Best webcam surveillance software [2020 Guide]


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4. Active WebCam

ActiveWebCam windows 10Active WebCam can control unlimited number of cameras and ensures simultaneous recordings which can be observed remotely from any web browser.

You can also watch a playback while the recording is still going, or you can choose to see an archive of snapshots in a sequence of still images.

You can password protect all the recorded video packages, you can add a date and time to certain videos, you can record in AVI or MPEG formats and can capture images at up to 30 frames per second from any connected video device.


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Active WebCam is a paid program but you can download a free trial version for checking its functionality before purchasing the full license.

You can learn more about this product and you can order the software by accessing this page.


5. UGOlog

ugolog windows 10UGOlog is maybe the easiest video surveillance solution that you can choose for using your Windows 10 PC as a security camera.

The program has everything that you want: intuitive features for entry-level users and advanced functionalities for power users, everything while you can control the attached cameras through your favorite web browser client.

The app is fully stable and will work smoothly regardless of how powerful your computer really is.

UGOlog is available in 3 different packages depending on what you want to obtain:

  • You can use it for free for 1 camera, 50 MB of cloud storage and 14 days of history.
  • You can get the entry-paid package for $9.95 / month for receiving control over 2 cameras, 1GB / month storage space and access for 2 months of history.
  • Or you can download the PRO version which is priced at $29.95 / month. In that case you will be able to set 10 cameras, receive 5GB / month of storage space and access to 2 months of history.

You can learn more about UGOlog by accessing this page – from that page you can also download the UGOlog software.


6. WebCam Monitor

WebCam Monitor windows 10WebCam Monitor is another webcam surveillance software that got good reviews from both entry level and power users.

The program is packed with essential features so it can detect motion and noise, it can trigger alerts and it can send email notifications or even text messages.

The recorded videos will be stored on a specialized server, or you can choose to stream certain recordings over the Internet if you want to have full control over your security cameras from any computer or portable device that has an Internet connection enabled.


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Setting up this surveillance system can be done through a dedicated wizard, which will guide you through different tweaks and functions.

These built-in features can be configured depending on what you want to obtain from your own security solution.

You can install and set up WebCam Monitor for free, by downloading the trial version – I recommend you to download the trial version first as in that case you can better observe the built-in features and the actual functionality.

The full package is priced at $69.95 and can be purchased from this page.

Final thoughts

So these are some of the best webcam apps that can be used on the Windows 10 platform for turning your PC into a security webcam service.

If you are currently using similar software, don’t hesitate and tell us everything about your experience – only in that way you can help others choose the best security solution for their own needs.

You can easily get in touch with us by sharing your observations and your thoughts through the comments area that’s available below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.