Do you use the motion wrapper to detect motion?
I do, indeed. It is wrapped by motion wrapper. And I must say that is working nicely at the moment. Haven't tinkered too much with the motion settings themselves but I do have my camera popping up for 30s on the TV every time motion is detected and I'm quite keen to refine that a bit with some enhancements and possibly have slightly different behaviour depending on security mode and various other factors. Will wikify when I get it a bit more stable because there doesn't seem to be too much in the howtos on "respond to events" and "cameras".
My camera is a cheap type with a manual badly translated from Mandarin or something-http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/EasyN_FS-603A-M106_IP_Camera
It supposedly has all the built in features- motion detection, e-mail you on motion detection etc etc but I haven't bothered with any of that because I planned to wrap it with LMCE software.
How are you getting on with the more advanced template? My concern would be that with cheap and poorly supported cameras like mine one might battle to get the specs/communication working so I would prefer to do all that stuff in the wrapper myself and then I don't have to buy the more expensive devices.... just plug in the cheap-o, set it up with username password and get the videostream and then use LMCE/wrappers to do all the advanced stuff.