Video surveillance cameras are widely deployed in many homes and businesses. In fact, this article from Popular Mechanics magazine states that “there are an estimated 30 million surveillance cameras now deployed in the United States shooting 4 billion hours of footage a week.” But, we often encounter users and owners of video cameras who are not able to view their video whenever they want from wherever they want which makes that video much less useful.
There are now tools to make remote video viewing easier. Just about every new Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or Network Video Recorder (NVR) that is sold in the marketplace today is designed for remote video viewing. For our customers that have these devices, we often need to make adjustments to their data networks in order to set up the remote video viewing so this is something to keep in mind when purchasing a DVR or NVR.
Newer to the market are cloud-based video services like Total Connect and Maxpro Cloud from Honeywell. With these services, video is captured locally from a home or business and then stored on remote servers. The users of these systems can then access live and recorded video on those servers from computers and mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets.
So, there are many options now available for viewing remote video from anywhere at any time. With the proliferation of mobile devices and new apps created every day, more and more choices are available to make it easy to view video on the go.
Scott Hightower, Verified Security