iSentry 2.0

A fully functional Mac OS X app that can capture photo and video using your Mac's camera by detecting motion and alert you in various ways
iSentry is a versatile Mac OS X motion detection app which can monitor the area in front of your Mac’s built-in iSight camera or a connected camera. The application can send you e-mails about detected motion, take pictures, record videos and upload images to your account.

With iSentry, you get plenty of freedom in remotely monitoring areas using your webcam. Keep in mind that the app is not a live video monitoring tool. It just supports photo and video recording as well as sending emails and photos to imageshack. iSentry is designed to offer a free alternative to the plethora of security apps for OS X.

Furthermore, you can configure the start delay of motion detection, which can be immediate or after 3, 10, 30 seconds and after 1 or 5 minutes. Moreover, you can also easily adjust the camera sensitivity using a built-in slider in the main window.

Another advantage of using iSentry is that it can monitor areas when you want; thus, you can set it to start and stop at any hour of the day. The list of features also includes configuring the photo and video recording. You can change the photo resolution, upload limit and frequency and set the limit recording for video.

When your camera detects motion, it can also play an alarm sound immediately or after a specified time. You have the freedom to select a noisy alarm such as air raid siren, ambulance, horror scream, etc. and adjust their volume. Intruders can get a real scare when hearing these alarms.

Realtime email notification is also supported. As soon as motion is detected, iSentry sends an email to the address you have specified in the Mail tab of the settings. You can also change the subject and message. Depending on the sensitivity of the camera and amount of motion, iSentry can send you a lot of emails in a short timeframe.

Overall, iSentry is a reliable and extremely user-friendly tool for users who want to remotely monitor an area using a webcam. It might not be the most advanced security solution for OS X, but it is free and comes with a great number of functions that work great.

Reviewed by on November 27th, 2013

last updated on:
August 12th, 2014, 1:03 GMT
file size:
6.1 MB
developed by:
Tristero Consulting
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • User interface has been completely redesigned. Now it became more intuitive
  • Added ability to run the program with the preview window closed
  • Added Help, web page
  • Various bug fixes
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Application description

iSentry is a free and simple to use application that will turn your Mac into an Internet-connected motion-sensing secu...

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