It is very convenient to utilize and it’s free. It makes a picture of a web camera when there is a detected motion. Its downfall is that you cannot record video and it can handle only one webcamera. Nevertheless, the app can always create a video made of set of images, which might work for you, depending on your surveillance needs. The app can stream your webcam to an Internet, and it you can use FTP to upload the pictures to the server.
- WebCam Monitor
This one is used for remote surveillance and it works with a number of cameras. The webcam streams the shootage from the camera, and starts to record it when the noise or motion is detected. Great features include sending the recording via e-mail and triggering the alarm. The program is extremely user friendly.
- WebCam WatchDog
This one is pretty similar to the previous one. The only difference is that it can handle only one camera. The principle of work is the same – as soon as the noise or motion is detected, the app runs the external program, makes a photo, records, triggers the alarm and sends you an e-mail notification.It can also publish the shooting online. Another nice feature is that you can manage your space on a hard drive by deleting whole batches of files, selected by the date. You cannot, unfortunately, access the videos or photos, but you can stream them online.
- WebcamXP Lite
You can choose between two options: to use its free version and be able to connect only one camera or you can purchase the application and enjoy using numerous cameras. This app has amazingly user-friendly interface. With this app you will be able to view live footage online, review and manage your images and videos as the WebcamXP publishes a protected website specifically for that. The app does pretty much the same as the previous ones: triggers alarm, sends an e-mail or SMS.
This app’s user interface looks very minimalistic. This app cannot handle more than one camera, but it publishes a secured website so you always have access to your images and videos. Out of all the programs on the list, this one is the most simple, easy, convenient and cheap.
This app also supports only one camera. What differs this app from the rest is that it records the screen activity so you can watch people using your computer even when you’re not there. When you are watching someone’s activity on your computer, the person actually does not realize that he or she is being watched due to the fact that it does not show even on a task manager. This makes it a perfect app for the remote surveillance. In addition to all the features that the previous apps were boasting, this one also allows you to view your photos as a slide show.
In conclusion I would like to remind you that your choice always depends on your needs. If you are after remote surveillance – Yawcam would be your best choice. If you have few cameras to monitor, you are definitely better off with WebcamXP. If you wish to have a surveillance of your desktop, then your best choice would be 1AVMonitor.