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The Vue Personal Video Network

Remote video monitoring of a home, whether for pets or security, remains one of the most common home automation questions that I receive. A new product, The Vue Personal Video Network, looks like a good solution for many cases.

I haven't tried it, but it's nice that you get two cameras in the basic kit, and can add up to 50 (!) more if you have the desire and cash. I also like that the wireless cameras have to be associated with the base station so that their signals can't be evesdropped. (That's a common problem with other non-Wi-Fi wireless cameras.) Their use of a central monitoring service is what simplifies setup and provides ease-of-use, but it does mean you'll have ongoing annual expenses.

All in all, it looks like a good solution. If you've tried it out, drop me a line and let me know what you think. The basic kit is also available on Amazon with many useful reviews.

For more on remote monitoring solutions, see: Macintosh Home Monitoring, Home Petcam Made Easy, and Standalone Home Monitoring Devices.

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