Build A Home Surveillance System For Your Safety

By: Tomanyer

To own an homesecurity surveillance system can be cheaper and more readily then ever before.You don’t need to rely on the big company product, spending hundreds, if notthousands of dollars on a set of equipments that you are not familiar with.Build your own security surveillance system at home and watch almost everythingyou can from anywhere you want.

DVR, digital videorecorder system, is the perfect way to build a computer and Internet based homesurveillance system. All you need are a home computer with adequate Internetconnection, surveillance cameras and DVR card with software. You can set upyour system with a computer where various home surveillance cameras areconnected together threading your surveillance system to survey surroundingareas, record visuals to the HDD (hard disk drive).

Computer andInternet request. A host computer, not need to be much advanced, is the core ofthe system. Your computer records and plays captured video via monitor, andstreams videos to Internet. Make sure there are enough free hard drive spacefor the record data. If you want scheduled recording, or motion activatedrecording, a large capacity hard drive is essential for data store and later evidenceproving. Also, a reliable high speed Internet connection is a must-have. Notethat a dial-up Internet connection definitely won’t work because you’ll needfaster speed for video streaming and remote Internet controlling.

Types of cameraand other issues. A security camera can come in many different styles includingdome, bullet, infrared. The security camera that will work best for yourapplication will depend on several factors such as whether you will use thesecurity cameras inside or out, during the day, nighttime, or both. Bulletstyle security cameras are the most popular. They can be used inside or out.These security cameras come in relative small size and the camera casings areweather resistant and don't require added external protection. Infraredsecurity cameras are also very popular as they allow an image to be seen inlittle or no lighting conditions. Most infrared security cameras are bulletstyle and can be used inside or out. The cameras have infrared lighting whichallows the security camera to see in no light for up to 25 feet - even furtherwith a little bit of light (like street lighting or an outside light.)Whichever your choose, these cameras are quite cheap, around 20 dollars, evencheaper if you buy from an online store.

DVR card andsoftware. Install a DVR card and its software in your PC to begin building yoursurveillance system. In the market, most popular ones are 4 channels, 8channels and 12 channels, which need the same numbers of cameras. The latestsoftware features motion activated recording, remote surveillance,automatically notifications to your cell phone, home or office when motion isdetected, scheduled recordingScience Articles, 24/7 full-time recording and more. The pricesrange from dozens to two or three hundreds dollars. So choose a software thatbest fit your needs and home conditions.

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