The HomeMonEasy.com Video Streamer is a simple webcam software application
that allows you to setup your video monitor
webcams. It captures the video and streams
it to the homemoneasy server. And when you
log on to your HomeMonEasy Surveillance Dashboard, you
are able to receive and view that live video stream.
Download and install the web camera software, then click
on the "eye" Homemon icon to start the app.
This application can be used to play back
the videos that you record while logged
on to the HomemonEasy Surveillance Dashboard.
The java "jre" has to be installed on
your pc in order to be able to view your
What is a HomeMonEasy "session"?
A session is a running instance of the video streamer. It starts from the time
where you set up your video monitor webcam on a particular target by clicking
on the video streamer "start" button and ends when you close the video streamer.
While the session is running, you can log on any time and from anywhere to your
account at homemoneasy.com and view your live streaming video.
What are the software and system requirements for using the HomeMonEasy service?
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.0 and up (32 bit browser)
Processor Speed: at least 500 Mghz (Recommended)
RAM: at least 500MB (Recommended)
Internet Connection Speed: at least 1.5 Mbps (Recommended)
The Surveillance Dashboard requires Java to be installed
Can the HomeMonEasy.com Video Video Monitor Service be used with any webcam?
Yes, you should be able to use the service with any webcam. If in doubt,
we offer a free trial package so you can try the service for free, no credit
Does the HomeMonEasy.com Video Monitor service work outside the United States?
Yes, the video video monitor service allows you to video monitor your home or business located anywhere
in the world, and from anywhere in the world.
Does it cost anything to try the service?
You can register for free at HomeMonEasy.com, and registered users automatically get access
to some of the features for free, no credit card needed (i.e: support for one live video monitor
webcam.) Once you are sure that you like the service, you
can upgrade to anyone of our paid packages which offer support for multiple live video monitor webcams,
sound/speech support with your live video streams, motion triggered video recordings, unlimited recording storage
and a lot more.
Is HomeMonEasy.com a secure website?
Yes, HomeMonEasy.com is a secure website. Your video monitor sessions are password
protected, and we use SSL encryption for all our secure transactions
1) HomeMonEasy Surveillance Video Streamer
2) Creating sessions
Plug in a
your HomeMonEasy.com Video Streamer webcam software
Multiple Sessions from one Computer
The HomeMonEasy Surveillance Dashboard
Once the application is successfully
installed, you may start creating video monitor sessions by double clicking on
the "Homemon Video Streamer" icon.
Plug in a webcam into a free USB port on your pc.
Double-click on the "Homemon Video Streamer" icon to start your streamer webcam software.
The Frame Rate control allows you to adjust from highest framerate(high bandwith requirement)
to lowest(low bandwith requirement). The "Broadcast Bandwidth" window on the
right gives you a basic idea of the amount internet bandwidth that your video streamer is using.
Use your webcam software to adjust the
video on the capture panel for best picture. Once the streamer web camera software is
configured, your are ready to start your session.
Click on the start button to start
your session. If there are no popup error messages, your streamer
is now transmiting your video to your private session on the
HomeMonEasy server, and you should be able to log on to your
account at HomeMonEasy.com and view your session. As a test, you
may start your browser, log on to your HomeMonEasy.com account
and verify that your sessions are showing.Press the stop
button to stop the transmission and the start button to resume. Press
the reset button if you experience issues with your streamer. This
will initialize the app and allow you to start over.
You may also create
multiple sessions on one machine. Keep in mind that the more
sessions that you create on a single machine, the slower it will
Once you have created your sessions,
they will be running 24 hours a day until you decide to end them.
During this time, you can log on at any time and from anywhere in
the world and view those video monitor sessions.
When you first log on to
the HomeMonEasy.com Video Surveillance
Dashboard , an applet security
window will popup and prompt you to
accept running the media display applet. Click on "Yes" or "Run"
depending on the operating system.
At this point, your sessions
will be initiated on your browser, and your session names will
appear in the section to the left of the video player. You can then
click on the links to view the sessions. The HomeMonEasy.com SurveillanceDashboard contains several
useful features to help give you the best user experience:
Click on the Detach button to transfer the
session playing in the main video player window to a popup player window where
you can change the size of your video and view it full screen for
instance. You can also "detach" multiple surveillance videos and
view them side by side.
