Motion Hunter

Motion Hunter 1.01

Personal video surveillance system for your home

Motion detection software has been around for a while now, and it's something that I've tried to use at the office before and got frustrated with. Either the software is too sensitive and goes off at the sight of a fly hovering past, or it fails to pick up anything at all. View full description

PROS

  • Good range of settings, live motion feeds, accurate motion detection, easy to use

CONS

  • Don't rely on a little alarm through your PC speakers to scare off intruders

Not bad
6

Motion detection software has been around for a while now, and it's something that I've tried to use at the office before and got frustrated with. Either the software is too sensitive and goes off at the sight of a fly hovering past, or it fails to pick up anything at all.

Although it's far from foolproof, Motion Hunter is one of the best video surveillance apps on the market and comes with a range of decent options that give you complete control over the monitoring of your system. You can choose how much you want to record, set limits on file sizes, add sound alarms and send an email whenever motion is detected.

You can stream live feeds from your webcam as well, meaning you can monitor the situation remotely. If, for instance, you´re at work then you can make sure that no one is interferring with your PC at all times. This is a handy little feature, and one which seems to work well, especially if you have the bandwidth to handle high quality video from your machine.

The software's detection rate is pretty good and in most of the tests we put it through, it picked up motion and didn´t go off randomly when nothing was happening. However, it's still no use if the burglars choose to swipe your computer while they´re looting your home!

Do you want to be sure your private property isn't being robbed? Now you can build your own personal video security and surveillance system at home, using your computer, a webcam and Motion Hunter. Any intrusion into your office, house or garage will be detected.

Motion Hunter controls one to four cameras connected to your computer. When any motion is detected Motion Hunter kicks into gear. You can set the certain sound (i.e. of police siren) that will be played to scare off intruders. Motion Hunter can also send you e-mail notifications with a photo snap of the motion or noise event. You can have streaming video or audio live to view what is happening remotely.

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Motion Hunter 1.01