About a month ago I got a Linksys WVC210 network camera to keep an eye on the cat and house when we were out. However I thought it would be useful if I was able to have a record of camera images from the last few days in case someone broke in, the house burned down, the cat did any interesting tricks or whatever.
I came across a website that told me my network camera had a static page which displayed a snapshot image of the camera's current view. From that it was easy enough to knock up a VB.NET Windows Service which I could run on my server to periodically download that image, for my later perusal.
I have put the program online in case anyone else finds it useful. You don't need to have a server like me, any old Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 PC should be able to run this as long as you don't mind it being left on to download snapshots. The program is quite happy being switched on and off, and expects the camera to be inaccessible too.
The Timed Downloader Windows service is free to use and provided with absolutely no warranty or support. But feel free to use the donation link above to buy me a beer ;)