SmartVision stands out as a free surveillance software that caters to the needs of both amateurs and professionals in the home security domain. Its primary function is to record from IP cameras and establish a local video archive. With a plethora of features like object detection, facial recognition, and timelapse recording, it efficiently bridges the gap between advanced security needs and user-friendly interfaces.
Traditional surveillance systems have their own set of limitations. For instance, to create a continuous archive for just one 1080p IP camera over six months, one would need about 3.2 Tb of disk space. Now, consider multiplying this by the number of cameras you have. The hardware costs can be daunting, especially when these drives operate 24/7. Additionally, theres the overhead of data backup and mirroring.