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CudaCam Overview:

CudaCam is an intuitive, multi-site surveillance solution with encrypted hybrid edge-cloud storage that can be accessed using most modern browsers and mobile devices. CudaCam enables users to easily view live and recorded video. The CudaCam user interface includes the patented IntelEvent which simplifies detecting and investigating events.

The Simplest Way to Protect Your Most Important Assets

CudaCam is a complete cloud-based video surveillance solution that captures high quality video images in almost any situation and records to Barracuda’s secure cloud. The video is automatically encrypted and can be viewed from any web browser or mobile device.

No Software, DVR, NVR or Headaches!
No Software, DVR, NVR or Headaches!

Plug a CudaCam camera in, and it automatically connects to the service and starts working – without network or camera configuration. With no special hardware or software to install, CudaCam is the fastest and simplest path to on-premises security.

Secure Cloud Storage DiagramMonitor Unlimited Sites from the Cloud

With no limits on cameras, locations or users, CudaCam allows you to deploy surveillance seamlessly at one or many sites at a pace that meets your needs. There are no channel or cloud data storage limits. Multi-site, multi-user surveillance is managed through a single web-based user interface.

  • Includes cameras, mounts, online video storage
  • Zero-configuration: Just plug the cameras into any broadband Internet connection
  • Video is encrypted before it's sent to the cloud
  • View video from any web browser or mobile device

Sparrow Bullet IP Camera Key Features:

  • Bandwidth Shaping for dynamic network utilization
  • Hybrid edge-cloud storage and playback
  • Live streaming on demand
  • Configurable advanced motion detection
  • IntelEvent captures based on intelligent object tracking
  • Selectable cature modes
  • Built-in microphone with remote on/off control
  • Video/Images encrypted at the camera
  • Two LEDs to indicate camera activity with remote on/off control
  • Integrated IR illuminator ring support (IR ring optional)
  • Mountable in common outdoor housing
  • Made in the U.S.A

Reliable and Secure

CudaCam provides a secure, redundant cloud infrastructure with its hybrid edge-cloud access and storage solution. Video is encrypted by the camera prior to transmission to the CudaCam cloud servers and remains encrypted during storage on fully redundant servers. If internet connectivity is lost at the CudaCam camera location, encrypted video is stored on the local microSD card until the connection is restored.

Feature-rich, Simple-to-use

Designed for organizations of all sizes, CudaCam offers feature rich cameras and service plans for a single site or hundreds of sites. To accommodate growing storage requirements, tagging and labeling are offered to provide faster access of longterm stored video. Challenging recording requirements are met using event scheduling and the masking of motion in the field of view. To satisfy the demands of a large, diverse user base, role-based access enables administrators to limit features and access based on login accounts.

CudaCam offers feature rich cameras and service plans for a single site or hundreds of sites.

No configuration is required to start viewing and recording video. Once the CudaCam camera connects to a network with internet access, the camera automatically and securely connects to the CudaCam servers, updates any available firmware, and configures the camera to the administrator account. CudaCam management and monitoring include automatic email alerts for motion events and changes in network status, weekly activity reports, and bandwidth management to avoid conflicts with typical peak network usage hours.

CudaCam cameras provide flexible access from the CudaCam iPhone app and from most browsers, including mobile browsers. CudaCam IntelEvent reduces the burden of real-time monitoring cameras using motion and activity alerts. In addition to intelligent archiving of tagged video, IntelEvent simplifies search and investigation of events. From casual users to law enforcement professionals, CudaCam enables users to effectively monitor and investigate activity with surveillance cameras.

Benefits:


Feature-Rich Motion-Sensitive IP Cameras Automatically Capture Only What Is Important
Feature-Rich Motion-Sensitive IP Cameras Automatically Capture Only What Is Important

CudaCam cameras record video only when something happens and ignore hours of nothing. For each video segment, motion tracking captures key images. The images show you what the video segment is about without even watching the video. We call the combination an IntelEvent, which is one of many unique CudaCam advantages.

IntelEvents make CudaCam fast and easy to use even over low bandwidth connections. You find what you are looking for by scanning the images. When you have narrowed your selection, you view the video with a single click.

Capture High Quality Images in Any Lighting – Even in the Dark
Capture High Quality Images in Any Lighting – Even in the Dark

CudaCam cameras deliver great images in almost any situation. The ultra-wide dynamic range sensor provides great images in even the toughest day time lighting situations.

A built-in IR Exchanger and B&W extended exposure night mode provides solid low light performance. With an external IR Illuminator, CudaCam cameras can see in the dark. More importantly, CudaCam cameras are an integral part of the CudaCam service so you get real value from the video, not hours of wasted time.

