This 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.

Only three easy steps are necessary to setup a camera:

  1. Through the Camera menu connect to your device, make sure it is supported
  2. Enter a friendly camera name, choose the web appearance & language
  3. Configure how long to keep the files on your hard disk

Start right now to explore the Camera Basic Settings. For the experts there are dozens of additional configuration options, check these screenshots.

With Version 9.9.18 (June 8th 2021)

New version

  • This is a stable release, download it from here
  • Fast video saving option (be aware that this new setting will generate bigger files)
  • The RTSP stream decoder with UDP transport is now more fault tolerant
  • Daily summary video frame interval can now have any value, before it had to be bigger or equal to the live snapshot rate
  • See the full ChangeLog


Street demo

  • Supported from Windows Vista up to Windows 10
  • The program is available in the following languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
  • CCTV security surveillance with motion detection recording
  • Motion detection events presented as animated thumbnails in web browser, check the street demo and the home demo
  • Motion detection actions like sending email with attached movement file or running any external program
  • Daily summary video creation option
  • Manual records and snapshots (video game captures, movie recording, ...)
  • Integrated web server with password protection
  • Supported are Webcams, WDM, DV devices and Network / IP cameras (streaming with RTSP / H.264 / H.265 or MJPEG)
  • Integrated with Plate Recognizer for license plate recognition. See instructions on how to set up ANPR on ContaCam
  • Do person detection with DeepQuest AI / DeepStack following this external guide
  • Remote watching by enabling port forwarding or using a Cloud Client (Dropbox, ...)
  • Unlimited parallel cameras setup
  • Re-stream a video source through the web server, see this FAQ entry
  • Can be started as a Windows Service to keep running and recording even if not logged in
  • Audio support for USB webcams, capture cards and rtsp ip cameras
  • For PAD file click here