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How to make a simple video protection system?

Security is never superfluous, but therefore it would not be excessive to consider a budget variation of building a security system based on a regular computer with a webcam connected to it. Fortunately, now computers eat in almost every building, but the cost of the simplest USB cameras dropped to $ 15, thus creating a friendly ground for the development of video conferencing and other multimedia network stuff.

It is clear that in addition to the hardware elements, we still need a software helper, in the face of which a fierce beast named EyeCU 2.2 Professional from JPC Software will be performing. Naturally, programs of this kind are not gratuitous either to purchase a license for the above product, you will have to fork out $ 30 - emotional silence requires sacrifice. What is the key feature of this wonderful tool also why we chose this program as a careful guard? The whole lesson is that EyeCU 2.2 is activated only at the moment when a move is recorded in the video camera. In addition, the program very eagerly responds to extraneous sounds (of course, an external microphone is required for this), and with the first blah blah of opportunity it will record them in WAV format on the hard disk of your computer. Depending on the settings, all suspicious video frames are allowed to be saved as AVI-videos or in separate JPEG-pictures.

Another significant point - notify the remote user about the events. And also here the EyeCU 2.2 illustrates itself in all its glory. The program allows you to send a message via e-mail or pager, save the captured images on a remote FTP or HTTP server, however, it is similar to launch any outdoor application.

Summarizing the material, once again we will say two words about the hardware quota and give some useful recommendations.

First, the computer. The EyeCU 2.2 application is not demanding on resources, so any more or less productive machine with USB ports and sound reward will be suitable for work (the program allows you to audit 10 cameras at a time, with the settings of each parameter). Secondly, do not forget about the extension cable for your webcam (after all, you will have to hide it in some secluded place) also a microphone. Third, make sure that the equipment you exhibited was elusive to others. And in the end, if there were difficulties with the purchase due to the lack of an international credit card, we recommend that you refer to our material How to make a virtual credit card. " Good luck!