If you have ever researched surveillance systems, you know that they don’t come cheap. The hardware, installation, and software can set you back a pretty penny and therefore are more suitable for businesses or the more financially endowed among us. ZipZapMac announced today a reasonably priced solution that offers even the most monetary challenged a way to feel more secure when they’re away.

Periscope Pro is US19.00 OS X application that provides motion-based video surveillance. It uses your built-in or an external camera and microphone and ZipZapMac claims you can set it up in under a minute. The user configurable app can be set to trigger only when there is activity in a space, to capture timed or continuous video, how long are the video clips, or to launch at login. The captured video automatically uploads to your free DropBox account, so that you can check it no matter where you are, as long as you have an active Internet connection.

The best news is that Periscope Pro [store link] works in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and up. It is available now in the Mac App Store.

Periscope Pro turns your Mac into a video surveillance unit originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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