Easy to Use and Affordable
Easy to Use and Affordable

CudaCam is not only affordable to purchase, it is affordable to own. To minimize future upgrade costs, CudaCam remotely manages and updates the cameras with ActiveSoftware so your camera is always up to date.

Network bandwidth can be a significant, hidden cost to owning video surveillance systems. CudaCam utilizes patented Bandwidth Shaping to run on remarkably little bandwidth. CudaCam cameras are easy on your network when you need it. They initially encrypt and store recorded events in the camera and then move those events to the Cloud service at a rate and schedule that you set based on your network needs.

Features:

Simple and Scalable Cloud Service

Powered by the Secure Barracuda Cloud
CudaCam is an online service for video monitoring. All of your video is available by simply logging into the service at CudaCam.com. The service runs in the cloud, not on systems in your back office.

By plugging your cameras into the secure Barracuda cloud, you get the benefits of a much lower up-front cost, higher reliability, lower maintenance and continuous updates to the latest features.

  • Centralized, professionally operated service on enterprise class hardware provides high reliability and uptime.
  • Managed service never gets obsolete. CudaCam is constantly getting new features, to the service and to your cameras
  • No fixed camera limits let you scale as you go. One, two, ten, fifty, CudaCam supports any number of cameras.

Smart Plug-and-Play Cameras
Plug a CudaCam camera in and it automatically connects to the service and starts working, without network or camera configuration. CudaCam remotely manages and updates the cameras with ActiveSoftware so your camera is always up to date.

Unlimited Cameras, Storage, Locations and Users
CudaCam can scale to any size and your surveillance needs grow. There are no channel or data storage limits. There are no limits on the number of cameras that can be installed or locations that can be monitored. Install cameras when and where you need at a pace that meets your requirements. Never again worry about running out of storage or channels.

  • No camera limits (install as many as you like on your schedule)
  • No cloud data storage limits on video (storage is defined by days stored – 7, 30, 60 or 90)
  • Unlimited locations can be managed through a single account
  • Unlimited users can access a single account

Offsite Archiving Using the VideoVault
One of the greatest benefits of using CudaCam is video and images are reliably stored off-site in our VideoVault. Your video is reliably stored in the Barracuda security cloud, the same data centers trusted by millions of users and over 200,000 businesses with their critical business data. Your video is available when you need it and protected from unauthorized access and modification at all times.

Safeguard Your Privacy with Video Encryption
CudaCam cameras help guard your privacy. Everything recorded on the camera is fully encrypted, and it remains encrypted at all times - on the SD Card, on the internet, and in storage.

From the moment CudaCam cameras record video or images, they are encrypted and digitally signed with a highly secure stream cypher. The video and images remain unmodified, fully encrypted, all the way into the VideoVault. Your video cannot be accessed on the camera, during transmission, or even if somebody gains access to the files in storage - you are protected every step of the way.

An important aspect of the CudaCam encryption model is it provides a unique signature for every asset. The signature assures the time and location of the imagery and the media itself cannot be modified without detection. When using recorded video in legal proceeding, the ability to conclusively prove the time, date, location, and veracity of the video is crucial.

Access Video Anytime, Anywhere – Even in Extremely Low Bandwidth
You can access CudaCam in two ways. For PC class browsers - whether, Mac, Windows, or Linux, the Flash-based user interface provides fast navigation, fully motion video, and other powerful features.

From a mobile device, log into m.CudaCam.com and get access to all your data in a fast, lightweight, customizable user interface called Universal CudaCam. Universal CudaCam needs only basic browser functionality and can run on extremely low bandwidth, but still provides you with immediate access to your live or archived video.

High Performance and Reliability

Capture High Quality Images in Almost Any Situation
CudaCam cameras capture commercial quality HD images in almost all situations. You get glare-free images in bright sunlight and clear images in low or variable light. There is even an IR illuminator for full night vision. Wide-angle, deep focus lenses ensure complete and focused image capture.

  • Motion Detection
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Infrared Capabilities
  • Onboard Storage
  • 128-bit Encryption
  • Wi-Fi or Wired
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance

Eliminate Single Points of Failure
Traditional surveillance technology often requires complex hardware and software that must be set up and which could get stolen. CudaCam eliminates most failure points in DVR-based surveillance systems:

  • No DVR/NVR which can get stolen
  • No complex software that can fail
  • Cameras continue to record even if your network is down
  • Reliable cloud storage and management
  • Service automatically monitors cameras and notifies you if a camera is not working correctly

IntelEvent Motion Capture Technology
CudaCam cameras capture video when something happens, and ignore hours of nothing. For each video segment, object based motion tracking captures a key image. The image shows you what the video segment is about without even watching the video. We call the combination an IntelEvent, and they are a key part of how CudaCam works.

