HTPC used as Security Camera Server?

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    Mike Garcen
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    This is more just a random thought of mine. I have my HTPC in my living room, which is almost facing my front door. And i have a few cheap webcams. So totally random but…

    is there any software out there where i can use my webcam with my always-on HTPC to be a security camera? Where it can monitor motion and record or something?

    #32257
    skirge01

    There’s plenty of security software out there (some are even free), but if you’re looking for actual integration with WMC, I’m not sure about that aspect.  I know a few people did this with SageTV by adding a channel to their EPG with a live feed from their cameras.  Again, no clue if that’s even possible with WMC.

    #32258
    Mike Garcen

    [quote=skirge01]

    There’s plenty of security software out there (some are even free), but if you’re looking for actual integration with WMC, I’m not sure about that aspect.  I know a few people did this with SageTV by adding a channel to their EPG with a live feed from their cameras.  Again, no clue if that’s even possible with WMC.

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    nope, don’t need any WMC integration. I RDP into my server, so would just want to be able to check it if necessary, strictly as a precaution if anything were to ever happen. what are some of the free ones???

    #32263
    money

    Vitamin D video.  Hands down what you want.  1 cam is free, two cams price is $50 for software.

     

    works ggreatt

     

    #32264
    Mike Garcen

    [quote=money]

    Vitamin D video.  Hands down what you want.  1 cam is free, two cams price is $50 for software.

     

    works ggreatt

     

    [/quote]

    thanks money, will check it out!

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