What are the best IP camera software for PC?

Home is where everyone should feel the safest. So, hear George Crerar out as he asks for your suggestions on the best IP camera software that he can install at home or at his office to reinforce security—software that will allow him to view the video from his PC!

asked by George Crerar
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13 solutions
  1. 11

    #1iSpy

    iSpy

    iSpy is an open-source security software. Designed for Windows PCs, iSpy allows remote access of CCTV cameras, as well as watching the live feed and recorded footages. Users can download iSpy plugins for their system.

    Software

    Windows

    $7.95- Varies by plan

    Richard Robertson
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "iSpy is AWESOME!!! It lets you monitor and record multiple IP cams or webcams. I really thought having video surveillance in our home would cost a lot but it didn't 😉"
  2. 10

    #2Security Monitor Pro

    Security Monitor Pro

    The Security Monitor Pro is a video surveillance software that supports multiple IP cameras in any establishments. It has several features such as live previewing, hidden mode, motion detection, alarm.

    Software

    Windows

    $89.95- Free trial available

    Jennifer Clark
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "This is probably the best IP camera recording software that I've tried so far. It's a bit pricey yeah but the performance says it all. It supports almost all IP camera models out there and remote streaming is really easy. You can also try their free trial to see if you'll like it 👍"
  3. 5

    #3AnyCam.iO

    AnyCam.iO

    AnyCam.iO is an IP camera software which allows users to monitor multiple CCTVs and IP cameras at the same time for surveillance. This also features a video archive playback.

    Software

    Windows

    $19- Varies by plan

    NGDU HH
    Written on July 24, 2019
    "Really easy to use software. The application easily discovered and connected my home cameras."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

An IP camera (Internet Protocol Camera), is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance which can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet. The term IP camera or netcam is usually applied only to those used for surveillance that can be directly accessed over a network connection.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first centralized IP camera was developed in 1996? Such was the Neteye 2000 which was developed by Axis Communications, a Swedish network camera manufacturer. This task was completed under the team of Martin Gren and Carl-Axel Alm. Since then, huge developments have been made to advance the surveillance technology further. Though initially used to monitor the sea for oil spills, Axis took a step further. In 1998, they allowed the use of the IP camera to be integrated into existing analog CCTV systems, which a lot of customers still prefer to use at that time.

However, as technology has further developed, IP cameras have been more and more in demand to address security issues globally. This is also due to the increasing necessity of having everything easily-accessible. Since IP cameras connect to the internet and their feeds can be accessed from across the globe, it is not surprising that homeowners and business owners prefer to install such IP cameras. Thanks to smart devices and security camera software, the issue of security is now a relatively easy one to address.

  1. 4

    #4DComplex LLC IP Camera Viewer

    DComplex LLC IP Camera Viewer

    DComplex LLC IP Camera Viewer is a video surveillance software. It allows monitoring of an unlimited number of surveillance cameras. It also has the capacity to detect motion and is sensitive to sound.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99- Varies by plan

    Jerry Richards
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "The older versions were already fine but this by GOLLY this one is a keeper. It lets you access tons of stuff remotely as well as on-site for security purposes and it is compatible with almost all camera types, now ain't that a shocker. I tell you it served me greatly!"
  2. 3

    #5Security Eye

    Security Eye

    Security Eye is a free software offered by security eye software. It allows users to transform computers into monitoring systems for security cameras. It can setup motion-sensors, set overlays of dates, and set timers.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sonny SN
    Written on January 17, 2019
    "My TPlink camera is recognized in this software where as it does not in IP camera software from Deskshare. It's free usage for only up to 2 hours."
  3. 3

    #6ContaCam

    ContaCam

    ContaCam is a simple and lightweight solution for every surveillance system. Supporting OSs from Vista to 10, the software saves footages at SWF format, ideal for short recordings. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ralph Reynolds
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "I can't believe this one is for free 😍 My webcam turned into a motion detection camera! it automatically starts recording when it detects any motion so no need to monitor or switch cams or direction manually"
  4. 3

    #7FelenaSoft Xeoma

    FelenaSoft Xeoma

    FelenaSoft Xeoma is a video surveillance software. It can professionally video record events and is watermark free. It can also give visitors count, detect sounds and inform you of certain anomalies within the vicinity it covers.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Celia Corona
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "Call me paranoid but I think it's really smart to invest in security surveillance wherever you are. You may think your environment is safe but unexpected things happen and we need to be prepared. This software is definitely a must-have because of its simple but functional features. I'm planning to buy their pro version really soon."
  5. 3

    #8IP Cam Soft UWP

    IP Cam Soft UWP

    IP Cam Soft UWP is a free video surveillance software for Windows. Users can view footages both on-site and remotely whether it be on tablets or mobile phones. It also supports 3000+ models of camera for maximum accessibility.

    Software

    Windows

    $3.99

    Zhou Lai
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "Been looking for a petcam that I can access when I'm at the office and away from my dogs and this is just perfect! Their camera viewer has lots of features and you can view videos from different IP cameras"
  6. 3

    #9Pixpo Viewer 2.0

    Pixpo Viewer 2.0

    Pixpo Viewer 2.0 is a video surveillance software. It offers live viewing feature of Pixpo cameras as well as manage them. It can directly send files into your own personal database. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Aarav Rao
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "Too bad it's no longer active 😪"
  7. 2

    #10NCH Software EyeLine

    NCH Software EyeLine

    NCH Software EyeLine is a video surveillance software. It gives users the capability to monitor security via web cameras or security cameras. The footages can be viewed on site or from a remote location. 

    Software

    Windows

    $70- Varies by plan

    Russell Jones
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "NCH Software EyeLine has lots of cool features but my favorite one has to be its ability to access live feeds from afar through my web browser 💪"
  8. 1

    #11DeskShare Inc. IP Camera Viewer

    DeskShare Inc. IP Camera Viewer

    DeskShare Inc. IP Camera Viewer is an IP camera monitoring software. It has the ability to give the user capacity to view your cameras remotely and on-site. It can support over 2200 camera models which makes it quite an accessible software.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bruce Hernandez
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "Indeed the best IP camera software for pc! This should be number 1 though? Anyway, this is ideal for both business or personal use and it has the most useful features like zooming in on an image and adjusting camera orientation"
  9. 0

    #12Home Security Camera

    Home Security Camera

    Home Security Camera is a free video surveillance software with a minimum delay of only one to two seconds when broadcasting. There is also an option to add and search for new IP camera devices. Archived videos can also be viewed. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

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    #13Camlytics

    Camlytics

    Camlytics is a smart camera monitoring software which features a free recording of the unlimited number of cameras (e.g. IP, CCTV, webcams, NVR, etc.), as well as people or car-counter, motion detection, and heat-map building capabilities.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $129

    Sofía Olvera
    Written on October 22, 2018
    "I used the free version and I'm impressed so far. I'm now planning to buy its premium version. "

Summary

Best What are the best IP camera software for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iSpySoftware 11 Paid
2Security Monitor ProSoftware 10 Paid
3AnyCam.iOSoftware 5 Paid
4DComplex LLC IP Camera ViewerSoftware 4 Paid
5Security EyeSoftware 3 Free
6ContaCamSoftware 3 Free
7FelenaSoft XeomaSoftware 3 Free
8IP Cam Soft UWPSoftware 3 Paid
9Pixpo Viewer 2.0Software 3 Paid
10NCH Software EyeLineSoftware 2 Paid
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