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Webcam Link Element
Below is an example of the webcam link element. This element allows you to display a non-streaming webcam feed (i.e., it supports cameras that take an image every 10 seconds, or some other interval).
For more details, read the (NPS only). Briefly, to set up a non-streaming camera:
- Choose your camera model.
Great cameras can be found for less than $1,000 (many are less than $100).
- Set up the camera.
With help from your local IT specialist(s), set up your camera on the government network, if possible. A remote camera that cannot plug into the government network may be trickier to set up. Your IT specialist will need to assign the camera an IP address and may need to adjust some other network settings to ensure that the camera is working.
- Configure the camera.
With help from the Web Services Division (WSD), configure your camera to send its image to the FTP address provided to you by WSD. Check that your camera is functioning properly (i.e. that it is able to save its regularly-taken image to the proper FTP folder).
- Configure the webcam element.
The easiest part of this whole process is to put a webcam element on an appropriate page, and configure it with the FTP address from step 3. This allows the webcam element to pull the image from the FTP folder into your website.