Sighthound Video

Smart Video Camera DVR Software for PC and Mac - With Over 800,000 Downloads.

Enable almost any standards-based security camera to see people, vehicles, animals, and other objects just like the human brain. Record 24/7 video from all your cameras. Create rules to get smart alerts. Easily search through days or years of video. All this - and it’s very inexpensive.

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Forget Motion Detection.
Get Smart People, Vehicle and Animal Detection.

Sighthound Video is trained to detect people, vehicles and animals in the same way that a human brain works. Receive email or mobile alerts only when the things you want detected occur.

Empowering your surveillance cameras



Your home security.

Use the power of Sighthound Video to make the video surveillance system in your home smarter. It’s affordable home security monitoring software that works with most cameras and outperforms the alternatives. With HD live streaming support, custom zones, and remote access, you can finally have peace of mind while you're away.

Smart Security, Flexible Pricing.

Pay once, with optional annual support and upgrade subscription fees after your first year.

  • Starter
  • Free

    forever, no strings attached
  • One low-res camera

  • No remote access

  • Includes a free 14 day trial of Pro

  • Download
  • Basic
  • $60

    support is $12/yr after the first year
  • 2 full-res cameras

  • Web, iOS, & Android remote access

  • IFTTT & webhook integrations

  • Get Started
  • Home
  • $120

    support is $24/yr after the first year
  • 6 full-res cameras

  • Web, iOS, & Android remote access

  • IFTTT & webhook integrations

  • Get Started
  • Pro
  • $250

    support is $50/yr after the first year
  • Unlimited full-res cameras

  • Web, iOS, & Android remote access

  • IFTTT & webhook integrations

  • Get Started

Product Updates

Sighthound Video 7.0.16  -  January 5, 2022

*Sighthound Video 7.0.16 requires MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later / Windows 10 or later

Known Issue with MacOS (Windows is uneffected)

We are aware of a crash when playing back video clips with audio enabled in Sighthound Video on MacOS.

  • If you are using MacOS and need to hear the audio in your video clips, you should NOT install this release.

  • If you are using MacOS and do not need to hear audio, you will need to mute the audio within Sighthound Video before upgrading to this version and keep it muted until the next release is available. To do this, open the Search Tab in Sighthound video and click the Speaker icon at the bottom right corner to mute audio playback. 


  • Changed – Performance improvement in DiskCleaner.

  • Fixed – Sometimes sending an email alert with no image

  • Fixed – Faster Notification Alerts

  • Fixed – Some bug fixes and improvements

Sighthound Video 7.0.12 - June 18, 2021

  • Changed – Minor performance improvement in DiskCleaner.

  • Fixed – Disabled VideoToolbox acceleration on MacOS due to a crash in core Apple libraries.

  • Fixed – Video playback windows sometimes remaining visible when switching from one view to another (Windows only).

  • Fixed – Push notifications being delayed up to 60 seconds.

  • Fixed – Some USB webcams causing a crash on MacOS.

  • Fixed – “Check for Updates” button not working.

  • Fixed – 16x clip playback failing for some cameras when an audio stream is present

Sighthound Video 7.0.10 - March 18, 2021

  • Fixed - A failure to start on Windows with localized UIs (Russian specifically)

  • Fixed - A failure to stream clips with altered quality remotely on systems with available hardware acceleration

  • Fixed - Incorrect aspect ratio for recording on free version

All Release Notes