Product Review: Active Webcam by Pysoft

I've been looking for awhile for a good piece of software for home (and work desk for that matter!) security monitoring. You know the sort - it takes in webcam feeds and as it detects motion in the field of view it either starts snapping away with photos or records live video of the potentially offending person. I found Active Webcam on Cnet downloads. Eval period is 30 days.

The things I liked about it

  • Supports directly connected and remote IP Webcams

  • Supports upload to an FTP or webserver

  • Supports AVI video recording of motion

  • Supports scheduling

  • Really good interface to configure it with

  • Remote access/management capable

  • Controlled sensitivity zones for motion detection

I couldnt really find anything I didnt like actually. Check it out for yourself!


Comments (3)

  1. Where am I on it? I dont see me!! 🙂

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  3. Jtuffin says:


    Have you tried DORGEM from SourceForge?

    Its a freeware webcam/securityish application.

    It doesnt support movement zones, but does differential frames.


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