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Security Monitor Pro 5.2

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the benefits of using Security Monitor Pro?

Security Monitor Pro is professional video surveillance software designed to monitor any area for motion such as parking lots, shops, offices, warehouses, etc.  Security Monitor Pro supports monitoring multiple IP cameras and Webcams.

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How many cameras can be monitored simultaneously?

You can view and monitor 32 IP cameras simultaneously.  However, the monitoring of the cameras depend upon your PC hardware configuration.  Monitoring all the cameras simultaneously may consume a lot of CPU resources.

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When an alert is triggered, what are the different actions that can be configured?

When motion is detected, an alert is triggered.  You can configure the following actions when an alert is triggered:

  • Capture live video and save it as a MP4 file
  • Take a sequence of JPEG photos
  • Get email notification with a photo of the event
  • Upload Video Recordings and Photos to your FTP account
  • Play a sound alarm for specific duration
  • Run a script file or .exe or a file associated with .exe
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Can I schedule monitoring to start automatically?

Yes, you can schedule each camera individually to start as well as stop monitoring automatically.  A schedule can be configured to begin monitoring at application start up, once, daily, weekly or monthly.

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Can I start a video recording automatically on motion detection?

Yes, you have an option to start a video recording when motion is detected so that you know what event triggered the alert.  Your video recordings are saved as WMV files on your PC.

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Is there a way to track various activities and events while monitoring?

Yes, an event log is maintained for each camera so that you can track the events while monitoring.  The events are logged when you start or stop monitoring, recording, broadcasting, when motion or noise is detected, files are being uploaded, and snaps are being taken.

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Can I use Security Monitor Pro to view my cameras over the Internet?

Yes, Security Monitor Pro can broadcast video from any or all of the configured cameras.  The broadcast is a standard Windows Media stream, and can be viewed using any PC over the Internet.  For more details, refer the article Configuring Your Camera and PC for Internet Broadcasting.

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How do I upload captured images and videos?

You can backup the videos and photos to your FTP account on motion detection or at regular time intervals.  To automate the upload process, select Upload Media files action and enter your FTP account details.

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The program stops broadcasting after a long period of computer inactivity.  What is wrong?

This behavior can occur if Advanced Power Management is enabled on the computer.  To work around this issue, turn off Advanced Power Management before you start the program.  To do this, use the appropriate method for your operating system.

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Is there a way I can avoid false alarms?

Yes, you can mask or hide a particular area so that the motion in that region is ignored and thus no alerts are triggered.  Click Camera >> Manage Camera >> Edit Camera >> Mask Area.


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Which IP cameras can I use with Security Monitor Pro?

IP camera models from leading camera manufactures are supported.  It includes Axis, Canon, D-Link, Foscam, Panasonic, Mobotix, Pixord, Sony, Toshiba, Vivotek and many more.  Please see our full list of supported IP cameras.

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Are Digital Video Recorders (DVR) and Video Servers supported?

Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and Video Servers allow you to convert your CCTV cameras to appear as IP cameras.  Please see our full list of supported DVRs and Video Servers by Security Monitor Pro.

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