Active WebCam captures images up to 30 frames per second from any video device including USB and analog cameras, TV boards, capture cards, frame grabbers, camcorders, and network IP cameras. The program broadcasts captured content from your computer or uploads it to an FTP server. Broadcasting can be viewed using any Internet browser; no plug-ins or downloads are required. The program performs simultaneous recording and broadcasting from an unlimited number of cameras. Your camera(s) can be used as part of a surveillance system. When the program detects motion in the monitored area, it sounds an alarm, e-mails you captured images, starts broadcasting, or records video. Live broadcasting as well as recording can be password protected, so all video and audio are scrambled and cannot be watched without a valid password. The program has features to place image overlays and date/time stamps, rotating picture and adjusting its size or quality; controlling camera's pan, tilt, and zoom. Version 5.1 added the Stream to Web server broadcasting method. The program sends video and audio to the PY Software web server. Users connect to this web server and watch the camera. Also features other enhancements.