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    The best baby monitor ever?

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are ok

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are OK.

    OK so this is a bit of a departure from the CleverLoop blog posts so far in that’s it is a bit more personal. It also looks at a use for CleverLoop that many owners will have figured out their own versions of, but is still worth mentioning.

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    What is CCTV?

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in home and business settings.

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in New Zealand home, business and sometimes even education settings.

    CCTV is the acronym for Closed-Circuit Television, but it is also known as a video surveillance system. Over recent years, CCTV has become a popular security method for both home and small business owners as the costs continue to decrease and the range of easy to use features grows. Here’s a bit of a summary of what CCTV is, how it’s developed and how it works.

    CCTV systems use video cameras to transmit a video signal to a specific place and generally to a limited set of monitors. The main parts of a system include the cameras, which obviously need to be placed in a good location for surveillance, the observation of the camera’s input somewhere and also the storage of the video footage for later uses.

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    Internet Based Security Systems

    Check on the security of your home or small business easily with internet based security systems.

    Check on the security of your home or small business easily with internet based security systems.

    Internet based home security systems are the future of security systems. These systems make it so you can check in on your home no matter where you are, as long as there is internet access. With these new high-tech internet based home security systems no extra software is necessary. You simply control and monitor the system through a regular Android or iOS smartphone.

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    Wireless Security Cameras

    An outdoor wi-fi security camera that is built to be weathrproof.

    An outdoor wi-fi security camera that is built to be weatherproof.

    A security camera can be both wired and wireless. Technically, both are closed-circuit television cameras (commonly known as CCTV) that can transmit audio and video signals to a receiver. Both are also usually powered by a cable. What separates them is how they transmit their video and audio signals. A wired camera transmits its data through a cable, a wireless camera does not – simple! Here’s a bit more detail for those interested.

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    Benefits of wide angle cameras

    Wide angle cameras reduce blind spots in your security system by providing a much wider field of view.

    Wide angle cameras reduce blind spots in your security system, giving greater home and business security.

    Wide angle cameras use a lens with a shorter focal length than other lenses. This allows the camera to pick up a wider scene. This is extremely helpful in security applications because your cameras are in a fixed position. Wide angle cameras don’t have to be moved to get a broader viewing angle. This is just one of the benefits of this easy to use type of security camera.

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    Smart home video surveillance and home security

    Smart video surveillance systems link live views and alerts on unusual activity straight to your smart device.

    Smart video surveillance systems link live views and alerts on unusual activity straight to your smart device.

    Many often ask, “How can I know that my home is safe and secure and ensure that my family knows it too?” Safety and security are two things many seek, but only a fraction of people are able to find one or both. We can all agree that our homes are supposed to be our havens, where safety and security are synonymous with peace of mind and comfort. We desire this feeling for ourselves and our families.

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