How to record d-link DCS-930L image and sound

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
Hi All

Were having problems with abusive teenagers / young adults in our shop.

We have a D-Link - DCS-930L camera and i've set it up to test on the router (wired connection)

It appears this camera does not have software for recording long periods of footage onto the computer apart from a few email and ftp options which isn't enough as were looking at periods of 5 hours a night to catch the culprits so we can pass onto the police.

Can anyone advise a piece of software we can use which will capture the sound and video footage onto the hard drive or external drive?

Thank you in advance
Question by:auraorange
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    Hi  auraorange
    what kind of budget ?
    the best advise is take a look at these then contact them for more indepth suggestions or talk to your local Tecky store where this type of hardware is sold.
    Adding a DVR  Digital video recorder>can capture from the camera as well provide live feeds either on web or on a lan.
    Something like this one, which supports USB flash backup and or movable hard discus writer.
    USB drives may suit then.  storage capacity is nolonger limited with 1 terabyte sizes and up
    DVR security CCTV camera record/ take a look at the other things you may need including the camera.

    There is also kits. For illistrations only
    4CH CCTV H.264 Realtime DVR Day Night Outdoor Security Camera System
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    You might like to have a look at the Open Source (free) software on this site:
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    Author Closing Comment

    ISPYconnect did the job very well for me thanks and it is free.  Thank you also to merete as your solution may be what we will move to on a more permanent basis once suitable funding is available.
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    Thank you auraorange.  Glad that did the trick for you.
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    Well done BillDL again your knowledge is excellent.
    Thank you auraorange happy to see you found a prefect solution.
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    Thanks Merete.  I use the software to spy on the ladies' changeroom at work - just to make sure they aren't stealing ;-)  Only joking of course.  I've been toying with the idea of using it as part of a domestic security system in my house, but I began to realise that I'm too broke to have anything worth stealing, apart from the camera that would be recording the thieves.
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    ahahaha.  Your priceless BillDL may explain it :P

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