This post is the first of a two-part series not only informing those interested thatremote video monitoring is easily achievable, but how it actually works. This post focuses on residential monitoring of your CCTV, the next will conentrate on commerical applications.
It's time to consider remote video monitoring for your home
We talk about remote video monitoring frequently and it's very prevalent in the mainstream security conscience for both integrators and cusomters of late.
But the question, "How will it acutally work for me? You know, like nuts and bolts," commonly sticks in the minds of our customers. There are two prinicple ways to view the footage: by your smart phone and via a computer with internet access.
There's a product we've written about in earlier posts called iSee Video. This is commonly used for residential applications. It is quickly installed and affordable--both the parts and installation are not cost-prohibitive. It also can work indepently of your security system panel.
While we do recommend that you have a security system complete with alarm monitoring, you can still use iSee Video or another remote video monitoring system without it. The camera's receiver is connected to your wireless router or switch, for instance, not to a security panel.
Along with connecting the receiver to a router or switch, it would then need to be plugged into a power source. The camera(s) itslef can be located anywhere inside or outside your home. The security camera would also need to be connected to a power supply.
The camera's signal is transmitted via the electrical house wiring to the router. You would then visit iSee Video's website, log in, then voila--a live stream of your house is in view. You can even pan, tilt and zoom to capture various parts of the camera's viewing capacity.
This is not the only way that iSee Video can be set up in your home. For clarification or other methods of remote video monitoring, please contact One Source Security in Merrimack, NH.
Customers can even set certain periods of time and certain fields of view to be recorded when motion occurs in the selected viewing area. The camera will record 10-second clips and even email you the footage of the motion.
The information is saved to iSee Video's server off site, so you are protected if the camera is destroyed by an intruder--you will have already "caught" his or her description.
And it comes in handy to let you know when your children have come home from school, if the dog is restless and when you want to monitor a new nanny, for example.