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Old February 17th 05, 01:36 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David Bradley
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2 wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated software?

David Bradley

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Old February 17th 05, 01:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
ABC
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"David Bradley" wrote in message
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated
software?

David Bradley

Can do this with any network-ready webcam, e.g. Axis webcams can ftp,
live-stream and email jpegs.

S


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Old February 17th 05, 02:12 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
timfy
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"ABC" wrote in message
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"David Bradley" wrote in message
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated
software?

David Bradley

Can do this with any network-ready webcam, e.g. Axis webcams can ftp,
live-stream and email jpegs.

S



You can use any webcam you like as long as you don't mind leaving your PC on
and have an always on connection. Motion detector software is freely
available on the net. Take a look on download.com and google.


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Old February 17th 05, 02:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ivor Jones
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ABC wrote:
"David Bradley" wrote in message
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated
software?

David Bradley

Can do this with any network-ready webcam, e.g. Axis webcams can
ftp, live-stream and email jpegs.


A friend of mine has webcams in every room in the house (although maybe
not the bathroom..!) and external ones looking at the driveway and the
garden. He can access them from any web browser or even his phone..!

Ivor


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Old February 17th 05, 02:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"timfy" wrote in message
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"ABC" wrote in message
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"David Bradley" wrote in message
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm

Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated
software?

David Bradley

Can do this with any network-ready webcam, e.g. Axis webcams can ftp,
live-stream and email jpegs.

S



You can use any webcam you like as long as you don't mind leaving your PC
on
and have an always on connection. Motion detector software is freely
available on the net. Take a look on download.com and google.


I discarded bog-standard webcams that connect to a PC as a burglar would
probably take the PC, thus loose pictures from then on. A networked webcam
connected to a router would still take pictures unless he takes the router
as well.
S


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Old February 17th 05, 05:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andrew Haylett
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David Bradley wrote:
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2 wrote:



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated software?


No need to speculate ;-), see http://www.grisby.org/burglar.html

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Old February 17th 05, 05:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Muxton
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 17:18:07 +0000 (UTC), Andrew Haylett
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David Bradley wrote:
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2 wrote:



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated software?


No need to speculate ;-), see http://www.grisby.org/burglar.html


Lucky for the burglar that Mr Grisby wasn't home at the time. He's an
assistant martial arts instructor, according to his site! (Could be
Tai Chi though...)

Jake

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Old February 17th 05, 06:02 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"David Bradley" wrote in message
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:09:36 -0000, Tx2

wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c...re/4272041.stm


Anyone care to speculate on the equipment used and the associated

software?

I used a cheapo Creative webcam a while back, that would detect motion and
send snaps via email, cost was under 20 I seem to remember..

P.


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Old February 17th 05, 06:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"ABC" wrote in :

I discarded bog-standard webcams that connect to a PC as a burglar
would probably take the PC, thus loose pictures from then on. A
networked webcam connected to a router would still take pictures
unless he takes the router as well.


A lot of software can be set to automatically upload the pictures to
somewhere else so even if the PC is nicked the images will still be
available. Someone mentioned ftp earlier in the thread.

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Old February 17th 05, 07:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter M
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:02:57 -0000, "PJB" wrote:

I used a cheapo Creative webcam a while back, that would detect motion and
send snaps via email, cost was under 20 I seem to remember..


Yes... (That or similar had some s/w called "Gotcha!" :-) Peter M.

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