Free Video Surveillance Software: ContaCam


Author: Contaware
Size: 13 MB
License: Freeware
Requires: Windows (32/64 bit) – XP/Vista/7/8

This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat. It is fast, light, and versatile enough to meet all your security needs while still being very user friendly and able to run on even the most moderate systems.

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An easy three steps Assistant is provided:

  • Decide for the usage (security surveillance, live snapshot webcam or manual records / snapshots)
  • Enter a friendly camera name, choose the web appearance & language
  • (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Slovak, Czech, Dutch) Configure how long to keep the files on your hard disk

For the experts there are dozens of additional configuration options, check the Settings screenshots.

With Version 4.0.3 (9th of August 2012)

  • This is a stable release, download it from here
  • Fixed uniqueness of temporary subdirectories
  • ESC key always exits the program if set so in Global Settings
  • Icons update


  • Support for all Windows versions from Windows Vista up to Windows 10
  • The program is freeware and available in four languages: English, German, Italian and Russian
  • CCTV Security Surveillance with motion detection and 24 hours digital video recording (DVR)
  • Motion detection events presented as animated thumbnails in web browser, check the street demo and the home demo
  • Motion detection actions like FTP upload, send email (SSL/TLS or STARTTLS support) with attached movement file or run an external program
  • Live webcam with possibility of history tracking, see this live demo and select a past day
  • Manual records and snapshots (video game captures, movie recording, …)
  • Integrated web server with password protection (internet or intranet)
  • Supports Webcams, WDM and DV devices and Network cameras (IP cameras)
  • Unlimited parallel cameras setup
  • Can be started as a windows service
  • Audio storing for 24 hours recording and on detection
  • Has all the FreeVimager features for snapshots editing and avi files recompression


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