Remote Viewing and Alerts
SCK’s Elite series of Camera systems offer you the power of Remote Viewing and Alerts, so you always know what’s going on anywhere in the world. Read on to learn more
Did you know that you can see what’s happening inside a your property from your smartphone or laptop computer? The ability to view security cameras is one of the most popular ways for home and businesses to increase their security. In this article, we’ll discuss remote viewing, the process of viewing CCTV footage from afar. Remote viewing is the act of seeing what’s happening in someone else’s CCTV footage from afar. Depending on your level of interest, you might be interested in learning how to remote view CCTV footage for security purposes.
What is remote viewing?
While the term remote viewing has been used in a number of fields for varying purposes, when it comes to CCTV it just is a simple idea. That idea, is that a user who has authorized access to a CCTV system can view that CCTV footage from a remote location. This is an important technological advancement, as for many years it was only ever possible to view CCTV footage if one were on site, physically at the location of the cameras. But what about the “alerts” part of ‘Remote Viewing and Alerts’?
Remote Viewing and Alerts for security purposes
Most people are fine not looking at their CCTV system 24 hours a day 7 days a week actively, but when you have the power to do so suddenly you’ll realize there are plenty of moments where you might be able to take advantage of this feature. First of all, for residential purposes, you may want to check on the state of your home periodically if you go on vacation or are away on business. Additionally, alerting can be set up so you don’t have to constantly be checking back on the home unless needed. Alerting, is when certain vents such as motioned detection or line crossing rules are triggered, and as a result of this triggers, an alert is sent right to the app on your smartphone. We have many customers that use it to check on their pets when they aren’t home, and make sure their animals are doing a- okay!
How to Remote View CCTV
There are a few different ways to go about this. The most straightforward method is to use a Wi-Fi or Ethernet-enabled laptop or computer, and of course our free smartphone app Elite viewer Pro. With our Systems its super easy. Three is a p2p function on your recorder which can be scanned using its QR code directly into ours free smartphone app. From the app you can then connect to the system directly, manually whenever you want. You can also activate the alerts we discussed above so that you can be clued into whenever you would need to actively use the app for remote viewing and alert’s our app is Called Elite Viewer Pro, and can be found on the apple store and on Google Play store. Once connected you’ll have access to all of the features of your recorder, including downloading existing footage, and even manipulating PTZ controls for cameras that have this function. if a camera ha s a mic, you can even listen in directly from the smartphone app.
Benefits of Remote Viewing CCTV footage
There are a few benefits to remote viewing that you probably won’t even think about given the opportunity. You get a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in the building. Your own eyes are the most accurate means of telling you what’s happening inside a building, so if you’re interested in security or just want to be as thorough as possible, this is the best way to go. The image is real-time, so you get instant feedback. Because the images are being sent from the camera to your computer, you get instant feedback on what the camera sees. You can see for yourself by running the command “ping LOCAL-IP-ADDRESS” on your computer and seeing if you get a response back. If you don’t, then you won’t know for sure whether or not the ping response is legitimate.
CCTV is a very helpful tool when it comes to keeping an eye on your property. With so many cameras out in the field these days, it’s really easy to see what’s happening in someone else’s footage. Using remote viewing, you can see what’s happening inside the camera and even see what’s happening inside the computer. For people who are interested in security and the like, this is a great way to get started because you get to see what the camera is seeing without having to get up and move around. With so much footage out there now, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. You might even find yourself accidentally recording footage from time to time. With remote viewing, you can see what’s happening in the camera and delete the footage you’re not interested in seeing.