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Various Usages Of Motion Detectors Provided By Surveillance Software

May 14, 2008
Motion detector is one of the most important parts of many home security systems. With various systems available today there are different types of motion detectors, from the ones that detect infrared radiation to the ones which are equipped with photo sensor that produce a beam of light.

Normally, motion detector is an integral part of an alarm system. It will activate alarm system whenever it detects an access violation. Nowadays, motion detector is also used in video surveillance technology for some reasons. Because of a motion detection system, a video surveillance system is able to only record during the time when an unauthorized movement is detected. In the end the storage space will be greatly saved.

If you use your PC to perform remote monitoring and surveillance, the detection can be done on a software level. In this case the surveillance software installed on your PC will analyze any incoming video stream and then will start the recording process if a motion is detected.

Turning a PC into a home surveillance system can be accomplished easily. Just download and install a good surveillance software on your PC and then follow the procedure to make use its detection system. With Webcam Looker, for instance, you only need to accomplish some simple steps. First, select the state of a source to choose the "Use Motion Detector" option and then click the "Detector Settings" button. Next, determine the areas that you want to detect followed by setting up the sensitivity level and alarm delay. And then you are free to set what kind of action you want the software to perform in case it detects any movement.

Besides to catch any illegal activities inside or outside your home, there are actually various ways in utilizing a surveillance software with motion motion detector. For instance, you can put a video camera near a front door so that you will always be kept informed whenever your customer or guest is walking through the door.

Another usage of motion detection system is to keep an eye on your baby. This way it will alert you in case your baby is trying to leave his or her room. Keep in mind that many surveillance software today is not only useful to start recording process but also to notify you when there is a movement detected.

There are also such software that can be setup to launch an application installed on your PC automatically. Perhaps it has nothing to do with home security, but it is still a cool feature which can be useful. For instance, when you are at work in the office you can set a webcam to monitor the door and then set the surveillance software to launch MS Excel whenever the software detects any movement near the door. In case your boss is coming the software will launch MS Excel. Just don't forget to also configure the sensitivity level properly.

Motion detector is a powerful feature of today's surveillance programs. It has two main purposes, to alert you and to greatly economizes the free disk space as compared with the continuous recording mode, especially if you want to record video clips. How far you can take advantage of this feature will depend on your creativity.
About the Author
Reynaldi Baki is the owner of SecuringHome.net, a website where you can find a list of modern surveillance software to perform remote surveillance easily by using your Personal Computer.
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