Active WebCam gives users the opportunity to broadcast live video from a webcam they already own.
If you're in need of webcam software, or simply want a way to take advantage of recording and broadcasting video in real-time on a webcam you already own, Active WebCam is a tool you'll want to take a look at.
Active WebCam broadcasts video at a speed of up to 20 frames per second, live and from virtually any webcam you own. It's a great tool for surveillance, specifically because Active WebCam can sound an alarm or email you images whenever it detects motion in the area you're monitoring. This gives immediate notification that users will be able to take action on as soon as possible. Active WebCam is available to use on multiple webcams at once as well.
In addition, users can view the video recorded on any web browser. There's also no need to download any sort of plugin upon set up.
For beginners, Active WebCam offers a wizard that will help get your webcams set up. The configuration options are pretty diverse, and you can even create a webpage with customized colors and fonts where you can post the videos you've recorded.
Some users might not be impressed by the very plain-looking interface, unfortunately. There are also still some bugs that seem to need to be worked out, as Active WebCam freezes and crashes on occasion.
For Windows PC users who need a solid surveillance tool and already own a webcam, Active WebCam offers a respectable amount of options and tutorials to get you going.