Using Webcam as CCTV
I blogged about buying a CCTV camera a few days ago for internet shop because it has been burglarized several times by some unknown thieves here in our place. Even before we transferred here, there were already things which had been stolen from us specially on our pc accessories like headset, speaker and mouse. Just the other day, one of our web cams from our client pc's was stolen. We can't trace up who stole it that's why we really need to have a CCTV camera to keep track of the entry and exit of people and to monitor the movements of our customers.
We went to our computer supplier and they recommend as using a webcam instead of CCTV. We looked for CCTV cameras and its very expensive. Good thing they informed us and we learned that we can actually use the webcam in recording videos and capturing images to our customers. The cost of CCTV cameras costs a whooping $300. While webcam only costs $10 so we decided to buy 2 pcs. of webcam to test it.
The secret on how these webcam will work is the use of 3rd party software or components with just a little programming skills which are required. Our computer supplier's technician will help us install this software for our i-cafe. Were glad that we finally found the solution to our problem. Plus the fact that we can save money instead of buying those expensive CCTV cameras around.