Home Security Computer Camera Takes Guess Work Out Of Surveillance
In this high-tech age, people are learning to combine the power of their computer and digital cameras to provide surveillance videos for their home and business. The use of a home security computer camera makes keeping tabs on what is going on at home or at work considerably easier than the old fashion type that required spending hours reviewing videotapes that were often blurry, out of focus and in many cases jumpy.
When using videocassette recorders to record images from a security camera, many businesses and homeowners used time-lapse recorders with several cameras connected through a multiplexer for recording of 24 hours. The problem is when replayed, the individual frames from each camera could be about two or three seconds apart, causing the image to jump, often missing important pieces of the video. Using a home security computer camera the image is complete, without interruption and admissible in court as evidence.
Another advantage of using a home security computer camera is locating specific times on the recording is much faster. Instead of having to watch an entire day of recording, the user can use the software on the computer to find a specific time, bringing up the needed segment of video quickly. This is especially useful when an image is needed for law enforcement, with many of them not wanting to wait around while the user attempts to locate 20 or 30-seconds worth of video from an eight-hour stretch.
Digital Imaging Provides Accurate Identification
With a home security computer camera the images are clearer than those captured on videotape and with most software prints can be made from single frames from the video. This allows a print to be used to make identification more direct of a suspect in the cases of theft or assault. Homeowners can also find this feature useful to identify someone that broke into their home and took off with their valuables.
Saving images on videotape can also be a degrading experience as even the best quality tapes are usually only good for about eight to 10 recordings. Beyond that, the images become unrecognizable and can be expensive if a business is maintaining their videos for at least 30 days. With a home security computer camera connected to the hard drive, depending on the size of the hard drive, they can be stored until needed or transferred to a compact disk to infinite retention. There is also no degrading of the image regardless of how many times it is recorded.