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Old Feb 9, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
Johnny Gilligan
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Remote access to view, turn on/off iSight Camera

Here's what I'm wanting to do:

I live in an apartment building and have a 15 month old pup. I think she is having some separation anxiety issues. Sometimes when I get home at lunch she is barking non-stop, sometimes sleeping, sometimes whining.

I want to be able to use my MBP iSight Cam as a puppy monitor and access the cam via iPhone 4. I've was told on a thread that "Log me in - ignition" might be what I was looking for, but luckily called before wasting the $30.

Any suggestions on if there is a way to access iSight to either turn on FaceTime or iChat on my MacBook Pro?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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I haven't tried these myself to verify that they work, but I did remember seeing these articles before, so I'll pass them along.

http://lifehacker.com/#!5674846

http://www.corndogcomputers.com/facetools/
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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I haven't tried these myself to verify that they work, but I did remember seeing these articles before, so I'll pass them along.

http://lifehacker.com/#!5674846

http://www.corndogcomputers.com/facetools/
Thanks. I'll check these out soon and report back.
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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This is the app you want,

http://skjm.com/icam/
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 02:33 PM   #5
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This is the app you want,

http://skjm.com/icam/
Exactly!

I have used iCam in the past and plan on using it again soon. Great app and will do what you need. $4.99 in the app store.
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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This is the app you want,

http://skjm.com/icam/

I installed it on my iPhone and MacBook Pro & it seems to work. I'm going to put it to the test tomorrow! Thanks!!!
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 04:27 PM   #7
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... so how did it go?
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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I do this exact thing which you are trying to do except I use Skype. Skype has an auto answer option so it works perfectly. Just create your pup an email address and a skype account and your good to go. You can even check up on him when you're on 3G service as well as connected thru wifi.
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Old Sep 8, 2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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Sleep Mode and Skype

Can you get Skype or ICam to work when your mac goes into sleep mode?
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Old Sep 8, 2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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This is the app you want,

http://skjm.com/icam/
This ^ Exactly. Been using it for well over a year. Sends me texts when the motion-activated recording is enabled. Will support up to 3 additional webcams too. It tells me when the housekeeper comes and when she goes, when the meter reader has come and gone, and when UPS has delivered stuff, in addition to keeping track of the puppies.

Best $5.00 app I have EVER bought. $5.00 ONE TIME, not a monthly subscription. Cheapest security cam system ever!
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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I believe some of my cleaning staff has been using my MacBook Air and snooping through my desk after hours. Is there a way to activate the iSight camera on the MBA and be able to monitor and record the video on my iMac at home?
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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If i install this app on my iphone but not on my MBP, is this will work or not? (My MBP was stolen today and the locate app was disactivated)
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