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monitor webcam online

by don9pike / June 6, 2012 12:52 AM PDT

Anyone know of a way I can take my existing webcam and use it to monitor my home while I'm away?

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re: monitor webcam online
by wr14 / June 6, 2012 1:17 AM PDT
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A couple options for you:

(1) Camcloud - web-based service that connects webcams via your browser. Has motion detection, live streaming, few other features. Should be good for what you described.

(2) Vitamin D - software package that you install and configure. Lots of features and very powerful, but might be overkill depending on how much tweaking you want to do.

Worth taking a look at both see which one works best for you.

good luck

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QuickTime Player
by Carmen1024 / September 9, 2012 6:13 PM PDT
In reply to: monitor webcam online

For my knowledge, you can record your room with the webcam, and QT has a "New Movie Recording" is function with webcam. Hope it could be helpful Happy

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