Periscope Pro
Periscope Pro
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Periscope Pro3.4.1

10 January 2017

Powerful suite of surveillance apps.

Overview

Periscope Pro introduces a powerful, new generation of surveillance apps for OS X with breakthrough features like motion- and sound-activation, automatic setup for IP cameras, and an in-app clip library.

Use your iOS device as IP camera. Or use your built-in camera/microphone, USB remote camera/microphone, or an IP camera wherever there is an Internet or Ethernet LAN connection, to monitor and record anything -- your desk, front door, filing cabinet, vacation house, or anything else, including who is using your Mac.

Features and Benefits
  • Easy-to-use, sets up in less than 1 minute
  • IP Camera support
  • Auto or manual setup
  • Setup window preview to see how it’s working
  • Multiple operating modes -- Motion Detection, Audio Detection, Both or Continuous
  • Motion Detection
  • Set sensitivity level-- ignore or detect small movements like the wind ruffling a curtain.
  • Audio Detection
  • Set sensitivity level -- ignore or detect quite sounds like a pet walking
  • Real-time interactive activation adjustment -- set motion/audio activation sensitivity using level monitors
  • in the in-screen monitor window
  • See levels change as you move/speak
  • Pick exactly the trigger points you want -- no trial and error guessing
  • Auto-send clips to your Dropbox account -- view clips from anywhere on any device
  • Record with or without sound
  • Record with or without Timestamps for any camera -- built-in, remote or IP
  • Sleek new user interface -- easy to use and pleasing to the eye
  • Covert Operation
  • App can be hidden from users
  • Operates with screensaver or even with screen-off
  • Set preferences for any camera in the same window -- built-in, external, IP Camera
  • Wide range of recording formats -- 320x240, 640x480, 800x600, 960x720, 1280x960, 1600x1200
  • Multiple frames/second options -- 1, 5, 10, 15, 25
  • Highly resource efficient -- 30% more efficient than most others
  • Optimally compresses clips to minimize storage
  • User-controlled clip storage -- any folder, any device
  • Stores clips by time and date -- fast access in scrollable thumbnail window
  • In-app clip library and viewer
  • Can be activated at login, launch or from the control panel
  • Does not interfere with other auto-launch apps
  • Can be password protected
  • 24/7 support response in 1 hour or less, guaranteed

What's new in Periscope Pro

Version 3.4.1:
  • Added support for EZVIZ cameras

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How would you rate Periscope Pro app?

17 Reviews of Periscope Pro

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pehei
15 September 2017
Version: 3.4.1

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Nice to setup and run. Found IP camera (Logitech Alert 700e) easily. But cons: - it can't utilize cameras own SD-card. I couldn't find a way to watch videoclips in cameras memory. - nor can I change camera's settings as I can do in Alert Commander (Logitech's own camera software which doesn't work in macOS Sierra anymore. Logitech doesn't update Alert software anymore also.) - to use videos (recorded when motion found) I should keep my iMac and Periscope Pro running all the time. Although camera does that itself (recording). Only watching camera memorycard archive would be enough, but haven't found a Alert Commander alternative for that. Unfortunately.
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Iaian7
25 June 2019
Version: 3.4.1
It never runs for very long without crashing. Buggy and unreliable.
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0.5
Almcfd
21 August 2018
Version: 3.4.1
No service no support Many Time asking for Help any response from them .
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5
WiZZardP1
18 September 2017
Version: 3.4.1
Excellent piece of software.
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2
Georges-Schell
15 September 2017
Version: 3.4.1
No use of this app…
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0.5
chenderson2
15 September 2017
Version: 3.4.1
Doesn't work on ANY of my cameras. Customer service is nonresponsive.
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pehei
15 September 2017
Version: 3.4.1
Nice to setup and run. Found IP camera (Logitech Alert 700e) easily. But cons: - it can't utilize cameras own SD-card. I couldn't find a way to watch videoclips in cameras memory. - nor can I change camera's settings as I can do in Alert Commander (Logitech's own camera software which doesn't work in macOS Sierra anymore. Logitech doesn't update Alert software anymore also.) - to use videos (recorded when motion found) I should keep my iMac and Periscope Pro running all the time. Although camera does that itself (recording). Only watching camera memorycard archive would be enough, but haven't found a Alert Commander alternative for that. Unfortunately.
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4
Big Johnson
14 August 2016
Version: 3.2.1
I'll leave a review to offset the absurd one below.

Only 1/2 star for a very good app just because it's missing one (albeit important) function? This app is certainly worthy of at least 3 stars even if you can't live without an app for it.
If you require remote access the app can uploaded videos to Dropbox and you can view them from anywhere. That's an additional expense that you may not want to incur.

What about the large number of recording formats? 1600x1200 is a pretty damn big picture for a webcam. That's higher than 720p, almost 1080p! Spy Cam only records in 640x480. And Periscope can record up to 25 fames per second, it will even record from an IP camera.

Recording can be activated by motion, sound or both. I had to turn the audio sensitivity way down because I'd find dozens of clips were created even though nothing in the room had moved, due to outside noise. I've been using a cheap 5 year old Logitech webcam and have been happy with the results and the app. I found it easy to use and the videos are timestamped with date and H/M/S.

For those of you who do use cell phones, check out this dev's FREE Bluetooth Lock which automatically locks your computer when you walk away and unlocks it as you near. http://zipzapmac.com/bluetooth_lock
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0.5
Bourbonlegend
17 April 2015
Version: 2.3.2
New interface is pleasing to look at but...I've been using Aircam for a couple of years and it easily connects to its iPad/iPhone app so i can monitor my cameras anywhere over WiFi or Data connection. Periscope is pretty, but without the monitoring app i see no reason to even release this thing. So i can wait till i get back to my computer or Dropbox folder to view the recordings???? Cmon.!?
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Tankknight
28 February 2015
Version: 2.3.1
Works great with my USB cams, but doesn't work with my wired or wireless FOSCAM IP cams. Suspect the FOSCAM dialog of asking which of three access options.
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5
StanislavK2615
11 July 2014
Version:
Amazing new interface!
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Devin323
06 July 2014
Version: 2.0.1
I bought it as it is a "high end" security camera "suite". I didn't realize you couldn't monitor more than one camera feed at a time. Please tell me I'm wrong and just didn't figure it out yet so I can change my review to a five star!
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4.5
OlegT2047
05 July 2014
Version:
I like this little app. Very easy to install and operate. But i did not see any difference in video resolution size. Tried both - minimal size and maximum - did not see any difference at all. File size is the same and the picture is the same. Tried with Built-in FaceTime HD Camera on Retina MAcBook Pro
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0.5
Mcfallsco
19 December 2013
Version: 1.5
Waste of $10 and an hour of my time. Too buggy. I tested the Demo. Saw that it was sufficient for my needs. Purchased it. Setup a WebDAV connection to a server. Set the video clips folder to the WebDAV connection. It transferred the video and then nothing worked from there on in. Wouldn't record any longer. Tried setting the video clips folder back to a local drive but can't. I'm doing loops. One message is that if can't find the WebDAV drive. So I remounted, then rebooted and remounted, no success even though I have it mounted. I deleted it's contents, unmounted, rebooted, still can't set the video clips folder to anything else. Tried looking for preference files to delete. Can't find them. A waste of valuable time and $10.
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0.5
Ryno-Steyn
19 September 2013
Version: 1.5
Nice features, but unfortunately it just doesn't work. I tried for 3 hours to get the sensitivity to work accurately and eventually gave up. If you want to record everything, all the time, then there are easier ways.
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2.5
Vyper007
25 August 2013
Version: 1.4
I bought this software the other day and wanted to use my iMac to run the software. The problem is it wont let the sleep settings apply, which is fair enough on a mac mini where you have a seperate screen but on an iMac its not like you have a seperate power switch for the screen, which means once the software is running the screen will not dim and then turn off. The semi solution is to turn down the brightness on the screen but I'd rather the software allow my sleep settings to apply so I can control the mac and when it dims the screen automatically.
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ZipZapMac
21 August 2013
Version: 1.4
Hi guys! Periscope Pro 1.4 is here! It fixes all issues with high cpu usage, false detections. Just give it a try.
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neuronsong
14 August 2013
Version: 1.2
There are not nearly enough options for controlling the behavior of this app. Also, I had to turn the sensitivity all the way down for the motion detection to seem to work correctly. Finally, and most damning, this app consumes the CPU on my laptop when doing motion detection. There is no way I can leave it running. It will eventually melt my laptop down. This app has potential but the current implementation is very flawed.
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