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WebCam Monitor  6.21

Frequently Asked Questions


What can I do with WebCam Monitor?

WebCam Monitor turns your Windows PC and camera into a remote monitoring and video/audio recording system.  It supports over 100 different models of IP cameras and almost any USB camera.  WebCam Monitor can detect motion or noise, record video and audio, take snapshots, sound an alarm, send email alerts, and upload recordings to any server using the Internet.  It can also broadcast a live audio/video feed from your camera or cameras that can be viewed from anywhere in the world.

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What is motion detection?

Motion detection in a video surveillance is sensing the movement or noise and automatically triggering some actions.  These actions are called “Alerts” which include audio and video recording, taking sequence of photos, getting email notifications, playing a sound alarm, and launching a program.

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Can I use more than one camera?

Yes.  You can use multiple cameras to monitor more effectively.  WebCam Monitor will automatically cycle among all the cameras, monitoring each in turn.

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Can I save the history of all alerts?

Yes, WebCam monitor records all events in a log file.  Each event is listed along with the date and time.  This log file can be saved, and used for future reference and analysis.

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Is it possible to start and stop monitoring on a schedule?

Yes, you can set WebCam Monitor to start and stop the video monitoring on a daily, weekly, or custom basis.  For instance, you could set the program to automatically monitor with your custom alerts between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 am, Monday through Friday.

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How to avoid false alarms due to slight motion detection such as change in brightness of light?

The slightest motion is detected due to high motion sensitivity resulting into false alarms.  Decreasing the sensitivity ignores the slight movements and detects only the pronounced motion.  Click Settings > Monitoring and adjust the Sensitivity slider.

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Can I use WebCam Monitor to detect motion and record from multiple cameras at the same time?

When you need to monitor, and record multiple cameras simultaneously you should consider using Security Monitor Pro, an enhanced version of WebCam Monitor.

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Can I use WebCam Monitor to view my webcam over the Internet?

WebCam Monitor can broadcast video from any camera, and audio from any microphone (including those that are part of USB or FireWire cameras) as a standard Windows Media stream.  This stream can be viewed using any PC over the Internet.  The details are explained in the article Configuring Your Camera and PC for Internet Streaming.

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When motion is detected at my home, can I get notified instantly to my office?

Yes, you can configure WebCam Monitor to send an email notification as soon as motion is detected.  There is an option where you can attach the JPEG photos along with the email showing the event that occurred.

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My camera is setup in such a way that its view is upside down, which results into inverted images.

You can rotate the camera view by 180 Degrees so that your recordings and images are also normal.  Click Tools > Options > Camera Manager and enable the option Rotate Camera preview 180°.

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Which IP cameras can I use with WebCam Monitor?

WebCam Monitor will automatically work with almost any USB or FireWire connected camera, and with many analog cameras using many video capture cards.

The list below shows the IP (network) cameras and video servers which have been tested with WebCam Monitor and are known to work.  If your network camera is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to add support to our software.

