My brother in-law ownes a pizza place a few miles from where I live, and for about two months now some of his employees have been stealing money. It started out as $5.00 every other day, but has now escalated to $45.00+ every single day. He believes that it is sevral people doing it because its is happening every day, and not everyone works every day. He has tryied all the usual antitheif messures,(locked boxes for the drivers, safe in the back for cash on hand, even takeing a percentage of the shortage out of the closing managers pay checks) everything but installing cameras. My brother in law is one cheap SOB, so their is no way he will buy a video camera system. What I want to do is set up an iBook and a web cam in the store concealed near where the cash is kept, in the office, and up front where the cash drawer is. Hideing this setup will not be hard because their is random stuff all over the store. Can anyone recomend a VERY cheap web cam, and some free software to record the video? He uses pc's that run a customized linux for pizza businesses, and does not have internet access, so running the web cam through there is a no go. Also is their any other considerations that I need to take into account? Would it be alright to leave an iBook on recording video for eight on nine hours? I would appreciate any help you guys can offer us!