I was messing around and got this to work. REALLY EASY. www.webcamxp.com was the best after downloading a lot and trying them. Plug in 1 or even 6 webcams. Turn on the motion activation mode (you can adjust sensitivity) and it saves the images to your hard drive. Even does web broadcasting so you can view at work (open ports in firewall...) Mine is in my window looking at the front yard and street. Snaps 2-3 pics of each car. Background: neighbors house broken into 3 weeks ago...I saw the car, 3 guys in a Lexus ls400, about 130pm. Or was it an avalon??? Another robbery mid afternoon about 5 years ago. Maybe I should move... I need to buy one more webcam and mount it near the gun cabinet.