Some IP camera owners to not subscribe to cloud based camera recording service, but just set up cameras to send emails to themself. So here’s the different approach taken by Alarmhandler:
- Most camera control apps do not offer a simple and instant detection on/off button, meaning you will get lots of mails all the time as soon as there’s a detection. Alarmhandler never records anything or alerts you, unless you turn recording ON explicitly in the app – and then it only records when motion or sound is detected – meaning you don’t have to worry about getting lots of messages and missing our on the important ones.
- Alarmhandler cleans up recordings. The received mails are deleted within seconds after Alarmhandler receives them from your camera. If your alarm is ON, then the service will keep a copy of the received recording in a a database to allow you to play back the recording. This in turn is auto deleted after 30 days. So all in all, you don’t have to worry about images floating around, Alarmhandler takes care of cleaning this up.
- Mailing camera recordings to yourself does not mean any action is taken. Alarmhandler has a configurable workflow that kicks in when events occour. It first notifies all inhabitants (that you define) and in case none takes action, and you’ve turned it on, Alarmhandler will notify neighbours and friends (defined by you) to find the closest available helper.