IP Cameras

“Security is, I would say, our top priority”

Bill Gates

IP Security Cameras

You may have become aware recently of the availability of  “crime maps” to see what types of crimes, and how many, have been committed in any particular location. We have yet to find a conclusive way of stopping crime all together, there are no simple solutions. But we can take steps to protect ourselves and our property, and should the worse happen, to help justice take its course.

What is an IP Camera System?

An IP Camera is a form of CCTV or security camera that gives you the ability to see live pictures of your business or home where ever you happen to be, anywhere in the world. IP stands for Internet Protocol, which means the cameras attach to a computer network either through a wired or a wireless network connection.

These cameras run independently from any computer system and attach themselves to the router / broadband connection to provide an email and video feed that can then be transmitted.

Why use IP Cameras?

As broadband is reaching more homes and businesses, most will have routers that are efficient enough to run a network. These cameras don’t rely on any equipment in your premises to record the events, as they have the ability to email or record images or pictures offsite, triggered through live streams or motion detection.

Keeping Watch.

With the right cameras, it is also possible to provide a connection through a mobile 3G network, so you can either use this as a backup if your internet fails, or in theory, a camera can be installed with power anywhere you choose.

You can get motion alerts sent to your phone, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile or through webmail, email, Microsoft Outlook. You can watch the cameras on your computer, a friends computer, ipod, ipad, iphone, Blackberry, Phone, Windows Mobile or at an internet café. Or you could use the cameras recordings to check on past events either through your web server or computer.

An IP camera system cannot guarantee total protection, but can bring peace of mind. If you would like anymore information on this, or any other aspect of computing and security then please get in touch. We wish you, as always, continued happy and safe computing.

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