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webcam to automatically take a pic when laptop is unlocked

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    webcam to automatically take a pic when laptop is unlocked


    How can I get my webcam to take a pic when the computer is unlocked. I live in a frat house and someone has been using my computer. I want to know who. I know the task scheduler has a trigger of "when computer is unlocked" how can I make use of that? Or is there a fancy script someone knows how to write?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Why not just require a password to use it ?

    Or

    Put it in a box & put a padlock on it ?
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    Perosnally, I hate to have to lock my stuff and unlock passwords just annoy me. Hes no doing anything bad with it. I just want to know who is messing with my computer so I can confront them about it.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I assume you are in college.
    I assume the college has computer classes.
    Said classes have teachers.

    You could ask a staff member in the computer department for help.

    Or wait for someone here to come up with a solution.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    There are Programs you can buy that do this - There are some free ones too - YawCam is one, just have to twiddle with it to see if it will do what you want.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pomz623 View Post
    How can I get my webcam to take a pic when the computer is unlocked. I live in a frat house and someone has been using my computer. I want to know who. I know the task scheduler has a trigger of "when computer is unlocked" how can I make use of that? Or is there a fancy script someone knows how to write?
    ok, i'll see if I can assist. what is your computer/ laptop, just the make and model I can see that you have Win 8.1 do its finding out what you can do with it
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I have an App in my iPhone that will take a pic of whoever steals it when they try to unlock it, and it emails me the pic. But I had to be Jailbroken to get that.

    Windows 8 is too new, and I don't know if anyone has messed with rooting Windows 8 devices, or if anyone has developed a similar app for Windows 8. If this is for a Laptop, any laptop with a TPM module may be able to have Biometric scanners that allow you to use a fingerprint to unlock it. Lenovo has some face Scanners in their laptops, but they can be bypassed. But maybe the face Scanning software could be altered to take a pic of any unauthorized people opening your laptop.
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