Internet address. No matter what kind of Internet connection you have or which Internet provider you use, the viewnetcam.com service will keep your camera's Internet address permanent
  • Sensor Recording and Email Alerts
    With the built-in heat sensor, the camera can be set to record and/or notify you by email when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room



  • Color Video: Yes
  • Image Compression: JPEG
  • Video Streaming Format: Motion JPEG
  • Quality Video Resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240(default), 160 x 120 1
  • Frame Rate
    • Max. 12 frames/sec (640x 480)
    • Max 30 frames/sec (320 x 240)
    • Max 30 frames/sec (160 x 120)
  • Authentication: ID/Password authentication (Administrator / General Users (up to 50))
  • Encryption: IPsec
  • IPv4/v6: IPv4/v6 Dual Stack
  • Supported Network Protocols: IPv4: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, and POP3 before SMTP
  • Upgrades: Via Ethernet connection
  • Automatic Network Configuration: Yes, with UPnP supported router
  • Simultaneous Viewers: 30
  • Image Buffer: About 125 frames (320 x 240) with time display. Expandable using optional SD Card
  • Pre-Alarm Image Buffer: Yes
  • Image Transfer via E-Mail (SMTP) or FTP: Triggered by external sensor, alarm, motion detection and/or timer
  • Camera Recording: Yes, records data to a web site through FTP or to the hard drive of a local computer.
  • Max. Bandwidth Control: 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.5/1.0/2.0/3.0/5.0Mbps/ unlimited
  • Free DDNS Compatible (Viewnetcam.com): Yes
  • Cellular Phone Compatibility: View Snapshot and Control from Compatible Cell Phone
  • Multiple Camera Views: Yes, cameras can be viewed in three groups of 4 cameras, or 12 cameras on one screen.
  • Multi-Language Interface: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese
  • Built-in Calendar Timer: Yes
  • Auto Time Adjustment with NTP: Yes
  • Time & Day Access Control: Yes
  • Remote External Output Control: Yes
  • LED Indicator Control: On/Off or On During Access


  • Zoom: up to 10x digital zoom (Free firmware upgrade may be required)
  • Image Sensor: 1/4" 320,000 pixel CCD
  • External Video Input: No
  • Viewing Angle
    • 53° horizontal
    • 40° vertical
  • Remote Pan Angle: 60° left and right max. (or less based upon user setting)
  • Remote Tilt Angle: -45° to +20° (or less based upon user setting)
  • Maximum Pan/Tilt Speed Pan: 100°/sec Tilt: 100°/sec
  • Preset Locations
    • 23 preset parameters include Pan, Tilt and White balance (including Home position and 2 alarm positions) (Free firmware upgrade may be required)
  • Click to Center: Yes
  • Focus: Fixed 1m-infinity
  • Aperture: (f No.) : F1.8
  • Illumination
    • Normal: 3 - 100,000 lx
    • Color Night View: 0.2 - 100,000 lx
  • White Balance: Auto/Manual/Hold
  • Adjustments: Brightness, White Balance
  • Exposure: Auto
  • Clear Dome Lens Cover: Yes
  • Video Pass-through: No


  • 2-Way Audio: Yes (Half Duplex)
  • CODEC: PCM (64kbps), ADPCM (32kbps), Monaural
  • Frequency Range: 300Hz - 3.4kHz
  • Input: External Microphone (not included) or audio source using RCA jack.
  • Output: External Speaker (not included) using stereo mini jack. (output is mono)
  • Audio Pass-through: No


  • Wireless Technology: IEEE802.11b/g
    Frequency: 2.4000 - 2.4835 GHz
    Number of Channels: 11 channels
    Transmission Speed: up to 54Mbps
    Security: WEP(40/128bit), SSID


  • Network Connection: Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
  • External I/O Connector: 2 input / 1 output
  • SD Card Slot for Image Buffer: Yes
  • Analog Video Output: No
  • Speaker/Microphone Jack: 3.5mm mini-jack


  • Weatherproof (splash resistant): Yes, IPx4
  • Built-in Sensor: Motion Detection (Free firmware upgrade may be required)
  • Power Over Ethernet Compatibility: PowerDsine (www.powerdsine.com) Power over Ethernet Midspan 3000/6000 Series when used with Splitter PD-401/12-PAN
  • Multiple Mounting Options: Wall mount, desk/ceiling mount, tripod mount
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 20-90% RHG, non-condensing
  • Power Source: 12VDC (120V AC Adaptor included)
  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Included Accessories: Flexible stand and screws, AC Adaptor, Sunshade, Connector Cover, Rubber Cap, Putties, Self-Bonding Tape and Setup CD ROM

PC System Requirements

  • Operating System Requirements: Windows 98SE, NT4.0, 2000, ME and XP
  • (IPv6 : Windows XP only)
  • Web Browser requirements: Internet Explorer 5.5 or later/Netscape Navigator 4.7 (The network camera image is not displayed correctly in Netscape 6.x)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.94"
  • Height: 3.94"
  • Depth: 3.13"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.78 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs


  1. Connecting the camera to the Internet requires Internet access and may require that you obtain additional hardware such as a cable or DSL modem, or a hub or router with a 10Base-T Ethernet connection. The camera will not be accessible from across the Internet unless the Internet connection is active. We cannot guarantee that your Internet connection will always be available. The frame rate of the motion image may be dependent upon the uplink speed of the Internet connection and other factors. Viewing may involve some time delay. Recommended minimum 100kbps upstream bandwidth for camera
  2. PLEASE NOTE that under certain circumstances, audio/video recording may be PROHIBITED by law. This device should be used only in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local statutes. This function can be used with a PC only. It cannot be used with a cell phone. To hear the voice transmitted from the PC, a commercially available speaker with a built-in amp must be installed. The transceiver system does not allow simultaneous transmission and reception of voices. A version upgrade may be required if you use under IPv6
  3. Image resolution: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
  4. Email transmission may not be possible in some cases due to the mail server authentication system (SMTP authentication, etc.) used by your Internet service provider
Key Features
Two-Way Voice Communication/ CCD Sensor For Enhanced Image Expression/ 23 Preset Parameters/ Control The Camera Remotely/ Record Directly Onto SD Cards/ Silver Finish
More reasons to buy the Panasonic BB-HCM371A from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic BB-HCM371A is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic BB-HCM371A Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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