Introduction: Hack a Webcam and Turnit Into a Security Camera
So i was worried about my house at the night and i dint had the 200$ for a cctv security camera install.I had a camera(a very good one with 10x zoom:D),100M of cat 5 cabel (wich i only used 30 M beacus i have the usb over cat 5 in 30M max),usb over cat 5 30M max,So lets get to work :)
Step 1: Cat 5 Cabel,Usb Over Cat 5, Tools
So the cat 5 cabel wasnt that hard to get you can get it from any store that sell electronic or you can get it from ebay.I got my from a store for only 30 cent a meter.And the usb over cat 5 you can get from ebay or a electronic store but i dont know if they sell these in stores so yeah i got my from ebay for 5 $ (really cheap) you can get a much more longer one but that will cost you much more.Ok so the tools you will need are all in the picture you wont need necessary all but it good to hove sometimes much more :P
Step 2: The Recording Softwear
Now that you got evrything setup and ready to go you will need a softwear to recorde what you camera see and i used Windows Movie Maker but if you wont to use somthing else there are thousand of softwear but with movie maker it easy and you can capture images from the video.So yeah now that you are ready put the camera in a nice hiden place and hit the recorde butn on movie maker ;)
Step 3: Somthing Extra
Oright so you wana get a littl bit bigger with you camera and wan make a night vision one you can get IR Led Ring from Ebay,Amazon.Or you can make one your self get a protoboard and get some 10mm IR Led and make a your self IR Led ring wich can have a wide range and self made project are better than to buy one lol.
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Sorry for the bad English but i live in Albania and i am not that good with English but for evry thing that i have done bad pls leav a comment.
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Question 3 years ago on Step 3
Sorry my friend
I didnt understand your instruction. You have Logitech TV CAM HD CAM and then you connect this Camera to Windows PC with USB. And then you start windows movie maker and then you saw the Picture from Camera?
7 years ago
why my webcam doesnt work.its an old cam from logitech probably from 2005
8 years ago on Introduction
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8 years ago on Step 3
Thanks for the instructable. Your english is fine. Some Americans cannot write this well. I only know a few words in other languages. I could not effetivly communicate "I am hungry" let alone an instructable. Well done.
Reply 8 years ago
Lol thanks mate.Yeah when ur hungry u just dont know what ur doing ?.
9 years ago
Always works that way sadly.
Reply 9 years ago
we have a word here by us dont throw anything away if you think it useful ;-)
9 years ago
Didn't know that there was a cat-5 to USB adapter! All that cat-5 cut into bits..
Reply 9 years ago
lol i didnt know it either until i did some resarch