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The integration of IP CCTV cameras into Control4 is one of the most common requests we get. Whilst Control4 is compatible directly with a range of CCTV cameras, dealers have been asking for a wider choice.  Not all IP cameras can be directly integrated with Control4 so an alternative solution needed to be found.

The SecuritySpy Mac based DVR software solution is the gateway to the support of over 500 IP cameras within Control4.  Not only will it provide your customers with the ability to view cameras on their Control4 interfaces, it also provides full security DVR facilities as well.  All for a similar price to the Control4 supported 4 camera analog to IP convertor.

Extra Vegetables in conjunction with Ben Software are enabling you to re-sell their DVR software to your customers. You will need to provide a Mac mini computer and we will provide you with a driver. 

Dealers can purchase the Security Spy software from Ben Softwre direct.

For a free 30 day trial of Security Spy please click here.

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Supported Control4 operating systems

Compatible with Control4 OS 2.2 and above ONLY

Control4 Processor Requirements

HC250 can be used on smaller systems.  Please check Control4's recommended processor requirements for your specific project.

Other Requirements

SecuritySpy software running on a Mac
Our driver for this product is free.


Mac Computer MUST be running SecuritySpy
The cameras are only visible on the Control4 interfaces when the Mac computer is switched on and the SecuritySpy software is running.

SecuritySpy with the Extra Vegetables driver enables the following features with Control4. For full details of the SecuritySpy software visit the Ben Software website

Hundreds of IP Cameras Supported 
The SecuritySpy software is able to convert the video images from literally hundreds of IP cameras into a format that is compatible with Control4.  This enables a wide range of camera types and styles to be used with Control4.  Static and PTZ cameras can be integrated.  For a full list of supported cameras click here

Versions for 1, 4, 8, 16 or unlimited cameras.
You can re-sell your customers a license for the software to enable 1, 4, 8, 16 or unlimited IP camera support.  Customers can upgrade their license at any time to enable more cameras.  This is a software license only - you must supply the Mac computer.  For 1-8 cameras a Mac Mini is adequate. To calculate the power of the Mac required click here

Full DVR with recording facilities.
This solution provides full DVR recording facilities - it is not just a way of enabling the cameras within Control4.  Your customer has the benefit of a fully digital DVR based on reliable Mac technology for less than the price of a 4 camera analog to IP convertor.

Motion Detection Recording.
Like a top end DVR the software enables recording based on motion detected within the frame.

30 Day Trial Available
You can download a 30 day trial of the software from the Ben Software website.  You will need to also download the Control4 SecuritySpy drivers.  If you do not have these please contact us via the Support section of this site.


This driver is an independent commercial release by Extra Vegetables Ltd. Although the development was encouraged by Ben Software all support queries for the driver should be directed to Extra Vegetables.

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  • Hundreds of IP cameras supported.  Click here for full list
  • Versions for 1, 4, 8, 16 or unlimited cameras.
  • Full DVR with recording facilities.
  • Motion detection recording.
  • Webserver for remote operation in addition to 4Sight integration.
  • Free 30 Day trial of Security Spy software available click here.
  • Compatible with Control4 OS 2.2 and above only