Free home webcam
The IP stands for Internet Protocol, and essentially means that they connect to your router (usually via Wi-Fi) and therefore can be mounted anywhere in Wi-Fi range where there’s a power source.
As they connect to your router, you can view the real-time footage from any computer on your home network (or a smartphone or tablet if it works in their web browser or has a dedicated app).
As with webcams, you can install software on a PC to record footage when motion is detected, but it’s better to opt for a camera with a micro SD card slot for recording footage.
You won’t need to remove the card to view the footage: it should be possible to do this via a web browser or dedicated app or Windows software.
Since the app joined our selection of software and apps in 2013, it has reached 3,641 installations, and last week it gained 55 installations.
If you want to monitor your property, or keep an eye on pets left at home, all you need is a laptop or PC with a built-in – or USB-connected – webcam.
Then you need some software which can record the feed from a webcam either continuously or – more usually – when motion is detected.
Use them to spice up your video and compose the perfect portrait or an ultra cool profile picture. The many entertaining effects available in You Cam include colorful interactive particles, as well as many funhouse-like filter and distortion effects.You can then configure ‘zones’ which are rectangular areas within the webcam’s view which will be used for detecting motion.You might select your baby’s cot, a cat flap or door, or the space where you park your car.Good software will provide a playback console which shows recorded clips on a timeline so you can quickly watch clips recorded when movement was detected.Depending on the software, there might be options to send an email (along with a jpg image) or a text message when motion is detected, upload the clip to You Tube or an FTP server, or even play a recorded message, such as you telling your dog to stop barking (i Spy can be configured to respond to audio triggers as well as motion).