Webcam security software

  Chris the Ancient 17:57 29 Jun 2007

I'm *trying* to use my pc as a security system with a webcam. The webcam (MS Lifecam VX6000 - usb) works fine and with good resolution.

I have tried many different packages that act as motion sensors to trigger a recording, but with many varied and mixed results of the best as follows:

WebCam Monitor... Too darned sensitive in that every time that rare beast the sun shines and lightens the room, it triggers a recording. And despite many fiddles and plays, lots of bits ot the recording are missed.

DigiWatcher... Comparatively stable. But they record rather pixellated pictures in their own format which come out even worse when converted to avi format.

Coffee Cup... Lovely piece of kit. Records a series of nice, high-definition jpg images. But, as soon as the password protected screen saver kicks in - or, having bypassed that, I lock the computer - it stops working! I have tried emailing their support line but have yet to receive any feedback.

Has anyone found a *good* software suite that does the job prperly - but cheaply because I'm skint?


  Chris the Ancient 09:35 01 Jul 2007

Well, I have had a reply from Coffee Cup. There is no workround to prevent the application from not working! Such a shame, the images were the best of the bunch.

Anyone any other experiences on this sort of software?

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