Thursday, April 30, 2009

Security Camera Viewing Now Available on iPhone

Security Camera Feeds on iPhoneIf you own a business, a nice home, a nice car, or anything like that then you know that security is a big deal. People all across the country are getting into security cameras for many different reasons but, as most people with security cameras know, you can only view whats going on with the cameras if you are looking at the monitors.

GeoVision has been working hard to make it easy for you to access your security camera feeds whenever and wherever you want. With their newest version, V8.12, GeoVision has integrated support for Windows Vista and with mobile surveillance viewing. Previously, GeoVision was incompatible with the latest Microsoft OS, Windows Vista. The demand for all things to be available on a mobile device is growing steadily and GeoVision is working hard to help make your security camera viewing easily accessible on your mobile device.

But GeoVision isn't the only company working hard to mobilize security camera viewing. The company iVision, has just created a service that will allow you to stream your security camera feed directly to your iPhone mobile device*. iVision boasts a super clear resolution and an easy to use user interface on your iPhone. iVision supports many different DVR manufaturers and directly supports commercial DVR's as well as consumer DVR's with unlimited access starting at $39.99 a month. iVision has an easy, 5 minute set up with no port forwarding giving you fast and easy access to your security camera system. iVision boasts extremely fast servers and a focus on clarity all while giving you the freedom of taking your security camera viewing with you anywhere.

With GeoVision and iVision taking security system viewing to the next level, we can guarantee that if we want something watched, we can do it whenever and wherever we want to. The world truly is going mobile. With inventions like the iPhone allowing video streaming, picture streaming, GPS, internet, music, making calls, and now even security camera feeds, we can only imagine what will come next.

Go to to read the full story on GeoVision V8.12 or to get a GeoVision quote request for quote request for our iPhone compatiable CCTV / DVR Security Camera System.

*UPDATE: iPhone remote view now provided at no charge from Geovision in every new copy of their software that ships for no additional charge with every GeoVision DVR card.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Land Of The Enslaved And Home Of The Scared

England Security cameras
If you live in England you might be being watched by a CCTV right now. Britain is officially the most watched country in the world. There are close to four million CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras, one for every 14 citizens. If you live in London, the chances are you are caught on camera about 300 times a day. England has always been ahead of the game was installed by London Transport in 1961.By the middle 90’s every major city in England had security cameras in their central areas and the government has spent 78% of its crime prevention budget on cameras. Up to £300 million pounds a year is spent on the when it comes to security cameras and surveillance.

The first such surveillance system surveillance of streets, housing estates, sports arenas, car parks and other public spaces. With numbers like this one can almost bet that someone is almost always watching you.

As sophisticated as technology has become cameras are now linked to databases set to scan and identify individual faces in crowds. For all the “eyes in the sky” crime numbers have not dropped that much. Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville said it was a “fiasco” that only 3 per cent of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV. Mr. Neville, who heads the Visual Images, Identifications and Detections Office (Viido) unit, told the Security Document World Conference that the use of CCTV images as evidence in court has been very poor.

This has not detoured England from investing in the newest and most high tech cameras.
If famed author of “1984” George Orwell, a story about the government watching everything we do, could see the world today he would see that he wasn’t far off.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Security Camera Tips for Driveway Security

Driveway Security
If you are like many homeowners, you want to ensure the well being of your house and property. Although not a new concept, many homeowners are beginning to utilize security cameras in order to help assure the safety homes, and in particular, they are using Driveway Security Cameras. With recent advances in technology and the lowered cost of cameras and hardware, this trend has risen to record levels over the last year.

For those unfamiliar with with the concept of utilizing security cameras to keep an eye on your home or your driveway, there are several things to consider before buying and installing your security system.

What is in your driveway.

Before deciding what type of security system you want to install for your home, you need to take into consideration how expensive the items in your driveway are and if they justify a professional grade security system. Do need to be able to monitor your driveway in live time while you are away? Or do you simply want to keep a video record of any events that might have taken place. Things like this will determine what kind of security system you will need to fit your specifications.

What you will need for your Driveway Security System.

The minimum driveway security system we suggest would consist of a GeoVision based PC DVR along with a single bullet camera. Although the system specs of even the most basic system can vary greatly we find that a GeoVision 650 PC with a 17" LCD and a bullet camera is more than enough for your most basic needs. For the camera itself it would be ideal to get a low light color bullet camera with a wide angle lens. It is important to note that a wide angle lens will bring some limitations to the effective viewing distance of the camera and such it is best to put the camera in close proximity to the objects you want to monitor. Another great reason to use bullet cameras for your security project is that they are usually extremely small and black in color making them extremely hard to notice. Whats also great about this type of security system is that the DVR(Digital Video Recorder) will record all the happenings for you to watch at a later date.


Getting a professional grade security system to monitor your home or driveway is an extremely worthwhile project for many homeowners. To learn more about Driveway Security Cameras see the links below or call us today at 877-422-1907 and talk to a security camera professional and get started with your security project today.

To learn more about Security Cameras visit our CCTV Learning Center or our Ask a CCTV Expert Discussion forum.