TechBits: Simple home camera systems

      Many people have elaborate and expensive home security camera systems- but companies are now coming out with new camera systems that are lees expensive, and easy to install.

      One pioneer in the field is a company called Dropcam. {}It came out with individual cameras that work on your home wireless network. You can preview the video on a {}mobile app- and that video is stored on an external server. {}That way, if someone steal your security camera, they won't also steal the evidence.

      Netgear has a similar product with its Vuezone series, introduced this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. {}They have very similar features to Dropcam, but at a slightly lower price point. {}It's also easy to add on cameras to an existing system.

      Other companies also have competing products- so do some looking around to find the product that's right for you.