Business Remote Video Monitoring in NH, MA and Beyond
This is the second blog post explaining the "nuts and bolts" of remote video monitoring. This time, we'll focus on remote video monitoring of yourbusinesssecurity cameras.
Pictured above is an Infrared camera which can allow recognition at night.
A regional manager for a restaurant chain recently requested a consultation with One Source Security. She has several locations across different New England states. To say she drives alot is an understatement.
Wouldn't it be nice if she could check in on a restaurant from her smart phone or computer while 50 miles away instead of driving there? She could check customer flow as well as employee compliance.
As far as how it works, please read on.
With remote video monitoring for the home, the server (the recording device) is located "off-site" in most cases. In commercial applications, the server is most commonly located on the premises of the remote location that you're monitoring (with the exception of such products as Video IQ, which sends the "alarm" over the network to whatever device you are monitoring or recording with--smart phone, ipad, PC, etc.--thereby reducing bandwidth consumption).
As far as the server itself, which also acts as the DVR or NVR (network video recorder), some record only IP/megapixel cameras, and some record analog as well.
Exacq vision is an example of a server that records both IP/megapixel security cameras as well as analog versions. One Source Security's own product, Insight, is custom built to fit your exact needs and also records both analog and megapixel/IP security cameras.
The server is connected to the network which is provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) at the remote location. Typically, low voltage wires are run from the server to the security cameras, or PoE can be employed (Power Over Ethernet). A power supply is needed for the security cameras. The power source can be kept in a locked closet and low voltage wire can be run to the security camera.
Speaking of running wire, to save on cost, the IP camera may be able to be installed using existing coax/analog cable--you wouldn't have to run new cat 5 cable.
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