This software is not free, it has a cost since we are using the Salfeld cloud for all the configurations to be carried out and also to monitor in detail everything that our son does. Depending on the number of devices that we want to monitor, we will have a discount on the price, although they all incorporate exactly the same features:
- It is paid only once.
- The license is sent via email.
- 24 month license duration.
- No monthly or yearly subscription, one payment.
If we want a license for one device the price is 30 euros, if we want 3 devices the price is 50 euros and if we want 5 devices the price is 60 euros. We also have a license price calculator if we need more than 5 devices simultaneously, so we can save a lot of money if we buy licenses for a larger number of devices.
In the download section, we can see that this program is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 10 and also Windows 11. If you are going to install it on an Android operating system, it is compatible with all current versions, so you will not have any problems, In addition, you can download the app directly from Google Play.
Once we have seen the main features of this complete software, its price with different numbers of devices and compatibility with operating systems, we are going to download and install it.
Download and installation
The download of this program is done directly from the official website, it is an installer that will download all the software through the installation wizard, once it has been downloaded, it will start with the step-by-step installation wizard where we will define the installation path.
The first thing we will see is the Salfeld icon, we have to click on the Windows button to proceed with the complete download of the software:
Once we have clicked on “Start Installation” it will indicate that it is downloading the software and that we wait a few seconds, however, this will also depend on our Internet connection, so we must take it into account.
In the installation wizard we will have to choose the installation path, we will see the path where it will be installed, and click on “Install” to proceed with the installation of the software on our computer.
Once it is finished, it will be necessary to define an email, password and the name of the PC, it will automatically create our account in the cloud for monitoring the computer. A very important detail is that this username and password should only be used by parents, never by children, because they could disable parental control. You should also keep in mind that you will need this same password if you want to uninstall parental control. Once we have entered the email and password, we can choose one of the icons that we have by default, however, we can easily change it later.
In the following menu we must choose which Windows user we are going to monitor, logically it is highly recommended that our child has his own account without administrator permissions on the computer, however, if we have a single account and it is the administrator, we can also do it work, although it would not be the most correct way. You need to create a user account without user permissions.
When the installation is completely finished, it will ask us if we want to access the login portal, or if we want to access it later. We can click on “Login Portal” and the web browser will appear with the URL where we must log in and start with the complete monitoring of the PC.
Now that you have seen how to download and install this software, we are going to show you all the configuration options available in the Salfeld cloud.
Display and configuration options
If we click on the “Login” button we will have to enter both the registration email that is the username, as well as the password that we have configured on the PC. Once we have done this, click on “LOGIN” and proceed to log in.
In the main menu we can see the username of the PC and also the name of the PC itself (hostname). In addition, it will show us the current time and the control panel of the different sections of this advanced parental control.
If we click on “Action” we will be able to carry out different quite interesting actions on the computer:
- Unlocked until a specific time.
- Block until a specific time.
- Extend the time we have set.
- Configure roaming between devices, creating a group of devices.
- Manual synchronization of information.
- Power off the device.
- Take a screenshot in real time.
- Post a message to the computer user.
In the following screenshot you can see all the details:
In the lower section we have hyperlinks with direct access to the different parts of the centralized management, in addition, we can also see the use of the different programs and the time of use of said programs. From the main menu we can configure the additional times, we can also configure the roaming between different devices and finally the actions that we can carry out that we have explained before.
In the tab of «Device Limit» is where we can configure the time control of our team. In this menu we can configure by day, week and even month, in addition, we also have the possibility to limit by day of the week in a more specific way, and, of course, we can configure by hours and even quarters of an hour, to have the best time control possible.
In the tab of «web-filter«, is where we have all the configuration options to allow or deny access to the different web pages that we want. We can choose a large number of pages, in addition, we have the possibility to create a list and then configure the policy (block all websites in the list or allow all websites in the list).
In the tab of «programs» We can allow or deny the use of the different programs that we have on our computer, this is ideal so that children cannot use any program that is installed on the computer, and only certain very specific programs.
In the menu of «screenshots» we can activate the possibility of taking screenshots of the computer randomly, every certain interval of time. All the screenshots that we have taken will appear here, except those that we have taken on demand, because we also have the possibility of taking a screenshot whenever we want from the “Action” menu that we have shown you before.
In the section of “Security» we have the necessary options to limit the use of Windows. For example, we can disable the operating system command line, the registry editor, the control panel, the ability to run commands, perform search, disable the Windows task manager and other options, such as hiding the disk drives that we want This is very important to prevent our minors from trying to deactivate their own parental control, accessing system resources that only parents or administrators should have.
In the tab of «email report» We can receive an email with all the advanced data that has been collected so far, here we only have to enter our contact email and it even allows us to put someone on a copy. As for the information that can be attached, it can be a daily or weekly report, when the computer has been started, when it has been turned off, etc.
In the menu of «reports» we can see everything you have been using for a certain time, in addition, we have an automatic grouping, for example, if you use Chrome and Firefox it is considered that you have used «Internet» in a general way, therefore we can limit this use of “Internet” instead of going browser by browser. At the bottom we will be able to see a history of the programs used, of the web browsing that we have done on the computer, as well as the history of turning the computer on and off.
In the menu of «Settings» We can see the general information, the login and password, the device that we have registered, the last data synchronization carried out, and the license of the product that we have. We also have the possibility of configuring different warning options in the program, which are at the bottom. In this lower area we can change the user where the monitoring will be applied, we can also configure the extra times of computer use, activate roaming and other interesting options.
In the menu of «SO Vouchers» is where we can create and register the additional or extra time that we can give our minors. Finally, in the “Sync” section we will be able to see the status of the synchronization of all the data between the program that is installed on the PC and the cloud.
In the event that we want to uninstall the program, it is absolutely necessary to enter the access password, otherwise, we will not be able to uninstall it because it will give us an error. This is to prevent minors from uninstalling this program.
Once we have seen everything that this software is capable of, we are going to see what conclusions we have obtained after using it.
This complete parental control Salfeld Child Control will allow us to monitor in detail everything that minors do with the computer or Android smartphone. Thanks to the fact that we have complete management in the cloud, we will be able to make any adjustment via the web from any device, and this configuration will automatically be synchronized with that of the program in question, without the need for physical access to the computer to configure the program, so that we can make any changes we want and at any time.
Something that we really liked are the actions in real time, and that is that we will be able to lock the computer, turn it off and even take screenshots on demand, this is ideal to have a certain remote control of the computer in question, then in addition, we could have other systems for remote control, using programs like SupRemo Control, TeamViewer and even directly Windows Remote Desktop.
Regarding the price, we believe that paying €30 for 2 years of use with all the options that we have available is a price in line with what is expected, and that is that we have complete management from the cloud, and that has to be paid, in addition to the corresponding program development. It does not seem too expensive to us either if you are going to buy for several devices, because we have discounts if we buy more, for example, if we buy a license for 5 devices the price is €60, €12 for each device for 2 years of use.