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5 ways to turn your webcam, smartphone or tablet into a spycam

5 ways to turn your webcam, smartphone or tablet into a spycam
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in your house when you aren't home? How about checking to make sure your home is safe when you're on vacation?

You could buy a dedicated security camera, but those are expensive. In reality, odds are you already have everything you need. Did you know that there are programs and apps available that turn a basic computer webcam into a full-featured spycam?

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Luckily for you, they're easy to get and simple to install. You could have a fully-functioned home security system in no time flat. Here are five different programs to get you started.

Sighthound

A security camera that records days and days of footage isn't going to help you spot any funny business. You just don't have time to review it. Sighthound allows you not only to set your camera to begin recording whenever motion is detected, but it also knows the difference between people and objects.

You can even choose to detect movement in a specific area such as a door or window to help further narrow your frame of reference. This program is for both Windows and Mac computers.

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