ContaCam, a freeware video surveillance system has been there for quite a while now and it helps PC users build a video surveillance system of their own. Though the system came out in 2010, still it is ranked in the top of such systems’ list. The software helps PC users monitor their video feeds and the results of this system have turned out to be pretty impressive. Reason being a wide support offered for a number of devices.
Advancement in Supported Devices
The devices that are supported by the ContaCam have a wide range including Webcams, WDM and DV devices and IP cameras. Now, with the release of ContaCam 7.0, it is also able to support RTSP camera and is able to record audio from a custom source.
How Does It Work?
The developers have made the motion detection algorithm of the ContaCam in the easiest and configurable way. This is the reason that such a large group of devices is supported by it. With the release of the latest version, you can not only set its sensitivity but also define the size of zones to use, to ignore detections shorter than a defined period, even to schedule when detection is enabled or disabled.
Other Key Features
Other than the above-mentioned features, the program can upload the footage to an FTP server and send an email to the address provided to it. Moreover, you can create custom commands of your choice and then trigger them when you want.
You can adjust the basic camera settings like resolution and frame rate. Also, the time to start the recording and timeframe for keeping the record can be adjusted according to your choice. The options are a day, a month, and a year.