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I would like to monitor my house when I am out with a camera. I was thinking I could use a webcam. The problem is I don't want to leave my PC turned on just to let web camera records the video.

Are there any webcam that can records video without needing the PC always on?

I would download the video from the webcam (with the usb for example) just once in a while.
Ps. I don't need the see the video from internet. Ps2. The top would be if I could set the webcam to record just if there is motion. (again without having the PC turned on)

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closed as off topic by jdh, EBGreen, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Dennis, Tog Feb 8 '13 at 19:13

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Sorry if it was OT, could you suggest the right stackexchange ? – dynamic Feb 8 '13 at 19:27

There are plenty of dedicated security camera products (take a look at these from Amazon) and some are probably only motion activated. But a webcam is designed to be used with your computer's power and supply video to it. Without having the computer on it won't record.

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Thanks +1! Do you have any suggested product? Something cheap – dynamic Feb 8 '13 at 19:27
@yes123 take a look at that Amazon link. Generally the stackexchange sites don't like specific product recommendations – Brad Patton Feb 8 '13 at 19:38
The problem is I can't find any product like my question. I mean something that store the video internally and then you can simply download it with USB (with motion detection) – dynamic Feb 9 '13 at 0:04

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