||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
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.