What is it?
Keeping an eye on things while you’re away is simple. Guardian Camera turns any device connected to the internet into security camera that help you look after everyone and everything you care about, no matter where you are. Guardian Camera is a highly scalable application that can be tailored to record and take actions on specific events as defined by the user either locally or remotely.
Use cases and scenarios
BabiesGuardian Camera will replace your baby monitor with something incredibly more powerful: you can keep an eye on your children from the next room or even when you’re out of the house.
Hired HelpDo you hire a cleaner or have a babysitter watching your kids for you? Perhaps you’re having work done on your house? Guardian Camera lets you stop worrying; after all, you can be completely sure that everything is okay.
MachineryAs Guardian Camera can detect a lack of movement it's perfect for monitoring machinery - if something in your factory stops working Guardian Camera can send you a notification instantly - minimizing downtime costs.
WorkThe sooner you spot a slacking employee, the better chances are that they will apply changes to their performance. Guardian Camera allows you to watch a live feed of your office which you can record as evidence. This is not something you can put off.
HomeYou can relax, safe in the knowledge that your home is under the watchful eye of Guardian Camera. If there is a sound or movement where it shouldn’t be, Guardian Camera will immediately alert you, record the incident, and store the recording.
PetsDon’t leave your puppy or cat alone without the sitter, provide your pet with endless pet care. Guardian camera turns any two devices into the perfect pet-sitting assistant.
Motion DetectionGuardian Camera uses software-based monitoring algorithm which, triggers capturing the event on motion detection or simply shows the motion detection using motion heat map.
Sound DetectionGuardian Camera uses the built-in microphone to detect noise in the surrounding area. It also identifies the noise source based on sound level value. If the sound level crosses a certain limit, a notification will be sent.
Two-way CommunicationDeter thieves, interact with visitors, soothe babies, correct behavioral problems - talk or play sounds while watching the live streaming. Prevent a negative action before it ever happens.
Smart notificationsReceive instant smart push notifications when your device picks up on any movement or sound. Detection of events is automatic, so you can just relax and wait for it.
FlashlightThis feature uses the camera LED light of your phone (or another capable device) to illuminate the surroundings. Browser permission is prompted to enable this feature. Once the permission is granted camera flash can be turned on or off.
Private RoomsNo peer connections are allowed in this mode. This means that there will be no access requests until this mode is on. The private room can only be viewed on the device on which it was created. This feature can be used without an internet connection.
There is an inherent risk that your device may become infected by a virus, malware, spyware or various other ‘bugs’ that threaten the security of your privacy. As such, the principal solution to tackle viruses is to install firewalls and anti-malware software that work to defend your device against any potential threats.
With Guardian Camera, however, there’s no need to worry about any of that. Guardian Camera utilizes Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC - an API included in modern internet browsers to make browser-to-browser communications), to provide users with live audio and video streaming. Because it works within the browser, you don’t need to download any software or plugins to set up a peer-to-peer (P2P) data exchange. All the security that you need is already provided natively by your browser.
Camera and Microphone SecurityGuardian Camera requires user permission to enable access to their microphone and camera before communications begin. Typically, your web browser will ask you to allow a webcam and microphone permission before getting connected.
Peer-to-Peer EncryptionEncryption is built into WebRTC and turned on by default. Regardless of the browser, you’re using, private peer-to-peer communication is safe thanks to WebRTC’s advanced end-to-end encryption features.
Data Transport Layer Security (DTLS)All data that is transferred through the Guardian Camera application is encrypted using the Datagram Transport Layer Security method. This encryption addresses all security concerns effectively thus eavesdropping or data manipulation can’t happen.
Secure Real-Time Protocol (SRTP)In addition to DTLS encryption, the data is also encrypted through Secure Real-Time Protocol, which safeguards IP communications from hackers, so video and audio treaming is kept private.
Video room settings
When you enter a video room, a toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen that includes various tools you can use while the monitoring system is running. The tools in the toolbar let you manage all aspects of your surveillance experience.
Frequently asked questions
Can I have multiple devices connected?
Currently only connection between two (2) devices is supported.
Does my device need to be connected to the Internet?
Yes, if you want to pair it with another device. No if you only want to use it to record events triggered either by motion or sound detection.
Which web browsers are supported?
We currently recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox, especially for video sharing features which are not supported by Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari at the moment. Internet Explorer 11 and lower are not supported.
Which audio and video devices do we recommend?
Nowadays many devices such as laptops, tablets or mobile phones are already equipped with powerful speakers, microphones and cameras. In most of the cases, these integrated tools are totally sufficient. Depending on the situation, environment and device setup you might need some additional devices to get the best results for your online video surveillance.
Can I retrieve the deleted video recordings and snapshots?
Once they are gone, there is no way to recover them. Don’t want to miss the important moment again? Please save/download the video recordings and snapshots locally on device's internal memory.
Is Guardian Camera "peer-to-peer" or are the audio & video sent through your servers?
Yes, Guardian Camera is a "peer-to-peer" application. The Guardian Camera sends its audio & video directly, and nothing is ever sent through our servers.
Can anyone else connect to my Guardian Camera room and view my Camera?
Every time a new user tries to join your room you will be asked for approval. Without given approval no users can connect to your room and view your camera feed.
What to do if I catch someone on camera?
The chances are that you’ll want to get that evidence into the hands of the Police. Footage can be saved to a memory stick and then transferred to CD/DVD to give to the police as evidence.
How long will Guardian Camera record for?
The short answer is as long as you want. All data is recorded to a built in hard drive, the bigger the hard drive, the longer your recordings will be saved.
Can I make Guardian Camera record for longer?
Yes, you can switch on motion / sound detection so that Guardian Camera records only when motion / sound is detected.
Can I record to the cloud?
Guardian Camera uses Google Drive which is a cloud-based storage service that is cross-platform and great for syncing and sharing files across devices. You need to sign in to enable the service.
Do you (as a company) have access to the stream or the our files?
Guardian Camera a peer to peer connection and files are saved to your own storage. We will never store files on our server. We operate in a light weight mode to keep the costs as low as possible.
Can I use Guardian Camera under VPN connection?
All VPNs are different and are subjected to different rules. Adding a VPN slows down all your internet traffic including Guardian Camera streaming. Depending on your VPN, it may block access to any site or service. Generally, if you can access this website, you should be able to establish peer to peer connection, but its ultimately dependent on how your VPN is configured.
How do I setup multiple rooms?
Just open another instance of the app in a new tab in the same browser (very often two (2) different browsers can not share the same camera resource) and create a new room.
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