by Jason House, Regional Security Specialist Midwest, Accu-Tech Corporation
With the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the security industry received a new tool for mobile security applications. iTunes now has over 500,000 apps available for the iPhone. A simple search of iTunes for CCTV brings up several hundred apps for mobile security. With names like iCamViewer, iSpy Cameras, IP Camera Viewer, and Spy Cams Pro, these apps range in price from free to more than $99.99. Independent developers create most of these apps, but many companies are now creating apps of their own to view live cameras, help with product installation, and as an application resource for selecting the right product. These companies include Exacq Technologies, Vivotek, Speco, and Veracity. With smart phones now the choice for both personal and business use, it is essential for the industry to be on the leading edge of this technology.