I doubt if I will visit anytime soon but no worries! I wouldn't say anything! I would never do anything to cause problems.
Originally posted by space cadet
He can pull it up on even his cell phone. Sometimes they are in India and watch us from there, but I am told it is always monitored by a paid security
As far as the owner telling you they have a 24 our security company watching the cameras...haha..he is lying to you! The only places that do that are
casinos, to prevent theft because there are millions of dollars involved, and they hire their own people. There is no feasible way to watch cameras
for "unusual activity" in the general sense for restaurants or hotels.
Imagine for one moment that such a security company DID exist, dozens of $10 an hour employees watching tons of cameras, and then on one screen a
bunch of customers/employees ended up being shot or whatever by a robber and the security company employee was talking to his girlfriend on the phone
and never noticed the incident or called the police. The company in charge of "monitoring" could expect to be sued many times over by each victims
family. It simply is not done in the hospitality industry (unless they have their own security team watching the cameras). Alarm companies that do
offer monitoring only check when the alarm goes off, way different than watching tons of cameras looking for "suspicious" activity.
Besides we both know your owners are ultra-cheap and would not pay a penny for any service if it could be avoided. I have dealt with Indian
restaurant/hotel owners a lot.
Originally posted by space cadetIn the back room I have a monitor, it shows several different views from the camera's, and I can click
on one and 'rewind it' for up to one hours viewing, and it shows it in FF. I tryed doing a print screen on it the other night and it didn't work. I
wish I had a way to pull it up right here, I have seen the owner do just that, but I can't locate the program on this workstation.
There is a good chance the owner is just pulling up a webpage when he views the cameras, and there is no software program to look for (when the
webpage comes up the software automatically opens). Check the browser history and look for links, if you find a link it may ask for a password but
hopefully that has been saved.
Or another option on the workstation that already shows the cameras, if the workstation is a regular fully functioning PC (i.e. you can use that
computer for other things besides just viewing the cameras, it has regular windows software on it, Word, Excel, etc...) then you could download free
programs that capture and record everything on the screen creating an instant video. You could live record or use the playback feature that you
Some of the programs are super simple and work really well. I used Mr. Captor, though it is not technically free, but well if one wanted it
free...well anything is possible. If you go that route download the software at home, figure it out, put it on a CD and then bring that to work to
upload (instead of risking the download of unknown software on the work machine).
Being able to capture the shadows/activity on film is a rare opportunity indeed.
[edit on 7-6-2008 by Sonya610]