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An Easy Understanding Of IP Security Cameras

Apr 9, 2008
Computer security cameras are the latest way of providing security to your home or business. Computer security cameras are very cost effective. For people, who have limited budget and do not want to spend much on security camera, computer security camera is a good option. Mostly, computer security cameras are used for home security.

Technically, computer security cameras send the images to a DVR hard drive with a recorder. The output produced by computer security cameras differs depending on the camera. Occupying hard disk space is one of the major issues in computer security camera. A computer security camera fills up the hard disk space very fast because it generates lot of files. However there are ways to lessen this problem. Computer security camera provides easy navigation in comparison to traditional video tape system.

If you are looking for reasonable computer security camera, then you should go for webcam. Web cam is inexpensive and easy to use. Web cam is used for general monitoring of a place. But the drawback is that it requires proper lighting condition. In low light conditions, webcam can become ineffective and provide low quality image. But for money conscious people web cam is a good option. Obviously, with a security camera, which is as cheap as less than $100, you cannot expect great performance.

Web cam is very easy to install. Anyone who has general knowledge of computers can install a webcam. Web cam installation requires connection of the device with USB port, configuration, and installation of the software. It takes few minutes to install a web cam. The advantage of web cam is if you are not at home, it enables you to scan the images later on. Web cam also has an email alert service feature which can be activated to incorporate images. And if required you can forward these images to the police.

The other types of computer security camera are IP security camera systems. IP security cameras provide better quality image and range than a web cam. IP security cameras are also very easy to install. The price differs depending on the level of coverage and quality of image. But you can get IP cameras in less than 100 dollars also. IP cameras can be accessed from a remote location through internet. These cameras can be connected to the network and you can access them from a web browser. Additional IP cameras can be added to the computer provided your computer has enough storage space.

There are many other computer security cameras available with advanced features. These advanced cameras have many features like counting the number of people who have walked in your premises, or faster devices to take the snapshots after the motion detector finds some movement. These cameras are capable of performing many things other than monitoring. But these cameras are expensive than web cam and IP Network security cameras.

There are many types of security cameras available in the market. Computer security cameras are reasonably priced. It is not difficult to find a computer security camera, which fulfills your requirements and with in the budget.
About the Author
Steve Strong's is an employee with Sun Security which is an innovative and growth oriented company who uses a fresh and new approach to meet the security needs of millions of consumers throughout North America. Sun Security supplies IP Network Security Cameras and
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