Periscope Pro

Periscope Pro 3.2.1

Turn your Mac into a motion sensitive surveillance system

Periscope is a video surveillance systemthat uses your webcam to detect movements and sounds. View full description

PROS

  • Automatic IP camera setup
  • Covert camera mode
  • Detects motion and sound

CONS

  • Only works with one camera at a time

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Periscope is a video surveillance systemthat uses your webcam to detect movements and sounds.

Keep an eye on things wherever you are

Periscope can be used in a variety of ways whether it’s just keeping an eye on what your kids are doing upstairs to checking up on pets, monitoring a home or office in another city or country, or even watching a public space or event by connecting it to a public IP Camera. It’s useful for any situation or place that you want to keep an eye on but can’t physically be there to do so.

While many such systems provided live video camera or webcam images, Periscope is a bit different as it can alert you based on detection of motion or sound. Periscope is packed with features to highly customize your security setup such as Automatic Setup for IP Cameras, an In-App Clip Library, and Cloud uploading.

Periscope can be set to record everything that moves or makes a sound. This is better than systems that record everything as they very quickly fill up your hard drive. It also means that if something does happen, there’s not hours and hours of footage to sort through. Don’t worry about it suddenly activating because the cat has just walked past the camera – you can adjust the motion sensitivity settings so that recording only starts if there’s significant motion in front of the camera.

However, if you do want 24/7 footage Periscope will allow you to record it, although it’s advisable to use an external storage device if you use this setting to ensure you have enough recording space. One other handy feature is the ability to upload footage to Dropbox so that you can view video even if you’re not at home. This can take some time to upload depending on your connection and it’s only advisable if you have a fast fiber optic or fast broadband connection

Automatically configures IP cameras

Persicope allows you to use your Mac’s built-in iSight camera and microphone. However, you can also use it with an IP Camera located remotely. Setting up the latter can potentially be complicated but Persicope makes it reasonably painless because setup is automatic. You only need to enter the camera’s IP address, select the model from a dropdown list and Periscope will automatically connect to and configure it. Alternatively, if you know what you are doing or are having setup issues, you can switch to manual configuration.

To view recorded footage, there’s a one-click Clip Library along the right-hand side with thumbnails which you can expand to full-screen.

If there are any problems with the setup, the developer claims to provide 24-hour support, with a response time of less than 1 hour.

A comprehensive surveillance solution

Periscope is one of the slickest and user friendly surveillance systems of its kind – perfect for monitoring your home or office with no experience.

Periscope Pro introduces a powerful, new generation of surveillance apps for OSX.

With breakthrough features like Motion and Sound Activation, Automatic Setup for IP Cameras, and an In-App Clip Library, Periscope Pro introduces a powerful, new generation of surveillance apps for OSX.

Use your built-in camera/microphone, USB remote camera/microphone, or an IP Camera wherever there is an Internet or Ethernet LAN connection, to monitor & record anything – your desk, front door, filing cabinet, vacation house, or anything else, including who is using your Mac.

With its sophisticated motion and sound detection systems, you only record when there is something to see – fewer clips to sort through, less storage used. You can also record continuously. Clips are stored on your Mac for viewing and can be automatically upload to Dropbox so you can see what’s happening from anywhere with any device!

IP Cameras are notoriously hard to setup, but with Periscope Pro it’s fast and easy and automatic – just input the camera’s address and model, and we do the rest. The setup screen preview window let’s you see what’s happening as you are working – no flipping between screens to do the setup.

If you need to monitor covertly, using a USB or IP camera let’s you separate the camera from your Mac – no telltale green light - and hide the camera anywhere.

Finding and viewing the clip you want is fast and easy. The integrated, one-click Clip Library has a large, full-screen expandable viewing window with clip thumbnails/details in a scrollable frame on the right - click on a clip and it instantly starts running in the viewing window.

With Periscope Pro you can:

- watch your kids, pets or aging parents

- keep an eye on the refrigerator - be sure your partner is on his diet

- monitor an office in another city, country or continent

- check on the babysitter or nanny

- keep an eye on your personal papers and your Mac

- monitor your storage unit, boat, motorcycle, or camper

- catch a volcano erupting, a shooting star, or whales breeching by connecting to a public IP Camera

- monitor you're your home office when you are away

- keep an eye on your server room

Features & Benefits

- Easy-to-use, sets up in less than 1 minute

- IP Camera support

- 24/7 support response in 1 hour or less, GUARANTEED

- And more!

Periscope Pro

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Periscope Pro 3.2.1