Many times digital video security or surveillance applications require remote video monitoring. There are several ways to monitor digital video cameras including the utilization of a professional monitoring service. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the different methods currently available for remote video monitoring and how they may be used.
Before we talk about remote monitoring, let’s briefly review how a standard system is monitored. An average digital video security system is comprised of digital video cameras, a Digital Video Recorder or DVR and an optional monitor. The cameras are mounted in various locations and each one provides an input to the DVR unit. The DVR than provides the connection and output to a relatively close monitor or monitors. Some systems, such as baby monitors, only use cameras and monitors as recordings are inconsequential.