Axis Communications, is the maker of a wide variety of security cameras that can be connected to the Internet for remote viewing. Their products are excellent as they provide clear quality video streams that runs relatively fast. The purpose of the cameras can be used for security purposes, to all sorts of monitoring. From security your house perimeter, watching the nanny for abuse, monitoring business activities and a lot more
One problem though is that maybe not only the owner may be the viewer of the webcam, but maybe a lot more. This can be a problem with security where a potential robber can monitor in real time when would be the best time to rob a house or business. Or this camera can be used for voyeurism purposes by unsuspected viewers.