Remote Camera Surveillance

Written by Jacey Harmon
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There are two ways to think of remote camera surveillance. Remote camera surveillance may pertain to viewing surveillance camera footage from a remote location. For example, a home owner may view footage from home security cameras on an office computer. This is possible because of remote access services that are available on the Internet. These companies offer businesses and individuals to have access to their surveillance systems via a secured internet connection.

Remote camera surveillance has some benefits that one should take into consideration. Peace of mind is a huge draw to remote surveillance. A business owner can view a store's location from any computer with internet access. A home owner can monitor surveillance footage while away on a business trip or vacation. Most remote access companies will allow users to digitally record footage for later review. Digital recording combined with remote viewing is a powerful tool to abating a manager's concerns.

Remote Camera Surveillance

Remote camera surveillance can also pertain to viewing a remote camera from a single location. A good example of this is what the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is doing. They are utilizing remote cameras to monitor forests and forest fires. Cameras are mounted in various remote locations and cover a wide spectrum of the landscape. Government agents can view camera footage to locate fast-spreading wildfires and respond accordingly.

The military utilizes a form of remote camera surveillance to gain intelligence. Predator spy planes are equipped with cameras that can relay important information on enemy locations or movements. Each plane is equipped with three separate cameras. A camera in the nose of the plane is used for flight control. A television camera is used during daytime hours, and an infrared camera is used in poor vision environments.


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