DIY Home Security - ON A BUDGET!

פורסם בתאריך 25 ספט 2018
In this video I'll be showing you how to make a low cost DIY home security setup using recycled laptop webcams! Don't forget to add security to your internet with NordVPN: use offer code "DIYPerks" for 66% off!
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  • It's always a good day when you upload! Keep up the great work ☺

  • wow, great to see old stuff being reused, and functioning better that most off the shelf expensive units.

  • This is the video I’ve been looking for for a long time. The big issue with off the shelf video cameras is their bulk. What is to prevent someone from coming at it with a golf club? You can make a housing from thin sheet plexiglas so the camera can fit securely in any location. Thanks!

  • DIY Perks makes Linus Tech Tips looks like one of those arts and crafts shows public access would put on to compete with Saturday morning cartoons.

  • I just realised you could make your own video door bell by recycling the laptops screen, microphone and webcam. Alternatively during quarantine you could adapt the smart mirror project by including the webcam remotely for when shaving your own head. So many possibilities 👍🏻

  • Hey Matt, I just want to say, your videos are really good.

  • Thanks DIY Perks.

  • Thank you for providing the exact knowledge I needed and exactly no extraneous bollocks. I followed your explantions first time and only needed to rewatch once to check my work. Brilliant mate...Thank you so much.

  • Great video. When you think you know everything about computers there's always something new. I would never have guessed it was so easy to hook up an old cam from a scrap laptop. I always thought they were proprietary connections just because they are inside. THANKS

  • Had never thought about laptop camera wiring before. Useful to know how to identify their wiring protocol and connect via USB. Great stuff as always

  • Hi Matt amazing tutorial as usual!

  • "Security cams" sellers hitting with 2k+ dislikes :) Thank you for the content!

  • covers laptop webcam to protect privacy

  • Thank you Mat' for this video and especially for the hint about how to identify the cable of the camera, it worked the first time for me! (even the USB ones, the color code was identical to my USB cable).

  • I love your videos. They're so full of well explained creativity and you make your advertisements not annoying at all. One of the greatest content creators in my opinion

  • I feel like it's important to address that these will basically stop functioning in low light situations. because they have no IR functionality they should be placed near lights that are on overnight. This setup is so cool given it's simple design and use of recycled parts, but I'd really love to see a version paired with a small motion sensing light.

  • Thanks Matt, always wanted to have a setup like yours, you make it look so easy.

  • Great, I was looking for info on something completely different and you come along and make the pile of old laptops into a whole new distraction lol! I am definitely going to do something like this.

  • Alternatively glue loads of old laptops to your ceiling and remote connect in to them via wifi!

  • Love this idea. It would be great to have something like this that worked over cat5 or 6 with POE.