How to Use Computer Webcam as a Security Camera for Ocassional Use

How to Use Computer Webcam as a Security Camera for Ocassional Use

If your need for security cameras  or surveillance is limited to emer­gencies, you don’t need to spend thou­sands of rupees on a profes­sional security system. It is possible to use a relatively much cheaper webcam, along with free open source soft­ware, as a security camera. If you have a laptop or a computer with a webcam, you don t need to buy any other gadget to turn your computer into a security camera. Using your webcam as a home security camera is quite simple, and this guide will show you to accomplish that feat with nothing more than few min­utes to spare.


Install the webcam and accompanying software using the manufacturer’s instructions.


Install open source free webcam security software such as Dorgem or Yawcam.


Open the “options” or “settings” menu in the security software and se­lect the choices necessary to enable motion record­ing of webcam images.


Position the webcam in a location that has a clear view of the area you wish to monitor.


Access the webcam secu­rity software to view the videos and images that were recorded while you were away.



■ You may need a USB extension cord to safely monitor an area with­out having your computer visible.

■ There are wireless webcams available these days if you want a 100 per cent wireless system.

■ With the help ol software like EyeSpyFX and EvoCam you can even monitor your webcam‘s feed from a cell phone.

■ You can also upload your cap­tured frames to a website using FTP upload or email the file to yourself-

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