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Periscope Pro turns your Mac into a video surveillance unit

Ilene Hoffman

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 US$19.99 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 log in. 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.

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