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Turn an old webcam into a security camera

submitted on August 10, 2011 by shawndiaz in "Products / Gadgets"
Do you have an older webcam laying around the house or garage that is no longer being used? Well, dust it off and put it to a renewed use. Monitoring software is available for free or as trials and some for a pretty small price ($19) so it will come in handy. There are options to use them with PC, Mac OS X, or even Linux.

PC: http://www.tincam.com/ (Free Trial/$19)
Mac OS X: http://evological.com/evocam.html (15-Day Trial/$30)
Linux: http://www.zoneminder.com/ (Free)
           

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  • 121440
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on August 10, 2011
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    good one
  • 121467
    tejsinghr
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    Posted by tejsinghr on August 10, 2011
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    This is Really Interesting !!!
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on August 22, 2011
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    Is there a software that uses camera to detect any motion and then sends an SMS or email?
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    shawndiaz
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    Posted by shawndiaz on August 23, 2011
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    One program looks to be able to capture motion, but I am not sure of the email/SMS capabilities. This one looks to still work, although it is no longer updated.

    http://dorgem.sourceforge.net/

    http://www.simplehelp.net/2006.....ty-camera/

    I'll keep looking
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on September 26, 2012
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    http://www.ispyconnect.com/

    This software works pretty well. I use my playstation eye camera with it. It's free for basic use but costs money for extra features. It can be set to record on detect or just just record nonstop and can capture video and/or sound.

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