Bandwidth Shaping

Bandwidth Shaping

CudaCam cameras are fast and easy to use even over low bandwidth connections. All images and video are highly compressed so that only 300 Kbps is needed to support multiple cameras.

To further conserve bandwidth, CudaCam “shapes” data to spread out the load evenly over time. The cameras use MicroSD cards to store full video in a local buffer and only transmit thumbnail images immediately. The full video is transmitted when the buffer fills, when bandwidth becomes available or upon demand.

A compelling benefit of Bandwidth Shaping is connection recovery. If the camera temporarily loses Internet (and CudaCam) connectivity when using Bandwidth Shaping, IntelEvents recorded during the outage are saved and "recovered" when connectivity is restored - nothing is lost.

No Changes to Your Network
CudaCam cameras automatically connect to the CudaCam service over your broadband connection. The outbound connection is extremely secure and requires zero configuration in almost any network - just plug a CudaCam camera in and it works. This also isolates your network from security threats – no new holes in your firewalls!

Intelligent Threat Management

Patented Real-Time Monitoring Technology
Our patented data mirror reflects real-time video and images to user interface – less than 5 seconds after it happens. The unique NOW mode displays the IntelEvent images as they occur. A quick glance keeps you up to date with what is happening. You can watch the event with a single click, or GO LIVE to see real time video. And everything you see in CudaCam is archived for later access.

Find Important Events without Browsing Hours of Video
To make it easier to find important events in your videos, CudaCam intelligently selects representative images of each video segment when motion or other specific events are detected. If several things happen in one video, you get several images.

Fast Navigation Controls
All of the captured video is segmented into “events” and organized for quick navigation. With the Bar View you quickly select a six hour period from a month of data. The Dash View provides a view of activity in a six hour period across a set of cameras. Click or drag the play head to show thumbnails for multiple cameras to find what you are looking for. If you need a deeper view of events the Thumbnail View shows images for many simultaneously.

When you select an event, it opens a Camera Control for video playback. You can play, pause, jump, and single step the video, access the images, and create SAVED EVENTS. You can also download the video or images to your local machine as MP4s and JPEGs for sharing with other people.

As you investigate IntelEvents, you can save your work with SAVED EVENTS. SAVED EVENTS provide tags (key words to group events together), fully searchable text, and exportable URLs. Any SAVED EVENT is locked in your archive, making sure the important items stay around.

Automatic Security Alerts
Set up alerts with CudaCam, on any camera, based on sensitivity, motion and time of day. Get notified via SMS when someone enters the building after hours. Get an email alert if something is not working correctly in your video solution. And one click gets you to the event in question to start figuring out what you need to do. Alerts are sent by email or SMS.

Centralized Management
All of your connected cameras can be monitored and managed from a simple web-based user interface.

  • Manage multiple sites, cameras, locations and users from a single account
  • Bandwidth management and scheduling
  • Motion alerts and scheduling
  • Offline alerts
  • Efficient navigation through recorded video and images with IntelEvents

Specifications:

Sparrow Bullet IP Camera Specifications
Lens
  • 2.8-12 mm F1.6
  • Manual zoom and focus
  • Powered day/nigh IR-cut exchanger
  • FOV: 25° x 70° horizontal
Sensor
  • Aptina MT9M034, 1/3-inch CMOS
  • D1 video capable
  • Resolution: 720x480
  • Sensitivity: 4.8 V/lux-sec
  • Ultra wide dynamic range: > 110 dB
Main Board
  • DSP: Texas Instruments TMS320DM6446
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2-667
  • Flash: 512MB NAND
  • CPU: 300 MHz Arm 926EJ-S with video co-processor
  • PoE: IEEE compliant 802.3af Type 0: 7 watt nominal power draw
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector
  • MicroSD slot w/ 8GB card (upgradeable to 32GB)
Imaging Formats
  • H.264 advanced video coding with MP4 playback
  • High quality full resolution JPEG images for IntelEvents
  • JPEG thumbnails for IntelEvents

Compare Camera:

Each camera requires a valid service plan. Camera can be returned for a full refund within the first 30 days. Cameras include an 8GB microSD card which can be optionally upgraded to 32GB.

