With a number of security and surveillance gadgets and devices incorporating a host of features, a layman is left in an utter state of confusion while making a choice. A basic and smartly-designed IP network surveillance camera is the Axis M1011 model. With features of continuous and progressive monitoring it is best for the budget conscious. This camera is a wired type and needs to be placed in the room where surveillance has to be done. Hence placement of the camera needs to be done subtly. The camera incorporates H.264 for compression of video streaming that can be viewed in Motion JPEG and MPEG-4. Since the camera is a placement type, a problem faced with Axis M1011 is that of the venue. This is because the venue to be monitored should be such that the camera is able to span the entire area in a broad angle view. The successors to the range of Axis M1011 IP network camera are the more advanced wireless varieties such as Axis M1011-W and Axis M1031-W. The hassle of wires can be ruled out in these models. The wireless camera simply needs to be installed to the prevalent network for smooth viewing and monitoring.