Little brothers like IP cameras

Monday, 7 June 2004, 4:19 AM EST

Big Brother is getting a whole lot of little siblings. New surveillance cameras allow anyone with a broadband Internet connection to keep a 24-hour watch on nearly anything from anywhere.

Want to monitor your house from the office? Connect one of the cameras to an Ethernet or wireless computer network at home, then navigate your browser to a website linked to an Internet address assigned to the camera.

These Internet protocol, or IP, cameras, made by companies including Cisco Systems' Linksys unit and Sweden's Axis Communications, function as stand-alone servers that stream video over the web.

By Reuters at Wired.

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