Description: The program has been designed as common application for surveillance cross platforms functioning at the same time with wireless and wired IP webcams, Television-boards, capture cards, power-line, and USB cameras. It has web interface with the equal look and controls on the local and distant workstations. Users view MPEG coded picture and have complete control of the software using network that surveillance computer can be operated with no monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected. Software`s modular configuration drastically increases reliability because all modules proceed as independent programs. If one part fails, other modules keep on running. For instance if the `capture` component fails, `watchdog` starts over it right away that viewers don`t notice anything because they are viewing picture via a `playback` module. The program makes `cyclic` recording that the `hard drive full` situation never appears. The recording can be non-stop or it can be started by movement, human face detection, or by calendar. The software has pre-alarm and post-alarm recording. Playing back recorded video is pretty easy and performs on the surveillance station as well as on apart pc through Web interface. The software does synchronized video playback for event analysis from many cameras simultaneously. Also recorded data can be searched by date, time or by face detected. All recorded files can be encrypted and password protected.
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