CudaCam Models Bullet
(Sparrow/Hawk)
Dome
(Falcon)
720p HD Capable
Wired and 802.11 g/n 2.4GHz WiFi Capable
Powered Optical Zoom and Focus
Day/Night IR Recording
Integrated IR Illuminator Ring Support (IR Ring Optional)  
Built-In Microphone  
External Microphone Jack  
Mountable in Common Outdoor Housing  
Bandwidth Shaping for Dynamic Network Utilization
Hybrid Edge-Cloud Storage and Playback
Live Streaming On-Demand
Configurable Advanced Motion Detection
IntelEvent captures based on  intelligent object tracking
Video Encrypted at the Camera
LEDs to Indicate Camera Activity with Remote On/Off Control  
Weather resistant (IP64)
Made in the U.S.A Made in the U.S.A Made in the U.S.A

Service Plans:

An active service plan is required for each camera. Service plan must be renewed annually. CudaCam service requires a broadband Internet connection with at least 384kbps uplink bandwidth (100kbps bandwidth per camera with bandwidth shaping). Cameras in HD mode will require more bandwidth.

Service Plan Comparison Local+ Deluxe Premium Professional
Video Quality (max) HD D1 HD HD
Video Resolution (max) 1280x720 720x480 1280x720 1280x720
Video Retention (days) Varies1 7 30 (60 & 90 available) 30 (60 & 90 available)
Max # of Cameras Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
# of user login(s) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Motion detection
Surveillance Operations Screen
Live Video Dashboard
Motion and Activity Alerts
iPhone, Android, and Mobile Video Access
Audio Recording
Multi-Site Management System
Download Video
Saved Events    
Long-term Storage    
Role based Access    
Advanced Reporting      
Scheduled Recording Events      

1 Recorded video is 128-bit encrypted and stored on camera's MicroSD card. Duration of video retention is limited by MicroSD card size (8GB-32GB).

Technology:

CudaCam Technology

Anytime, Anywhere:

CudaCam allows anytime, anywhere access to your video monitoring data. The unique Internet Cloud Based solution means knowing exactly what is happening now, and what happened in the past, is as close as your nearest web browser - on your phone, your TV or your PC.

Log into your CudaCam account on any modern browser and the FLASH based user interface provides you full functionality with no custom software installation, no plugins, no annoying compatibility issues.

If you don't have access to a full featured browser, you can still access your data through universal CudaCam at m.CudaCam.com which works on almost anything - phone, settop, whatever you have.

No matter how you access it, you get fast access to anything - whether it is happening now or weeks ago. The unique user interface provides fast, intutive access to terabytes of data on even slow connections. And if you need to know what is going on right now, try live streaming and the unique NOW functionality.

Set up alerts with CudaCam, on any camera, based on sensitivity, motion and time of day. Get notified via SMS when someone enters the building after hours. Get an email alert if something is not working correctly in your video soluton. And one click gets you to the event in question to start figuring out what you need to do.

Intelligent Camera:

High quality professional grade CudaCam cameras deliver great images in almost any situation. More importantly they are an integral part of the CudaCam service so you get real value from the video, not hours of wasted time.

Plug a CudaCam camera in and it automatically connects to the service and starts working, without network or camera configuration. CudaCam remotely manages and updates the cameras with ActiveSoftware so your camera is always up to date.

CudaCam cameras capture video when something happens, and ignore hours of nothing. For each video segment, object based motion tracking captures a key image. The image shows you what the video segment is about without even watching the video. We call the combination an IntelEvent, and they are a key part of how CudaCam works.

IntelEvents make CudaCam fast and easy to use even over low bandwidth connections. Like thumbnails on your computer, you find what you are looking for by scanning small images. When you have narrowed your selection, you review the video with a single click.

CudaCam cameras also take advantage of IntelEvent. Instead of chewing up bandwidth sending multi-megabyte video clip in real-time, they only send the thumbnail immediately, and store the video locally on a MicroSD Card. As bandwidth is available, or when you want to watch it, video is uploaded. This Bandwidth Shaping™ lets CudaCam cameras run on remarkably little bandwidth. So you don't have to upgrade your broadband connection even if you have multiple CudaCam cameras.

CudaCam cameras help guard your privacy. Everything recorded on the camera is fully encrypted, and it remains encrypted at all times - on the SD Card, on the internet, and in storage.

Bandwidth Shaping:

Bandwidth Shaping

Bandwidth Shaping™ uses a MicroSD card and patented technology to deliver powerful video monitoring over limited bandwidth. CudaCam Cameras create IntelEvents by capturing video and images based on intelligent object based motion tracking. If nothing is happening, no data is recorded. If people are actively in your lobby for only an hour a day, IntelEvents only capture an hour of video. The total amount of data to upload is 1/24th of a day of video, and it can be uploaded over 24x less bandwidth.

