With many small business owners seeking out digital video security options, I wanted to share a quick tip regarding Logitech Alert that will be particularly helpful for anyone looking to set up a security system at their place of work.
Logitech Alert’s standard HomePlug networking technology is ideal for homes, but may not be the best setup for many small businesses. That’s where a simple add-on known as Power over Ethernet (PoE) comes into play. To connect your Logitech Alert cameras at work, just add a PoE switch (shown below), which will allow both data and power to pass down a single cable – making it easy to add cameras to your network.
Here’s an example of a typical PoE network from EUSSO Technologies:
With this setup, you can run our Logitech Alert Commander software on any single PC on the network to view and manage your cameras. With Web & Mobile Viewer you can watch live video from anywhere using a Web browser on a PC or Mac, or with our smartphone applications for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. And if you upgrade to the premium Web & Mobile Commander bundle, you can enjoy additional remote functionality such as watching recorded video and managing your cameras anytime, from anywhere in the world.