Notebook-Based Surveillance System Offers Internet Access

Just because you want a good surveillance system for your home or office doesn’t mean that you need to hire someone else to do it. The USB 2.0 DVR Guardian from Swann Security allows you to monitor up to four cameras from a single laptop computer. Connecting via a standard USB 2.0 connection, the device can cycle through the feeds of up to four cameras and it can even set the cameras to be motion-activated.

Users can choose to display and record live video from one to four cameras through the graphical interface. If you’re not so hot on motion sensing, each camera can also be programmed to record at a specified time. An email can be automatically dispatched to notify of a motion activation too. It’s a complete DIY solution and provided that you keep the computer running, you are able to access the video feed of any camera from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

“Following the success of our PC based monitoring and recording solution (PC DVR4-Net Security Guardian), we wanted to create a similar solution for our customers who use notebook computer users,” remarked Guy Pithie, Swann Communication’s Vice President North America. “This surveillance system is powerful enough to secure small to medium-sized businesses, but easy enough to use that any home owner can install it.” Retail price is $99.99.


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