Free software to transform a computer into an IP camera
AtHome Video Streamer is an interesting software application that allows a user to convert his or her computer into a live monitoring system. This can be used when one will be away for an extended period of time or if a young child needs to be supervised while a parent is not in the same room. There is no charge to download this virtual camera.
Main Features and Options
AtHome Video Streamer provides several unique features. The program (and the live feed) can be accessed via a 3G or a 4G wireless connection. Thus, monitoring an environment with the use of a smartphone is a possibility. In the event that motion is detected, the IP camera will alert the user through a push notification. Two-way communications are likewise possible by utilising a built-in microphone and speaker. The camera can be tilted or rotated to focus in on a specific area if necessary.
Please note that the wireless connections between AtHome Video Streamer and a personal device are encrypted. Multiple platforms are supported including both Windows and Mac operating systems. This software is able to run in ´background mode´, so hidden recording is a possibility. All videos can be saved for playback at a later time.