Active WebCam Alternatives

    Active WebCam is described as 'captures images up to 20 frames per second from any Video for Windows device including Video Cameras and USB cameras and broadcasts them either from your computer or through any FTP server. Viewers can watch real video, not still images like other software does'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Active WebCam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is ZoneMinder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Active WebCam are iSpy (Freemium, Open Source), motionEyeOS (Free, Open Source), MotionEye (Free, Open Source) and Yawcam (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. ZoneMinder is a free video camera security application suite, designed for low cost DIY video security including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child or family member monitoring including nanny cam applications.
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    2. iSpy is the worlds leading open source surveillance software for Windows PCs.
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    3. motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system. The OS is based on BuildRoot and uses motion as a backend and motionEye for the frontend.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.
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    4. Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in Java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use, but to include all the usual features.
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    5. Sighthound Video detects people and moving objects in video streams for security and monitoring purposes. It runs on a PC or Mac, and uses off-the-shelf USB webcams or network (IP) cameras.
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    6. What is Blue Iris? Video Security. Keep an eye on your home, place of business, cars, and valuables; watch your pets or your kids; monitor your nanny, babysitter, or employees. Watch your door for mail, packages or visitors.
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    7. This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Docker
      Kerberos.io is a low-budget video surveillance solution, that uses computer vision algorithms to detect changes, and that can trigger other devices. Kerberos.
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    8. Remote webcam/security monitoring free.
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