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I'm planning to make DIY Home Surveillance. Now I'm looking for free motion sensor. I'm using webcam as a camera to detect whether there's a motion changes in my house. Does anyone know what is the best free motion sensor software? Also I want the software emailed me if someone tried to breach my house. Currently I'm using PC with Windows as its Operating System.


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here is a nice DIY tutorial:

How to use your PC and Webcam as a motion-detecting and recording security camera

and here's a specialized shareware program ($25):

SupervisionCam captures and compares images from video cameras at intervals you define. It starts optional activities when a movement is detected.

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If you use Linux, I know there a packages that does what you want. It can even email you with the video where something moved

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You're thinking of "Motion", I believe: lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome –  Teddy Nov 7 '09 at 18:38

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