Bandwidth Shaping works by "shaping" the data upload to average it out over a longer period of time - the video and images are stored on the MicroSD card until they can be trickled to the service without impacting your network. If the card starts getting full the camera sends data faster to keep from losing events.

CudaCam Bandwidth Shaping does more than just delay the video. The parts of the IntelEvent required for the user interface are sent immediately, while delaying the big stuff that might not be needed. The user interface gets instant, real-time notification whether the IntelEvent is "shaped" or not. If you click to see the video before it has been "trickled" up, CudaCam asks the camera to send it immediately. For most users it is impossible to tell if something came from the camera or the service, it is that slick.

A compelling benefit of Bandwidth Shaping is connection recovery. If the camera temporarily loses Internet (and CudaCam) connectivity when using Bandwidth Shaping, IntelEvents recorded during the outage are saved and "recovered" when connectivity is restored - nothing is lost.

Independent of how your video and images are handled, they are always encrypted immediately, before they are stored on the MicroSD card and before they are sent to the service. Your privacy is always protected.

Bandwidth Shaping reduces the average amount of bandwidth required for a camera, but it does not change the amount of bandwidth required for real-time streaming, about 350kbps. Bandwidth Shaping allows many cameras to be supported on a single broadband connection, but the total connection needs enough bandwidth to support one camera in real-time. A typical broadband connection (DSL, CABLE etc.) provides sufficient bandwidth for full functionality for multiple cameras using Bandwidth Shaping.

  • Dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth required, less than 30kbps for most applications
  • Support up to 8 cameras on a typical 384kbps DSL or cable connection and up to 20 on a T1
  • Instant access, whether the video is on camera or the server
  • Configurable bandwidth - let the cameras use bandwidth when you don't, and keep them quiet when you need it.
  • Adapts to any size MicroSD card. In most cases, a 1GB card will let a camera use 24 hours to upload video, and an 8GB card will let it use a whole week
  • Connection Recovery - in the event of network outage, events are stored locally and uploaded when connectivity is restored

Highly Secure:

For CudaCam highly secure means two things - your video is reliably stored so it is there when you need it, and it is protected from unauthorized access and modification at all times.

The VideoVault:

One of the greatest benefits of using CudaCam is video and images are reliably stored off-site in our VideoVault. No complicated servers to install and maintain. No software to administer and keep up to date. No new security holes to worry about. No scaling issues to sweat over. No disk drives to fail and demand replacement. Simply set up your account, choose the length of archive you want to maintain and let CudaCam take care of the rest.

Strong Encryption:

CudaCam uses strong encryption to protect your privacy and digital signatures to assure video and images are not modified. At the first moment CudaCam cameras record video or images they are encrypted and digitally signed with a highly secure stream cypher. The video and images remain unmodified, fully encrypted, all the way into the VideoVault. Your video cannot be accessed on the camera, during transmission, or even if somebody gains access to the files in storage - you are protected every step of the way.

An important aspect of the CudaCam encryption model is it provides a unique signature for every asset. The signature assures the time and location of the imagery and the media itself cannot be modified without detection. When using recorded video in legal proceeding, the ability to conclusively prove the time, date, location, and veracity of the video is crucial.

  • Enterprise class reliability - five nines, no hassle
  • Unlimited scalabilty - need more cameras? need fewer? no fixed port or archive limits
  • Archiving in base subscription, extensible to meet your needs
  • Fully encrypted storage of all video and images - your privacy is aggressively protected
  • Automatic digital signature and embedded metadata provide authenticated time, date, and camera id for every video and image

Cloud-Based Service:

CudaCam is an online service for video monitoring. All of your video is available by simply logging into the service at CudaCam.com. The service runs in the Internet "Cloud" not on systems in your back office, providing the proven benefits of the "as a service" model - simplified installation, lower up front cost, higher reliability, improved features, and lower maintenance.

CudaCam cameras automatically connect to the CudaCam service over your broadband connection. The outbound connection is extremely secure and requires zero configuration in almost any network - just plug a CudaCam camera in and it works.

When you log into CudaCam, you are connecting to the CudaCam Cloud, not directly to your camera or your network. Even when you stream live video, the data is flowing through the Cloud. Because CudaCam does not require access to your network, CudaCam does not have the security issues made famous by web cam sites. You do not create any new security risks in your network when you install CudaCam, and you don't have to modify complex network and firewall settings to get remote access. CudaCam manages security and access in the cloud, independent of your network.

