2 Best Free Open Source CCTV Software For Windows

Here is a list of best free open source CCTV software for Windows. These open source CCTV software are free and lets you access their source codes. Plus, you can also edit their source code as you want without any restrictions.

Through these software, you can manage, track, and view the live feed of both locally connected and remote CCTV cameras. To access the remote CCTV cameras, you need to first establish a connection between these software and CCTV cameras. You need to use IP addresses of remote cameras or controlling systems for the connection. After a successful connection, you can easily view live feeds. The listed software can easily handle multiple camera feeds. Plus, you can arrange camera feeds in the form of tiles or cascades and view multiple CCTV feeds at a time.

In both of these CCTV software, you also get the advanced motion detection feature. This motion detection feature helps these software to immediately notify their administrators about any suspicious activity. Plus, automatic actions like start recording on motion, alert on motion, etc., can also be triggered through motion detection. To alert the administrator, these software can produce alert sound and send an alert through email. You can go through the list to know more about these software.

My Favorite Free Open Source CCTV Software For Windows:

SecureCam is my favorite software because it can handle both the locally connected and remote CCTV cameras. Plus, it offers advanced motion detection algorithms to detect suspicious activities.

You can also check out lists of best free CCTV Security SurveillanceWebcam Recorder, and Webcam Blocker software for Windows.

SecureCam

SecureCam is a free open source CCTV software for Windows. Using this software, you can keep track of one or more CCTV camera feeds. It lets you track both the directly connected cameras as well as remotely connected cameras over the internet. The main advantage of this software is its ability to detect motion. You can also set alarm in it so that when it detects some motion or suspicious activity, it activates the alarm. Plus, it can also alert you through email. Now, let us check out the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Security System: Using it, you can configure both the directly connected and remote CCTV cameras. Plus, the option to activate or deactivate the camera feed is present in it. Apart from camera feed, you can also enter the recordings of CCTV cameras in it to use the fast algorithms of this software to identify motion in the input video.
  • Properties: This feature is present under the Security System section that lets you set the login password for this software. Plus, this feature also lets you configure alert sound and alert emails so that you will immediately know about any suspicious activity.
  • Video-Input: Using it, you can start/ stop any camera feed at any time. It also offers multiple files (contour, gray, smooth, blob, etc.) that you can add over the input camera feed. Plus, an option to choose a motion detection algorithm like Frame Differencing is also present in it.

Additional Features:

  • Layout: Using it, you can arrange multiple CCTV cameras feeds in the form of tiles or cascade over the interface of this software.
  • Event View: In it, you can view all the events (authentication request, security system activation, etc.) occurred in this software along with the event time.

Final Thoughts:

This open source CCTV camera offers all the essential tools to manage and monitor multiple CCTV cameras from one location.

iSpy

iSpy is another free open source CCTV software for Windows. It is another handy CCTV camera software through which you can manage and view live feeds from both locally connected and remote CCTV cameras. Plus, an advanced motion detection feature is present in it that allows this software to immediately alert its users about any suspicious activity. You can use it in many applications such as Office Surveillance, Work Monitoring, Home Automation, Nanny Cams, Pet monitoring, and more.

Main Features:

  • Add: Using it, you can configure and add locally connected CCTV cameras, IP cameras, Microphones, Video Files, and other devices with this software.
  • Access Media: Using it, you can access the live feed of connected CCTV cameras along with stored CCTV video archives. To access remote cameras, you need to provide the IP address and login details.
  • Grid View: In it, you can view the feed of all the connected CCTV cameras at once. Plus, options to add, edit, and delete camera feeds are also present in it.
  • Record on Alert: By enabling it, you can allow this software to start recording camera feeds as soon as it gets an alert.
  • Record on Detect: This feature starts recording the CCTV camera feed as soon as it detects any motion.
  • Apply Schedule: This feature lets this software record camera feed at the scheduled time interval.
  • Commands: It offers multiple commands that you can quickly activate like alert on, alert off, record on detect, all on, all off, and more.

Additional Features:

  • Plugins: In this software, you can also add third-party plugins to introduce more features to this CCTV camera software.
  • Merge Recordings: Use it to merge two recordings into one longer recording.

Limitations:

  • In this free version of this software, some of its features are not available such as multiple server connections, email services, access to agents, etc.

Final Thoughts:

It a feature-rich open source CCTV camera software that contains all required features that you can expect from a good CCTV camera software.

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