Using surveillance software with a do-it-yourself security camera system gives you some key advantages in controlling and customizing what you see. Aside from the obvious benefits of recording and viewing what’s happening when you aren’t around, here is an “intelligent” way to customize those views.
Vitamin D Pro Software
Vitamin D Pro Edition supports multiple web or IP cameras and runs on a Mac or PC. What makes Vitamin D unique is that it uses “smart video” – not just motion detection. Software motion detectors can often trigger false alarms, especially if detecting movement from pets, swaying branches or cars turning around in the driveway.
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A biker who lives in Gateshead, UK and works on an oil rig was targeted multiple times by thieves who wanted his KTM. Five times in nine months, to be precise! His KTM was kept in his garage which was still under construction and didn’t have a door to stop the culprits. The owner of the bike decided that instead of paying for an expensive security system he could install a CCTV camera to monitor the garage himself.
The problem with this choice is very simple. A camera doesn’t stop anyone. It might discourage some but definitely won’t stand in front of the burglar and make sure he doesn’t finish his job. Unless there is someone constantly monitoring the cam, a burglary can happen and you won’t know until you find out that whatever was stolen is missing.
It’s easy to spot a missing KTM, so after it was stolen the biker went to the police with the video showing the burglars’ faces and even posted it online in hopes that someone might recognize them. Watch how two guys face the difficulties of stealing a bike that’s chained to an underground anchor!
Many home security systems are not complete without the inclusion of security cameras. These systems give property owners the ability to view any potential intruders, and can also be employed to keep an eye on care givers in your home. Having the ability to view your surroundings and assess any risks to you or your home is an important component of home and business security. Security cameras are basically a second, ever vigilant set of eyes, keeping watch over your property and the area around it.
Adding a security camera to any security package is both simple and functional. All cameras are connected to a central security system on your property. The camera sends a recorded image via either digital or analog signals. These images are sent to your security system’s control center so they can be seen through a TV, cell phone, or computer. And you have the ability to save the video images on a VCR, DVR, or to a computer. Continue reading