  • Isolates your network from security threats – no new holes in your firewalls!
  • Centralized, professionally operated service on enterprise class hardware provides dramatically higher reliabilty.
  • Managed service never gets obsolete. CudaCam is constantly getting new features, to the service and to your cameras
  • No fixed camera limits let you scale as you go. One, two, ten, fifty, CudaCam supports any number of cameras.
  • Automatic monitoring and reporting on your cameras lets you know the cameras are running correctly.
  • Patented data mirror reflects real-time video and images to user interface – less than 5 seconds after it happens.
  • Robust alerts by email or SMS tell you if something needs attention.

User Interface:

CudaCam makes video monitoring a tool to help you solve problems. Optimized specifically for anyplace, anytime access, CudaCam provides powerful features for archive based analysis and real-time video monitoring.

At the center of the user interface is the IntelEvent - a segment of video, and intelligently selected representative images. IntelEvents are created on CudaCam cameras as the video is recorded. The image shows what the video is about. If several things happen in one video, you get several images. The patented IntelEvent makes the user interface incredibly fast and efficient. Instead of slogging through hours of video over the Internet you quickly find just the video you want.

You can access CudaCam in two ways. For PC class browsers - whether, Mac, Windows, or Linux, the FLASH based user interface provides fast navigation, fully motion video, and other powerful features. If you have a less capable device - smartphone, game console, or feature phone - log into m.CudaCam.com and get access to all your data in a fast, lightweight, customizable user interface called Universal CudaCam. Universal CudaCam needs only basic browser functionality and can run on extremely low bandwidth, but still provides you with immediate access to your live or achived video.

Borrowing from video editing solutions, CudaCam provides three navigation tools for quickly finding the IntelEvents you need. With the BarView you quickly select a six hour period from a month of data. The DashView provides a view of activity in a six hour period across a set of cameras. Click or drag the playhead to show thumbnails for multiple cameras to find what you are looking for. If you need a deeper view of events the ThumbnailView shows images for many simultaneously.

When you select an IntelEvent, it opens a Camera Control for video playback. You can play, pause, jump, and single step the video, access the images, and create SAVED EVENTS. You can also download the video or images to your local machine as MP4s and JPEGs for sharing with other people.

As you investigate IntelEvents, you can save your work with SAVED EVENTS. SAVED EVENTS provide tags (key words to group events together), fully searchable text, and exportable URLs. Any SAVED EVENT is locked in your archive, making sure the important items stay around.

CudaCam provides rich support for real-time monitoring. The unique NOW mode displays the IntelEvent images as they occur. A quick glance keeps you up to date with what is happening. You can watch the event with a single click, or GO LIVE to see real time video. And everything you see in CudaCam is archived for later access.

  • Flash based interactive application - nothing to install, works on any modern browser
  • Universal CudaCam for access via mobile and other more limited devices
  • Instant playback of recorded video
  • GO LIVE real-time streaming
  • NOW mode for quick glance real-time monitoring
  • IntelEvent navigation for fast access to months of video on any broadband connection
  • SAVED EVENTS to annotate important IntelEvents for fast access in the future
  • Download of MP4 and JPEG images for export and sharing

Barracuda CudaCam FAQ:

CudaCam uses the Internet. Is this secure?

CudaCam is extremely secure. Captured video is encrypted and digitally signed on the MicroSD card, and it remains encrypted in motion and when stored in the VideoVault hosted in Barracuda’s secure cloud. The images can be viewed over a HTTPS connection.

Most importantly, the cameras do not connect directly to your network and therefore do not expose your network to external threats. Instead, cameras connect directly to the CudaCam service authenticate themselves. This outbound connection model prevents a huge class of security issues faced by facilities based solutions where end users connect directly to your video archive.

How much network bandwidth does a CudaCam need to capture video?

During normal operation CudaCam records video data in small, short spurts, and only when important activity occurs in that location. Without Bandwidth Shaping, or when you are live streaming, this data is immediately transmitted over the broadband connection. CudaCam video is less than 380kbps, so the minimum required bandwidth to support streaming is 380kilobits/second.

With Bandwidth Shaping (which needs a MicroSD Card installed), the small video segments are uploaded slowly at a low target bandwidth. In almost every video monitoring situation there is a lot of nothing going on. The average bandwidth a camera needs is very low - we set the cameras up at 30kbps (yes, 30 kilobits per second) and they rarely require more in normal operation.

