The Advantages Of Digital Video Surveillance

By: Jim Johnson

The internet has brought many new and exciting technologies into the homes of most people and one of the great innovations that has come about because of the internet is streaming digital video. The ability to install a webcam and communicate with others many miles away from you via the internet has been in use for a while now, but if you take that concept one step further, why couldn't you install multiple cameras in your home and monitor them all while you are away?

Well, the good news is that you can now do just that! In the past, the only video surveillance option that most people had was a closed circuit television system that broadcast it's signal in analog format. If you were at home you could keep an eye on things pretty well with one of these systems. But what about when you were away? Well, analog signals don't lend to being broadcast very far, so the only resort you had was to save the video to tape and view it later. Not only was that a hassle, but it didn't allow you to actually keep an eye on things in real time.

But the internet has been the catalyst to developing more sophisticated digital technologies and video surveillance is one of the areas where major changes have taken place. Here is why you should consider a digital home security camera system now:

1. You can monitor everything at home in real time no matter where you are as long as you have a sufficient internet connection.

2. You can view the output from several cameras at the same time.

3. The digital picture is far superior to the old analog video and carries a lot more detail.

4. You can still record the video if you wish, but unlike recording to tape the video output will not degrade over time as it is replayed over and over again. Digital information replays exactly the same no matter how often it is played.

5. Digital files can be compressed and saved much easier, taking up lots less space than tapes.

There are advantages of digital video surveillance, but just these few should be able to convince you that if you need to stay in touch with the goings on around your home while you are away for any reason, there is no time like the present to set up a home security camera system to do so.

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