ContaCam

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

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

With Version 9.9.11 (October 11th 2020)

New version

  • This is a stable release, download it from here
  • Fixed locking prev-video/next-video/back-to-summary/download buttons for big video files on Chromium-browsers and Win7/8.x-IE
  • In web interface the video player speed can now be reduced or increased up to a factor of 8x. Moreover it's possible to forward step frame by frame (Firefox-browser supports that best)
  • Made the configuration.php saving more robust to avoid that NULs get written into that file when a crash/hang happens
  • See the full ChangeLog

Features

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
  • 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