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PCEye

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Turn your PC into a simple home alarm system with this application. PCEye's multitabbed interface is an odd combination of childlike labels and simple fields and radio buttons. The program's easy-to-follow setup wizard makes short work of the process. PCEye monitors your system Webcam for movement. It's also easy to set the app to monitor the keyboard, mouse, and microphone. Any activity will trigger the alarm if it exceeds a user-set level.

Once PCEye's alarm is triggered, it quickly follows user-set notification instructions. With a few simple settings the app will call through your home phone system, send e-mail upload images to an FTP server, play a sound, or send text to the system display. A simple text box allows you to easily set notification order. You can also manually set the alarm with a key press. The e-mail alarm is easily set to send to numerous addresses. The phone alarm requires a voice enabled modem, an old-fashioned approach in the world of VOIP. It's relatively easy to set the app to shutdown the alarm by phone, though. You merely call your modem and enter a pin number.

PCEye is easily set to send all-OK notifications as well. PCEye's weakness is power. Shutting down your PC stops all notifications. It has a generous 60-day trial. Experienced users without a dedicated alarm system may find something to like with this simple app.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Turn your PC into a simple home alarm system with this application. PCEye's multitabbed interface is an odd combination of childlike labels and simple fields and radio buttons. The program's easy-to-follow setup wizard makes short work of the process. PCEye monitors your system Webcam for movement. It's also easy to set the app to monitor the keyboard, mouse, and microphone. Any activity will trigger the alarm if it exceeds a user-set level.

Once PCEye's alarm is triggered, it quickly follows user-set notification instructions. With a few simple settings the app will call through your home phone system, send e-mail upload images to an FTP server, play a sound, or send text to the system display. A simple text box allows you to easily set notification order. You can also manually set the alarm with a key press. The e-mail alarm is easily set to send to numerous addresses. The phone alarm requires a voice enabled modem, an old-fashioned approach in the world of VOIP. It's relatively easy to set the app to shutdown the alarm by phone, though. You merely call your modem and enter a pin number.

PCEye is easily set to send all-OK notifications as well. PCEye's weakness is power. Shutting down your PC stops all notifications. It has a generous 60-day trial. Experienced users without a dedicated alarm system may find something to like with this simple app.

Full Specifications

General

Publisher SoftDesignz
Publisher web site http://www.softdesignz.com
Release Date March 21, 2006
Date Added March 21, 2006
Version 2.5.0

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, optional webcam or microphone

Download Information

File Size 2.55MB
File Name PCEye2v5.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,269
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 60 Day trial
Price $34.95
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