now secured with https download logo
iSpy Icon

iSpy Screenshot
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Sep 19, 2018
[+] More Details

iSpy Review

Felix Cheng
Free video capture software perfect for CCTV, webcam capture and home surveillance
A review of iSpy by Felix Cheng

iSpy is a free video capture tool which works well with webcams and other input devices connected to your computer.

Many programs in the category of video capture don't even come close to the usefulness of iSpy and indeed this app contains more features for free than many others do for a price-tag.

The interface of this application isn't the most beautiful and we're sure it could use some work, but the overall functionality more than makes up or what it lacks in terms of eye candy.

iSpy can be easily configured to work with multiple different video input sources, though the most popular would probably have to be its webcam capture feature which is often used for home surveillance or as a CCTV. The configuration options include a lot to work with, but once you're comfortable with iSpy's main purpose, they aren't difficult to understand.

As a program that is excellent for remote monitoring, you can also embed the webcam stream on a web page if you desire. You're likely going to have to have a static IP or some kind of dynamic DNS service setup.

Overall, iSpy can do a lot but its vast set of features and powerful abilities mean it uses a lot of system resources.. though still recommended.

The user guide on their web site is very comprehensive and helpful.

iSpy can capture webcam streams, capture video from input devices and record desktop video.

iSpy features and highlights:
  • Embed the iSpy Viewer in your own website
  • Control PTZ enabled IP cameras
  • Talk out to Foscam, Axis and iSpyServer cameras
  • Text to speech - talk through the website via text to speech or dictation
  • Listen to and monitor remote microphones live over the network
  • Pair video and audio sources for capturing movies with sound
  • Upload to YouTube - auto upload captured content or one-click upload in the web view
  • Command line access (integrate with home automation)
  • Remote Commands (execute over the web or via mobile devices)
  • Desktop capturing
  • Access and control your cameras and microphones using your mobile device (iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7)
  • Connect and monitor as many security cameras and microphones as you like

iSpy is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video capture software without restrictions. iSpy is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Filed under:
  • iSpy Download
  • Freeware Video Capture Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: iSpy 7.1

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of iSpy may be available from ispyconnect.

iSpy has been picked by our editors as good software.
iSpy has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested iSpy against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

Screenshots of iSpy (5)

CAM Wizard Icon
Video Capture
CAM Wizard
Vista/XP USB webcam motion detection WMV video capture. With FTP upload web cam
Webcam Video Diary Icon
Video Capture
Webcam Video Diary
A webcam video capture utility with many different configuration options
Webcam Surveyor Icon
Video Capture
Webcam Surveyor
Webcam Surveyor is complete video surveillance solution
ContaCam Icon
Video Capture
Free video surveillance and webcam capture software
Genius Vision NVR Software CmE Icon
Video Capture
Genius Vision NVR Software CmE
Monitor web and other cameras from a desktop application
Download29.9 MB - Tested clean
Download Ranking
in Video Capture
#17 of 84
3.3 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.

Video Capture Downloads

  1. AMCap AMCap is a small yet fully functional video capture and preview application
  2. D-ViewCam Access, control and monitor network camera surveillance systems by D-Link
  3. Dxtory An application which captures video from DirectX/OpenGL
  4. IP Camera Viewer Free IP camera monitoring software views multiple cameras
  5. CamStudio CamStudio records screen with audio