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Use an iSight-equipped Mac as a surveillance tool
Authored by: markformac on Apr 23, '06 10:01:19PM
Regarding the surveillance aspect, there are three great tools to use:
  1. Make iChat automatically accept video invitations.
    Start a iChat invitation with yourself from another Mac to see what is going on with your iSight.
  2. Use EvoCam(mentioned earlier)
    ($25 Shareware - 15 Day Free Trial) EvoCam is an outstanding application and well worth the money! The EvoCam application has a built-in server, which allows you to type in a simple URL in Internet browser to view the live video. EvoCam can also be set up as a motion detector with the ability to take still-images and either save them to a folder, upload to a server or be sent via e-mail to your phone or handheld device.
  3. Use QuickTime Broadcaster
    More of a pain in the butt to work with, but it's free. When you sacrifice the easy user interface and options of EvoCam for something that is free, it's going to be a little more difficult to work with.
How to use these can be found at my website #96.

If you are insterested in some surviellance software for you built-in iSight in case your MacBook Pro is stolen, check out Undercover ($30) and iAlertU (free).

Mark Brooks

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