Blog / Effective Surveillance Solution
Monday, 19 September 2011 at 09:42
The Vuezone system is one of the most popular home security system solutions available on the market today. It draws its popularity from the fact that it is very easy to setup and operate, and although not as reliable or advanced as the more expensive surveillance systems, it performs its function quite well.
This system is especially perfect for the non computer savvy, who may find it a struggle to get an advanced surveillance system setup, usually requiring the assistance of professional home security companies to setup correctly. The Vuezone system, on the other hand, can be setup and working within 15 minutes, straight out of the box. It does not matter whether your package includes one indoor motion detector camera or several, setting it up will be easy.
One negative aspect is that the cameras are not small enough to be able to hide them from prying eyes. On the other hand, it is often a good idea to place your cams in visible locations so that they can act as a deterrent to potential burglars or other threats to your property. Additionally, the cameras are well-designed and a pleasure to look at.
The cameras are attached to small domes that come with the package. The domes and cameras use a patented magnetic system to allow for easy attachment. This however can be a problem because should someone bump into one it can easily be knocked off the dome. To avoid this, you can place the cameras behind windows – if you wish to be able to monitor the outside of your home – which prevents them from being tampered with. The quality of the cameras is good enough to be able to record clear images through windows or sunscreens. It would be perhaps a smart move for Vuezone to offer a package with a more sturdy placement system that would allow their cameras to be placed outside.
One of the best features of the Vuezone surveillance system, is the ability to view your cameras live through your smartphone. Vuezone currently supports iPhone OS, Android and a few other popular smartphone operating systems. Naturally, you can also view the cameras through your computer and save any footage you like directly to your hard drive from Vuezone’s servers. The videos are in an accessible format which allows for easy editing.
This brings us to our next point, which is a minor criticism of the Vuezone system. The cameras upload their videos to your account on Vuezone’s servers. You are able to view and monitor this footage directly from their servers - free of charge. However, if you want to download these videos to your own computer, you will have to pay a monthly subscription for this service. The service is rather cheap, but it is still unpleasant having to pay them for your own footage. This is something that the more advanced surveillance systems do better in, as once they are setup, you are in complete control over what gets recorded and what happens to this footage.
Overall the Vuezone system is one of the best DIY home security system kits currently available on the market. If you are on a budget or your property is not particularly at a high risk of theft, then this is the perfect monitoring solution to invest in. With the ease of installation and its headache-free potential for expansion, this system is a prime choice for many homes.
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