Video surveillance via cell phone

 

While business owners might want to think crime will never strike their companies, it's a risk many aren't willing to take. To help protect their offices and stores, many have installed video surveillance equipment that allows them to record everything that's happening inside and outside of their businesses.

Video surveillance systems include several types of cameras that keep watch over a business, as well as digital video recorders that store all of the video for review. Many systems not only let you check the videos from inside the business, but also give you the ability to check your video feed remotely via smartphones and tablets.

Editor’s Note: Considering a video surveillance system for your business? If you’re looking for information to help you choose the one that’s right for you, use the questionnaire below to have our sister site, BuyerZone, provide you with information from a variety of vendors for free:

Video surveillance via cell phone

There’s a number of software applications that can turn your computer and webcam into a surveillance system, each has its own pros and cons with different features. There are some that are difficult to configure which are meant for more advanced users while there are also user friendly ones that are lightweight. Below you can find our recommended list of 12 free webcam monitoring software based on your needs. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. Camera Viewer Pro

Camera Viewer Pro is one of the best in terms of usability and system resource usage. It comes with the right balance of features which makes the program easy to use and configure. Moreover, normally a video surveillance software will constantly hog the CPU but Camera Viewer Pro is very intelligent and uses merely 0%-1% of the CPU during monitoring.

The only thing that you may want to change in the settings after adding a camera is the Frame Rate which by default is 1. A higher FPS gives a smoother recording but you’ll need to decrease the sensitivity level by lowering the threshold level. The only drawback on Camera Viewer Pro is that the official website is no longer accessible which means that the development has stopped. It was last updated in April 2013 and fortunately works perfectly in Windows 8.

While business owners might want to think crime will never strike their companies, it's a risk many aren't willing to take. To help protect their offices and stores, many have installed video surveillance equipment that allows them to record everything that's happening inside and outside of their businesses.

Video surveillance systems include several types of cameras that keep watch over a business, as well as digital video recorders that store all of the video for review. Many systems not only let you check the videos from inside the business, but also give you the ability to check your video feed remotely via smartphones and tablets.

Editor’s Note: Considering a video surveillance system for your business? If you’re looking for information to help you choose the one that’s right for you, use the questionnaire below to have our sister site, BuyerZone, provide you with information from a variety of vendors for free: