WebCam Recorder with Motion Detection and Remote Preview is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you set up a video surveillance system using your webcam. The tool can run in a stealth mode and is able to detect movement.

The program does not impress much in the visual department, as the layout looks a bit outdated. If you open the configuration panel, the GUI reveals a crowded set of options. There’s support for an online help manual in case you want to find out more details about the setup process.

WebCam Recorder with Motion Detection and Remote Preview allows you to browse throughout your computer to access the recordings and preview them directly in the main window. What’s more, you can run a slideshow, adjust the number of frames per second, as well as save data to AVI file format.

You are allowed to start or stop the recording process, enable or disable motion detection, and adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, gamma, compression, and sharpness.

What’s more, the application gives you the possibility to insert date/time stamps, embed custom details (e.g. company, city), adjust the font size, run the utility at Windows startup and automatically activate the recording mode, as well as send the captured data via FTP connections.

You can pick the saving directory, make the utility pause for a custom number of seconds before detecting next movement, and automatically capture images at a certain time. The video streams can be previewed directly in the main panel.

All things considered, WebCam Recorder with Motion Detection and Remote Preview comes with several useful features for allowing you to monitor locations through a webcam. However, it needs some GUI improvements in order to make entire process more intuitive.