Thursday, April 2, 2009

Digital cameras as security devices

Security cameras are everywhere. It is very hard to walk around in big cities these days without being photographed. Now there are easy ways for you to harness the power of digital cameras to secure your home or office.

If you are trying to set a security camera to protect your home or office you should first consider your budget. If your budget is low and you are looking to
save money you can get away with very cheap digital cameras such as a PC based web cam. Web cams cost around $20. For example if you want to protect your home install a web cam (or maybe a few). The web cams are connected to your PC usually using a USB cable. You will also need to install special security software, also costs around $25 to $50 that will power the web cams. The security software can for example process the image captured by the camera to identify movement and if such is identified it can capture a video clip, email the clip to you and so on. Most software also allows you to use the web to view a live video feed from your camera from anywhere in the world. Another enhancement would be to use a wireless web cam that will provide better flexibility in terms of where the camera is positioned. Read More>>