A security camera makes for an outstanding addition to any security setup. They are truly the only type of security device that provides you with visual evidence of what exactly happened during an important event. If you have a system that connects with Alarm.com, such as a 2GIG or Qolsys panel, then you will want to use security cameras that are designed to interface with Alarm.com. From there, Alarm.com will serve as your central hub for viewing the security cameras, changing any camera settings and for accessing previously recorded video clips.
One major strength of Alarm.com is that users have the capability of utilizing a 24-hour continuous recording schedule with their cameras. While this will require a large amount of data, many homes and businesses choose to use this type of recording schedule so that they can capture events that occur at any time. In order to use a continuous recording schedule, you will need to have a streaming video recorder device to save the captured videos. Of course, many users will not set up a 24 hour recording schedule, and they will instead only have the cameras capture video during the necessary hours of the day.
At the present time, there is no way to view a live stream of an Alarm.com camera from a security system. Instead, the live stream is accessible through Alarm.com, using either a web browser or the Alarm.com mobile app. The Alarm.com mobile app is a great way for you to view the live stream of your security cameras while you are on the go. The app will work from virtually anywhere, giving you an easy and reliable way to always take a look at what your security camera is currently recording.
In addition to providing you with live stream of your cameras, Alarm.com will also serve as the central hub for anything related to your security cameras. This includes viewing any previous recordings and for changing any of the camera settings or configurations. Alarm.com will save up to 1,000 clips before it will start deleting old ones. However, there will need to be available storage space for any new clips that are added. Once the clip has been accessed on Alarm.com, it can then be saved by the user for permanent use. This is useful for capturing any interesting occurrences or for saving video evidence in the event of a crime.
When choosing an Alarm.com camera, you will want to check its specifications before making your purchasing decision. Some Alarm.com cameras are weatherproof and specifically designed for outdoor use. Other cameras will only work in an indoor setting. Additionally, the capture capabilities vary between different cameras, so you will want to make sure the camera you select is appropriate for your needs.
In order to use an Alarm.com security camera, you will need to have an alarm monitoring plan that includes video surveillance. You will also need to have the camera integrated with your Alarm.com account. Once your camera receives internet connectivity, your alarm monitoring company will be able to integrate the camera with your Alarm.com account. In order to complete this process, it will be necessary to provide the camera’s MAC address and CRC code to your monitoring company.