Video Security

Dad builds Video Baby Monitor

That’s what the headline said, so I thought: that’s interesting, I wonder why he did that when I thought that one could buy these things at a fairly reasonable price anyway…

What he did which is a little out of the ordinary is that he has enabled himself to watch the images taken by a cheap web camera on his smart phone rather than just on his computer, using open source (‘free’) software. The full story’s here on the BBC News website: Home made video baby monitor.

In some ways, this is similar to what we do when watching the images of Mobotix security cameras: we can use a web browser or dedicated application to watch images on a Smartphone, or computer, and these can be in our own home or on the other side of the world.

From the South Australian Police Web site…”Update on North Adelaide sexual assault – South Australia Police News Friday, 7 September 2012  4:44pm.

In the past 24 hours the detectives investigating Wednesday night’s sexual assault in North Adelaide have collected 100’s of hours of CCTV and door knocked dozens of homes seeking information.  The attack, on a 23-year-old woman occurred in Gover Street, North Adelaide at about midnight on Wednesday night. Continue reading