How to hook up live webcams
You can hook multiple cameras up to get a more complete view of your place, and IP cameras are often cheaper than plug-and-play solutions like the Nest Cam.
However, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a license fee to use whatever software you choose.
It takes just a few moments to install a webcam onto your computer.
All you need is a webcam, a computer with Windows Vista and an Internet connection [source: Saltzman].
Solutions like Nest’s Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) try to make this easy, but there’s more than one way to do this.If you have a spare phone you’re not putting to use, it might be worth a shot.