I started writing iSpy back in 2007 after finding a superb open source c# .net project called AForge. I spent a while looking around for decent, open source motion detection and recording software but
didn't have much luck finding any with the capability that AForge provides - so I decided to write it myself.
As iSpy has matured more and more applications for the technology have become apparent. Existing security and surveillance software is typically expensive, dated and limited with closed source and poor control over sensitivity, lacking in features, virtually no audio
support and restrictive limits on data usage. I put all my effort into tackling these problems right from the start. iSpy was written with an enormous feature set that is continually added to whilst using standardised code to connect to the vast majority of web cams and IP cameras available today.
The original aim of creating iSpy to be as sensitive to movement and sound as possible means that it makes an awesome camera security system. There are so many applications for iSpy and people are using it in so many different ways that i'm constantly amazed by the stories I hear - from
whale watching, to storm monitoring, meteor showers, protecting top secret documents and yes, even the odd UFO!
Donating cash to support future development - features and bug fixes - and to help pay for hosting charges would make a real tangible difference to the project. If you are interested in contributing in other ways - code enhancements, bug fixes or marketing/ business opportunites i'd love to hear from you!
iSpy uses adapted open source code from the following projects:
iSpy is available in :
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Deutsch, ελληνικά, Español, Française, Hrvatski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Português, 中文 (繁體), 한국어 and 中文
Brazilian Portuguese: Fernando Paladini - pCreations
German: Stefan Wiber
iSpy is cloud hosted on Azure.