Skype Camera Video Surveillance
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Skype Camera Video Surveillance

Bring peace of mind by using Skype to Monitor Home and Family
4.9 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
941 students enrolled
Created by Kristi Lambert
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Skype and configure it in a way that ensures privacy and gives peace of mind
  • Use a number of devices to monitor your home and family
  • Know how to configure and test your video and sound devices for maximum effectiveness
  • Understand the possible scenarios for use as well as common courtesy involved
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  • Explore the Skype website to become familiar with Skype
  • Have an internet connect for both ends (i.e., "host" and "client")
  • The host side will need to be other than web browser or iOS device

Welcome to the course my name is Kristi Lambert. I'm thrilled to have you. In this course you'll be learning how to install Skype for use for monitoring your home and family.

Once you have completed the course you will be able to install and configure the Skype host as well as the client on desktop systems mobile devices and web browsers. You will be able to configure your cameras microphones and speakers for use in home monitoring. You will learn how to test your configurations and resolve issues. You will learn how to determine what configurations are best based on the individual scenario. Finally, you will learn how you can monitor multiple hosts at the same time. My current use of Skype evolved out of my necessity to monitor my Mom after my Dad passed away. I was over an hour away from her and was working long hours and needed a way to keep my peace of mind. I imagine that if you are reading this you are feeling that same need. I have provided not only video-based information here but step-by-step documents to help you fulfill that need. If you have any questions you can ask them via the discussion areas within the specific lectures. I would love to hear your feedback, and will ensure that I quickly incorporate any changes needed to make you more successful. Let's get started!

I hope you enjoy taking this course. I hope you find that there is some unique information there on how to use Skype to monitor your home and family, and perhaps give you some peace of mind and address pain points you have worrying about your loved ones and your pets. I also want to emphasize courtesy and respect here with regard to utilizing this tool, making sure people know that they're being monitored and respecting their privacy as well. I've always been up front with my mom - hey I'm going to be popping into your living room page by yourself and I will make sure what is going on here, e.g., of a lot of problems with the as everybody does with solicitors calling the house and I would see that she's getting on the phone answering and then I would call out to her - hey don't do that hang up the phone - so it averted a lot of crises having that instantaneous contact with her and give me a lot of peace of mind. While I was working I would have her off on the side there and I could see you have anything was going on in the house. So go out and enjoy! Always be respectful and be careful again that the crucial setting of allowing only contacts to call into your home on your host and if there's anything I can do to improve the course please let me know. Please put comments in the specific discussions related to what your question is about or your recommendation for improvement and I will do my very best to make this course as useful as possible to you - and thank you again!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone feeling the need for peace of mind when away from one's home and family
  • This course is probably not meant for you if you are looking for a generic course on Skype, as it is geared toward specific uses
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:24

Welcome to the course! In this course we will learn how to use Skype to monitor our home and family. My story on how I used Skype to fill my own needs, and how you can set up Skype to fill your own needs.

Preview 01:24

Let us see what we know before starting

Skills quiz
1 question
Installing Skype
1 Lecture 07:37

Install Skype on desktop, Android, or iOS devices or use the browser version

Preview 07:37
Configuring the Skype Host and Client
1 Lecture 14:42
Use Cases for Skype Monitoring
1 Lecture 05:08

Use Cases for Skype

Use Cases for Skype Monitoring
2 Lectures 02:04

What we have learned

Learning Review

PDF with related links and material

Bonus Lecture
1 page
About the Instructor
Kristi Lambert
4.9 Average rating
7 Reviews
941 Students
1 Course
Information Technology Professional

I am an information technology professional with 30+ years experience. I have utilized online training tools and conferencing to train large groups of overseas employees how to support internet-based television and web products. I have supported large server farms, operating systems and hardware, and voice/data/video systems. I have particular skills and interest in database systems and clustering/virtual servers. I also have teaching experience as a Class A Professional Golfers Association (PGA) club professional.

For example, at Verizon:

As Intel Systems Support Engineer, supported systems including Retail COFEE Billing,, First Rate, AVS, and many others. Was on the team that performed the initial rollout of the Retail COFEE Billing SQL cluster systems to Tampa, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Sacramento California. Worked closely with DBAs, Microsoft, and EMC to test and deploy the NetBackup and EMC snap backup intrastructure as well as Oracle Failsafe backup architecture. Provided same support to the initial rollout of systems and infrastructure.

As an application support lead consultant, have provided support for retail and AES systems including IT Workbench, IOBI, and Fios TV, including rollout of widgets, IMG software, Video On Demand, Flexview and all FiosTV-related software. Responsible for training 50 new production support members in systems support and coordinating with NOC support and call center set top box support personnel across 10 Fios TV regions.

Have developed expertise in data warehousing, sql server integration services (SSIS), sql reporting services, and sharepoint 2010/2007/2003 through managing and reporting on team metrics.

As a PGA teaching Professional:

Completed PGA and LPGA apprenticeship programs and obtained Class A membership in both teaching professional divisions. Played some events on the Central Florida Challenge players' tour. Utilized computer skills to provide own services for management of merchandising, club management, conduct of tournaments, and teaching programs.

As a Government Contractor:

Managed the local contractor/subcontractor team that provided configuration and data management services to the military at Fort Monmouth, NJ. Contracts included the Joint STARS project.

As an Officer in the United States Air Force:

As an embedded systems analyst at Headquarters Tactical Air Command at Langley AFB, managed acquisition through all stages of the life cycle of F-16, F-15E, A-10 Thunderbolt and LANTIRN embedded computer systems. As lead systems manager at the Warrior Preparation center, supported and managed acquisition and complete operation of the computer systems required to host NATO wargaming simulations. Managed a staff of Air Force personnel and subcontractors that successfully deployed the first encrypted satellite-based voice/data/video multinational wargame simulation which allowed NATO command staff to engage in the integrated air-land battle simulation from Germany to Fort Riley, Kansas.