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  1. Hi, Wonder if anyone has come across any amazing PC CCTV software? I have tried loads and nothing else comes close to ActiveWebCam as of yet. Positives of this software: The setup so far is: Analog Quad Processor - outputting to Pinnacle Analog Capture PCI card in PC. ActiveWebCam then used on PC to process. A local mailserver is also setup and running (ArgoSoftMail server - Free) Any motion detection on ActiveWebCam is recorded, and also emailed (processed via ArgoSoftMailserver - which also has webmail access etc) Also, any motion detection plays a loud barking dog wave file on the PC speakers. You can change the wave file to a "ping" if at home or other noises if you wish. The mailserver can be accessed from anywhere in the world using POP3 - outlook express etc. Its far easier to quickly view thumbnail CCTV snapshots of lots of mails quickly, then using a hardware based CCTV system that records all the time. Its also easier to view CCTV recordings in a windows environment where you can easily see date/time stamps of files and just click on the recorded files to view them. Disadvantages... When accessing the PC remotely (ie using a LogMeIn type app) - activewebcam is minimised on the taskbar and cannot be maximised and opened to view (however its still working fine). You then have to close the software and re-open it to if you want to control it remotely. This problem has been seen on Windows7 and XP. The remote live view feature - where you connect to ActiveWebCam using another copy of this software remotely - does not seem to work very well. This has been tried on various routers/setups and connections. If anyone has got it to work, let us know how and what version of the software you used Rgds
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    Beginner, Advice on which camera to buy

    Maplins are selling some highres (analog) cameras dropped from £80 to £60 quid till xmas. They are 520Lins and after tesing, the angle seems to be near around 90 degress. Excellent cameras