You don’t have to spend hundreds, possibly even thousands of dollars on an expensive home surveillance camera setup, Instead, today you are going to learn how to make your own wireless home security camera system using a webcam and a computer; it will cost you less than $100 in total to set up, and you can even check it from a mobile phone so you can have 24/7 surveillance in your home.
To make a wireless home security camera system, the most basic component is the camera itself. This is like your “eye”, watching over whatever you need to keep track of or be able to look at when your not at home. Security cameras of a good quality are extremely expensive and difficult to fit, whilst cheaper models tend to be bulky and die quickly.
Therefore, a good solution is to actually use a webcam in place of a conventional camera. Now this may sound silly, but it is actually a good solution for three reasons. Firstly, webcams are small and a very covert way to operate a home security system; nobody would ever suspect a webcam as being a security camera. Secondly, they are cheap and you can purchase a good one for less than $50 online. Finally, modern webcams offer excellent picture quality, often far surpassing that of professional surveillance systems.
Basically, you set up your webcam in whatever position you want, then attach it to your computer (there are even wireless webcams available these days if you want a 100% wireless system) Then, using video surveillance software you can monitor your webcam’s live feed securely from any computer in the world, or even better, monitor it from a cell phone. Setting up a wireless home security camera system is frankly not that difficult and can be done in under one hour.