I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows that can send me a notification (such as email) whenever it detects some activity on my webcam (e.g., someone enters the room where my computer is located). Any license or price is fine.

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There are good amount of software. here are two examples:

TinCam - free, can grab frame and send it to mail

EyeLine - grab video, frame, send mails and so on. Cost ~50USD for single camera, home usage


Reddit user ExpertBoat pointed me to the program contacam:

  • Supported from Windows Vista up to Windows 10
  • This Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat.
  • Motion detection actions like sending email with attached movement file or running any external program
  • All the software from Contaware.com are Donationware, it is requested to donate $10 USD per installation to cover the costs. Software and web site are completely FREE FROM ADS. The source code is published under the terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.
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    Thanks Franck. Can you add to your answer whether the application is gratis or commercial? Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 0:29
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    @RockPaperLz-MaskitorCasket thanks, good idea, done Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 0:52
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    Thank you Franck, and thanks for posting here after you found a good answer. Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 2:03

iSpy has been a long time player in this area. I believe they have all of the feature-set you're asking for.

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