March 4, 2008

Yawcam – Yet Another Webcam Software

Filed under: Geek cool,Home automation,Media Center,Technology — Simon May @ 8:41 pm

I wanted some form of monitoring from the home setup of something. Not really sure why but I sometimes get a bit worried when we are away from home.

So I picked up a Tesco Value Webcam and found the rather good Yawcam software after lots of searching. Good webcam software is hard to find. I now have, for less than £6, a motion sensitive security camera. It works too, bit needs some tweaking to get it right, I had 40 emails from it today. Oh yeah, that’s what it does, emails me when it detects motion and runs a web server that I can connect to to check in on it any time.Yawcam_motion_2008-03-04_16 30 27_371

Todo: make it run through IIS, make it less sensitive, work out a way to activate it when we leave the house.

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1 Comment »

  1. go to the motion detection view and click the setting tab – then choose a specific area of your image rather than the whole thing – if you’re monitoring a door you only need to monitor the handle not the whole door to see it open – now adjust your sensitivity & tolerance appropriately by using a smaller area you can look at a higher sensitivity and lower tolerance without catching shadows leaves in the wind etc

    Comment by Anonymous — July 14, 2009 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

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