It is pretty appealing to use a regular webcam for your home security. It is easy to set up and is not expensive at all.

Read forward to know how to turn your computer and USB webcam in a motion detecting and recording security system.


Connect your USB webcam to your computer and install required drivers. Check how the webcam is operating and if it shows the correct image.
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Download free open source program "Dorgem".
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Open "Dorgem" and set your webcam as the source of video signal. Then click "Preview" button to see the video signal. Click "Source" button to be able to customize the video image you see.
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Go to "Store settings" > "File" and click "OK" > enter a Name: > set interval (try 1 or 2 seconds) > set the folder to save images to. When you type a file name, use %g symbols, which will give your file name a time stamp. Use %G, so that the current year is also present in the file name. For example: usb_camera%G%g. Then click "Save".
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Now click "Options" and make sure that "Use motion detection" checkbox is active.

And just like that you just turned your regular USB webcam into a security camera. Now with any single movement before its objective, it will create a series of images..
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You can manage your security motion-detecting system remotely with the help of USB over Network solution. Find out how you can receive data from this webcam security surveillance system and manage its position remotely (of course if the construction of your camera allows such possibility).

Things you'll need

USB Network Gate

Requirements for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019
Also available on macOS, Linux OS and Android , 5.59MB size
Version 8.1.2013 (12th Jun, 2019) Release notes
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