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Glossary: Input/Output Event Control

Most professional IP cameras come with inputs and outputs designed so that you can connect additional devices in order to receive inputs or trigger outputs depending on camera events.

For instance, connecting the power source for a light to an IP camera can mean that that light can be controlled through the camera on the event that the camera’s motion detection is triggered by an intruder. Or, perhaps a recording of a barking dog.

Similarly, it is possible, through I/O inputs to send triggers to IP cameras. Connect a PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor to a camera and this can be used to trigger events from places the camera can’t see – perhaps in an alleyway up to a doorway overlooked by the camera.

Input/Output event control can massively increase the flexibility of your alarm system, intruder detection and deterrence and the security of your property.

Published on July 28th, 2008 by Kevin Bowyer

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