بخصوص ال ip cameras توجد الآن العديد من الأنواع بأسعار رخصية ، وتوجد بعض البرامج مفتوحة المصدر للتحكم فى تلك الكاميرات شرط أن تكون الكاميرات داعمة لبروتوكول ال RTSP ، من ضمن هذه البرامج يأتى على القائمة البرنامج الأكثر من رائع
Runs on any Linux distribution!
Supports video, USB and network cameras.
Support Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras, extensible to add new control protocols.
Built on standard tools, C++, perl and php.
Uses high performance MySQL database.
High performance independent video capture and analysis daemons allowing high failure redundancy.
Multiple Zones (Regions Of Interest) can be defined per camera. Each can have a different sensitivity or be ignored altogether.
Large number of configuration options allowing maximum performance on any hardware.
User friendly web interface allowing full control of system or cameras as well as live views and event replays.
Supports live video in mpeg video, multi-part jpeg and stills formats.
Supports event replay in mpeg video, multi-part jpeg, stills formats, along with statistics detail.
User defined filters allowing selection of any number of events by combination of characteristics in any order.
Event notification by email or SMS including attached still images or video of specific events by filter.
Automatic uploading of matching events to external FTP storage for archiving and data security.
Includes bi-directional X.10 (home automation protocol) integration allowing X.10 signals to control when video is captured and for motion detection to trigger X.10 devices.
Highly partitioned design allow other hardware interfacing protocols to be added easily for support of alarm panels etc.
Multiple users and user access levels
Multi-language support with many languages already included
Full control script support allowing most tasks to be automated or added to other applications.
Support external triggering by 3rd party applications or equipment.
xHTML mobile/cellular phone access allowing access to common functions