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Webcam and motion detection software,

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RoboCod, 10 Jun 2010.

  1. RoboCod

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    Hi,

    a friend of mine keeps having her car vandalised at night and I suggested she gets CCTV of some kind. The best budget way to do this I was thinking was webcam and motion detection software on her PC from the top floor window?

    Could you spec me a decent camera to use at night and a software that automatically records any motion detected?

    Many thanks
     
  2. subbytna

    Capodecina

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    sod the motion sensor, just record everything from a pre-determined angle. then if nothing was done delete it and re-record again the next night until you catch the vandal
     
  3. thingemajib

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  4. atmax1

    Wise Guy

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    get a cctv Camera and pci card and you can get software that does the motion side of it..
     
  5. RoboCod

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  6. rickh

    Hitman

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    No, plug and play doesn't mean it plugs and plays on a pc - it relates to any type of connection.

    It looks like it outputs RCA so you'd just need a cheap capture card (usb or pci available) to record it (google 'rca capture card').

    If you're going to be using motion detection software, make sure the capture device is supported - a lot of usb capture devices such as dazzle stuff will only work with their capture software.
     
  7. jbloggs

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  8. Dave85

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    I got a Logitech HD Sphere. It works well untill very dark. But you will need 3rd party software for motion detection. Your best bet is a cheap cctv kit black and white good for low light.
     
  9. Devrij

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  10. rickh

    Hitman

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