Sure, we all use our webcams for chatting to friends and family, but have you ever considered that it could be used for other, more serious pursuits? Well, there are various alternatives for your webcam, and surveillance is one. Want to make sure no one's in your room when you are not there? Want to check up on things when you're not at home? Well, Video Surveillance Monitor could be the tool for you.
Video Surveillance Monitor is a simple program that detects motion captured on your webcam. There are 3 different modes - local camera (probably the most common option), a client (using your computer to monitor a camera somewhere else) and as a server (monitoring on your computer and sending the information somewhere else). The idea is simple - you set up the webcam, press "Detect" and go about your business. Video Surveillance Monitor will record activity and detect any movement in front of the camera, logging each instance in a snapshot that you can examine later. The interface is very simple, but the translation is not great and, at times, it's a little difficult to follow.
There are various configuration options, both for the local webcam and remote monitoring options. You can save the surveillance snapshots to whatever folder you want, make the movement detection more or less sensitive, and add an alarm to sound when movement is detected. Video Surveillance Monitor allows you to activate both snapshot recording and alarm, or just one.
Video Surveillance Monitor is very simple, which will appeal to many. There is an online help file, which you'll probably need to consult if you are doing anything other than local monitoring. That said, instructions for remote monitoring are not very clear and there is a limited number of configuration options, so if you are new to the method, you might be better off starting with a more comprehensive program.
Video Surveillance Monitor is perfectly adequate, but not exactly impressive.
Remote monitoring enabled
Can add own alarm sounds
Only online help available
Cheap video surveillance solution based on an ordinary webcam and software.
Webcam Surveillance Monitor is an intelligent video monitoring system based on an ordinary webcam and software. It makes ordinary webcams (including wireless webcams) to be professional security cameras. Simply place the webcam towards an area you want to monitor, and then Webcam Surveillance Monitor will capture any motion in front of the webcam and send snapshots to you via emails. It can also play warning sounds to frighten uninvited guys.
Webcam Surveillance Monitor supports to send captured snapshots to user through Gmail. Users can adjust the sensitivity of capturing. The program supports to sound alarm if any motion was detected in front of the webcam.
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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