A single CudaCam needs 380kbps minimum, which it will use occasionally. With Bandwidth Shaping, the same connection will support 8 to 12 cameras (if you are dedicating the link to the cameras).

How much bandwidth is needed to view captured videos?

The CudaCam application needs enough bandwidth to smoothly stream video - 380kbps. For best experience, you should have greater than 1mbps of download bandwidth.

How does CudaCam manage limited network bandwidth?

CudaCam cameras capture representative images as well as full video of every important object that passes the camera. The images are aggressively compressed so viewing them requires very little bandwidth. Most of the real-time interaction between camera and service, and between service and your browser, is accomplished through these smaller images. Very little data has to be moved around until you select the video segment you want to look at - which translates into a fast user interface.

What is Bandwidth Shaping?

Bandwidth Shaping stores video and images on an onboard SD card at high speed, then slowly sends them to the service as bandwidth allows. This evens out the camera bandwidth demand, enabling installation of several CudaCam Cameras on you existing Internet connection.

Bandwidth Shaping allows most cameras to use less than 30kbps of uplink bandwidth. You can further configure Bandwidth Shaping to match your network needs.

Note that bandwidth shaping requires you install a Micro SD card in the camera. A 1GByte card will store about 6 hours of video, which is typically enough to time shift video across few days. Once you install the SD Card, you will probably have to format the card and enable the card under settings.

What happens if my camera Internet connection goes down?

If you have enabled bandwidth shaping, CudaCam cameras will continue recording video and images (as long as there is electrical power) even if the Internet connection goes down. When connectivity is restored recorded, events will be uploaded to CudaCam.

In most cases, your CudaCam Camera will automatically recover from the outage when connectivity is restored, no action required on your part. If you want to help it along, after you have restored your network, power cycle the camera.

If it is an extended outage (> 10 minutes) you can get an alert from CudaCam (if enabled), telling you we have lost connection with your camera. The period of the outage will be marked in yellow in your time line.

Can I control what triggers the camera to capture an event?

You can change a number of settings associated with event capture. The easiest way is to select one of the preset modes to match your cameras imaging environment. This will set the options appropriately for typical situations. You also have fine grain control of object size, masks, and various exposure compensation parameters.

How do I view my video on a mobile phone?

To use CudaCam Mobile, point your mobile browser at m.cudaeye.com. You may need to adjust the configuration for optimal performance and compatibility with your particular device - click on the configure button at the bottom of the CudaCam Mobile page.

How do I share recorded video or images?

You can download an MP4 copy of your video or JPEG of your images. The MP4s are compatible with YouTube, QuickTime, VLC, RealPlayer and other major media players. The JPEGs work with anything. To download, from the video player click "DOWNLOAD".

How do I save video and images?

Your video and images are automatically saved. Whatever you see in the user interface is stored in the CudaCam server. Each camera subscription has an associated length of archive. Four weeks in the basic package. If you have something really important, mark it with a SAVED EVENT and it will be retained after the normal archive period expires. There are some limitations to this in the service agreement to prevent abuse.

How does Barracuda’s free video production service assist with litigation or prosecution?

If a recorded video event is needed for prosecution or other legal requirement, Barracuda will provide the original, digitally signed, time and date stamped file to the you or your designee.

Do I need a special server or are there any other hardware requirements?

No. All you need to do is install your cameras in the location you desire and CudaCam will automatically find them for you. No server, no complications, just video intelligence.

How do I install a CudaCam camera?

Plug a CudaCam camera into a Power over Ethernet connection. The camera will automatically use your broadband connection to communicate with CudaCam. Log into your account and watch your video. It really is that easy.

We include a good zoom lens and a camera mount for both drop ceilings and screw mounts.

What are the requirements for a CudaCam Camera?

  1. A valid subscription to a CudaCam monitoring service plan.
  2. An Internet connection with at least 380kbps uplink bandwidth (can be shared by multiple cameras with bandwidth shaping enabled)
  3. Ability to connect to Internet HTTP addresses using one of the following ports: 80, 443 or 733. If you don’t understand this requirement, your network probably already meets it. Only very tightly controlled networks typically lock down outbound connections. If you are on one, you consult with your IT department before installing a CudaCam camera.
  4. A Power over Ethernet (PoE) port. CudaCam cameras are Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices using PoE Class 2 10/100 Base T. Power comes over the Ethernet cable itself, so there is only one connector. Any Ethernet cable will work, but you need a PoE port. You can make a regular Ethernet connection into a PoE connection with an injector or PoE switch. We sell these in the store or you can get one at most computer equipment retailers.

