How do I use my webcam to watch my house while at work?

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How do I use my webcam to watch my house while at work?

Post by WarAdvocat » Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:57 pm

coupla wierd things been happening around my house, I thought maybe I could have my webcam set up and just keep an eye on things in the backyard from the office...

but I have no clue on how to do that...

Currently running Win XP w/ internet over NAT via Linksys BEFSR41 and I have a logitech USB webcam thingy few years old, haven't used it too much.
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Post by WarAdvocat » Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:02 pm

Well I found a pay solution...thanks to Stress: http://www.webcam32.com/

Anyone know anything free?
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Post by Krom » Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:25 pm

Mobius had a post about something just like this not too long ago, had a webcam set up to go off if it detected any motion and email him a series of pictures. I think you can also get a live feed from your webcam.

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Post by Tetrad » Thu Jan 01, 2004 6:21 pm

Windows media 9 encoder has a built in webcam capture/broadcast thingie. And it's free and easy to use. Only problem is I think you have to use WMP9 to view the streams.
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Post by Mobius » Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:36 pm

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Post by WARMASK » Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:48 pm

get a copy of pcanywhere, install client on your home pc. you should be able to connect to your home pc from your office.

pcanywhere is a wonderful tool for remote diagnostics, as well as remote control over your camera.

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if you need help setting this up,, send me an email at brooks2154@msn.com
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