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Webcam Corp. has released Webcam Watchdog, a Windows application that provides around-the-clock surveillance for your home or business. When Webcam Watchdog detects motion in the area being monitored by your web camera, it can sound an alarm, e-mail you the captured image, and increase the recording frame-rate speed to capture more high-quality images.
Because Webcam Watchdog uses the Internet along with its built-in Java capability, there is no need to buy and install any software to view the images being captured. All surveillance images can be viewed using Internet Explorer 4 or 5, or Netscape 4 or 5.
Capturing 320-by-240 images at one per second, a 40 GB hard drive will hold ten days of video. Webcam Watchdog can automatically delete the oldest video files, allowing you to capture data forever in a maintenance-free mode.
The program's built-in web server makes it easy to retrieve your video archives securely and remotely. There is even a log that keeps track of who accessed Webcam Watchdog remotely. In addition to using the program as a web server, it can also be used to upload webcam images to your web site.
Other features include the ability to add text captions to the images, to place a date/time stamp on each video frame, and to adjust the frame rate, picture size, and quality settings.
Check it out and download the free trial version at: