I need a way to observe the interior of my home remotely and can use my Netboiok (w/ built-in webcam). How do I view this webcam from any other place, like from work ? I was thinking of Skype but can't initialise the connection remotely. Any ideas....... ?
(1) is probably overkill for what you want to do... those service are designed for complete remote access.
(2) gotocamera would do the trick... another service is www.camcloud.com... they have a free plan and support webcams with motion detection, live streaming, etc. I happen to use them but there are others.
(3) IP camera is awesome, but higher upfront cost of course. Lots of options here as well, and fishface has recommended a good one.
Before I go and try these services, does anyone have experience from gotocamera.com or camcloud.com? Just trying to get a sense of some of the differences. From what I understand both are free, which is the first main criteria