Click on the Record button to record the video
(without the sound) playing in the main video window. When this
button is clicked, the video will no longer be displayed on the
main video while the scene is being recorded. When you Click on
the "Stop" button, the recording action will stop, and the
video will display once more in the main video window. Once you are
done recording, the recording will appear in the Manual Recordings
tab of the recordings grid located below the media player. You
can click on it to view your recording.
If you had selected the "Turn On Video Recording" when your set up
your streaming session, you will also see any motion triggered video
clips on the Motion Recordings tab on the recordings grid.
Any messages from HomeMonEasy.com will be displayed on the "Messages"
tab of the grid.
In the "Dashboard Settings" panel you will be able to set your email addresses
for motion triggered email alerts. You will also be able to turn on and off
email alerts and motion triggered video recordings.
Note: When you record a
video monitor session, the video media file will be saved on the hard
drive of the computer you are using to view and record the
sessions. So it is a good idea to remove any private video files
from that computer when you are done.
Look in the Messages section to
view messages from the admin. The messages will be removed from the
system after 1 year.
Click on the Edit button to change your
preferences. Upon clicking this button, the Email
Notification checkbox and the Notification Email Addresses
section will be enabled. Select the checkbox to enable motion
detection messages to be emailed to you. Enter the comma separated
email addresses where you would like the emails to be sent. Once
you've changed those preferences, click on the Submit button
to save your changes. Your changes will be saved and the preference
edit fields will be disabled.
When I click on any of my video monitor session links, the video doesn't appear,
and there is no sound for my audio sessions.
First, Try closing your browser, and try again in a brand new one.
If that doesn't work you might have a firewall turned on your PC.
Shut off the firewall. If you still can't see your sessions,
either your network's firewall is blocking the connection, or your
video monitor sessions have not been created or are not running for some reason.
Speak to your network admin about unblocking UDP media
transmission and reception.
I clicked on one of my video monitor session links, and my video doesn't appear
on the screen. In addition, my browser window seems to freeze up.
Usually this happens when you have a slow internet connection
speed at the network where you are starting your video feeds from,
and you are setting high resolution video sessions from that
network. Since Those high resolution sessions use up a fairly good amount of bandwidth
bandwith, you might not have enough to broadcast your video
streams. It is recommended that if you have an internet connection
speed of 1.5 Mbps or less, that you should only create low
resolution video sessions.
I try to login, but the "Please wait, retrieving account data" message never goes away.
Close your browser, open a new one and try again.
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7.
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.0 and up
Processor Speed: at least 500 Mghz (Recommended)
RAM: at least 500MB (Recommended)
Internet Connection Speed: at least 1.5 Mbps
(Recommended)HomeMonEasy.com Surveillance Dashboard requires Java
to be installed
Stream Live Remote Video Monitoring
HomeMonEasy.com's main feature allows anyone to set up one or more video monitor webcams at
different locations world wide, and then, 24 hours a day, be able to log on to their personal
page at the HomeMonEasy web site and view those live video streams. In addition, you can also choose
to add live sound feeds to your video monitor sessions so you can listen as well to the conversations
and sounds at the monitored sites. No special technical knowledge is required. All you need is one
or more webcams, and a valid HomeMonEasy account. There are countless reasons why you should register
with HomeMonEasy.com and use the webcam software monitoring services it offers. Some of them include:
You own a small business and are not able to be present at all times.
You are going away on vacation, and are nervous about your home being vacant for an extended period of time.
You are a college student living on campus and you would like to video monitor your room when you are away.
You are a landlord and want to video monitor your rental properties' exterior and hallways.
Motion Triggered video recording software
HomeMonEasy.com's motion triggered video recording feature will record video clips whenever motion is detected
in front of a particular video monitor webcam. These video clips will be viewable and can be downloaded through
the HomeMonEasy.com website.
Motion Detection Alerts
HomeMonEasy.com's motion detection feature will alert you by e-mail when movement has been detected
in front of a particular video monitor webcam. The email will include the time as well as snapshot photos taken
at the time of the event. You will be able to receive e-mail at any email account that you register
with HomeMonEasy.com as well as your cell phone or PDA.
Manual Video Recording
HomeMonEasy.com's video recording software will allow you to manually trigger video recording while viewing
a particular surveillance video. The video files can be replayed using HomeMonEasy's playback window or the
HomeMonEasy.com will strive to always be at the cutting edge of media technology. Unlike other products
out there, HomeMonEasy is a lot cheaper and only costs pennies
a day. In addition, new features will be added periodically, and when they are, every HomeMonEasy.com
member will be able to automatically take advantage of them.