Instantly turn your computer with web camera into Internet-connected motion-sensing security system.

iSentry is a webcam security system for the Mac. Just launch iSentry, point your camera to the region you want to monitor, and prepare to receive a video or photo should any motion activity is detected. With wide selection of settings, iSentry allows you to configure quality of pictures and video clips, enable sound, alerts and receive email notifications about the events detected. Also iSentry can upload the pictures and video clips it takes on disk or in iPhoto album. You can download iSentry from Mac App Store using the link below:


This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here
iSentry Pro is a paid version of iSentry. It provides ability to use many additional features. For example, you can set up a recording schedule. It supports IP сameras. Also you can take photos or videos with larger resolutions. To download iSentry Pro from Mac App Store use the link below:

iSentry Pro

This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here
If you use OS X 10.6 then you need to download earlier version of the application which supports the mentioned operating system. You can do this using the link below:

Legacy iSentry v1.5.1

Click Get Started to learn how to start using iSentry.
Click Settings to learn more about available functions.

Comparison Chart

iSentry v1.5.1 iSentry iSentry Pro
Alarm sound
Mail notification
Start delay
Pre-Motion photo/video recording
Recording video with sound
Web camera support
Advanced Schedule
Attach a Snapshot
Alarm sound
Flicker suppression
Start delay
IP camera support*
Hide icon from Dock
Detection Area Mask
Resolutions larger then 800x600**

*Your IP Camera should support transmitting of the MJPEG video over HTTP protocol
**Your device should support such resolutions

iSentry will not be running while the computer is asleep. Make sure your computer is not set to go to sleep automatically in System Preferences->Energy Saver. However iSentry will be running if your display goes to sleep.
We also would like to warn that Power Nap feature does not allow execution of the third party apps (including iSentry) while your Mac is asleep.
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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Recommended Camera

iSentry should work with any USB or built-it camera supported by MacOS. Support of IP cameras needs to be tested on case-by-case basis. You can test whether your IP camera is supported using free version of iSentry. Click here to learn how to set up video input device. Below are links to some cameras which we tested and are known to work well with iSentry. If your IP camera is not listed here, but works with iSentry, please report to us so we can update the list for the benefit of other users.