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Description

It is NOT just an app, it is a real Security Service for Home and Business. This app can use your webcam as a network security camera. It supports the built-in webcam or an external webcam to monitor your home or business. Webcam Security Camera can keep recording and uploading the data to CameraFTP.com cloud storage. You can view / playback the recorded footage from anywhere at any time. Compared with other security cameras/DVRs, this is the easiest and most affordable way to setup your home / business security and monitoring system; it is also more secure than regular security systems. A regular CCTV/DVR system stores the recorded data locally. If the system is destroyed, you lose all recorded data. Standard IP cameras don't include any storage, so you will need to use cloud based FTP storage. CameraFTP offers not only cloud-based storage, but also many advanced features, such as web browser-based player, and Camera Viewer apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. CameraFTP is the leading Cloud Surveillance and Recording service provider. Our service works with all IP cameras that support FTP (most IP / network cameras do support FTP). You don't need to order any expensive proprietary cameras; you can even use webcams, smart phones and tablets as your security cameras. The service starts at only $1.50/month vs. other security services usually start at $30/month. CameraFTP is a subsidiary of DriveHQ.com. Based in Silicon Valley, DriveHQ is the first Enterprise Cloud IT service provider with over 2.5 million users.

Available on

PC

PC

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

- Optimized for Windows 10. - Supports front or back webcam. - Supports both image and video/audio recording. - Supports quiet mode recording. The screen can be turned off when it is recording. - Fixed a bug that stops recording when the computer goes to sleep. Now when the app is running, the computer will no longer enter the sleep mode.

Features

  • Makes your webcam a network security camera;
  • Supports motion detection and motion recording;
  • Records images or videos to the cloud; intruders cannot delete your recorded footage;
  • Can record continuously;
  • Support front, back and external webcams;
  • Live view or playback from any devices or web browsers.

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Drive Headquarters Inc
Copyright 2003-2016, CameraFTP.com, a Division of Drive Headquarters, Inc.


Approximate download size
1.59 MB - 10.42 MB


Category
Security



This app can
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks
Use your video library


In-app purchases
$0.99 - $49.99


Installation
Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support




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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

3/17/2014

John

Platform: PC

I like it records data to the cloud

It seems to be a regular webcam app, but I found it is different: it can record data to the cloud. I like it because it is easier than other webcam security apps, it does not require network configuration, after install the app, sign up an account, and it starts uploading images to cameraftp immediately. Watching the video from a smart phone is also very easy, install the viewer app, logon, and you can play the recorded video. Other webcam security apps also allow me to watch video remotely, but they don't record data, which is really the most important part of surveillance service.

19 out of 25 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:1/5

11/25/2015

Nadirah

Platform: PC

Not fully operational

I was very excited to install this app and use the service. I was aware that there is a monthly charge to use the full service (recording and storing what was captured on video at higher resolutions, higher frame rate, etc.) and was pleased that the monthly rate was so low. To my dismay, the service was not even worth the low monthly rate. I installed it first on my tablet and the camera would record while I was testing it, but it would not work when I was not home. The program would shut down after I left it open, and I was careful to disable the option for my tablet to sleep after inactivity. I even installed it on my laptop with the same results. The program would shut down, and the motion detection would not work. I used the "lock by system" feature to no avail, which should allow the program to work even after locking the computer to prevent unauthorized access. It seems that a lot of work was put into this service, but I regret that it does not live up to my expectations.

30 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

11/25/2015

Nadirah

Platform: PC

Not fully operational

I was very excited to install this app and use the service. I was aware that there is a monthly charge to use the full service (recording and storing what was captured on video at higher resolutions, higher frame rate, etc.) and was pleased that the monthly rate was so low. To my dismay, the service was not even worth the low monthly rate. I installed it first on my tablet and the camera would record while I was testing it, but it would not work when I was not home. The program would shut down after I left it open, and I was careful to disable the option for my tablet to sleep after inactivity. I even installed it on my laptop with the same results. The program would shut down, and the motion detection would not work. I used the "lock by system" feature to no avail, which should allow the program to work even after locking the computer to prevent unauthorized access. It seems that a lot of work was put into this service, but I regret that it does not live up to my expectations.

