Sounding an Alarm
The sound alarm plays an audio file of your choice whenever it is triggered. You can use this alarm to scare away potential intruders from the location you are monitoring. For example, if you want to secure your room while you are not present, position your web camera towards the door and configure it to play the sound alarm on motion or noise detection. Now, whenever someone tries to enter your room, the alert would be triggered, and WebCam Monitor would play the alarm, scaring the daylights out of anyone who is up to no good. The alarm could be a siren or your favorite song.
- Under Run Alerts on the QuickSettings pane, make sure that When motion or noise is detected option is selected. Select this option if not already selected.
- Under Which alert do you want to run? check the Sound Alarm option.
- Click Configure to open up the settings window.
- Click OK.
After this alert is selected and configured, you can start monitoring. Depending on the configuration, when motion or noise is detected, WebCam Monitor will repeatedly start playing the specified file.
Configuring the Alert
Set Audio File
Click on Browse and Specify the audio file to be played when this Alert runs. All popular audio file formats like WAV, MP3, MIDI, AU and WMA are supported.
The duration is the time for which the Sound Alarm would be played. The specified sound file is repeatedly played for this duration.
Select the volume of the audio file on a scale of 1 to 100.