When Sheila S. moved her daycare to a
in West Fargo, North Dakota, she wanted to install
cameras that parents could access via an
Internet connection from their home or office.
She knew it would give her an advantage as well as give parents the peace of mind knowing their
children are happy and safe.
Sheila worked with byRemote, an IP
surveillance solutions provider, to
install a surveillance system with five Axis
network cameras connected to a DSL line. The
network cameras enable remote viewing via the
Internet and the offsite recording and storage of
images using byRemote Surveillance Center
software. Sheila provides each parent with
their own username and password to access the
cameras and charges a small fee per month for the
service. "We were featured on
WDAY, a local news station, and the
West Fargo Pioneer newspaper about our
have had a couple of parents stop by just
because they heard about the cameras," Sheila said.
byRemote's CEO, Bethany Johs, who's child has been
going to Sheila's for the past 4 years says "We have
always had the utmost trust in Sheila and the care
that she and her staff provides. When Sheila
inquired about installing cameras so the
parents could check in our their kids, I was all
for it." As a working mother, Ms. Johs is
the first to admit she feels guilty about leaving
her child in someone else's care while she and her
husband head to the office. "I do not feel
so disconnected from my son throughout the day
because I get the chance to log in and watch him
play," Mr. Johs said. "I wish every parent,
working or not, had this same opportunity."
The Johs' son added "I wave at my mom and dad
because they can see me."
Live and Recorded Video
Not only does Packer Playland allow access to
specific cameras by authorized parents, but they
also use them as a surveillance system. The
video is recorded off-site at a secure location
hosted by byRemote, Inc.
The system records the cameras in case there was
ever a break-in at the pre-school. By giving
Sheila the ability to
offer both live viewing and recorded video, she is
satisfied she has made the right decision in
choosing byRemote and a network camera system.
plan to add more cameras in areas not currently
covered," Sheila said.