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).
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.
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.
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.