Webcams are fun to use: you can have video chats with people all over the world, record videos of yourself to become a YouTube superstar and use special software to add hilarious effects to the video stream. But webcams can also be used for more serious purposes.
With Sighthound Video you can turn your webcam into a surveillance system for your office or home. It's easy to use and doesn't require you to buy expensive equipment! A standard computer with built-in or external webcam will be enough, as long as it has enough hard drive space to store the video stream.
When you run Sighthound Video for the first time, the program will walk you through the process of setting up your camera. As soon as you're finished, the program is ready to start recording. If you have any problems, you can take a look at the Getting Started guides published by the developer on the Sighthound Video website.
Sighthound Video works really well. It detected virtually every movement we made in front of the camera, even from some distance (about 6 meters), though sometimes it didn't recognize us as people and marked us as 'objects' or 'unknown', which is kind of scary. The program also lets you create a custom recording schedule and export recorded clips – only to MP4 though.
Sighthound Video lets you turn your webcam into a free, easy-to-use surveillance system for your business or even your home!