Remote video surveillance cameras can be viewed from anywhere. They store what they have monitored in a video file, and save that file to a hard drive in a personal computer or Web server. The video feed from these remote security video cameras can then be accessed by a laptop computer or a personal communication device, such as a cell phone or a PDA. Most remote security cameras come with some software that allows these devices to view the video file, such as a media player or an attachment to a Web browser. Some remote security cameras include an option that will alert the user via email if the camera detects activity.