Home Surveillance Through Skype

Want to ensure safety of your home and office on the go. Don’t want to spend on money on expensive home surveillance systems?

Here is a free and simple way to set/make your own home surveillance system. All you need is Skype, WebCam and of course a PC or a Mac.

  • Sign In to your skype account from your home computer.
  • Set the Skype Client to Auto Accept All Incoming Calls and launch WebCam. (Tools –> Options –> Calls –> Calls Settings –> Advanced Options)

  • Leave your computer open and you are done… Just Call your account from any remote computer/mobile/cafe to start Surveillance.

So what do you think about this simple trick?

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Pratik Parekh December 21, 2009

hmmm…weird…but can work

Sunny December 21, 2009

Home Surveillance Through Skype! this is interesting and useful article. but what about security? auto accepting incoming calls allow anybody to surveillance our home through skype.

Gaurav Agrawal December 21, 2009

Make Separate Account for Surveillance, Add your Skype account in contact list of that account.
Set Allow Calls from People in my Contact List.

Himanshu May 23, 2010

Hey man, is it possible to view 2-3 cameras simultaneously in skype.

Bhanu @ HackingArticles December 23, 2009

This is really something interesting! 😀

engineer March 22, 2010

great information, thanx for sharing