There are some that are difficult to configure which are meant for more advanced users while there are also user friendly ones that are lightweight.Below you can find our recommended list of 12 free webcam monitoring software based on your needs. Camera Viewer Pro Camera Viewer Pro is one of the best in terms of usability and system resource usage.The online user manual documentation is not much of a help either.The graphical user interface (GUI) looks a bit dated like it has been made for Windows 98/2000.This allows you to setup a powerful home based CCTV to monitor a section of your home which is most likely a source of break-ins without spending unnecessary money to install an expensive complete home surveillance system.There’s a number of software applications that can turn your computer and webcam into a surveillance system, each has its own pros and cons with different features.It is very rare for a video surveillance software to use SWF format for recording because of the 16,000 frame limit.That would mean you only get to record nearly 9 minutes of video if you set it to use 30 frames per second.
It was last updated in April 2013 and fortunately works perfectly in Windows 8. Conta Cam Conta Cam is another free video surveillance software that is just as good as Camera Viewer Pro.
You can of course change it to AVI at the Movement Detection tab in “Device Settings”. Genius Vision NVR Community Edition (Cm E)Genius Vision NVR is an enterprise-grade IP camera recording shareware originated from Taiwan.
They offer a free version called the Community Edition with full functionality but it has a limit of 16-channels with 4-channel intelligent video which is mostly enough for non-commercial use.
We experienced a few crashes when testing out this software.
Download Genius Vision NVR Community Edition (Cm E)4.