I have posted a number of articles recently about industries that are at risk of being put out of business by free or inexpensive internet applications. Home security may be the next victim.
I can’t believe how well it works, and once the cameras are purchased, there are no monthly charges.
Here’s what I did.
The wireless security cameras can be placed anywhere within the range of your home computer network’s wireless router (usually a range of up to about 100 feet). Data connection to the router is wireless, but the cameras will need power from a standard wall outlet or extension cord.
Once the router is configured (a complicated process, but it only has to be done once), the cameras can be accessed through a standard web browser that can be run on any desktop computer, smart phone or tablet computer. That means that you can see what the cameras see from any internet enabled device.
After downloading a free app (advertising supported), to your mobile device (works on both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets) you can see what the camera sees on your mobile device screen, pan and tilt the camera and set it to automatically record for a preset length of time if its motion detector senses activity.
It even sends me an email with an image of what it is seeing when the motion detector is activated.