Simplicity and immediacy are two aspects that facilities managers, IT departments, and security departments seek in commercial security camera monitoring, and mobile apps are capable of providing them.
This collection of CCTV monitoring and security camera monitor apps features some that interface with different manufacturers cameras and those that are specific to a brand. Most of the options these days are brand-specific.
Both are included to help end users who are shopping for a new system; it might be helpful to see some that have a mobile interface.
The feature sets on these apps range greatly.
Some allow the user to control the pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) through “pinch to zoom,” take snapshots and send via MMS and email, play back video recordings, two-way audio, view live video from multiple cameras, store multiple DVR connections in an address book, instant notification of alarm events, and HTTPS support for secure connectivity are among just a few.
Additional resources for commercial CCTV & Security Camera purchasers:
- 5 Tips for Choosing Campus Security Cameras
- Tips for Buying Campus Safety Technology
- RFP Template for Video Surveillance