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Re: a bit ot: Security system and web cams

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 14:02:13 -0500, Depo Catcher (depocatcher@gmail.com) wrote: 

> I've been thinking of setting up a security/monitoring system for my 
> home. 
> Does Debian have any packages or software to control web cams (motion  
> detect, recording, viewing, etc).
> I need at least 6 cameras.  I can get some really nice ones that work  
> under Windows for $90 each; but software (and drivers) only work in 
> Windows.
> What would be some good cameras that are supported under linux/Debian?   
> Wireless required.

I can recommend motion: 'aptitude show motion' for more information.
There is also a website at

I believe it will handle multiple cameras but cannot really comment on

Bob Cox.  Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
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