Then you need some software which can record the feed from a webcam either continuously or – more usually – when motion is detected.There are good free applications, such as i Spy Connect, as well as paid-for software such as Sight Hound (formerly Vitamin D) When you install the software, it should provide a list of connected webcams, and may support multiple cameras.Plug it in, link it to an account, and then you can access it from the web or a smartphone as well as setting up automatic recording.Keeping those recordings will cost you at least a month, though.
You’ll find tons of surveillance apps, video monitors, baby- and pet-cams, and other spy-type apps in the app marketplace that you can use to keep tabs on your pad-slash-baby-slash-pet.
Software can offer a definite piece of mind over browser-based solutions.
Most of these apps can run quietly in the background, and can save footage to your hard drive for archiving.
But not all of these apps are worth paying for, and many require extra set up—such as disabling firewalls and downloading extra programs—on your part.
I tested several apps and found just two that are excellent at what they do and super easy to set up. Presence (free; i OS) can turn it into a Wi-Fi or cellular network-powered live streaming video feed that you can view remotely.