How to Monitor your Home using PC Web Cam

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  • Download the software from
  • Plug in your web cam and install drivers.
  • Launch Yawcam after installing/ completing the above.
  • Now to add your camera click the “Settings” menu and choose “Device”. If web cam is built-in in your PC – select the “Integrated Camera” option: If it is a USB-connected external web cam then select “Change to” and choose USB camera.

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  • A new Preview window will be opened by Yawcam with your camera’s video feed.
  • Click on the Window menu to select “Motion Detection” from main Yawcam window, .
  • To confine the motion detection to a certain area of the camera image, tweak the sensitivity level, and more, by fine-tuning the motion-detection features in the Settings menu.

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  • Click the Enable button on the left-hand side of the window. Now motion detection is running!
  • Click the Actions tab and check “Send E-Mail”, then click the Settings menu button from the Motion Detection window, . Here you’ll need some information from your email provider – specifically the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) settings. If you’re a Gmail user, you can find Google’s SMTP settings by following these instructions.

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  • Next, check `Attach image” at the top of Yawcam’s Email Settings menu, specify the email address you want Yawcam to send it to, and tweak the flood control settings to make sure you aren’t completely inundated with camera spam. Click “OK” and you should be all set.

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