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Dr_BenD_over February 5, 2011 11:59 AM

So I was looking for a cheap...
 
way to keep tab's on my temperature at home (in case the furnace craps out). I googled and there is stuff out there that will call you or send you an email, but it's a bit pricey considering I'd only need it about 2 months of the year. My obvious el'cheapo solution was my MX10 camcorder and a thermometer, linked via the web. I thought I could just set up a video call via Live using 2 of my accounts, but of course it want's me to answer and obviously I can't drive 16KM in the 1 minute timeout to accept.

Is there some other way I can do this? I obviously could share the cam to certain websites and view it remotely, but I'd rather not. I do have my own HTTP and FTP hosting capability, is there some software that will periodically upload a pic? I had a logitech cam eons ago that came with software that would transfer the file to an IP. I'd rather not enable remote desktop or the likes.

Dr_BenD_over February 5, 2011 12:13 PM

And of course I can't sign into live in a second location via my Atom, as it's only got XP and Live 2011 only works on higher OS's / smacks forehead and proclaims d'oh

Found the new live for XP, but it doesn't support logins from multiple locations :doh:

ZZLEE February 5, 2011 12:25 PM

YouTube - My D-Link Remote Access Security Camera iPhone App Demonstration Linus Tech Tips


I phone app :biggrin:

Mook06 February 5, 2011 02:43 PM

i used to have skype auto answer calls from friends, im not sure if it can auto answer video calls, or if skype video works the way you want

sswilson February 5, 2011 02:48 PM

If you have software on your PC that will automate the image taking, and use the same image name (replacing the old image), you could always use the sync feature of dropbox for access from any connected PC.

Linus February 5, 2011 03:18 PM

If you want to use the mydlink thing, I have a compatible camera I could let go for pretty reasonable.

Actually I think it's the same one as the one in the video.


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