More and more, the alarm industry is using wireless technology as a means to detect and report openings and closings at residential and commercial premises, summon help in emergency situations, such as robbery and sudden injury or illness, and determine the location of people such as bank escorts and children going to and returning from school.

The video viewer of a laptop, tablet or smartphone can show real-time activity in color and with sharp detail. The device can pinpoint location, send alarm signals and stay connected to response agencies. Also, the storage capacity of video is greatly increased, which can be critical to post-incident investigation.