When you go away on a trip or you are simply at work, you might occasionally want to check on your pet or simply make sure your house has not been broken into, so you might consider setting up a surveillance system. Since there are few people willing to invest a lot of money into purchasing expensive monitoring solutions, you can try and improvise your own system using Surveillance.NET.
The greatest advantage of this application is that it does not require expert computer skills, as you do not need to set up any complicated firewall or router permissions. In addition to a webcam, you only need to install .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, then run the software utility.
The upper hand of a portable app
It is a portable app, so it does not leave any traces in your Windows Registry and it can be easily removed, by simply erasing the source folder. Moreover, it is possible to take it with you anywhere, by moving the program files to a USB flash drive.
Configure motion detection parameters and preview web cam feed
When it comes to running Surveillance.NET, you need to select the webcam you want to use for monitoring, then adjust the motion detection sensitivity level according to your needs.
You can preview the camera image, so you can position it exactly as you need, so as to allow you to watch as much room as possible.
Send surveillance results and set up actions when motion is detected
Next, you need to select the method used for recording the webcam stream and you can choose to send surveillance pictures via e-mail on a regular basis, you can upload them to a chosen FTP server or you can save them to a selected folder on your PC.
Furthermore, Surveillance.NET allows you to specify what action should be taken in case of an alarm, such as too much motion detected by the webcam. In this type of situations, you can set the app to send an e-mail, flash PC monitor, play a sound, save a picture to the PC or record a video.
In conclusion, no matter the configuration you create, Surveillance.NET can help you make sure your house is safe without needing to invest a lot of money in a professional security system. The computer’s performance is not going to be hindered, the response time is good and we did not come by any errors or hangs.