Use iSentry to instantly turn your computer with web camera into a Internet-connected motion-sensing security system. Just launch iSentry, point your camera to the region you want to monitor, and prepare to receive a video or photo should any motion activity is detected.
With wide selection of settings, iSentry allows you to configure quality of pictures and video clips, enable sound, alerts and receive email notifications about the events detected. Also iSentry can upload the pictures and video clips it takes on disk or in iPhoto album.
Note that you still can download legacy iSentry v1.5 from iSentry Support web page.
- Added ability to edit existing network camera
- Added "No Recording" option
- Implemented audio input selection
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I like it!
This app (the free version) is exactly what I was looking for, and the functionality works as advertised / expected. There are a lot of reviews that are unfairly low due to issues with the App Store or the users lack of technical knowledge.
Works great so far!
I live with a few roomates and noticed them trying to open my door a couple times (when they weren’t aware I was in there). I am going to use this to figure out who it is that is trying to sneak in.
So far, the application works exactly as I expected and hoped for. iSentry sends notifications successfuly; for some reason I wasn’t able to set it up with a gmail address, so, I had to use another email service. I am not sure if that is an issue with the application or my gmail account. The motion detecting works very well, you are even able to change the threshold for when the recording starts. You can change the length for the delay timer. You can also choose where to save the files. I have decided to save the recordeings into an iCloud synced folder in my documents, thus, when something is recorded and I see the notification, I can check the recording via my iPhone while I am away.
If you are looking for a simple but reliable application for your security needs, iSentry definitely fits the bill.
Props to the creator of this app! Thank you.
Caught the culprit
For over 6 months we have been missing money from our home every now an then. I kept thinking I was misplacing it but when it happened once 2 often I knew something was up.
I supected my next door neighbour but had no evidence to show. Frustration brought me to Google and I found this app, because I could not bother with setting up a security system.
Since the computer was always home and he never stole it, I knew that was not his goal, so I left home today, setup iSentry and I am happy to say the cops took him to jail tonight. Thanks iSentry, your software worked great! Motion detection, then I instantly saved the videos to iCloud Drive and boom, evidence on hand!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.