Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

If you have an old web cam­era gath­er­ing dust in a cup­board, you can eas­ily put it to good use as a live se­cu­rity cam­era. All you need is a free ap­pli­ca­tions like iSpy ( www.ispy­con­nect.com) or We­b­camXP ( www.we­b­camxp.com). iSpy, for ex­am­ple, uses your we­b­cams and mi­cro­phones to de­tect and record move­ment or sound and pro­vides se­cu­rity, sur­veil­lance, mon­i­tor­ing and alert­ing ser­vices. iSpy is free but re­mote ac­cess and email alerts re­quire a web ser­vices sub­scrip­tion. The free ver­sion of user friendly We­b­CamXP un­for­tu­nately doesn’t have the abil­ity to alert you when it de­tects mo­tion.

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