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October 22, 2003

Turn Your PC and Camera into an Affordable Monitoring System

DeskShare has released WebCam Monitor v. 2.2, a Windows application that adds safety and security to your office or home by notifying you when it detects motion or noise.  Without installing a dedicated burglar alarm system, or hiring an expensive alarm monitoring service, you can use affordable webcams to keep your office, warehouse, parking lot, driveway or home under surveillance.

WebCam Monitor lets you simultaneously monitor four cameras and microphones.  With support for both motion detection and sound detection, the software lets you keep an eye on your property from a remote location.  Whenever WebCam Monitor detects an intrusion or other unusual activity, the program can perform any number of activities to protect your property.

WebCam Monitor can be configured to manually or automatically capture snapshot images, or record video and audio images.  When an alarm condition is detected, the program can flash your computer screen, sound an audible alarm, or send you an email.

The application can be easily programmed to begin and complete recording on a predefined schedule.  It's easy to upload your files to any FTP location periodically, or after an alarm condition is detected.  In addition to capturing and transmitting video images and audio files, the software also maintains a detailed event log.

Up to four camera/microphone units can be easily connected to the PC's USB ports.  It's easy to choose the appropriate activities that will be performed when motion or sound are detected.  All of the settings can be customized, including the sensitivity of the motion and sound detection, the interval between snapshots, and the way that images are captured and transmitted.

While you can use WebCam Monitor to simply update an image on your web site at regular intervals, the software is capable of streaming live video or audio from your computer.  You can also preview your snapshots and recordings using WebCam Monitor's built-in viewer, making it ideal for keeping an eye on the kids at home, or monitoring the office's reception area from your PC.

Whether you want to set up a sophisticated camera system to detect motion or sound in your office during off-hours, monitor the baby's room to make sure she's feeling fine, or set up a webcam in front of your fish tank and publish it on the Internet, WebCam Monitor has the tools that you need.

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Minimum Systems Requirements:

  • Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP
  • Pentium II 300 MHz processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Microsoft DirectX 8 or newer

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