Developer comment · Drive Headquarters Inc responded on 11/11/2016

Windows tablets and Windows store apps are usually designed to be power efficient. Please make sure that your computer does not enter standby/sleep mode. Windows store app also having another issue: it will be put to sleep if it is not running in the foreground. To solve the problem, you can use our desktop version CameraFTP Virtual Security System (VSS). You can download it from www.cameraftp.com website and click the software tab. VSS is designed to replace a real CCTV / DVR. It supports multiple webcams and IP cameras, and you will have access to the local live views just like a CCTV system while it is recording to the cloud.

30 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

3/17/2014

John

Platform: PC

I like it records data to the cloud

It seems to be a regular webcam app, but I found it is different: it can record data to the cloud. I like it because it is easier than other webcam security apps, it does not require network configuration, after install the app, sign up an account, and it starts uploading images to cameraftp immediately. Watching the video from a smart phone is also very easy, install the viewer app, logon, and you can play the recorded video. Other webcam security apps also allow me to watch video remotely, but they don't record data, which is really the most important part of surveillance service.

19 out of 25 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

3/4/2014

wenbing

Platform: PC

That's easy

That's so easy to setup, and for security and monitoring service, this is by far the cheapest one!

3 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

11/10/2016

Unknown

Platform: PC

says free, cant use without a monthly fee

bs marketing/info once you install it requires a monthly fee. 0/10 do not use

Developer comment · Drive Headquarters Inc responded on 11/11/2016

We are sorry to know that you don't like the app because you don't want to pay for the service. This apps is FREE and you can use it with a very limited recording parameter. The app is designed to get you easily started with a real security service. (You might still want to order an IP camera later.) Please understand it is not a local recording app. If the app only records locally, then it will not use our Cloud storage, bandwidth and processing power. However, local recording is not secure. An intruder can steal your computer and you lose any recorded footage. Cloud recording has a cost, but it is much safer as intruders cannot destroy the recorded data. If you seriously need home/business security and protection, then our price starts at only $1.50/cam/mo, which is much lower than any other security services. Also, we support most IP cameras; you can even use old smartphone as cloud security camera. We hope you would comment on our quality of service and features.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

8/14/2016

Angel

Platform: PC

Excellent

I love every detail! Great Work and Product!

Rating:1/5

12/23/2016

Justin

Platform: PC

Pay for play

Need to pay in order to use it. Stupid.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

1/27/2017

lexie

Platform: PC

Not free

Must pay for monthly service

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

10/9/2016

Col

Platform: PC

very misleading

this is not free. i was looking for something to view my webcam with, this is not the product i was looking for

Developer comment · Drive Headquarters Inc responded on 11/11/2016

The apps is FREE and you can use it with a limited recording parameter. It is designed to get you quickly started with a real security service. (You can order an IP camera later.) The service fee is documented in the app description. We are sorry to know that you don't like the app just because you don't want to pay for the service. Please understand it is not a local recording app. If it only records locally, then it will not use our Cloud storage, bandwidth and processing power. However, local recording is not secure. An intruder can steal your computer and you lose any recorded footage. Cloud recording has a cost, but is safer as intruders cannot destroy the recorded data. If you seriously need home/business security and protection, our price starts at only $1.50/cam/mo, much lower than other security services. Also, we support most IP cameras; you can even use old smartphone as cloud security camera. We hope you would comment on our quality of service and features.

Rating:5/5

12/2/2016

Unknown

Platform: PC

It is actually very good

I like both this app and the viewer app. Too many users are spoiled to complain a real security surveillance service that isn't free. Anyway, the app and the service are professional.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/13/2016

Yolaunda

Platform: PC

Not worth it

I tried it I set and no pic or video it working when I left nothing. I don't know if someone has been in apt or it just stop working

Developer comment · Drive Headquarters Inc responded on 11/11/2016

Could you please tell us more detailed info about the problem? How long did it run? Did the app crash, or your computer entered the sleep mode? The Webcam Security Camera app is an "APP", which is a scaled down version of desktop programs. If you seriously need home/business security service, you are not limited to this app at all. I would recommend installing CameraFTP Virtual Security System software (from www.CameraFTP.com website, click Software), or order a regular IP camera. Please note the service we offer is not just an APP. It is a very broad home/business security and surveillance service that is cloud based, which is obviously more secure than a traditional onsite recording system.

One person found this helpful.

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