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Security Monitor Pro

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The ONLY IP Camera Monitor that really works for me"

    February 25, 2014  |   By rogermass

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.15

    Pros

    I have had NONE of the problems that other reviewers are complaining about and this is the ONLY program that is not only easy to setup but actually works flawlessly at least for me. It has all the features that I need and the software is well designed. I'm really picky and if I sing the praises of an application, it's good. I do have a high end modern PC and perhaps others are having problems because of their hardware.

    Cons

    I have had NO problems with this software

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very Unreliable as Security Software"

    January 18, 2014  |   By jedicnet

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.14

    Pros

    Idea is good, and when it works, it is okay.

    Cons

    Works for a day or two, then crashes with Runtime C++ errors, with no user-friendly exception handling. Badly designed program. I have paid for the software, and also for an update. Fed up of these errors and crashes. If you are serious about security, about this software and company.

    Summary

    Do NOT buy this software, and avoid the company. They sell unreliable products and updates, and charge more and more for junk updates.

    Updated on Jan 18, 2014

    Read '"avoid" this software and company' (in CONS above - CNET doesn't allow Edits, only updates).

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not good, can crash"

    November 27, 2013  |   By Birnger

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.12

    Pros

    Support all my old usb cameras.

    Cons

    Bad support, slow, very slow. Terrible trial functionality, very expensive!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junk, would give a -1 star if I could"

    November 20, 2013  |   By dabent

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.13

    Pros

    Did not find any pros

    Cons

    Crashes, resource hog, cant get cam to broadcast 99% of the time, not real good for security as you have to be near the computer all the time to reset.
    I spent hours on this program and found nothing worth $90. I did not find anything that would be worth $9.
    Uninstalled, I will not buy

    Summary

    Save your money find a better program!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worked only for 1 camera out of 6 :("

    October 1, 2013  |   By fschlater

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.12

    Pros

    User interface looks nice

    Cons

    Coulnd't connect most of my cameras. After a few attemps the software keeps crashing :(

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent surveillance software"

    July 23, 2013  |   By Adam_Berger

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.1

    Pros

    Intuitive interface, excellent camera support, fast tech support too.

    Cons

    Needs password protection to prevent the monitoring from being stopped by a user, better USB camera support (I am told both are coming in a future release).

    Summary

    I purchased this a few weeks ago and 6 of my cameras worked without issue. I had a newer model Wanscam that was not on the supported list so I filled out the camera request form. Got an answer within an hour and I provided temporary access to the new Wanscam. About 3 days later, I got an email that a new version was available and my camera was added! Downloaded the new version, and voila, new camera is online and recording. I use this for my office and small warehouse. The scheduling works well so I can keep the warehouse door on motion detection with an email alert all the time, and the front door on motion recording only at night. It is easily configured to restart when Windows does an update and in general works pretty well. Since this is installed on one of the PC's we use as a server, I would prefer that there is some password protection to turn off the monitoring, and I was told by a technician that that option will be available in one of the next releases. I also wanted to add a couple of old USB cameras, but had some issue with drivers. This might be because the camera drivers have been installed and uninstalled a bunch of times on this PC. All in all, a good piece of software.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Customer support is terrible, product just ok."

    July 13, 2013  |   By parv@rogers.com

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.1

    Pros

    Product is just ok and is expensive. Does what it say but the quality of the picture is low.

    Cons

    Customer service is terrible. They do not respond to any issues. I have sent them various emails and unable to get the registered product working after upgrading to v5.1.
    I have wasted my money on this product ....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable, affordable protection for home and business"

    February 14, 2013  |   By kfiore5137

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.04

    Pros

    A stable surveillance/security system with excellent notification options.

    Cons

    None that I have found yet

    Summary

    I've been using security monitor pro for several years at my home and my office. The new version 5 has been running on my Windows 7 and on a new Windows 8 PC for several weeks without even a hiccup. I just added two new cameras that weren't supported and tech support created a new version supporting my cameras within just a few days!
    I have used many other software products, this one is highly recommended.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Buggy, crash-prone, expensive"

    December 22, 2012  |   By gnetwerker

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.02

    Pros

    The software supports a wide variety of cameras.

    Cons

    Security software should be able to run unattended for extended periods. On a virgin Win7 system with no other installed software, this program crashes every few days. Fortunately, I found a program that would restart it every time it crashed. It is also impossible to correctly set the motion sensitivity, or throttle the number of emails sent to a reasonable number. To add insult to injury, any mention of these problems on the software's support forum is deleted.

    Summary

    Use only in an attended environment, were you can restart the program as needed. Don't plan on using the motion-detection.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "2 Hour Monitoring Trial"

    November 13, 2012  |   By RobLobster123

    Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.0

    Pros

    I can't use the software long enough to make that assessment.

    Cons

    The trial version only allows 2 hours of monitoring. I want to see if this software can do what YawCam has been doing for free for me for several months. Impossible. Unless I pay $89.00 up front.

    Summary

    If I was actually going to fork out $89.00 for security software I could go to a computer hardware store and probably get a decent webcam with software for that price. The software seems to work thus far. I am very unimpressed with the Motion Detection settings. There aren't enough of them. YawCam had a great way to fine tune. SMP starts recording the reflection of lights going on and off. Waste of time and money if you're looking for something worth it's on weight in bytes.

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