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Topic # 57751 23-Feb-2010 19:08
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My boss has people breakin into his bach and using his pool, scerwing with the filters, etc, etc.

He wants me to sort a motion sensing webcam to film and or take pix of people to try & identify them.

Can someone recommend a motion sensing webcam, that we can setup with a PC either wireless or USB to record some footage?

We need to buy it tomorrow so I can install it when I go up there on Friday.


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  Reply # 301619 23-Feb-2010 19:16
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Standard webcam with something like

webcamXP / webcam 7 PRO

This is the most advanced version of the software. It has all the features of the Private version and supports and includes the motion detector (optical and/or acoustic detectors), the advanced alerts manager, the ability to log traffic to files and the digital video recorder (permanent recording).

It's the perfect solution for advanced security purposes at low cost.

Supports unlimited number of video sources.

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  Reply # 301660 23-Feb-2010 21:20
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Lookup Dorgem or dorgen. Free open source windows app that supports motion detection. Very simple to use and easy to setup. I use it occasionally for personal projects.

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  Reply # 301669 23-Feb-2010 21:46
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  Reply # 302754 27-Feb-2010 19:11
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Cheers guys. Got both working, but the Dorgen one is working best. Unfort both are pretty light sensitive which keeps setting off the motion detector.

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  Reply # 302774 27-Feb-2010 20:02
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I had a hardware box that used to do it but the results were a but flaky. Set it up to catch a thief at work but gave up at some stage as I got more images of curtains blowing and clouds going over the sun I gave up.

Ended up using an old Huawai phone which auto-answered a video call.

I'll give that Dorgen a try, I have so many thin-clients to use up I'm trying to find purposes for them.

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