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Webcam server on Linux

Sep 04, 2010, 03:06 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Linuxaria for this link. ]

"In these days all the new netbooks and most laptops have built-in webcam, or at least add one external costs very little, apart from the traditional use in video calls you can use our Linux box to create a monitoring device, it can be used to monitor your child while you are at another PC, or your pet while you are at work, or have a home-made video surveillance system for your properties.

"To accomplish this we will use the software Motion, the software is present in many distributions, I will give commands using my Ubuntu 10.04.

"Feature that made me choose this software is the ability to remain "asleep" until it detects a noise or movement, and then activates and records, plus the ability to define custom actions when it start (send an email, an sms , Etc.)."

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