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Logitech Alert security cameras add OS X support

One difficult part of using security cameras as a Mac owner is the lack of good configuration utilities that let you control, setup and view your camera feed. Logitech changed that today by introducing its new Logitech Alert Commander app for OS X.

Logitech says its new app "turns your Mac computer into a video security command center." The app works with Logitech Alert security cameras and lets you configure and view video from up to six cameras at once. You can control all the options of the camera including pan, tilt and zoom, motion zones and alerts, and recording.

Alert Commander for Mac is available for free from the Mac App Store and supports Mac OS version 10.6.8 and higher. There's also a universal companion app for the iPhone and iPad that'll let you interact with your camera while you are on the go.

[Via Engadget]

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Logitech Introduces Mac OS X Support for the Logitech Alert Security System

New Mac Version of Alert Commander Will Allow You to Configure, Control and View Logitech Alert Security Cameras from Your Mac Computer

NEWARK, Calif. - Nov. 14, 2012 - Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) expanded its Logitech® Alert™ software lineup by introducing Logitech Alert Commander for Mac® OS X, a powerful desktop application that turns your Mac computer into a video security command center, allowing you to configure, control and view your Logitech Alert digital video security system from a Mac, a capability already available on a Windows-based computer.

For Mac enthusiasts who want easy and reliable video surveillance, the new Mac software works with all Logitech Alert security cameras. The Alert Commander for Mac is now available to download for free from the Mac App Store and supports Mac OS version 10.6.8 and higher. Logitech Alert is a complete video security system in a box, featuring an easy installation process, powerful software, free remote viewing and free iOS™, Android™ and BlackBerry™ apps. Whether you're at home or on the go, Logitech Alert helps protect your property and your loved ones, offering true peace of mind so you can feel safe.

With Logitech Alert Commander for Mac you can view live and recorded video from your cameras in HD resolution, and back up recorded video from your cameras to your Mac. Account and security settings also make it easy for you to control digital pan, tilt and zoom of cameras, set up motion zones for individual cameras, and create and manage e-mail and mobile-phone motion alerts or desktop notifications of important events.

Logitech Alert Commander for Mac supports up to six Logitech Alert security cameras, giving you the flexibility to place additional cameras in more locations in and around your home. All Logitech Alert security cameras offer high quality HD video (960 x 720 @ 15fps), a 130-degree wide-angle lens that delivers twice the viewing area when compared to standard cameras, and a built-in DVR that records motion events to an included 2GB MicroSD™ card – even when the Mac is turned off. Several Logitech Alert models also include powerful night vision, making it easier to identify people and other objects more clearly, day or night.

"We've heard the increasing requests for an Alert Commander for Mac, and are proud that Logitech Alert is one of the first security solutions to help people who use Mac keep their homes protected," said James Lopez, general manager of digital video security at Logitech. "Now, people with Macs can keep a watchful eye on their home, office or vacation residence and rest assured knowing it's safe. We think peace of mind should be just an arm's reach away – regardless if you're using Mac or Windows – which is also why we provide free online viewing accounts to our customers."

Logitech Alert uses HomePlug® networking, which makes installation easy and removes the need to run wires or bother with tricky network configuration. Simply plug your camera into a power outlet, and HomePlug uses your existing electrical wiring and outlets to connect your camera to the network and transmit video securely.

Pricing and Availability

Logitech Alert Commander for Mac® OS X is available now for free download from the Mac App Store for users running Mac OS 10.6.8 and higher.

The Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System, Logitech Alert 750n Indoor Master System, Logitech Alert 700e Outdoor Add-On Camera, Logitech Alert 700n Indoor Add-On Camera, and the Logitech Alert 700i Indoor Add-On Camera are available in the U.S. and Europe for a suggested retail price of $349.99, $299.99, $279.99, $229.99, and $199.99, respectively. For more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.

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