Security camera software can be though of as the glue that binds together digital video cameras and Personal Computers (PCs) or Macintosh Computers (Macs) as well as Digital Video Recorder (DVR) units for standalone systems. It’s also the heart of remote DVR monitoring applications (Apps) that allows your smartphone to access your video security system. In essence, it provides the programming that allows you to control the camera, monitor the camera, record the digital video files, and maintain and control the DVR.
Nothing has more “global” access in the digital video security camera industry than an IP (Internet Protocol) security camera. These cameras use the Internet as the means for their transmissions so anyone with a broadband Internet connection and a computer can access these cameras. The outreach available for use and/or monitoring has been extended even further with the increased technology in cell phones, namely 3G and 4G broadband Internet access. In the following article we’ll take a look at some Internet security camera systems and how they work.