RoboNanny - home security monitoring tool


RoboNanny is a home security monitoring tool. It monitors sound level in your room via your computer microphone, broadcasts audio from the microphone over the network, and records surrounding audio, and fires sound alarms. While connected to the Internet (even a 28.8 modem will do, but DSL or Cable is certainly better), RoboNanny can continuously broadcast your room's sounds.

You can listen to what's happening in your home by simply connecting to your home IP with Windows Media Player. If configured, RoboNanny can save all sounds louder than a user-defined threshold level to super-small WMA files to the hard drive. An hour of audio takes less than four megabytes of space.

How It Works: RoboNanny works as a home security system by monitoring audio level in your room. It can be used as an audio surveillance tool.

The program uses your computer's microphone in order to watch for any suspicious activity. If noise level exceeds a user-defined maximum, the program starts recording all sounds to a file on your hard disk (it can record everything by simply setting this "maximum threshold" level to zero). The program will record everything while the noise continues, plus 15 seconds after the sound level falls below the threshold.

You can also connect to your computer at any time using a regular Windows Media Player (using the File -> Open URL command) and listen to what is happening in your room. RoboNanny can broadcast every sound in your room to the Internet through a WMA stream (8 kbit per second).

Supports: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP

RoboNanny features

  • records to super-compact WMA files
  • 1 GB on your hard disk can hold more than 16 hours of recorded sound
  • RoboNanny voice activated recording starts automatically if noise level becomes higher than a user-defined threshold
  • optionally broadcasts all audio to the Internet, in Windows Media Player compatible format (no need to install additional software to listen to what's happening in your room)
  • Internet broadcasting takes 8 kbit/s only, allowing to use it even with a slowest modem connections
  • logs the number of alerts

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