Just tonight we had an incident, not in the L shop, but in the entrance way of the L shop building, one of our tenants, an 80 year old man, who is disabled was mugged. He was getting the mail from his mail box and the thief approached him from behind and took his wallet, thankfully the old guy was just pushed against the mail boxes and not really roughed up, but he certainly was shaken.
He hobbled into the L shop and told me, I called my wife and then the cops.
It really worries me that things are going downhill here, we have had a lot more thefts in the L shop and I know the other business owners are saying the same thing. We have 4 cameras inside the L shop, but none outside the L shop, or the entrance way of the building. We are now going to add some.
In the L shop we have an older system, analog CCTV cameras and a HDD recording set up, it works but it is cumbersome, and I do not wish to replicate it.
I found this software online......
basically you can use just about any camera with it, and it has a free 30 day trial, so I'm thinking of getting a couple of them wireless webcams and giving it a go.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing?
I do still have an older windows machine that I could use for this, but honestly, I'd rather not, that machine is not going to last forever and it will be upgraded to a mac at that point.
The Monster-in-law has given me the go ahead to spend the money on this, that does not mean I have unlimited funds, far from it, but a reasonable expenditure will be fine.