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16 Apr 2010

Webcam home security system

An burglar who stole stuff from an NZ home was snapped by the owner's webcam that had been set to monitor the scene for movement. When triggered, the camera sent still images to the owner by email, alerting him to the burglary in progress. Unfortunately the police arrived just too late to nab the intruder but his face is quite clearly recorded for posterity ...

The news cutting says the owner used software called "Motion", possibly this package which is promoted on the strength of its use for home security monitoring - CCTV on the cheap.

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