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Web Cam Security…Why Not Use A Web Cam as Part of Your Home Security System?

Web Cam Security

Why not use web cam surveillance as part of your home security system? You can buy a basic web cam and software for under £100, making it by far the cheapest CCTV option and it is also fun to use.

A web cam is a basic small video camera that captures moving or still images and sends them to your PC, via a USB connection (Hi-speed preferred). One with a built in microphone will provide you with audio as well.

A Web cam also allows you to send live images to a page on a web site. The Web page can be viewed by anyone, anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Therefore for security purposes, password protection is desireable.

Web cam security requires quality images, so the web cam should be able to take pictures of reasonable resolution such as 640X480 pixels or better and have a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps), to provide smooth motion on your screen.

Another consideration is a good quality lens with manual focusing for sharp images and good clear colour rendition.

Home Security Web Cams UKThere is a wide choice of web cams available in a range of qualities and prices. They can be analogue or digital and hard-wired or wireless. Wireless cameras have an advantage from the security point of view, as they can be sited in the most strategic position to capture the movement of an intruder.

Features of a typical camera for web cam security are as follows:-

A USB PC digital colour video camera with 640 x 480 pixel resolution, designed for Internet applications, supporting a video speed of at least 30 frames per second.

  • Optical Sensor Type – CMOS – 300,000 pixels.
  • Quality lens with manual focusing for sharp and clear images.
  • Colour Support – 24-bit (16.7 million colours.
  • Audio Input Support – Including a pre-amplified microphone.
  • Digital Video Capture Speed – 30 frames per second with a resolution of 640 x 480 plus a snapshot button.
  • Some cameras incorporate a useful remote Pan & Tilt control capability – Pan: -60 to +60 degrees and Tilt: +10 to –60 degrees.
  • A built-in web server for remote viewing over a local area network or via the Internet, enabling the camera to be viewed via a standard web browser.
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) average – 8.5 cm x 8.4 cm x 6.8 cm & Weight – 0.2 kg.
  • Included USB cable and stand.
  • System Requirements – Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000.

Intelligent Web Cam Software All web cams incorporate a program for recording video, however, using the device for a web cam security system requires intelligent software, which provides motion detection and continuous recording of pictures, for as long as the movement is in the frame.

Web Cam Intelligent Software…A Complete Control Solution for Home Web Cam Security.

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The Web Cam Software/Incontrol…Offers A Complete Control Solution For Home Security.

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