SurveillanceSaver alpha 0

03.11.2007 by Michael

SurveillanceSaver is an OS X screensaver that shows live images of over 600 network surveillance cameras worldwide. a haunting live soap opera. it is the first release of my ongoing experiments with network surveillance cameras.


images of axis network cameras can be simply found by searching for their unique url:

a short python script extracts the urls and checks if they are working or dead. the rest is done in Quartz Composer.

copy the file into your home folder’s “Library/Screen Savers” and activate it in “System Preferences/Desktop & Screen Saver”. please use it on your own risk: the screen saver is still alpha. SurveillanceSaver is under Creative Commons license..

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jens is working on a windows version of the screen saver. it should be finished by the end of the week. there will be a version with geoinformation soon, too.