Video surveillance software

Video surveillance software

New applications and programs for video monitoring appear in the public domain almost every day. High-quality video surveillance is becoming more affordable for a common user, and at the same time, tough competition conditions are created for manufacturers. Only the best of the best remain on the market, and today we will talk about them.

What is modern software? Its essence and purpose

Video monitoring software is a special, lightweight program that provides access to remote control of the system via personal computer or mobile phone. To become the owner of this software, it is enough to download a video surveillance program to the devices of choice (IP cameras or smartphone, tablet).

Cloud software

The innovative software is cloud software. This is due to the fact that a cloud video surveillance system works on the basis of a regular PC or mobile devices + a special application downloaded for Windows, Android or iOS. This eliminates the need to purchase any additional or special equipment. All information from CCTV cameras is stored in the cloud space, access to which is provided through the Internet. So the owner pays only for the Internet and selected cloud service tariff.

The whole system can fit in two regular smartphones. And instructions on how to make a phone a part of video surveillance can be found in our article: “Turning an old smartphone into a surveillance camera.” If it is required to monitor large areas, then IP cameras or hybrids (IP cameras + smartphones/tablets) are used. More details here.

Tasks and functions of video surveillance programs

Modern programs for video surveillance have multifunctionality: they are used in everyday life and business. And thanks to the rapid development of technologies, video monitoring systems, unlimited in distance and number of devices, are being created.

Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to enhance the capabilities of software for surveillance cameras, such as developing and improving intelligence and technology. This minimizes the need for human intervention in the system. Another advantage of software for viewing surveillance cameras is that it is always ready for new settings and scaling. For example, the system can be enlarged/reduced at any time by adding/removing cameras.

Modern video surveillance software is capable of:

  • viewing video recordings from any camera remotely in real time;
  • recognizing faces, keeping track of visitors and compiling white and black lists of clients;
  • classifying visitors according to the specified parameters (gender, age);
  • monitoring the absence/presence of employees and detailing the working time;
  • notifying the owner in case of violations of the established rules;
  • notifying in case of motion detection;
  • automatically switching to night mode.

How to choose the right software?

Choosing software is the first step towards creating an effective video surveillance system. The main nuances for choosing software:

  • ability to connect multiple devices at any time;
  • compatibility with local network or modem;
  • general availability of software and its updates;
  • remote control of the system;
  • scalability, integration and adaptation capabilities;
  • positive reviews from users;
  • positive feedback from specialists and experts in the field of video monitoring.

It is very important that the software is designed for video surveillance of large areas. In this case, the system will be as functional and flexible as possible.

Review of the best programs

Our experts have compiled a list of the best programs, considering the optimal combination of options:

  • possibility of self-installation and configuration of the system;
  • availability of remote mobile access;
  • technical ability to combine the system with other devices;
  • presence of outstanding modern technical qualities;
  • relatively inexpensive cost of tariffs.

International Faceter company 

Faceter is a leader in facial recognition using neural networks and artificial intelligence technology. Experts are engaged in the improvement and development of the latest solutions in the field of video surveillance and analytics.

Using the Faceter application, any user will be able to:

  • use the system to protect home, control children and other family members, as well as business;
  • easily and independently install, configure and improve the system;
  • remotely manage, view and download files from the cloud remotely and at any time;
  • use IP cameras or a regular phone. Read more in our article: “4 steps of connecting a CCTV camera to your phone“;
  • receive notifications if the system detects violations according to the settings;
  • use a tariff plan for free and from 290 rubles/month.


The video monitoring software from IVideon has won the trust of customers due to its technical capabilities:

  • displaying the location of video surveillance devices on the map;
  • displaying up to 36 images from cameras on one screen;
  • almost instant notifications to the owner by phone and email;
  • wide range of video analytics capabilities;
  • availability of a free test period of the system;
  • online remote control and access to recordings;
  • combining the system with almost 100% of all devices on the Russian market.


The YOULOOK video surveillance software from a Russian camera seller works through a cloud system and does not require unnecessary equipment, and also has the following advantages:

  • control of the number of customers;
  • timely notifications to the owner in case of system shutdown;
  • cloud storage type;
  • minimum payment for a tariff – from 300 rubles/month;
  • free use of the application when connecting up to 2 devices.

Summing up: modern cloud software with remote access functions and analytical capabilities is the most innovative software on the video surveillance market. Do not deny yourself modern technologies, because they have become generally available.


Choosing the best video surveillance software will save you money and time. Today, you can create a simple solution to the issue of protecting facilities on your own. Cloud systems are easy to mount, reliably protect files, automatically update and notify their owners about all specified events.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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