Introduction: $10 Remote Home Security Hack
Turn an ordinary inexpensive webcam into a hidden home security system viewable anywhere in the world from your cellphone! i really hope you like this and if you want a better feel of the project you can watch my video !
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Step 1: The Things You Will Need !
You will need only 3 things :
1. Webcam with or without microphone (with is way better) !
2. Plush/Stuffed Animal , color black is ideal because it hide's the lens !
3. Cellphone that supports internet video / 3g with wap/gps connection !
Tool's you will need :
2. String & Needle
Step 2: Step 1
The First Thing You Do !
Take the knife and make a square 2cm hole where you think it would be less visible on the toy, in my case the color was just not right so i chose the chest !
Step 3: Step 2
Now this time cut out a line in the back of the toy just enough for you webcam to fit inside the toy as shown in the image below !
Then remove cotton found inside until you think your Webcam might fit inside just right as shown in picture nr 2.
Step 4: Step 3
Place your webcam inside !
As shown in the picture place your webcam inside the toy, make sure the lens line's up with the hole 2 cm square hole, and dosen't move while in place if needed you can ad some cotton back inside your toy until you consider that the webcam inside is stable !
Then you can sew the second hole back and make sure that the webcam dose not fall , leaving the usb cable in the middle back so that you can be sure you can hide it later on.
Step 5: Step 4
Now that your webcam camuflaj is setup.
Connect your camera to your computer you may want to minimize the visibility to the toy/spycam find an angle where it's hard to be seen and easy for it to "see"
Step 6: Step 5
Now the hardware is all done, it's the software that you need now !
You will use a program that uploads live picture feeds every 3 seconds to a server that can be accessed by wap, now this type of program is relative easy to find on the internet you can "google" for software like this but i found one to save you the hassle and i made it available for you all at my website www.security-h.com where you will find a download link on the main page !
The Installation Process Is extremely simple,
It's a basic "next,next" setup installation witch most of novice computer users are familiar with.
After installation , you may use the "help menu for instructions on starting the server , but if the webcam is connected to the computer with correct drivers installed , then it's really easy just by starting a live feed and making a mini server with a username/password and accessing only by browsing your computers IP address with your cellphone. username and password are set up by you in the configuration part of the program's installation !
If your cellphone is connected to wap/internet with a relative good speed and supports these 3g features then ur all set !
Step 7: Final Step
Here you can see my viewing my webcam from my cellphone !
The quality is really good and you can record these images on your computer and watch them from miles and miles away in your hand !
For Better Clarification and Understanding Watch My Video At The Beginning Of This Instructable !
Thank you and feedback is welcome !