During our latest show on Ustream, Andy mentioned he liked the motion detection software that had been available with some Logitech webcams. It’s available, but only as a Windows Vista Gadget…
Motion Detector Gadget
Keep a watchful eye—even when you’re not around. This Gadget acts like a motion detection sonar, triggering a recording whenever it senses movement within the field of view of your QuickCam. Recording stops when the motion stops, and an .AVI file is saved in a location you specify. The videos are even time & date stamped to help you keep track of what happened, when.
Also, take a look at the QuickCapture Gadget:
“…three-in-one Gadget…QuickPicture enables you to take snapshots with a single click; QuickCapture helps you to record, store and email videos; and QuickView shows you a live feed from your Logitech QuickCam. Use the QuickCapture Gadget to compose and preview your video communications, watch remote rooms and hallways in real time, or even create a “security” monitor by setting the time-delay recording function.”