Watch your home, kids, and pets from anywhere! Simply plug in your camera, use the Mac’s built-in one, IP camera, or use your iOS device as IP camera and feature-rich Periscope Pro does the rest. Easy to use, OS X El Capitan ready, motion detection, clip uploading, and much more!
You wanted a simple-to-use, fully-featured video surveillance app for your Mac, and Periscope Pro delivers!
Periscope Pro is compatible with the Mac’s built-in camera, or countless other third-party / stand-alone IP cameras. You can monitor and/or record anything – your desk, your front door, the kid’s playroom, the baby’s room, your vacation house – anything. With features like motion detection, video/sound recording, and clip uploading, you’ll never miss a moment (or you’ll finally find out who is stealing your snacks from your desk!)
With its sophisticated motion and sound detection systems, you can set it to only record when there is something to see (this leaves fewer clips to sort through, and less storage used.) You can also record continuously if you wish. Clips are stored on your Mac for viewing and can be automatically uploaded to Dropbox so you can see what’s happening from anywhere, with any device!
By themselves, IP Cameras can be difficult to setup, but it’s fast and easy with Periscope Pro (in fact, it’s downright automatic!) Just input the camera’s address and model, and it does the rest. The setup screen preview window allows you see what’s happening as you set it up, so there’s no need to switch between screens (yes, we thought of everything!)
If you need to monitor covertly, using a USB or IP camera lets you separate the camera from your Mac (so there’s no telltale green light) and hide the camera anywhere. Sneaky, huh?
But all of this ease of use and feature set wouldn’t be worth much if you couldn’t find and view the clips you want, right? So Periscope Pro makes it fast and easy. The integrated, one-click Clip Library has a large, full-screen expandable viewing window, complete with clip thumbnails/details in a scrollable frame on the right.
With Periscope Pro you can:
• Monitor your home office when you are away
• Watch your kids, pets or aging parents
• Monitor an office in another city, country or continent
• Check on the babysitter or nanny
• Keep an eye on your workspace, desk, papers, and your Mac
• Monitor your storage unit, boat, motorcycle, or camper
• Catch a volcano erupting, a shooting star, or whales breeching by connecting to a public IP camera
• Keep an eye on your server room or any other business area
Features & Benefits:
• Easy-to-use, sets up in less than 1 minute
• IP Camera support - Auto or manual setup - Setup window preview to see how it’s working
• Covert Operation
- App can be hidden from users
- Operates with screensaver or even with screen-off
• Multiple operating modes – Motion Detection, Audio Detection, Both or Continuous
• Motion Detection - Set sensitivity level– ignore or detect small movements like the wind ruffling a curtain.
• Audio Detection - Set sensitivity level – ignore or detect quite sounds like a pet walking
• Real-time interactive activation adjustment – set motion/audio activation sensitivity using level monitors in the in-screen monitor window
• See levels change as you move/speak
• Pick exactly the trigger points you want – no trial and error guessing
• Auto-send clips to your Dropbox account – view clips from anywhere on any device
• Set preferences for any camera in the same window – built-in, external, or IP Camera
• Multiple frames/second options – 1, 5, 10, 15, 25
• Small footprint / Highly resource efficient – 30% more efficient than most others
• User-controlled clip storage – any folder, any device
• Can be password protected
• 24/7 support response in 1 hour or less, GUARANTEED
Enhanced compatibility with macOS versions 10.14 to 10.15, ensuring seamless performance.
Addressed a bug in the password protect panel, resolving any issues and ensuring its proper functionality.
Ratings and Reviews
Support is fast!
FIrst off, I contacted support at 3:45am on Dec 26 and had a response within 7 minutes. Wow.
2) You can add a custom camera feed for "unsupported" cameras (provided they support MJPEG feeds)
I had to contact support in the first place. Also, in order to get it working (and the app descritption says this), I had to Google around for the details of my camera feed.. The app is simple, yes, but is severely limited as it stands.
1) there’s no way to resize the main window. I have an HD camera, but there’s no way to view the HD resolution unless you open the "dedicated camera window"
2) Even in the dedicated camera window, it doesn’t show the correct aspect ratio, forcing my 16:9 camera into a 4:3 ratio.
3) As others have mentioned, there’s no way to see multiple cameras at once
4) As others have mentioned, there’s it takes a lot of CPU overhead, and it’s double when you open the dedicated camera window, as there are 2 windows showing the same feed, but if you close the first, the app quits.
5) No support for PTZ - capable cameras
6) No apparent support for H.264 camera feeds. I had to Google around for how to force my Foscam HD camera to provide a MJPEG (Motion JPEG) video feed.
Some have also mentioned paying $20. I paid $2. This is more of a $2 app, and I wouldn’t pay more for it, given the limitations above.
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I paid for the latest version and installed it a 2 of my iMacs but when i went to install it a a 3rd older iMac it said i needed to run the older version and gave me the link to download the older version but the older version wanted me to pay full price again and so i sent support a message and have not heard back.
Great app and responsive support
The new interface is great, though I would like to be able to record 16:9 with supported camera, not just 4:3. I had an issue with the app crashing and contacted support. They were very fast and the developer even sent me an updated version of the app to test.
In the end it turned out to that CamTwist was the culprit. After removing CamTwist with AppZapper the issue is resolved.
Well done folks!
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- Yevgeniy Muravyev
- 5.3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14.6 or later.
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