Remote Video Monitoring

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Remote video monitoring (RVM) allows individuals to view video surveillance footage from a remote location. Business and home owners can use RVM to view surveillance footage from any location with internet access. In order to take advantage of remote video surveillance, there are some specific items that will be needed.

Remote Video Monitoring Tools

Without a video surveillance system, remote monitoring would be impossible. Video surveillance systems are comprised of many different parts. Cameras, lenses, and mounting devices are some of the most obvious components of a surveillance system. But those are just the parts of the system most of us will see. Cables are used to transmit video data to the monitoring system.

Switchers and synchronizers are used to route video data to monitors. Switchers are what enable video to be sequentially rotated on an individual monitor. The larger the system, the more necessary switchers and synchronizers become. VCRs or DVRs are used to record video data for security records. VCRs have limitations, such as tape replacement and poor picture quality, which DVRs do not have. Video motion detectors (VMD) can be used to trigger alarms when unwarranted motion occurs in a camera's monitoring space.

Similar to surveillance systems, an internet connection is integral to remote video monitoring. There are several services on the Web that facilitate remote monitoring. These companies will provide a secure internet connection to view surveillance footage. The use of a service will eliminate the need to purchase remote access software, the necessary components will likely be provided.

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