CameraFTP Features

Use Webcam as IP Security Camera

You can use a webcam as a cloud based IP security camera. Just install CameraFTP Virtual Security System software, which is available on Windows.

Use webcam as cloud based IP security camera
Use webcam as IP camera

The advantages of using webcam as IP camera

  • You can use an OLD laptop as an IP camera.
  • It is extremely easy to setup, requires little or no configuration.
  • A laptop/PC includes local storage.
  • A laptop has battery.
  • It can connect to multiple webcams (incl USB webcams).
  • Some laptops have very high resolution cameras than IP cameras.

One big disadvantage is webcams usually don't support night vision; another disadvantage is webcams are rarely wireless.

CameraFTP Virtual Security System Software and Webcam Security Camera app

  • To use webcam as IP camera, you just need to install CameraFTP Virtual Security System software (VSS).
  • It is also possible to use CameraFTP Webcam Security Camera app.
  • Both VSS software and Webcam Security Camera app support image recording and video recording. In general, we recommend using VSS as it offers a lot more features and is more reliable.

Download Camera Footage

  • You can download your footage from website.
  • You can very efficiently download footage using any FTP client software, such as FileZilla.

View live cameras or play back the recorded footage

You can use CameraFTP Viewer app to view your cameras online. CameraFTP has web browser based viewer and mobile viewer app for iOS and Android. Please go to App Store or Google Play to download CameraFTP Viewer apps. You can also visit and click Software to download the viewer apps.

More details about CameraFTP cloud storage service and pricing

For more info about CameraFTP service and pricing, please visit For more info about how to configure an IP camera/DVR, please visit the Supported Cameras page.