Perhaps one of the most recent technological innovations in the area of digital video security is web based wireless camera home security. In the following article we’ll talk about what it is and how it works and hopefully provide you with enough information so you can decide if it is right for you.
Simply put, web based wireless camera home security is the use of wireless digital video cameras and the internet to provide security and surveillance for your home. A web based wireless camera home security system may be self- installed or installed by a professional. Likewise, the system can be personally monitored by you or by a 24 hour, 7 days-a-week professional monitoring service.
For the sake of information, we’ll separate web based wireless camera home security into two categories based on how the video signal is sent to the internet. One method involves the digital video camera sending its video transmission data via radio signals to a corresponding receiver, server, or DVR and the second method involves the digital video camera directly communicating with the internet. Each method accomplishes the same goal, allowing the home security cameras to be monitored, and in some cases controlled, via the internet.
Wireless digital video cameras can become web based wireless camera home security systems when they send their video transmissions via radio signals to receivers, servers, or DVRs which contain the technology to act as web servers and send digital information via the internet. These cameras normally use the 900 MHz or 2.4/5.8 GHz band technologies to transmit their video data. Incidentally, these radio band technologies are the same type used for land based wireless telephones.
These cameras contain a built-in transmitter and antenna with which they send the video data. This data can be sent to a corresponding receiver which is connected via a video transmission cable to the DVR. The DVR processes the signal and sends it via built in web server technology over the internet.
This method is not restricted to using a DVR. In fact the receiver can contain the web server technology and be connected to the internet for monitoring purposes and if so desired, a personal computer or DVR can be remotely located anywhere in the world there is broadband internet access to record the digital video files. The key here in this method is that the cameras transmit to another device that prepares the video data for transmission over the internet.
The alternative web based wireless camera home security method is to use wireless digital video cameras that can connect directly to the internet via a wireless modem or router. These cameras normally contain their own web server processing technology so they can package their video transmission data in a form that is compatible for internet use. These cameras usually send their signals via IEEE 802.11 format or WiFi to a corresponding wireless device such as a home router or wireless broadband modem which in turn is connected to a broad band internet connection. The cameras (as well as the DVRs mentioned in the first method) are usually referred to as wireless IP or internet protocol ready.
Regardless of which method is used to transmit the digital video cameras’ signal over the internet, a GUI or graphical user interface must be used to view and sometimes control the digital video cameras. For IP ready cameras, servers, or DVRS the GUI may be any typical web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer. On the other hand, depending on the manufacturer, the GUI may be a proprietary software program that must be installed on the device used to access the cameras’ data.
Web based wireless camera home security can be incredibly versatile in that the user can be notified via email based on a variety of “triggers” or home security cameras can even be monitored using 3G or 4G smartphones. Also, depending on the manufacturer and type, the cameras can even be controlled remotely over the internet. For example, a Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera can be controlled remotely from thousands of miles away to move or zoom in on objects.
Regardless of which method you choose, web based wireless camera home security is easy to install and economically priced for just about any budget. Contact our security experts via Live Chat or Telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday 9AM – 6PM EST if you desire any additional information or would like to purchase one of our systems.