Risk
2/17/2011
04:14 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Swann Links Security Monitoring System To Smartphones

Customers can watch live video from up to four security cameras or receive email notifications when movement is detected.

Swann Security's DVR4-2600
(click image for larger view)
Swann Security's DVR4-2600
Swann Security has provided smartphone and iPad access to its video surveillance system, offering people more flexibility in accessing recordings of monitored areas in a small business or home.

The DVR4-2600 kit, introduced Thursday, includes a digital video recorder with 500 GB of storage and four color cameras. The system can store up to 30 days of continuous video. More days are possible, if the customer uses the gear's motion-detecting technology that records only when movement is detected in the monitored area.

To set up Swann's DVR for remote access, the user first downloads the SwannView mobile application for the smartphone. The iPhone and iPad apps are available through Apple's App store, while applications for Android, Windows Mobile 6 or Symbian smartphones, and Research In Motion's BlackBerry are available through the company's Web site.

Once the applications are installed, the user types the DVR's IP address to make the connection over the smartphone's 3G network. In less than a minute, the user can see live video from all four cameras, according to the company.

Swann says its latest DVR is a "flagship product" for the company, which first showed off the system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., in January. "It brings together surveillance and phone connectivity and convenience as never before," Jeremy Stewart, VP of global marketing for Swann, said in a statement.

Technology for accessing surveillance equipment by mobile devices is being offered by others. Genetec introduced Tuesday the Security Center Mobile app that works in conjunction with the company's mobile server. Once connected to the surveillance equipment, the server transcodes incoming video and streams it to either a BlackBerry, iPhone or iPad. The software is aimed at companies that have security guards in buildings.

Companies offering home security systems that included cameras and sensors have also introduced smartphone access to watch video or control the system remotely. Such vendors include FrontPoint Security and Verizon, which introduced its security system for the home at CES.

Swann is among the first to add mobile capabilities in a DVR-based security system geared toward small businesses or people who want to keep watch of their homes. Besides remote viewing, the DVR4-2600 provides email notification when motion is detected, a USB port for back up and transfer of footage to a PC, and VGA output for connecting to a TV or LCD monitor.

The new kit is scheduled to be available in March for a manufacturer suggested retail price of $449.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
Partner Perspectives
What's This?
In a digital world inundated with advanced security threats, Intel Security seeks to transform how we live and work to keep our information secure. Through hardware and software development, Intel Security delivers robust solutions that integrate security into every layer of every digital device. In combining the security expertise of McAfee with the innovation, performance, and trust of Intel, this vision becomes a reality.

As we rely on technology to enhance our everyday and business life, we must too consider the security of the intellectual property and confidential data that is housed on these devices. As we increase the number of devices we use, we increase the number of gateways and opportunity for security threats. Intel Security takes the “security connected” approach to ensure that every device is secure, and that all security solutions are seamlessly integrated.
Featured Writers
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading's October Tech Digest
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-4594
Published: 2014-10-25
The Payment for Webform module 7.x-1.x before 7.x-1.5 for Drupal does not restrict access by anonymous users, which allows remote anonymous users to use the payment of other anonymous users when submitting a form that requires payment.

CVE-2014-0476
Published: 2014-10-25
The slapper function in chkrootkit before 0.50 does not properly quote file paths, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse executable. NOTE: this is only a vulnerability when /tmp is not mounted with the noexec option.

CVE-2014-1927
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly quote strings, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "$(" command-substitution sequences, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1928....

CVE-2014-1928
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly escape characters, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "\" (backslash) characters to form multi-command sequences, a different vulner...

CVE-2014-1929
Published: 2014-10-25
python-gnupg 0.3.5 and 0.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to "option injection through positional arguments." NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7323.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Follow Dark Reading editors into the field as they talk with noted experts from the security world.