  • 4XEM W-2100 IP
  • Abs4210
  • Abs4220
  • AirLink-101 AIC250W
  • AirLink-101 AICAP650
  • AirLink AIC N-500w
  • Airwave AWS2550/2551
  • A Linking AL9603
  • ALLNET ALL2200
  • ALLNET ALL2210
  • APPRO LC-7211
  • AVerMedia NC100 IP Camera
  • Aviosys IP Kamera
  • Aviosys IP Kamera 9060
  • Axis 2130R PTZ
  • Axis 231D
  • Axis 232D
  • Axis 240
  • Axis 205
  • Axis 206
  • Axis 206M
  • Axis 206w
  • Axis 207
  • Axis 207MW
  • Axis 207w
  • Axis 210
  • Axis 2100
  • Axis 211
  • Axis 2110
  • Axis 211A
  • Axis 211M
  • Axis 2120
  • Axis 212 PTZ
  • Axis 213 PTZ
  • Axis 214 PTZ
  • Axis 216FD
  • Axis 221
  • Axis 223M
  • Axis 225FD
  • Axis 2401+
  • AXIS 2400+ Video Server
  • Axis 241Q
  • AXIS 241S Video Server
  • Axis 2420
  • VivotekIP7130
  • VivotekIP7330
  • Canon Network Camera
  • Canon VB-50i
  • Canon VB-60
  • CNET Model CIC-930W
  • Conceptronic C54G
  • Creative BriteCam BC1800
  • Creative Labs VF0180
  • Creative Live!  Wireless
  • CVLM 133 IP Camera
  • Digicom Wireless network camera IP300
  • DIGILAN TV7203
  • DIGILAN TV7230
  • Digiview
  • D-Link Internet Camera
  • D-Link CAS-200W
  • D-Link DCS-2000
  • D-Link DCS-2100
  • D-Link DCS-2120
  • D-Link DCS-2121
  • D-Link DCS-3220G
  • D-Link DCS-3410
  • D-Link DCS-3420
  • D-Link DCS-5220
  • D-Link DCS-5300G
  • D-Link DCS-6220G
  • D-Link DCS-6620G
  • D-Link DCS-900W
  • D-Link DCS-910
  • D-Link DCS-920
  • EC66 LYIPC CAM
  • Edimax 1520DPg
  • Edimax IC-7000
  • Edimax IC-1500
  • Edimax IC-1500wg
  • Edimax IC-3010
  • Eltis ET-1001 IP Camera
  • Gadspot NC1600
  • GrandTec IP Server
  • Grand WiFi IP Cam PRO
  • Hawking HNC 290g
  • Hawking HNC 300A
  • ICamView HCV73
  • Intellinet MNC-L10
  • Intellinet
  • INTELLINET 550710
  • IPX 1200
  • IQeye 300
  • I-Watcher IC300
  • I-Watcher IC301
  • JVC Network Camera
  • LevelOne 0010-11G
  • LevelOne 0010-11G MPEG4
  • LevelOne FCS 1010
  • LevelOne FCS 1060
  • LevelOne FCS 2030
  • LevelOne FCS 2040
  • LevelOne WCS 2000
  • LinkSys WVC54GCA
  • LinkSys WVC54GC
  • Linudix IP Camera
  • Micronet SP5520
  • Mobotix M1 IP Camera
  • Mobotix M10
  • MySmartVideo N1000
  • MySmartVideo N1250
  • MySmartVideo N2230
  • MySmartVideo N5010
  • MySmartVideo N6600
  • MySmartVideo N7000
  • Ovislink Wireless Internet Camera WL5420
  • Panasonic WJ-NT104
  • Panasonic WV-NP244
  • Panasonic Network Camera
  • Panasonic BB-HCM381
  • Panasonic BB-HCM515A
  • Panasonic BB-HCM531A
  • Panasonic BB-HCM581A
  • Panasonic BB-HCS301A
  • Panasonic BL-C10
  • Panasonic BL-C20
  • Panasonic BL-C111A
  • Panasonic BL-C131A
  • Panasonic BL-C140A
  • Panasonic BL-C30A
  • Panasonic HCM331
  • Panasonic WV Camera
  • Panasonic WV-NP244
  • Panasonic WV-NP472 Camera
  • PD10V2
  • PD10HV2W
  • Pheenet IR IP Camera(MJCAS)
  • Pixord P-423
  • Pixord P-4000 MJPEG Network Video Server
  • Plannet IP Camera
  • Plustek IPCAM P1000
  • Q-See QSIPU 2
  • RIMAX IP CAM 7100C
  • SIEMENS Gigaset WLAN Camera
  • Sky IPCam 500W
  • Smart Video WebIPCam 420
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-CS50
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-DF40N
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-DF70N
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-RX550
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-RZ25N
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-RZ30N/2 PTZ
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-RZ50N
  • Sony Network Camera (SNC-M1)
  • Sony Network Camera (SNC-M3)
  • Sony Network Camera SNC-P5
  • SparkLAN CAS-370W
  • StarDot NetCam
  • Toshiba IK-WB01A
  • Toshiba IK-WB02A
  • Toshiba IK-WB11A
  • Toshiba IK-WB15A
  • Toshiba IK-WB21A
  • Toshiba IK-WR01A
  • TP-Link TL-SC3130
  • TrendNet IP-410W
  • TrendNet TV-IP100
  • TrendNet TV-IP110
  • TrendNet TV-IP201
  • TrendNet TV-IP212
  • TrendNet TV-IP301
  • TrendNet TV-IP312
  • TrendNet TV-IP410
  • TrendNet TV-IP200W
  • TrendNet TV-IP301W
  • TrendNet TV-IP400W
  • Vilar TDE IP-001a
  • Vilar
  • Vivotek IP 3136
  • Vivotek IP 7130
  • Vivotek IP 7132
  • Vivotek IP 7138
  • Vivotek IP 7142
  • Vivotek IP 7330
  • Vivotek PT 7135
  • Vivotek PT 31x4
  • Vivotek PZ-6112 PTZ
  • Vivotek PZ-6122 PTZ
  • Vivotek PZ-7135 PTZ
  • Vivotek VS2403 Video Server
  • Y Cam
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