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#1 friendless

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:52 AM

Basically trying to find some decent Webcam and/or IP Camera Software for all I could dig up was cheap little programs or advertisements for some super ultimate security surveillance set for only $50,000*. Preferably Windows however anything *nix that may be worth looking into, preferably something that can look for pixel changes and start recording or alternate choices of action. One that can pick up both webcam and possibly IP Camera.

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#2 Lord Wud

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:34 AM

a while ago i had a cam 24/7 in my apartment, and i was using Conquer Cam, it cost $10, but it looks like they havent updated it since I bought it circa 2004.
http://www.theill.com/conquercam/ I was looking through the feature requests and it doesn't look like the motion detection is everything you want it to be.

A friend of mine uses tincam http://www.tincam.com/ and really likes it. It's $20, and it seems like it will do what you want.


Does anyone have any recommendations for linux?

#3 mungewell

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

You might like to take a look at zoneminder (http://www.zoneminder.com/), the supported hardware page (http://www.zoneminde...ported_hardware) on the wiki might give you some ideas.

You could use a webcam connected to old PC to upload images to an FTP/web site, or buy a shiny IP Cam (to effectively do the same thing). Using VoIP software with a streamed image will likely give too poor an image to be useful.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:06 PM

I was playing with a program called 'motion' I found in the Ubuntu repository.. it worked with my cheap logitech web cam and seemed to work pretty well for what little i knew to do with it.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:03 PM

I was playing with a program called 'motion' I found in the Ubuntu repository.. it worked with my cheap logitech web cam and seemed to work pretty well for what little i knew to do with it.

Motion is awesome. I use it all the time (http://motion.sf.net for those not familar). I've also written some back end software for motion to upload via FTP images. It's pretty straight forward and I need to document it. I wrote it for the Camproject GiD (of Telephreak) has been working on. It's sorta fun. Check it out at

http://www.camproject.net

You can setup private/public cameras. Anyways, my work works with motion and it'll be up on his site as soon as I get off my ass and doc it.

#6 xxXXsh4rk80YXXxx

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:48 AM

I've always wondered if there was a good IP cam software solution for linux. Somthing that could be incorporated into a actual security camera setup.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:18 AM

I've always wondered if there was a good IP cam software solution for linux. Somthing that could be incorporated into a actual security camera setup.


"motion" is what i use for all my home security cam's....




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