Security Monitor Pro

Security Monitor Pro

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.32
  • Total Downloads:
    163,039
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (2-hour monitoring/recording per session trial); $89.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    27.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    263
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"Used to work until 5.32. Now all cameras flipped"

May 16, 2015

 |  Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.32

Pros

I used to work good

Cons

since 5.32. All Cameras flipped and no sign or word from technical support since the update came out.

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1 stars

"Claims to work my my camera brand, doesn't"

April 23, 2015  |  By oceanclub

 |  Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.31

Pros

At first time, program offers a lot of features

Cons

Claims to support a Storage Options camera, but get "failed" is trying to test. Settings used are same as those in other programs which work successfully. No help or feedback is given.

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3 stars

"Easy set up - motion triggering needs work"

March 13, 2015  |  By soulssong

 |  Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.31

Pros

Easy to set up.
Works with most IP cameras.
Has a broadcast setting for viewing over the internet.

Cons

* Way too expensive for what the program offers, nearly $90 to monitor just 2 cameras.
* The motion monitoring to trigger video and/or email is very hard to get set right. It either detects motion where there is none or doesn't detect motion at all. I've worked with it for hours trying to get it set right and it still triggers too often or not at all.
* Uses too much computer resources and may overheat some of the less powerful machines.

Summary

This is a decent software but needs improvement and would be a better value at less than half the price for what it offers. If other companies supported my IP cameras, I wouldn't have purchased this one.

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5 stars

"Caught a burglar!"

August 31, 2014  |  By RaviDeMateo

 |  Version: Security Monitor Pro 5.2

Pros

Installation was easy and quick. I have 5 cameras, all different models of TrendNet, Level One, Advidia, and HikVision. This is only software that supported all of them simultaneously. I love the interface, very intuitive.

Cons

Frame rate on the high resolution Hikvision camera could be better, but that might be a bandwidth limit of my wireless connection.

Summary

We caught a burglar prowling around our back yard. He saw my camera and moved onto the house across the street. I gave a copy of the recording to the police and they were able to identify and catch the burglar that broke into my neighbor's place! Most valuable software on my PC.

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5 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 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 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 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 stars

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

October 01, 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.32
Version 5.32 adds Windows 10 support, multi-lingual support, higher resolution and bitrate remote viewing, independent recording and display resolutions, faster local network search for cameras, support for many new mpeg4 and h.264 IP cameras including ALFA, AOTEK, AVS, Amovision, Dericam, EasyHome, Elro, Foscam, FitiVision, Hamlet, Nilox, Polaroid, Pelco, RTX, Sitecom, Speco, Tenvis, Topsee, Trivision, Vstarcam, Wanscam, Wi8, Yoko Tech and Vivotek, fully supports Windows 8 in 32 and 64 bit, and now previews up to 32 IP cameras on single screen.
General
Publisher DeskShare
Publisher web site http://www.deskshare.com
Release Date April 25, 2015
Date Added April 28, 2015
Version 5.32
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.48MB
File Name SecurityMonitorPro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 163,039
Downloads Last Week 263
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 2-hour monitoring/recording per session trial
Price $89.95

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