Internet Video Surveillance

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Internet video surveillance offers you the peace of mind that comes with being able to see what's going on when you can't be there. For example, one personal use of video cams that is becoming more popular is a cam that allows you to check up on your babysitter from work or even while you're out of town. In a business setting, you can observe employees from the comfort of your office as they handle cash or inventory.

Once your supplier has installed your surveillance video cameras, they will be connected to the Internet, usually with DSL or high-speed cable data lines. Access will be password protected so that you alone will be able to view the activities in your home or business. And you will be able to do so from anywhere in the world where you have access to the Internet.

The Advantages of Video Surveillance

Clearly, if your employees or your nanny or babysitter understand that you might "visit" them at any time no matter where you are, they will be more careful about how they act. The very existence of the cameras is a deterrent to inappropriate behavior. For those times when you suspect misbehavior, you can even use hidden cameras.

No one can watch all the time, and having your Internet monitor on all day may be a distraction. Because of these factors, you can get a DVR (digital video recorder) so that you can watch segments of the day at your leisure. You can even use your computer video surveillance like a regular VCR and can fast forward through daily recordings to find suspicious activities.

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