Many IP camera owners subscribe to cloud based camera recording services, as camera vendor normally just provide live streaming. However, the recording services focus on using cameras for surveillance and continuous recording, which is not really what home owners who don’t want to feel watched all the time is looking for. So here’s the different approach taken by Alarmhandler:
- Many camera recording services do not offer a simple and instant detection on/off button – the aim of the service is to do continuous recording which is not suitable for home use. Alarmhandler never records anything, unless you turn recording ON explicitly in the app – and then it only records when motion or sound is detected – meaning you use very little cloud storage space and we can deliver Alarmhandler at a low fee.
- Many camera recording services access your cameras, so they’re in fact opening up your firewall to your home. Alarmhandler is solely based on the cameras connecting to Alarmhandler, not the other way – so nothing is opened up in your home.
- Many camera recording services use ftp transfer from the cameras to the online service, however ftp is not a very secure protocol. Your ftp credentials are passed in free text over the internet when a transfer takes place. Alarmhandler uses email in order to be compatible with more IP cameras, and at the same time the camera can use SSL encrypted lines when submitting recordings.