Can I set up a webcam

  WhiteTruckMan 22:21 28 Sep 2007

as a low cost security camera? I'd like to point one out of my window to watch the driveway to see if anyone comes while the house is empty. maybe take a picture frame every second or so and store to a hard drive, not to broadcast on the web. Anyone come across anything like this before or-more to the point-has anyone heard of any software to let me do it?



  STREETWORK 22:27 28 Sep 2007

Not a problem but you will need to ensure that the software it comes with has 'motion detection'.

A google search for a free one can come up trumps there.

I have used one in the past but now use a PIR one fixed outside.

PS. Still got that hat??...

  VoG II 22:27 28 Sep 2007

click here but I'm sure a Google would throw up less expensive alternatives.

  raliy2k 22:27 28 Sep 2007

There are some that can provide what you have asked for. From the top of my head, D-Link provides the service you require: click here

  rdave13 22:32 28 Sep 2007

Not used it but how's this for $39; click here

  WhiteTruckMan 22:38 28 Sep 2007

was a simple approach that would take a picture regardless, so any form of sensor wouldnt be needed. But I was thinking of a video type output that I could review relatively quickly, rather than a large amount of still images. But I suppose if I viewed them as thumbnails it wouldnt be too difficult to spot the ones that were different.

I dont know. I'm merely exploring the possibilities at the moment and seeing if it is feasable.


  woodchip 22:47 28 Sep 2007

You have to put clear Warning stickers up to say that your Property is using CCTV

  woodchip 22:53 28 Sep 2007

You have to put clear Warning stickers up to say that your Property is using CCTV

  woodchip 22:54 28 Sep 2007

Sorry about that PCA is back to it's old self

  Stuartli 23:36 28 Sep 2007

So long as you are only observing your driveway and not public areas such as your street, I'm pretty sure it's perfectly legal.

  WhiteTruckMan 23:57 28 Sep 2007

Its prompted by me coming home from work and finding that some sod had uprooted all the little solar powered lights I had in the garden next to the driveway and tossed them all over the place. No reason for it, but its really brassed me off.


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