Which camera should I choose?

The Zip IP cameras are available in either ultra-clean looking Diamond white or a beautiful gloss black finish. When surveyed, end-users preferred on the whole white cameras internally and black cameras externally, so that's what we manufactured!

High resolution 4MP output using the latest H265 compression means you get stunning images but minimise bandwidth and storage requirements.

Built in Smart-PoE means you can power the cameras directly from the Zip PoE NVR (or other PoE devices) for a really easy and neat installation.

Video Analytical features built into the cameras include line crossing, missing object detection and basic face detection.* These features do work without the ZipNVR but to get the maximum out of them you need the ZipNVR too so you can record and search activations.

Plug and play with the ZipNVR, they couldn't be easier to fit and they are the perfect choice for the CCTV installer looking for a quality IP solution that's exclusive to the trade giving them good margins and trouble-free installs.

Cameras - Indoors, Outdoors, Wall Or Ceiling Mount

All cameras can be fitted indoors, but some models such as our sleek mini dome really look the part in an office or retail environment.

A selection of wall and ceiling brackets in varying drops are available to fit the Zip IP CCTV camera range mean you have total flexibility with the mounting position of each one. Extra deep bases also make cabling straight into the cameras with no additional junction boxes easy too.

Lenses - Type & Setting

Based on your customer’s requirement work out the exact scene you need to capture and use our Lens Calculator app to select the right lens size.

Top Tip

A motorised lens is a flexible option as you can alter the focus from your NVR and it will auto-focus without you having to go back up the ladder.

Check out models IP-CAM880, IP-CAM535 & IP-CAM930.

Light Levels

Built in IR LEDs are a great addition to any camera as they add extra illumination to a scene exactly where you need it but additional IR or other lighting is well worth adding to a site. You can buy low cost Light (Lux) Level Meters for as little as £20 that will give you ambient lighting levels or use the guide below as an approximation to what you need from your camera but always work on the assumption that more is better.

Typical levels of illumination:

Lux Levels
Top Tip

Look for a camera with a mechanical day/night filter (a.k.a True Day-Night) they work by filtering out IR light from the sun during day to give a superb colour reproduction, but the filter retracts at night for optimum results from IR lighting.

IP Camera Styles



Great all rounder suits most jobs

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Anti-vandal - great for public spaces

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Mini Dome

Great for retail use

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With cable managed bracket

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Fast Fix Kits - All the accessories you need to get your CCTV system up and running, just add you!

FASTFIX8 includes 100M cable, power supply, HDMI lead, cable clips, connectors and even 4 CCTV Warning Signs. Just add a DVR, cameras and a screen.

Saves over £20 on normal trade prices!

Fast Fix

Did You Know...?

The 'Zip226' has a huge 32 channels so is great for larger CCTV systems.

But it's still ultra easy to fit, just like the others. ZIP226


Attractive ultra-low profile Mini IP-Dome

Ideal for retail or commercial installs for a discreet modern look.

Check out the IP-CAM570B in more detail IP-CAM570B