A typical nursery installation will involve the following steps...
Assessment of Nursery Premises
The initial stage of an iWatch installation involves an assessment of the nursery premises to establish how many cameras will be needed, and where they will be placed.
Establish Broadband Connection
Camera images are transmitted to the parent's computers via the Internet. A high-speed (broadband) connection at the nursery is vital so that high quality images can be transmitted quickly. If the nursery doesn't already have a broadband connection, iWatch will be happy to advise on a suitable supplier and supervise the connection process.
As soon as camera requirements have been agreed upon and a broadband connection is in place, technical personnel will visit the nursery out-of-hours to install the cameras, server and router. The server is simply a computer that stores the images captured by the cameras. The router is a small electronic box that directs the data from the server out to the Internet and vice-versa. It also blocks any unsolicited data attempting to gain access to the server.
Issue Nursery Code
Once the equipment has been installed and tested, the nursery will be issued a unique 10-digit iWatch code. Parents who would like to use the iWatch system, must obtain this code from the nursery manager before they can apply to open an account.
With the iWatch system up and running, a parent can now apply for an account by visiting the iWatch web site and entering the nursery's unique 10-digit code. Following successful entry of the code, the system will identify which nursery their child belongs to, then prompt the parent to enter personal details. All sensitive information is transmitted over the Internet securely and stored on our servers securely using industry standard encryption.
Account Application Verification.
Once the parent has entered their personal details, the iWatch system will automatically send an email to the nursery manager, informing them that a new account application has been received and is awaiting verification. Upon receipt of the email, the manager will log into the iWatch system, check the details entered by the applicant, then if all is well, activate the account. The manager will also apply suitable camera viewing times. With account verification complete, the iWatch system will automatically send an email to the parent, informing them that their application has been approved. At this point, the parent can log on and start using the system.