Here’s a neat tip on setting up Skype to act as a cheap home security web cam system. Crude maybe, but effective.
1) Open two new accounts. 2) On account 1 add new user two as your ONLY contact 3)Re-log in as account 1 and set as follows: Go to tools–>options–>advanced–>(tick) automatically answer Incoming calls–> then go to Tools–>options–>Video–>(tick) start video automatically and Only People in My contacts–>save. Leave this account online 4)Log in as account 2 from another PC. Call account 1, this will now answer and start video running, any one else calling this account, will not get activated or see your private web cam.