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Keep your business secure even when you're away&#151try a wireless surveillance device on for size.

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Need to monitor your office or warehouse overnight? Want to keep an eye on retail locations or branch offices even when you're not there? Setting up a surveillance system used to be a struggle. But the spread of 802.11 wireless networks in homes and businesses, with the Internet connecting them, has given rise to wireless video cameras for extra security.

The CRN Test Center reviewed the Toshiba IK-WB11A and the Veo Wireless Observer, both of which can attach to wireless networks. They're easy to use and allow recorded images to be sent to a Web site where they can be viewed anywhere in the world. The cameras don't require cables or even a PC hookup, and can send video clips via e-mail when motion is detected.

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