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Use Webcam To Monitor Room


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:02 PM

Hey,

How can I set up my Webcam to Monitor my Office and capture the file to the HD (or even better, a Virtual Linux File Server (please see other post))?

I don't know where to put the Camera in the Office. We have a Corner Desk and the Main Office PC and the Server is under there. Would it be best to monitor the whole room or just the Server?

Thanks (And I'm sorry if that's just blurred your mind!! I don't know how to explain it really!)
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:04 PM

It should point at what you want it to monitor. Just follow the instructions that come with the camera and adjust it from there.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:39 PM

WOW! What a fast reply!!

That's the problem. I don't know what to monitor in the Office. What would be best to monitor? Whole Room, Server, Main PC?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:55 PM

What are you worried about? What are you looking to see? A webcam monitor is a PITA to administer in a highly trafficed area (I've had one at home and have 2 at the wife's office) - there's just too much to see! Do you want the camera concealed, or do you want it visible (as a deterrent)?

The recordings take up an enormous amount of room on your hard drive. Motion detection may decrease the size of the files to manageable levels tho' (that's what we do at the wife's office).

We use Swann cameras and software at the wife's office ( http://www.swann.com.au/ ) and I've had good luck at home with Logitech USB cameras ( http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_c...s/&cl=us,en )
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:50 AM

I am going to use a Trust 360 USB 2.0 Spacecam because I already have it and I don't use it much anymore as I have a webcam that clips onto the screen of my Laptop.

The software included is in a word, rubbish. Could you recommend any good software that is capable of recording clips to the HD and probably with Motion Detection. But I don't know if it will work with the Camera I am going to use.

BTW what does "PITA" mean?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:14 PM

Pain In The _ss :huh:.

I thought everyone knew that one, I'm pretty sure that concept rumbles through each of our minds just about every single day :thumbsup:.

None of my business, but you don't seem to have a good idea of what you want or how much you want it.

What's the point of using premium software...with crap hardware?

Garbage in, garbage out when it comes to video.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:42 PM

Oh I see about the PITA thingy!

So you need Premium Software to use Motion Detection? Oh I didn't know that.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:02 PM

There are various security software programs to use in conjunction with your camera. You can also integrate a motion sensor into the system
Many here to checkout
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