Stream webcam surveillance video and audio over a network
3.5  (11 votes)
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iCamSource can stream webcam video and audio over a network. It is intended to be used in combination with iCam, another application by the same developer that allows you to view video remotely from a portable device. The tool supports connecting to various types of cameras, including local and remote cameras. Unfortunately, it does not support MPEG-4 and h.264 devices.

You can configure the application to connect to various cameras simultaneously. In addition, as it supports motion detection, you can use it for surveillance purposes. Luckily, it lets you add sensitive zones and send notifications on motion-detected events. Likewise, it can be scheduled to activate given cameras at specific time periods only. It is a good thing that iCamSource and iCam communicate on a peer-to-peer basis, which means that no data is sent through the developers’ servers, so privacy is not compromised. Another way to share a video signal is by creating a public proxy, which allows you to stream video to Java-enabled web browsers.

All in all, iCamSource is definitely a solution when you need to monitor video remotely. However, when used for surveillance, the application does not include as many features as other tools specifically designed for this purpose.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Supports local and remote cams.
  • Motion detection.
  • Sends notifications when motion is detected.
  • Cameras can be scheduled to work at specific time periods.
  • It can create a public proxy to stream contents to web browsers


  • Does not support MPEG-4 and h.264 devices.
  • Does not include as many features as other tools specifically designed for this purpose
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