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Home owners as well as small  enterprises,  can  buy security with this wireless video surveillance kit.
By Anand Parthasarathy
Bangalore, October 7 2019: We live in  insecure times. We can no longer depend on the police to keep our homes safe. The job  has become too  big, too challenging. We have to look after ourselves.  Fortunately, technology  rises to the need.  Today we can buy peace of mind -- and electronic surveillance -- for a modest investment in video surveillance tools. 
The big jump in technology has been the wireless video camera -- obviating the need to  run  hundreds  of metres of wire. And since many homes these days have a WiFi network ,  it becomes  fairly simple to attach one or more cameras and a recording system to the hotspot. 
I have been evaluating a  neat  4-camera  surveillance kit offered by Indian security specialist  SecureEye.  If your home  or even a small office,  calls for  monitoring 3 or 4  key locations, it makes sense to buy a kit like this rather than shopping for individual  bits and pieces.  The SecureEye 4CH LCD NVR kit consists of  4    high definition ( 720p) video cameras in rugged weather-proof  housing each with LED and Infrared eyes for day and night surveillance.  The makers claim a pitch black  range of  over 20 metres. They come ready-to-mount, each with a mains power plug and an ethernet port if you prefer to hardwire the system rather than going wireless. The cameras connect to a 11.6 inch LCD monitor whose screen splits to show the feed from 4 cameras.  There is a slot in the display to take a  hard disk drive (up to 2TB) which you have to buy separately.  When away from home or office you can  monitor the video feed from your mobile phone  or laptop if you install an app.  You can configure the app to receive an alert with a snapshot  only when there is motion  detected. The makers also include an electronic door bell for the asking price of Rs 32,500 plus taxes.  Not much -- if it lets you sleep easy




    


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