The mobile surveillance platform is a fully integrated mobile solution designed to protect areas without a permanent wired connection and no power source that is easy and quick to transport anywhere. Deployed and prepared by one operator, it’s ready for action in just fifteen minutes. The use of a mobile surveillance camera provides an automatic interactive customer solution and the platform image stream is accessible using any mobile device connected to the internet.
Mobile surveillance is the market and technological innovation to suit your needs and they’ve tended to fully replace the need for CCTV traditional method of surveillance. The platform operating software, mobile and stationary provide live status information and key operating parameters. The mobile system lowers surveillance cost by 40% compared to traditional physical security. Minimizing the human factor, it guarantees high effectiveness in emergencies, and the inbound alarm center operator is immediately notified if the platform status changed. The operator can use voice communication like for example; “Attention, this is a restricted area, please leave immediately”, and you can as well dispatch a response group and the Police only when necessary.
The mobile monitoring platform provides a wide scope of applications, a low false alarm ratio, effectiveness and short response time, saving your time and money. Mobile surveillance is now dedicated to various aspects of our lives and the economy, and with it; everything is under control.
The Basics On Mobile Surveillance
Security is something everybody wants, but a lot of people don’t want to actually spend any money on it. Everyone in no doubt needs a camera for security purpose and these are why we have to look out on Mobile surveillance which tends to be widely accepted as an effective CCTV surveillance or home security camera. For you to begin using your mobile as a surveillance camera, you first need to download one of the best apps out there either for your Android or iPhone. Some of the apps are free, but for you to enjoy most of its benefit, you need to register to a monthly plan. One thing you should note about mobile surveillance is that; the apps downloaded on your Smartphones uses your phone camera to record video footages and image capturing and at the same time it wirelessly transmits the video footage on to your computer or receiving device through a local Wi-Fi network just the same way the professional CCTV camera works.
Also, another thing is to make sure that your Smartphone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and once that’s one, you can view your camera footage in anywhere in the world. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi router, you can make use of the hotspot router on your phone to connect to your computer wirelessly without the need of internet data. Also, remember to set up your app with the entire necessary configuration as required. Once you are done with all the necessary settings, simply tap on the server button and immediately you’ll see a live feed video which is wirelessly transmitted via your local network. To view the footage, you will have to note down the IP address of your camera which you need to enter into the address bar of the web browser of the device you’re using for viewing the footage; preferably a PC, but you can make use of Android or Smartphones as long as they have internet connection on them. once you have entered the IP address on your computer, if everything goes right; the IP port will automatically open up on your screen.
Most of the apps used for mobile surveillance like the Alfred app, for example, have settings for zooming so that you can see clearly, you can also increase or decrease the video quality and there’s also Night mode and LED flash control for lowlight surveillance. There are tons of settings you can work upon, such as exposure, composure which you can tweak from the receiver / computer itself without touching the Phone camera. Most importantly, you can also record the footage which is for free.
Tips To Expertly Set-up Your Mobile Phone For Surveillance
When it comes to mobile surveillance, there are thousands of apps to help you, but as said earlier, the Alfred and Presence app is the game winners in mobile surveillance. Now using a mobile phone for surveillance does come with its own headaches, such that you may probably don’t even remember your access pin. Let’s start with the most common place that people want to keep tabs on; the front door. There are simply a million ways to make a phone-stand, so you can check your toolbox and find anything that can work, for stability, do make use of a clamp to hold the phone camera at the top and bottom end of the phone then place the phone camera to an area that has a direct line of sight to the front door. The way to position your hidden spy cam or phone is to have your main phone set-up as the viewer so that you can use that to properly position the camera phone. Once you are happy with the location, make sure you plug your device into a wall and be sure you have a constant stream you can tap into. Once you’re done with the set-up, you can now view what’s going on in your living room at any time whether you’re at work, vacation or at the grocery store.
Now, you may probably be thinking; fine, but I can’t monitor my camera 24/7, then how do I know when someone gets into my house or office? Simple; motion detection is the answer. Both Alfred and Presence offer motion detection but you need to turn them on first. To use the motion detection for example while making use of the Presence App; first set up the phone to be used as a camera to enable the motion detection, tap the options button, go to motion detection option and in this menu you can set how long before detection starts, how sensitive it is, alarm sounds and even how long you want it to record. Once you have the options set to your liking, go back and toggle motion detection. Now when there’s movement caught on camera while you aren’t watching, the app will send you a push notification that notifies you that everything isn’t quite right at home. This is probably the most useful feature on both apps, so you can tweak how often you get notified.
Mobile surveillance for the bedroom can be carried out just alike, for example, if you have a snooping sibling or a roommate or partner and they’re the target, a motion detection camera will certainly help out in this situation. To carry on with your surveillance conveniently, look for a small simple box that can fit a phone in it horizontally, close the box and measure where the camera lens of the phone will be on the outside and mark the area with a pen. When that’s done, punch a hole exactly on the area of the box where the lens is situated so that the lens is lined up with the glory hole. Make sure you leave a little room at the end so you can insert your power cord in later. Go ahead and remove as much excess cardboard, and clear the inner surface of the box. Run your power cable cord through the back hole if you plan to keep your mobile phone camera charged up while you record your footage. Manning the phone inside the box is not difficult, you just need some double-sided tape or a sort of removable adhesive to stick the phone at the side of the box inside. Now when you’re done with the disguised installation, you have to think of a strategic place to store away your box to see who is coming in and where they might be going. To disguise the box more covertly, just load up more boxes as junks to better conceal the hole. Stack things around it until it appears stealthier. Finally, load up your viewer and make sure everything looks good. If anyone sneaks into your room while you’re away, you will be notified and then you can deal with the culprit later since you’ll have evidence at hand. It is also important to note that even if the target found the phone and took it, the motion detection will kick in, so the footage will be uploaded to cloud storage before the culprit could do anything about it.
Now your front door is covered and your bedroom is under surveillance; also if you can make use of a camera mount to help you with positioning your camera phone for other types of viewing angles. If you want your phone spy camera pointing upward you can make use of those plastic things you find in pizza boxes, they’re actually called “pizza savers” and if you want your phone's camera pointing in an upward angle, then you don’t need to make any modifications at all, just plug them in there. Now, this is just a guide to help you in installing your phone camera in just about anywhere, in our home or office; when placing the camera phone, move the phone around and disguise it in a compartment material while finding a view that suits your needs. When you have your camera phone well positioned, just plug it in a power saver mode.
The peace of mind you get in these simple set-ups can be fully expressed in words, and the truth is; its far cheaper than buying a brand new security camera system if you already have old phones around or even if you find some for few dollars online. Have fun securing your home and workplace!