It's Mid-Afternoon - Do You Know What Your Contractor is Doing?
Even the word can send chills up your spine and cause you to think of how much you detest hiring strangers to work in your personal castle. Not only do you need a
psychology degree to make sure you dont hire an axe murderer, but how do you know for sure that any work is actually being performed while youre away?
Enter XRay Vision, our wireless video camera solution that uses radio signals and the Internet to transmit images to a PC screen. The complete kit includes a security camera with built-in transmitter, wireless receiving unit, power connections and free software. Set-up is simple. Power the camera with an AC adapter or four-hour battery pack and focus on an area you wish to monitor. Plug the wireless receiving unit into the back of a PC using the included USB converter cable. Download the software. And voila, youve built your own personal monitoring system in minutes for less than $150!
X10 customer Burt Hollins decided to test the solution to monitor the contractors he hired to build a deck and hot tub in his backyard. "Im sure these guys had no idea that I was watching their every move from a camera mounted on a window sill in a upstairs bedroom," said Hollins. "XRay Vision made it possible for me to feel good about the money I was spending and the contractor I picked."
Using the remote software, Hollins was able to customize the number of images stored on his computer at work and how often the images are updated. He even was able to receive emails at pre-determined intervals using point and click options in the software. With XRay Vision, Burt could remain the King of his domain, all from his desktop.
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|Shown here: Watch this animated clip taken with XCam2 and XRay Vision. These shots were taken about 5 minutes apart. Watch the time lapse
as the contractors work on the deck.
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