turn a webcam into cctv on my pc

  howieb1971 15:26 21 Sep 2009

hi everyone i need help please
does anybody know how to make a webcam on my pc using windows xp into a cctv camera to record things and if it is actually possible or such a program and if it is free the more the better

i hope people can help many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:34 21 Sep 2009
  Stuartli 16:09 21 Sep 2009

It's perfectly possible and, in fact, when I bought a Creative webcam several years ago it came with motion detection software.

Do a Google for such software.

  howieb1971 16:06 22 Sep 2009

so fuit bat it saves the images so u can look back later???

  interzone55 16:10 22 Sep 2009

I'm pretty sure that most webcams come with simple CCTV software these days, but beware that as a PC is often a target for thieves you'll lose the camera and any footage if the PC is swiped.

For this reason it's probably a good idea to get a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive and save your footage to this. If the NAS is kept somewhere out of the way it's unlikely to go walkies with the PC...

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