Security Cameras on Android Phones – Alnet PC Based DVRs

PC Based Alnet DVR Systems with Android Security Camera Viewing

Alnet PC Based DVR and NVR Systems with Android Viewing

Alnet® PC-Based DVR and NVR systems are a popular choice for home and business security camera installations.  These PC-Based security camera solutions come in several varieties to suit installations of all different types.  Traditional CCTV security cameras require a DVR Card, which installs into a PC to provide inputs for the cameras.  Once the cameras are plugged into the computer, the video streams are then recorded onto the PC’s hard drive.  The other variety of PC-Based security camera system with Alnet® software is the Netstation NVR systems.  These systems use the Alnet® Netstation™ NVR software, which is the same software used by the traditional CCTV systems, but it does not require a DVR Card to be installed.  This software is used with High Definition MegaPixel IP Cameras, allowing you to record in High Def onto the PC Hard Drive.

Both systems use the same software, so they include the same list of features, ranging from great motion detection recording capabilities and email/text alerts, home automation system integration, multi-monitor support, fast-access preview mode playback, Mac and PC support, iPhone/Android/BlackBerry support and more.

As shown in the video above, our Alnet PC-Based DVR and NVR systems deliver the best features for remote viewing on Android Phones and Tablets.  With the Alnet CMS Mobile software on an Android Device, you can view live security cameras, watch multiple cameras at once, view cameras from multiple servers, control home automation devices, view alarm inputs and even playback video right on your PDA phone.  This type of system delivers better access than traditional Standalone DVRs.  Find out more about Android Security Camera Systems and find a system for your home or business


Alnet Releases Mac CMS Client Software

View Security Cameras on your Mac - High Definition MegaPixel IP Cameras and Traditional CCTV Cameras

View Your Alnet Security Camera System on your Mac

Those with Alnet® PC-Based DVR Cards and Netstation NVR Software have another reason to rejoice today, as Alnet has finally released their first BETA client software for Mac.  This new CMS4 software is a preview of the newest features and sexy user interface that our clients should look forward to seeing when the new NET Professional software is released.  Not only does this software allow you to view your security cameras from anywhere, but it also incorporates many of the features of our Alnet Windows-based CMS software.  This Mac software lets you connect to view multiple cameras and even multiple servers simultaneously, so that you can view multi-locations and multi-franchises at once.

The new sliding menus, and drag and drop interface lets you create and save layouts with ease, using more of the screen for viewing your cameras, and less for menus.  This new layout has been long in the coming, but thankfully does not lose the useful feature of preview mode, which allows you to use your computer for other purposes, while still watching your cameras.  Another new addition to the software was true multi-monitor support, allowing you to send layouts to each connected monitor at will, or use a single monitor for a live view and another for playback if desired.

Playback has also been revamped, now permitting playback from multiple servers simultaneously.  This new feature lets you sync up video from all different servers at once, so that you can see what is happening at home and office at once, or any other multiple locations.  The slide-away time bar highlights the easy playback that Alnet customers have come to expect, and accommodates both traditional cameras and newer high definition IP cameras as well.

While the software is still in BETA release, we hope that the Alnet software team will add even a few more features in for the final release.  Download the latest Alnet Mac CMS Client software

New Uses for Security Cameras as you get older

All of us are plagued with memory loss as we continue to age.  I have personally come to accept this as a matter of fact.  As my memory continues to fade, I am able to supplement the information I still retain though with added information supplied by my security cameras.  Each day I find new uses for it, from finding where I put my keys to where I lost virtually anything.  While it still bites me that I can’t remember these things as clearly as I was able to in years past, it removes some of the sting when I can still resume my normal day-to-day operations after locating my lost items.

With home and business camera systems like our Alnet PC-Based Systems, when the playback is easy, you can even use the system for finding your keys

When Playback of your video is easy, it opens many other uses for your system.

One such even occurred just last night.  Most men will understand the importance of the right tool for the job.  I was installing a wood floor, and the transition pieces required a metal strip, which of course had to be cut to fit.  After searching in vain for several minutes for the correct tool (my Snap-On® Side cutters), I finally gave up and tried using 2 other pairs of side cutters that were in the correct location in the tool box.  No good, instead they just began to mangle the metal.  Back to finding the best tool I guess.  I knew where it was the last time I remember using it, which was just last month, so let’s go back in the video archives before my mind starts to wander and accuse potential thieves.  2 minutes later, I found the side cutters in the archive from last month, and it took about another minute to chase the video forward and find out where I used them next.  Sure enough I grabbed them and brought them into another room to cut some cable ties, and because it was an emergency operation (failed network firewall that needed an emergency rebuild at 3AM), I neglected to return them to the box.  With the right tools in hand, I was able to complete my job with minimal downtime.

This is why I cannot stress enough to our clients, the importance of a security camera system that has an intuitive playback capability like the Alnet® system that we employ for most of our large jobs.  When you can find video quickly and zoom through the course of a month within seconds, it opens up a lot more benefit to your security cameras, allowing you to quickly and easily find video without spending your entire day.  I wouldn’t have even bothered trying this with a lesser security camera system, because I could have and would have wasted my entire day.  When selecting a system, ask someone who knows, because it really can mean the difference between a useful, functional system, and one that doesn’t even provide the bare minimum.

Can your Vacation Home let you know what’s wrong?

Platinum CCTV Security Camera systems can be used to alert you when something happens, even when you are away via text messages and alerts

Quality Vacation Home Camera Systems can even alert you when something is wrong

A survey of vacation home owners out there…Can your vacation home let you know what is wrong?  If not, then you really need to consider a Platinum CCTV™ brand security camera system.  Each of our H.264 Standalone DVRs and Alnet® PC Based Security camera systems offer not only remote viewing from iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones, but ALSO can even be connected to a wide range of sensors to let you know what is wrong with your vacation home, even from across the world.

Know what is happening at your vacation home with Platinum CCTV Standalone DVRs and PC Based Vacation Home security camera systems

Platinum CCTV™ Standalone DVRs have Inputs for email and text alerts

With these innovative Platinum CCTV™ Standalone DVRs, you can connect a combination of water/liquid sensors, freeze sensors, motion sensors, beam sensors or door sensors or any other Normally Open or Normally Closed sensor, so that your DVR can be set to email or text you when one of the sensors is activated.  With these sensors in place, your vacation home can warn you when someone is walking up to your door, when the door is opened, when pipes are ready to freeze, or even when a sump pump or sink begins to leak.  With these sensors connected to your Platinum CCTV DVR or PC Based DVR System, you can know what is happening at any time, instead of just finding the damage later.

Find a Platinum CCTV H.264 Standalone DVR or Vacation home camera system or an Alnet PC-Based DVR Card or System, and let your home start telling you what is wrong as it happens.