Many people want their own private surveillance equipment for better home security. Besides the surveillance systems that are run through various VCR or DVR systems, there is computer software that can be used to control the security cameras around your home and property.
Most of the large companies and businesses purchase surveillance equipment with the software it uses already installed. Most of these systems are far too expensive for the regular business owner or private home owner to use.
So how can you get good value without breaking the bank when it comes to home or small business surveillance?
Your personal computer can now be used as a valuable surveillance tool. By connecting a webcam to the computer and installing the correct software, your PC can become a powerful security device.
This is a fairly inexpensive method for home security or small business security compared to the systems that some people purchase that require a whole installation crew just to hook up the wiring alone.
As a matter of fact, with current technology upgrades, up to 16 different webcams can now be displayed through the same PC, and improvements are being made all the time.
This is like having a whole home security system installed at the touch of a button. All you have to do is set up the software and cameras, and check them to see that they are in the right places and giving off the right signal, and then you can monitor everything from your PC.
You have a number of different options when setting up your surveillance system. For example, if you don’t want to record everything that goes on in the room even when someone is not in it, these cameras can be set to detect when there is motion present within the room. Once motion is detected, the camera and software will start recording at that instance.
Continued in: Good Home Security on a Budget Part 2