How to Use Security Monitor Pro 5.04 for Professional Video Surveillance
If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-use video security and surveillance software, you might want to check out Security Monitor Pro 5.04. This software allows you to monitor and record from up to 32 IP cameras and up to 4 USB cameras simultaneously, with various settings and actions for each camera. You can also view live video feeds from multiple cameras on different monitors, and upload recorded videos and photos to an FTP server or a web site. In this article, we will show you how to use Security Monitor Pro 5.04 for professional video surveillance.
Step 1: Download and Install Security Monitor Pro 5.04
You can download Security Monitor Pro 5.04 from the official website of DeskShare, the developer of the software[^1^]. The software is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2019, Server 2016, Server 2012 and Server 2003. The download file size is about 51 MB, and the installation process is straightforward. You can choose to run the software in normal mode or hidden mode, depending on your preference.
Step 2: Add and Configure Cameras
Security Monitor Pro 5.04 supports more than 2200 different IP camera models and virtually all webcams[^2^]. To add a camera, click on the Add Camera button on the toolbar, and select the camera type (IP camera or webcam). Then, enter the camera name, IP address, port number, username and password (if required). You can also test the camera connection and adjust the video settings (such as resolution, frame rate, compression) before adding it.
Once you have added a camera, you can configure its settings by right-clicking on its preview window and selecting Camera Settings. Here you can set up various options for motion detection, recording, actions, schedule and advanced settings. For example, you can enable motion detection and choose the sensitivity level, mask areas to exclude from detection, set up email notifications or audible alarms when motion is detected, specify the recording duration and format (AVI or WMV), schedule the camera to start or stop monitoring at certain times or days of the week, etc.
Step 3: Monitor and Record Video
After you have configured your cameras, you can start monitoring and recording video by clicking on the Start Monitoring button on the toolbar. You can view live video feeds from multiple cameras in a single window or on different monitors. You can also control the cameras remotely by using the pan, tilt and zoom functions (if supported by your camera model). You can switch between different camera views by using the cyclic view option or by clicking on the camera name on the left panel.
Security Monitor Pro 5.04 automatically records video when motion is detected by any of the cameras. You can also manually start or stop recording by clicking on the Record button on the toolbar or on the preview window. The recorded videos are saved in the folder specified in the recording settings. You can view them by clicking on the View Recordings button on the toolbar or by using the built-in media player.
Step 4: Upload Video and Photos
Security Monitor Pro 5.04 can also upload recorded video and photos to an FTP server or a web site for backup or remote viewing[^2^]. To enable this feature, you need to go to Tools > Options > Upload Settings and enter your FTP server details (such as host name, port number, username and password). You can also choose which cameras to upload from, what file types to upload (video or photo), how often to upload (after each recording or at regular intervals), etc.
Once you have set up your upload settings, you can start uploading by clicking on the Start Uploading button on the toolbar. You can view your uploaded files by using any web browser or FTP client.
Security Monitor Pro 5.04 is a powerful and user-friendly video security and surveillance software that can help you monitor and record from multiple cameras with ease. It offers various features and options to suit your needs and preferences. You can download a free trial version of Security 061ffe29dd