Documentation:

Download the Barracuda CudaCam Bullet Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

CudaCam Sparrow Cameras
Barracuda CudaCam Sparrow Camera 8GB Onboard Storage (Wired, D1 Resolution)
*Please note: Service is required and can be purchase below.
#BCE-120IB1
Our Price: $179.00
Barracuda CudaCam Sparrow Camera 32GB Onboard Storage (Wired, D1 Resolution)
*Please note: Service is required and can be purchase below.
#BCE-120IB1-32G
Our Price: $209.00
1 Year Deluxe Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-D30-1-1
Our Price: $119.00
3 Year Deluxe Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-D30-3-1
Our Price: $349.00
5 Year Deluxe Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-D30-5-1
Our Price: $569.00
1 Year Local+ Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-LPL-1-1
Our Price: $59.00
3 Year Local+ Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-LPL-3-1
Our Price: $169.00
5 Year Local+ Service Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-LPL-5-1
Our Price: $279.00
CudaCam Premium Service 30-day
1 Year Premium Service 30-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P30-1-1
Our Price: $239.00
3 Year Premium Service 30-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P30-3-1
Our Price: $689.00
5 Year Premium Service 30-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P30-5-1
Our Price: $1,139.00
CudaCam Premium Service 60-day
1 Year Premium Service 60-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P60-1-1
Our Price: $479.00
3 Year Premium Service 60-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P60-3-1
Our Price: $1,369.00
5 Year Premium Service 60-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P60-5-1
Our Price: $2,279.00
CudaCam Premium Service 90-day
1 Year Premium Service 90-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P90-1-1
Our Price: $719.00
3 Year Premium Service 90-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P90-3-1
Our Price: $2,049.00
5 Year Premium Service 90-day video Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-P90-5-1
Our Price: $3,419.00
CudaCam Professional Service 30-day
1 Year Professional Service 30-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R30-1-1
Our Price: $419.00
3 Year Professional Service 30-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R30-3-1
Our Price: $1,199.00
5 Year Professional Service 30-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R30-5-1
Our Price: $1,999.00
CudaCam Professional Service 60-day
1 Year Professional Service 60-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R60-1-1
Our Price: $839.00
3 Year Professional Service 60-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R60-3-1
Our Price: $2,389.00
5 Year Professional Service 60-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R60-5-1
Our Price: $3,989.00
CudaCam Professional Service 90-day
1 Year Professional Service 90-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R90-1-1
Our Price: $1,259.00
3 Year Professional Service 90-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R90-3-1
Our Price: $3,599.00
5 Year Professional Service 90-day video and previews Per Camera
#BCS-SRV-R90-5-1
Our Price: $5,989.00
Upgrade From Deluxe Service to Premium Service Per Camera Per Year
#BCS-UPG-BP1
Our Price: $120.00
Upgrade From Deluxe Service to Professional Service Per Camera Per Year
#BCS-UPG-BR1
Our Price: $300.00
Upgrade From Premium Service to Professional Service per Camera Per Year
#BCS-UPG-DR1
Our Price: $180.00
Upgrade From Deluxe Service 30-day to Premium Service 30-day Per Camera Per Month
#BCS-UPG-DP30-M-1
Our Price: $10.00
Upgrade From Deluxe Service 30-day to Professional Service 30-day Per Camera Per Month
#BCS-UPG-DR30-M-1
Our Price: $25.00
Upgrade From Premium Service 30-day to Professional Service 30-day Per Camera Per Month
#BCS-UPG-PR30-M-1
Our Price: $15.00
Upgrade From Premium Service 60-day to Professional Service 60-day per Camera Per Month
#BCS-UPG-PR60-M-1
Our Price: $30.00
Upgrade From Premium Service 90-day to Professional Service 90-day per Camera Per Month
#BCS-UPG-PR90-M-1
Our Price: $45.00
Replacement 8GB Micro SD Card
#BCA-MEM-8
Our Price: $19.00
Replacement 32GB Micro SD Card
#BCA-MEM-32
Our Price: $29.00
Single Port POE Adapter
#BCA-POE-1
Our Price: $35.00
Standard Outdoor Housing and Mounting Bracket
#BCA-ENC-1
Our Price: $59.00
Heated Outdoor Housing and Mounting Bracket with Heater/Blower
#BCA-ENC-1-H
Our Price: $89.00
CudaCam Optional Infrared Illuminator Ring for Bullet Cameras (Sparrow and Hawk)
#BCA-IRR-1
Our Price: $25.00
CudaCam External High Power Infrared Illuminator Indoor/Outdoor
#BCA-IRR-EXT-1
Our Price: $49.00