Net Video Spy is a small, easy and useful software suite for the common but not so simple task: to observe different locations by webcams and through a network. It can be used for surveillance and guarding tasks in large offices, for the viewing employees current occupations, and even for simple video-conferencing tasks.
Net Video Spy suite consists on two separate applications: Net Video Spy Client and Net Video Spy Monitor. The first one is to be installed on each computer with a webcam located in a «strategic point» you want to survey. It is very quickly and easily to configure it, although the configuration is totally sufficient: you can set the quality of the video and audio, choose whether to store the acquired picture and sound or even broadcast it through a web server. Once installed and configured, Net Video Spy Client runs at system startup in the hidden mode and works fully automatically or under the control of Net Video Spy Monitor.
Net Video Spy Monitor is the «other end» of the surveillance chain; it is to be installed on only the «observers workplace. The monitor scans the network, finds all Net Video Spy Client-enabled computers and gathers their video-streams. This way, an easy-to-use and lightweight suite becomes a unique by the usability and usefulness surveillance system.
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