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Using Your Webcam for Surveillance
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For this article, I will use two webcams. To add the first webcam, right-click on the square numbered 1 and then select connect --> directx video sources. Select the first webcam. In my case my first webcam is "logitech quickcam web." (See Figure 4.)



Figure 4. Adding a webcam
Figure 4. Adding a webcam

To add an additional webcam, repeat the above steps by selecting the square numbered 2. I can now monitor the two webcams by simply clicking on either one of them (see Figure 5).

Figure 5. Monitoring two webcams
Figure 5. Monitoring two webcams

You can drag the various webcams out of the squares and then position them onto the desktop (see Figure 6). You can even change their sizes. This allows me to view the webcams while I am working on my computer.

Figure 6. Monitoring the webcams on the desktop
Figure 6. Monitoring the webcams on the desktop

Besides viewing the webcams live, you can also record the footage captured by the webcams as movies, as well as take pictures. By default they are saved in the C:\Program Files\webcamXP folder (see Figure 7).

Figure 7. Recording and capturing footage from the webcams
Figure 7. Recording and capturing footage from the webcams

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