Best Way To Implement a Remote Video Monitoring System
The best way to implement and purchase a video monitoring system in order of
- Recommendation: get a complete system package e.g. Video
4 WebCam System which contains all compatible parts e.g.
software, drivers, capture card, CD - all that you need to make your
monitoring system work. Reason parts are tested known good to work together.
Result easier to install, quicker to install and get running. Saves time,
effort, and gets right to the main point of successfully implementing a
video monitoring system in the least amount of time.
- Do it yourself by combining various parts. Can take a little more time and
requires a little more computer experience. For example using your already
existing video capture card and just purchasing the Surveillance WebCam
Software. Or using your own video capture card and turning
it into an 8 camera/port system, with the 8 Port
Expansion Kit. In that case some of the recommended video
drivers might be helpful, and other technical information available from
this web site.
Best Way to Build a System
- Try to get a set of know compatible parts in a package e.g. Video
Systems by FG Engineering, else build your own from parts and drivers some of
which can be found at this web site.
- Buy your video monitoring system first e.g. monitoring software, video
capture card, multiplexer etc together built and tested first, after buy and
get your your cameras as add on peripherals.
- Not all cameras are created equal some work better than others. Buy one
camera first, test it make sure it works good with your system, if so then
buy more. Try not put the cart before the horse and get all cameras first
then your central monitoring system last - the video monitoring core
processing system e.g. video capture card and software is the most important
Best Software Version
- Surveillance 4 WebCam Edition software version is best since it
supports 1-4 cameras and can be expanded to use up to 11 cameras later. It
has advanced features like real multiple camera scanning, remote video live
streaming to your computer from anywhere over the internet, remote viewing of captured
video files, advanced motion detection and recording, email alarms to your
cell phone, sound alarms, uploading captured video files to remote computers
for file backup, scheduled day/night light adjustment, hide options, passwords and auto IP
Address Tracking on the internet and more.
Remote control of most of the program parameters. Among the first to do live
video monitoring over the internet, developed with practical features for
the novice to the most advance users of internet video monitoring
Best Hardware Configuration
If using a system package from FG Engineering Inc.
If doing it yourself building with parts try to use.
More Recommended Video Capture Cards and Drivers.
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