iSpy – World’s leading open-source video surveillance & security software

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In addition to paying for a set of professional security equipment, we can use iSpy to utilize the camera and microphone of laptop or desktop PC to DIY a fully-functional video monitoring & recording system. It can use camera + microphone to realize environmental movement monitoring (object motion and sound change detection), track and record changes happening in picture and sound, and provide security, surveillance, monitoring, alarm, reminding services.

iSpy is a free and open-source video surveillance & security software that is more professional and more powerful than another freeware TeboCam. Its powerful and professional functions put it in the leading position for many practical purposes in daily life, such as: company security, home guard, children or pets monitoring, as well as a lot of other things that need to be done with your imagination.

iSpy supports unlimited cameras and microphones (including IP camera and USB camera), supports 3 types of motion detection and self-timer, supports local or remote real-time access from computer client/web port/smart phone, supports SMS/email alerts, allows to adjust video recording format and resolution, allows to set the sensitivity of dynamic capture, password lock, work time schedules, and so on.

Apart from being able to monitor environmental actions to implement the automatic video/audio recording, photo taking, iSpy also supports many message notification ways such like sending E-mail/SMS, executing a program, accessing websites, and playing a sound. But its remote access and email/SMS sending functions are paid services that require you to register an account at iSpyConnect website. In AppNee’s opinion, however, these additional features are almost useless for the vast majority of users. Besides, if you have a little programming basis and a certain hands-on ability, then you can use iSpy to achieve more powerful features. For example, use the free API provided by tools such as PushBullet to directly push messages to mobile phones.

In brief, the functions and settings of iSpy are quite abundant, and it supports plug-ins extension (such as face recognition, license plate recognition, etc.), especially some of which are very professional. In this post, we don’t make an introduction in detail, just suggest you experience it by yourself.

// Key Features //

  • Embed the iSpy Viewer in your own website
  • Control PTZ enabled IP cameras
  • Talk function to Foscam, Axis iSpyServer and IP Webcam Android cameras
  • Text to speech – talk through the website via text to speech or dictation
  • Listen to and monitor remote microphones live over the network
  • Pair video and audio sources for capturing movies with sound
  • Upload to YouTube, Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Command line access (integrate with home automation)
  • Remote Commands (execute over the web or via mobile devices)
  • Desktop capturing
  • Mobile device access
  • Unlimited cameras
  • Detect, highlight, track and record movement
  • Record video and audio on demand (and via the web)
  • Customize movement detection areas on your cameras
  • FTP and SFTP frames from your camera to a remote server
  • Capture Snapshots and Timelapse
  • Email, SMS and Twitter alerts
  • Access and control iSpy remotely via iSpyConnect
  • Full scheduling support
  • PTZ Object tracking
  • Plugins for ALPR, Face Detection and more

// Typical Scenarios and Uses //

  • Home Security
  • Office Surveillance
  • Work Monitoring
  • Automation
  • Nanny Cams
  • Ghost and UFO Spotting
  • Pet Monitoring
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Staff Monitoring
  • Machinery Monitoring
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Theft Protection
  • Baby Monitoring

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+

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