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USB Cameras and SecuritySpy

We typically advise against using USB cameras with SecuritySpy. This is partly due to their general low video quality and short cable length, but also due to bandwidth limitations on the USB bus making it difficult to use multiple USB cameras at the same time. However, we understand that they can be an attractive option in some situations due to their low cost and simple plug-and-play connection to the computer. Therefore, a USB camera can potentially be a cheap and useful addition to a video surveillance system in certain circumstances.

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