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Does anyone know of a way that I can configure a webcam to automatically take a picture every few seconds and send that to a site via FTP?

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Some free ones:

I've used Webcamfirst with good results, but I used the email functionality. They all list FTP functionality.

This for a website I presume?

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Easiest program to use is Motion. To install:

apt-get install motion

The config file is in /etc/motion/motion.conf

Very easy to setup/configure. I would then use ncftpput (part of ncftp) to upload the files. It will take less than 10 minutes to setup.

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Visit http://www.cameraftp.com and check out the software section. They have a few programs that can make webcam and smartphone as security camera and automatically upload images to camera ftp.

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