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ContaCam - Video Surveillance software

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This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat. It is fast, light, and versatile enough to meet all your security needs while still being very user friendly and able to run on even the most moderate systems.

An easy three steps Assistant is provided:

  1. Decide for the usage (security surveillance, live snapshot webcam or manual records / snapshots)
  2. Enter a friendly camera name, choose the web appearance & language
    (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Slovak, Czech, Dutch, Bulgarian)
  3. Configure how long to keep the files on your hard disk

Take a look at the Assistant screenshot. For the experts there are dozens of additional configuration options, check the Settings screenshots.

With Version 4.9.5 (24th of March 2014) Image

  • HomeThis is a stable release, download it from here
  • Support Foscam, Tenvis and Clones mjpeg cameras in network dialog
  • Credentials are now typed into the 'Connect To' network dialog making it possible to edit them later on
  • Possibility to configure an autostart delay between network devices. Useful for wireless networks which tend to congest if all IP cams start at the same time
  • Increased network timeouts
  • Made mjpeg video decoder more fault tolerant
  • Fixed service installation failure when using a Windows 8 Microsoft Account
  • Attention: removed UDP networking because it was ContaCam's proprietary streaming protocol not compatible with any current standard (it's still possible to stream a video source through the web server, see this FAQ entry)
  • See the full ChangeLog

Features

  • Supported from Windows XP up to Windows 8
  • The program is freeware and available in four languages: English, Bulgarian, German, Italian and Russian
  • CCTV Security Surveillance with motion detection and 24 hours digital video recording (DVR)ContaCam
  • Motion detection events presented as animated thumbnails in web browser, check the street demo and the home demo
  • Motion detection actions like FTP upload, send email (SSL/TLS or STARTTLS support) with attached movement file or run an external program
  • Live webcam with possibility of history tracking, see this live demo and select a past day
  • Manual records and snapshots (video game captures, movie recording, ...)
  • Integrated web server with password protection (internet or intranet)
  • Supported are Webcams, WDM and DV devices and MJPEG Network cameras (IP cameras)
  • Remote watching by enabling port forwarding or using Dropbox
  • Unlimited parallel cameras setup
  • Can be started as a windows service
  • Audio storing for 24 hours recording and on detection (no audio support for IP cameras)
  • Has all the FreeVimager features for snapshots editing and avi files recompression