Security cameras really do one thing. Create peace of mind. How much is that worth to you? You can rest easier knowing that if something does happen, you will know about it and be able to catch the perpetrator or criminal in their tracks! So it comes down to what type of system will you use? For many you will want a wireless security surveillance camera that you can view from anywhere. There are some cool new services that allow you to check your cameras from anywhere with any Internet device like a laptop or even iPhone or smart phone. How cool is that to be able to check in on your house when you are in Europe on your iPhone? Very slick indeed!
Well for some people having a device that is an IP (Internet Protocol or “Wifi”) camera is hard to do because they don’t have regular cable or DSL service available at the office or home that are trying to protect. Well we have some solutions even for that. With a Mobile Broadband card like the ones from Verizon, Sprint, or T-mobile and Mobile Router, you can have a Wifi network that will power your security cameras anywhere! Now, just like regular Internet, mobile Internet does have a monthly charge, but think of it as insurance for protection your property and safety 24/7. Now you can see what is going on back at your house even in a Car, RV or your hotel room on vacation as well! This is only limited by your imagination.
What equipment is needed? First off you need an IP camera. These will work great with regular Wifi or with the Mobile Broadband Wifi service I mentioned earlier. You could get a fixed camera or a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera that lets you remotely point the cam in any direction. You can also install motion detectors that will have the camera record the video only when motion is detected, so you don’t have to store tons of blank and useless video. This is especially recommended if you are using one of the Mobile Broadband services since most of them have a 5GB data limit per month. There are some other ways of limiting the bandwidth as well so be sure and test your usage so you don’t blow past the 5GB limit. Of course, this can be also be stored on your computer and viewed anytime.
Do not let the lack of Internet access limit your Security Camera needs. Pairing a good Wifi Video Camera with Mobile Broadband and a Mobile Router will greatly expand the areas where you can operate these cameras and safeguard your life.