Windows 8 Security Camera App: Webcam Security Camera

Webcam Security Camera is a free webcam surveillance app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices that allows you to view what’s happening in front of your device’s webcam remotely. When you install and launch the app on your device, you will be asked to sign up for a free account, and once that’s done, the app will ask you to grant permission for using your camera. When you have successfully done all of that, you will see that the camera will start recording, and you can remotely view this recording by going to the browser page via clicking on Open-Browser Based Viewer button.

Webcam Security Camera provides an excellent surveillance option for absolutely no cost at all. You can get this for free from the Windows 8 App Store.

Webcam Security Camera App icon

Features of Webcam Security Camera for Windows 8…

When you install and launch the Webcam Security Camera app on your Windows 8 device, you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.

Webcam Security Camera Startup Screen

In the above screen, you can click on the Start To Use button at the bottom right corner of the screen to begin using the app. Once you click on the Start To Use button, you will be asked to allow access to your camera and microphone. Click Allow, and on the next screen you will be asked to create a free account to use the app. This account is an essential feature of the app because this is what you will use to access the feed recorded from your webcam inside the browser based viewer. When you have done all of this, you will be taken to the main screen of the app which looks like the below screenshot.

Webcam Security Camera Started Recording

In the above screen, you will be able to see that the webcam has started recording. You can stop recording by clicking on the pause button at approximately the center bottom of the screen. Towards the left pane of the screen, click on the Viewer button, and in this pane, click on the Open Browser-based Viewer button. Once you do that, you will be taken to the browser viewer.

Webcam Security Camera Website Camera Viewer

You can copy this link and paste it on any system that you want to see the surveillance on. You will be prompted to login to the website viewer, and here, you will use the account credentials that you used to sign in to the app. Hence, this makes for a perfect remote viewer for what’s happening in front of your webcam. The app also works with externally attached webcams rather than working with just your internal webcam. So overall, the app is a great way to make for a security video surveillance system for your home or office at absolutely zero cost!

What I also love about this app is that it is ad free. the one drawback that I felt about this app was that it stops working when you minimize the app to the background. Apart from that, it works great!

The Verdict…

Webcam Security Camera is a great app that allows you to monitor your home or your office while you are away. Just keep this app running, and use your web based viewer to see what’s going on at your place! I love this app, and the simplicity and the ease of use of this app make it worthy of a 4.5 out of 5 rating!

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