Sighthound Video

Sighthound Video

Use your webcam as a surveillance system

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. View full description

PROS

  • Very efficient
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Can be set to detect people, objects or both

CONS

  • Only exports clips to MP4
  • Make sure you have enough disk space if you plan to record a lot of video

Excellent
9

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!

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— User reviews — about Sighthound Video

  • kneuzhikov ukurwa

    by kneuzhikov ukurwa

    "Does not work"

    Version outdated and not working , redirects to a site with paid software. More.

    reviewed on April 9, 2016

  • jondonnis

    by jondonnis

    "Good for a free app"

    Good enough for something that is free. I've set it up on Windows 7 64bit with a Logitech Orbit. And it takes videos a... More.

    reviewed on July 17, 2012

  • MDSauls

    by MDSauls

    "Very impressed for the Price"

    I am very impressed with this software. I have contacted them about some options that were not discussed in the review. ... More.

    reviewed on February 14, 2012

  • "effective software"

    I've downoladed free version today to evaluate the possibilities and I'm amazed now! Very easy to set up and enough basi... More.

    reviewed on August 8, 2011

  • Tmath44

    by Tmath44

    "Inconspicuous and very effective!"

    We feel protected with Vitamin D. We installed this on our computer and just leave the computer open on the desk. We a... More.

    reviewed on September 28, 2010