ContaCam makes for a very efficient surveillance system, packed with an attractive feature set that includes recording and motion detection, relying on a password protected integrated web server in order to stream the video content.
Live webcams and surveillance applications are the key to monitoring the activity inside your house, your shop and virtually, anywhere you’ve got a webcam. Streaming and recording the content that’s being captured by such devices requires the assistance of software such as ContaCam.
ContaCam makes an impression through the impressive set of webcam monitoring features, as well as through ease of use and accessibility.
It comes wrapped inside a simple, yet convenient design that gathers all of the goodies inside a few menus, which are easy to explore and navigate. It connects itself to a host where you have the webcam up and running and captures the stream, displaying it accurately and in live mode.
The actions you can perform on live webcam images are numerous, including the possibility to rotate, resize and flip them, as well as to adjust the brightness and the contrast or to apply various effects such as grayscale, negative, sharpen and soften to name just a few.
You can also gather all the images inside a slideshow, or scan the graphics and convert them to TIFF or PDF, as well as attach them to an email.
A special feature is the motion detection option that monitors a stream for changes inside the captured content and can take immediate action (FTP uploads, email notifications or running an external program) once a breach has been detected.
In a nutshell, ContaCam makes the time you spend with it worthwhile, being ease to configure despite its complex purpose. It’s a must for anyone who wants to keep tabs on a surveillance system.
Here are some key features of "ContaCam":
Security surveillance with motion detection and 24 hours recording
Motion detection events presented as animated thumbnails in web browser
Motion detection actions like FTP upload, send email with attached movement file or run an external program
Live webcam with possibility of history tracking
Integrated web server with password protection (internet or intranet)
Supports WDM, VfW, DV and Network cameras
Unlimited parallel cameras setup
Can be started as a Windows service
Audio storing for 24 hours recording and on detection
What's New in This Release:
Added Internet Explorer 11 support
Added support for ACTi and some newer Intellinet ip cams
Global toolbar buttons for Browse and Browse Files commands
Motion scheduler has got a 'detection disabled from..to and on'
The minimum font size for frame time, for detection indicator and for detection save/email/ftp progress is now configurable
Better support of OmniVision webcams
Fixed memory leak for cameras producing sort of unusual MJPG frames (thanks to Mitko for sending me the Neo NC-78 webcam)
Possibility to store temp files under the cameras root folder
Command is now executed when detection is confirmed by filter and not on first movement frame
First version especially optimized for Windows XP and higher
Dropped support for theora encoding because many modern players are not able to play avi files encoded in such a way