The camera and mic transmit video and audio signals as soon as you apply power (5.5 v to 12 v to the red lead.) (Note: my camera didn't come with a power supply so you will have to find one.) It shouldn't be hard with the range of possible voltages (I used 8 v and it worked fine.) There is softare out there that you can use to detect motion. Here is an example http://download.cnet.com/Webcam-Motion-Detector/3000-2348_4-75609375.html reviewed by cnet. Obviously you have to get the video signal into a format that can be used. Following is a device that I purchased from Amazon that converts video and audio signals to mpeg-4 via USB. It works well. "Keedox® USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter for Windows Xp/2000/ Vista/ Win7" - sold for $13.50. I expect there are other ways to accomplish what you want to do. Following is some more general information about implementing motion detection, etc. http://www.zonetrigger.com/articles/motion_detection/intro-motion-detection-and-video-capture.php
I really don't know. However, after looking at it much closer it appears that the lens is either 'glued' or 'screwed' to the chip. The assembly is very fragile, i.e., one wire neede to be re-soldered...I don't want to mess with it anymore. If you would like I can send you a jpeg close-up for your perusal.
I dont think it will fit. The pitch on the pins is probably 1mm.. kinda small. But the camera runs at 5v nicely after i clipped the wires from the little plug and wired directly to my immersion 600mw 5.8ghz transmitter. Keep in mind that the barrel xonnector at rhe end of the cameras harness has a tiny stepdown regulator to 5v. Dont power the camera without that adapter if you are running more than 5v. Or you could use a better 5v regulator from a hobby store.
I have looked into this before. To hook it up to your TV all you need are the AV cables (red, yellow, white) and the A/V connectoions on the back of TV. As far as hooking it up to the laptop I have been unable to find a way to make that happen. Employees at Fry's Electronics (and I asked oh, probably 7 or 8) all said that it cannot be done (or rather that they were unaware of a way that it could be one). I have been unable to make this happen as of yet. I was looking into trying one of the set of transmitter/relievers they sell on amazon for the drone copters that transmit A/V. I Think they are called Bosco or Fat Shark is the name brand. I'm sure there is a way to make that happen but so far have not found it.