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My supervisor is a school principal and he monitors the school remotely using our 32 video cameras. I ve set up a 3 screen display in his office. On days when he is away how could he remotely disable the monitors or make them appear black so that people walking by his office cannot see what he is doing? I know on my laptop it has a function to disable the screen yet still stay active and I m looking for a similar method. He controls the computer via his Ipad.
Edited by dsmwookie - 5/14/13 at 7:20am
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put the pc to sleep would be my obvious answer

didn't fully understand the question
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 4/9/13 at 6:29am
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My supervisor is a school principle and he monitors the school remotely using our 32 video cameras. I ve set up a 3 screen display in his office. On days when he is away how could he remotely disable the monitors or make them appear black so that people walking by his office cannot see what he is doing? I know on my laptop it has a function to disable the screen yet still stay active and I m looking for a similar method. He controls the computer via his Ipad.

 

He needs to manually turn off his monitors before he leaves the office. That way while he's gone, they won't come on when he accesses his computer remotely (because they will be manually powered off).

 

Either that, or he could have someone turn them off for him while he's gone. That way no one will see.

 

 

.:hybrid:. you can't use a computer that's in sleep mode.

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Just turn the monitors off when not at the desk?
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Guys, I know he can turn them off manually, my question is for a remote solution.
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Guys, I know he can turn them off manually, my question is for a remote solution.

 

Like I said, he should get into the habit of turning them off before he leaves the office. That way, there's no problem. All he has to do is leave a Post-It Note so that he doesn't forget. Or a Windows "Sticky Note" on his desktop.

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post #7 of 27
easy... plug monitors to powerstrip connected to a timed power outlet set to turn off when principal is "working" from home

http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-TN311-Heavy-Grounded-Timer/dp/B005MMSTNG

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post #8 of 27

Oh hey, that's a good solution in case he doesn't want to be in the habit of simply turning off his monitors before leaving the office.

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post #9 of 27
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The problem is he doesn't always know when he will not be there and needs to do this remotely. The monitors will go to sleep quickly after not in use, but they will activate again once he does anything remotely. The timer isn't a bad idea, but it really isn't what I m looking for. Ill do some googling.
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The problem is he doesn't always know when he will not be there and needs to do this remotely. The monitors will go to sleep quickly after not in use, but they will activate again once he does anything remotely. The timer isn't a bad idea, but it really isn't what I m looking for. Ill do some googling.

 

Then he needs to be in the habit of turning off his monitors every time he leaves the office. That way he will never have to worry about it.

 

Or, you can use the timer. However, if it were me, then I'd be like, "Just get into the habit of always turning your monitors off before you leave. That way they will always be off whenever you're not here". I mean, how long would it take to turn them off? Maybe 3-4 seconds?

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