How to build Security surveillance camera

Hello, I want to know how to build a personal  Security surveillance camera, and also how to connect it to my personal  computer for recording.

I agree about just using a web cam, you can buy then for 5 bucks and they can be easily hidden. There are many programs out there that will aid you in doing this. We use Motion and Zoneminder on linux. One nice thing about motion is that you can use the webcams on a headless low resource computer. You can access the video output from a web page. I known people who have installed motion on a pogoplug and used it for a security system. We have an old pentium II that I sometimes use with Motion.


If you download http://www.webcamxp.com/home.aspx whit this program you use regular webcams, and you get the image to your computer. You can also use multiple cams. One of the feature of webcamxp is webstreaming. It has a built in webserver for webcast.

Hope it helped :) 
Hi there,

I did this using Yawcam. It is free to use with a lot of help in their forums.
You can set it up on your computer & view it from anywhere you want while maintaining privacy.

Go to http://www.yawcam.com & download the software.