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The FBI director, James Comey, has warned computer/laptop users to cover up their webcam everytime. The director warns that the rate of cyber attack this day could allow a hacker break into a computer and spy on a user.


Comey during the Center for Strategic and International Studies conference said;

There’s some sensible things you should be doing and that’s one of them. You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen. They all have a little lid that closes down on them. You do that so that people who don’t have authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg recently admitted to closing his webcam in April. And also a video recently shared on Facebook saw the CEO tape up his cam.


Hello…Today I will be sharing something funny but educative to lovers of my blog..  Sometimes last week, I have this phobia of someone watching my every steps or what I do…its quite funny, sometimes I placed stuffs and see if someone moved them a bit…yeah it’s a phobia, I checked online now…..

So as a tech guy, I was thinking maybe someone is about to steal from my room, so I decided to plant a surveillance camera into my room…but it might cost me much time and money , and I want to catch this person red-handed…so after much thinking, I decided to use my Computer to track down this fella, if it’s a criminal or government agent…hahahahha….am a good kid…You all know that…

So I decided to use my webcam to do this trick by downloading the Cyber link You Cam 5, many of you have this software, but I guess you yet to explore its power…


It’s a powerful web-cam software you all should get, because you can use it for numerous things….things like

 Log on to your Computer with face-Log-on technology

 Log-On to websites that accepts face-log on including your bank website..some also includes:













 And many more................

 For Online presentations and lot more…check out their website or explore the software if you already have it...

 How To Turn your Computer to a surveillance Camera 

 So I decided to catch this thief or Unknown person after me…. I purchased the software online on a Wednesday and set it to motion…



 The installation of this software is quite easy if you are not a novice. And in a matter of time you done.

 Web-Cam Surveillance

 YouCam surveillance feature of this software lets you set your webcam to start recording at a particular time (Maybe when someone hinted you that a stranger do come to your house when you are at work…you can allow your computer to start recording at this particular time )…

Motion Detection

 Yeah…this is what I am talking about, because it makes me feel like James Bond 007…This is the feature I preferred…it records immediately it detects motion…so with this, it was quite easy since I have just one way to my room, I set my Cam facing my door, and set the time and date, which I kept inside a note on my smartphone in case someone tampered with those information…so when I leave my room…I am so much happy nobody can break in without getting caught..

 Now some of you will think what about if the intruder steals my laptop….hahahha….yeah you right, but there is an automatic e-mail that will be sent to you immediately it detects a motion….which I can check on my smart phone immediately since it synchronizes with my mails…

 You can also use this to monitor your pets when you are away…..but I don’t have a pet…am looking for that intruder


Hey someone should call 911....i caught him...i just caught the intruder

Set Up Surveillance

If you just downloaded the software, you can set up your surveillance with this steps

Open your Cyber link YouCam software on your computer

You have 3 Tabs, Effects :::Presentations::: Utilities ::::

Choose Utilities, and from the drop-down, choose Surveillance..

You will have 3 options to choose from

Motion detection recording (I prefer this if you just want to catch a glimpse of something strange)

Continuous Recording : This will keep recording, as long as you set your recording end time ….it will help track down movements, probably of a pet..or a kid at home while you are at work J

Time-Lapse: This will take snap shot every particular time you set it to do so…


Yes and you done..

Another option of you like to receive an email: There is an option for Auto-email, where you can insert your email address…Your SMTP host…You can check different SMTP settings online…

If you are using Gmail: This is your settings

Smtp host: smtp.gmail.com

Username: Your Gmail address

Password: Your Gmail password

Port :465

If you use other mail providers, please search online…I am #TeamGmail…(if that even existed)

Leave other settings and you good to go….You can also test this before using it finally….

Thanks for reading