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way to use netbook and webcam as security system?

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by gibbey531, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. gibbey531

    gibbey531 Member

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    I'm getting ready to leave for a weekend vacation this Friday, and I'm going to be hiring someone to come over and take care of the pets, get the mail, etc. One thing I was thinking about was doing a temporary security system of sorts. I have a netbook and a webcam ready at the moment, and I'm wondering if there is a way to use these two together and if there is a fairly easy to use/free software that can capture video (not high quality video, just standard or every 4th frame like some do). I have a fair amount of IT hardware/software and I just want to make sure my babies are safe.

    If there is any other ways you guys know about feel free to recommend them!
    thanks!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    both netbook webcam & external webcam software can probably be used for that. checking webcam software settings for video capture in motion detection mode.
     
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    1AVMonitor is a great webcam monitoring program. You can view live video from anywhere, and it takes pictures when it detects motion, all time-stamped.
     

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