and not to record a capture on motion either right? There are a lot of buttons that seem to suggest that Yawcam can be set to take snapshot images and when motion is detected and send it to you. 1a) For instance, FIRST, note in the main Yawcam window (Control Panel/Console tabs), under Settings/Device/Format Control, there is a Stream Format/Color Space/Compression setting as if to imply that you can adjust the compression of a saved file. 1b) NEXT, go back to that main Yawcam window (Control Panel/Console tabs), under Windows, check Motion Detection. 1c) In the Motion Detection Window, under the Action tab, you have the ability under the first option, Save File/Settings, to have Yawcam snap pictures when Motion is detected. You can adjust the interval rate for Yawcam to take pictures, image quality and *Browse where you want Yawcam to save those images. * The only problem with the Browse that I have found is that when you set a location (I made a subfolder in a My Documents Folder), the main Yawcam window (Control Panel/Console tabs), under the Console tab, Yawcam returns an that it cannot access that folder: "Error: C:\Users\MY-NAME\Documents\My-SubFile-Name (Access is denied)". 1d) On the same Motion Detection issue, in the same Motion Detection Window mentioned at beginning of point 1c, Actions tab, you can input into the fields what e-mail Yawcam sends the Motion-Detected pictures to. I haven't figured out what address goes in the To or From field. I haven't figured out what goes in the SMTP Server field or Port field or how to find out this info, but clearly, Yawcam already has the potential to do all of the things that are being discussed in this Thread.
1e) On the same Motion Detection issue, in the same Motion Detection Window mentioned at beginning of point 1c, but this time under the Settings tab, there is a Detection Level adjustment. It would be nice to know how this works as well. For instance, by increasing the Sensitivity Slider to a higher/larger Percent, does that decrease or increase the actions that activate the Motion Detection features, such as taking pictures? The same question on the Tolerance Slider. And in that same Window, on the bottom, how does one read or understand, under the Variations/Interval, what the 500 ms means or what happens if I increase or decrease that number?
CONCLUSION: So it seems the feature for taking pics upon detecting motion AND sending it to you via E-Mail is already part of Yawcam. What we need are clear, step-by-step instructions on how to use it. And Yawcam Help talks only about Router settings and how to adjust, but many people don't use routers. We cable in directly to our cable modems without an intermediary Router.