The Evaluation Version of Camera Sentry has two limitations:
The absolute maximum of cameras is 100, but in reality that number depends of the power of your computer and the resolution of your cameras. The more resolution, more system resources will be required to handle each camera.
Camera Sentry is a effective Linux NVR Software. It can monitor multiple IP Cameras and it is used for home and commercial security and video surveillance.
It offers a secure, versatile, solid and easy to use alternative under Linux. Camera Sentry is frugal on computer resources and can run on any Debian derivative distro, including Ubuntu, Mint and many others.
We do not offer remote monitoring because this only opens another channel for hackers. Camera Sentry can upload videos to a remote location by FTP, but it is not possible to access Camera Sentry remotely.
Its main features are:
Record surveillance video on motion, on schedule or whenever you want to.
Sophisticated motion detection function.
Supports defining zones for ignoring motion in specific areas.
When motion is detected different actions can be performed:
- Send email, with attached frame grab image.
- Sound alarm.
- Record video.
- Upload recorded videos by FTP (only full version).
It can be configured using the Options -> Camera Settings menu command.
- The maximum number of cameras that can be viewed at
once with ease, depends on how powerful is the computer and its screen size.
A fast disk and CPU is recommended, but for monitoring a few cameras most computers will be powerful enough. If many cameras are used, to handle them it may be necessary to reduce its resolution and FPS.
Schedule video capturing to start and stop automatically.
Can be used with any IP camera supported by OpenCV version 2.4.12.
Motion detection recording saves space by only recording when something is happening.
Optional time stamping on recorded video frames.
Video can be monitored live as it is being recorded.
64-bit Linux Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, or any other Debian, Mint or Ubuntu derivatives. It is distributed as a Debian (
At least one IP Camera.
Evaluation Version limitations
- Users can add up to 100 cameras to see how well the programs handles them, but if more than two cameras are added, the next time Camera Sentry starts, only the first two ones will be available. Also only the first two cameras will NOT SHOW a promotional message on its video feed.
- Cannot upload videos by FTP.
The full version has no such limitations. Users can add any number of cameras to Camera Sentry. The camera settings will be saved permanently. Also FTP is enabled.
If you have any questions about our software send us a message from our Support page.