Use Your Webcam for Security Surveillance, Motion Detector ?
Found this interesting application which you can use to turn your pc and webcam into a surveillance system. It will help you to detect motion or any changes in the environment of the live capture feed of the webcam. You can use this successfully in your home or office as a security surveillance system.
Using your Webcam to Detect Motion for Security Surveillance
#1 – Vitamin D : The Best Free Monitoring Software for Home and Small Business Surveillance
Vitamin D Video detects people and moving objects in video streams for security and monitoring purposes. It runs on a PC or Mac, and uses off-the-shelf USB webcams or network (IP) cameras. For the first time, professional performance with real-time alerts is available to everyone.
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>> Link : Download VitaminD
Vitamin D Video makes it simple to distill a long day of video into an interactive highlight reel of important events. One click filters your results to only show people, and keyboard shortcuts let you scan your day in seconds.
#2 – Motion Monitor
A light-weight, easy to configure security application. Just set up a web cam, or any other DirectShow compliant device, and use Motion Monitor to keep watch. As you can see in the screen shot below, Motion Monitor is easy to setup and even easier to use.
Just plug in your capture device, start Motion Monitor and adjust the 5 configuration options. Then watch as Motion Monitor detects motion in each frame, and displays the motion it detects.
Download Motion Monitor : Link
Although this software will not trigger any alarm or like that but it will start saving images whenever it senses any change in motion capture by the webcam. This is very useful if you want to take pictures of all people using your public computers (like in cyber cafes)
Another popular similar premium software is SWB WebCam Surveillance Monitor (Link), an easy-to-use motion detector that monitors your home, office, kids, pets, any place or anything you want. Its for 19$.
Leave your comments or ideas about different uses of these application.