Is it a Surveillance camera, a Security camera or a Motion viewer camera?
Are you looking for the best Video Verified Security? Thanks to advancement of technology and reducing prices of technology many security solutions now include a video element. As you look you see different names for cameras. Are they really all that different or is it more like a camera is a camera is a camera? What do I want for my home? My Office? Well it is pretty much is a camera is a camera is a camera but it is what is behind it that matters and defines its purpose.
A security camera is an observation tool used in active security duty. This means there is a guard or observer using this tool to extend his eyes. This style of installation is used in many large scale premises. Airports, Stadiums, Prisons, Casinos and Shopping malls are all fitted with security cameras. In areas where no occupants are expected these security cameras can involve software with video based motion detection to call specific attention to activity in view of a camera. Where occupancy is expected there can be people counting software and facial recognition ability. While all of the activity is recorded, these tools primarily create an automatic alert to help observers recognize improper activity and take appropriate action.
So what is a surveillance camera? Or a surveillance system? A surveillance system is a network of cameras connected to a device to simply record activity without any particular response to whatever activity might occur. Surveillance cameras are becoming a common household option. It was only a handful years back that home surveillance cameras and alarm systems were a high tech luxury in upscale homes. Unfortunately crime is always on the rise, so the desire for proper protection has gone up as well. People choose home surveillance cameras for many different reasons.
Home Surveillance Camera Pros and Cons
Discourage Potential Burglars – Installing a surveillance system with visible cameras may very drive burglars to choose a different target. Some people use dummy cameras for this purpose.
Court Evidence – Without question the prime purpose of a surveillance camera is to provide evidence of activity. You might be able to see how that window broke this afternoon and even who did it. Unfortunately it could be just as likely that the activity might of occurred days of weeks ago. Maybe you put you put motorcycle in the shed 2 weeks ago but it is missing now Maybe you will have enough data storage to see back far enough to identify when it was taken and maybe there will be enough light and maybe the image will be clear enough to identify a suspect. If all of these things work in your favor, you will have hard evidence against the burglars which can be produced before courts, if you catch them. In any event it is all an after the fact view of something you will wish you knew about sooner.
Remote View – Most surveillance cameras/systems have the ability for remote viewing via computer or smart phone. There is possibility that this sort of interconnected device can be hacked to allow “Looking in”.
Video Based Motion Alerts – A software based function can be switched on which will recognize a pixel based change in an image viewed by a camera and interpret it as motion. This can create trigger any sort of action or alert. You need to be very careful however as this sort of device can be very sensitive to false alerts due to shadows and moving branches or automatic lighting.
Motion Viewer Cameras and Video Verified Security
The answer to wishing you had knowing what occurred and knowing it immediately as it happens is the motion viewer camera. The real purpose of the Motion viewer camera is to recognize that activity is occurring and identify it as friend or foe. A Motion Viewer Alert is triggered by a sophisticated motion detector with a built in camera. Using a motion detector and not a pixel based motion trigger, the Motion Viewer camera is immune to false alerts due to ambient conditions. Much like a security camera it can create an automatic alert to notify an observer. The observer of a motion viewer camera can be anywhere and have the motion viewer system configured to push an automatic alert with a short video clip pushed to a user’s smart phone. If an observer sees unauthorized activity he can instantly direct the video to a professional dispatcher for Level 1 High Priority handling. The purpose of the motion viewer camera is to rapidly identify criminal activity and inspire a fast response with the goal of a real arrest. The evidence is confirmed when the police catch the criminal in the act and identification will be confirmed during booking.
Traditionally a Motion Viewer system has been a professionally installed product and beyond the purpose of the home user. The power and popularity of the smart phone has given the Motion Viewer camera and new horizon. A New Product manufactured by Honeywell Security and Fire and marketed by Getadragonfly.com is now available for the DIY marketplace. It is easier to install than a DIY burglar alarm system and operates completely by smart phone. This Security Revolution needs no keypads or sirens for the smart phone and professional dispatcher replaces all of that. The Honeywell Professional Motion Viewer cameras use encrypted spread spectrum frequencies to allow battery powered wireless camera ranges of 1000 feet compared to Wi-Fi consumer cameras with ranges of 50 feet
The revolutionary Dragonfly Security System outperforms burglar alarm competitors like Simplisafe because it provides Motion Viewer cameras with video verification. It outperforms Wi-Fi cameras like Nest Dropcam with 20 times the functional range and is needs no power plug with a self-contained 3 year battery. Put it in the shed, the boat, the trailer. Unlike every other consumer camera the dragonfly system allows you to send the video to a professional dispatcher in seconds or opt to allow the video to be instantly forwarded to the dispatcher. We have a fleet of school buses on a 6 acre lot each set with a motion viewer which was fully installed in less than an hour. It is completely DIY and provides a higher priority dispatch helping to support a faster response for you and your family’s safety. For more information, call 855-GETADRA(gonfly) or visit our website: