Surveillance Software for Windows: pre Motion Detection Video Records the Action Before it Happens

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AbelCam supports more than 2000 camera types, such as USB cameras, capture cards and IP Cameras. The software saves motion detection videos from all those image sources. It can be configured to record pre motion detection video - see the action right from the beginning.

Thank you for the added security. The price is right and the program is fantastic. For 20€ I received a reliable, very flexible, well stupported software package and...I'm even getting updates!

AbelCam has been on the webcam software market for more than five years. The software development has been driven by user request and has implemented features such as caption, image overlay, support for popular USB and IP pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

This year's major release is focused on motion detection. Images of detected motion can be stored on the local hard disk, uploaded to a FTP server or saved as video. AbelCam can be configured to send e-mail on motion detection or to play sounds. Motion detection areas and sensitivity adjustment make sure no false alarms are sent out.

For a complete list of new features and improvements in this release see

AbelCam saves videos from any image source. When used with motion detection, you can define a period before and after the detected motion to be recorded. This makes sure all the action is recorded in the video.

The software supports remote administration. Using a simple password protected web interface, you can control all aspects of the software. The web administration interface allows the user to add or remove cameras, start or stop video saving, ftp upload, motion detection, configure caption, capture frame rate and more.

AbelCam supports Windows Media streams to broadcast Video and Audio to the internet. This feature is used by people who want to keep a watchful eye on their children, properties and pets. Others promote their vacation homes and tourist attractions with live images and videos.

The built in web server comes with a set of web pages for you to use all features right from the start. Web technologies including Silverlight, Java, Ajax and PHP are supported and documented with samples. This makes AbelCam useful for novice webcam users as well as people who have experience in configuring their web presence.

AbelCam's scheduler may be used to change camera configurations, add or remove cameras or execute commands. These tasks can be scheduled for any interval.

A free license is available and can be used up to 6 hours per day with no other limitation. The professional license which allows for unlimited usage of the software is available for 20 Euros / 26 USD.
AbelCam supports up to 10 cameras concurrently.

Users of AbelCam appreciate the easy setup and the quick and responsive support from both the user forum and the authors. They avoid using an independent hosting service and get an effective yet inexpensive remote surveillance solution.

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The software can be used on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, both on 32bit and 64bit editions.


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