||Would you like to have a security system that can do more
than just sounding a loud siren? If your home or office ever
gets broken into, wouldn't you like to have the intruder recorded
on video tape? You think a system like this is too expensive?
Not any more!!
||VCR Commander is a smart solution for a low cost home or office
video surveillance project. If you are interested in monitoring
and recording your home or office for visitors or intruders
you would need a time lapse VCR. This will cost you hundreds
of dollars. Can you use an ordinary VCR that you probably already
have at home or office? Yes, but one of the problems with using
a normal home VCR is that only a few hours of continuous video
can be recorded on a tape. If you are away over night or a weekend
and start recording your camera you simply run out of tape well
before you are back. Even if you are away for a few hours you
probably do not want to watch a static screen for a few hours
to see if you had a visitor recorded on tape!! VCR Commander
is the perfect solution for all these problems.
|What does it do?
||This is a typical scenario: Some intruder enters a monitored
area; a motion detector triggers the VCR commander; which in
turn starts your ordinary VCR recording the scene. After about
30 seconds that the intruder has left, the VCR commander stops
your VCR recording. You get home and check your VCR. There you
have it!! Only the action that you are interested to see is
recorded on tape. You do not need to waste your time searching
for it in hours of recorded tape.
|How does it work?
||VCR Commander sends IR signals (same as your VCR remote controller)
to control your ordinary VCR in response to a dry contact input
signal. It contains a library of IR codes of most common VCRs.
Just connect it to normally open or normally closed contacts
of virtually any detector device such as a passive IR motion
detector, a door and window sensor or any security system. When
triggered an alarm LED on the controller flashes. It then sends
an Infrared record command to the VCR. About 30 seconds after
the trigger is removed it sends a stop command to the VCR.
|VCR commander measures 44 x 71 x 22 mm and can
be mounted on a wall in the line of sight of the VCR. It includes
a powerful IR blaster with a range of up to 10 meters (30 feet).
It works with 5 to 24 volts DC power supply.