Bob Schwier on 10 Jun 2011 10:09:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Security Cameras

If this is a typical yard, it should border more than one property.  Why does the dog
bark at your property?   Is there a particular spot he barks at?   Maybe he's as
bugged at the birds as you are.

--- On Fri, 6/10/11, John Karr <> wrote:

> From: John Karr <>
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Security Cameras
> To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
> Date: Friday, June 10, 2011, 3:03 AM
> I rarely impulse buy. But I just
> ordered with expedited shipping the device you recommended
> below. From the specks it looks like it will not only work
> on the Primary Barker, but on secondary Barkers as well (and
> I don't have to hear the secondary barkers' owners say "we
> can't stand it either, our dog didn't bother you before that
> dog moved in!").
> As for the birds thatâs why my roommate found a
> specialist. But he needs accurate data, that only a patient
> ornithologist could gather. I'm not very optimistic,
> especially since the birds seem extra fond of shiny (freshly
> washed) cars.  Vive Le Poop-Mobile.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []
> On Behalf Of Matt Mossholder
> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 11:29 PM
> To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Security Cameras
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM, John Karr <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Security Cameras
> >
> > I find myself needing to install a security camera and
> figured this community would have a lot of good cost
> effective ideas with a bias towards the open source and the
> cheap. Because one of the confusing issues is cctv vs
> network cameras, I'm going to ask that the discussion be
> restricted to network based solutions that don't require a
> dedicated cctv base station or the installation of a capture
> card into a computer.
> >
> > Let me describe my security needs.
> >
> > Primary Problem: Barking Dog Cam
> > My neighbor's dog stands at the fence to my yard and
> barks at my house. This is whenever they let him out
> unattended. This can be for hours on end. I've talked to
> them about it several times. I've filed one complaint with
> the city, but to cite them the inspector needs to witness
> the dog barking for at least 5 minutes. If the dog is
> outside barking 10% or even just 5% of the time this is
> extremely annoying to me, but the odds are against an
> inspector on one or two random visits witnessing it. The
> camera will need to be an outdoor camera, which will be
> attached to  a bush or a fence. I need to record audio (and
> it seems a lot of security cameras lack this feature). Bark
> activated is ideal, but motion sensing would work since he
> comes to a specific spot for most of his barking. My
> objective is to be able to post time-stamped video of the
> dog barking to youtube that a city animal complaints
> inspector can easily view, or that I can use in court as
> evidence when I sue them to remove the animal from their
> property.
> >
> >  Secondary Problem: Offender Bird Identification
> Another animal
> > related issue I have is birds defacing vehicles parked
> in front of my house. My roommate went so far as to contact
> a professional in the field of bird nuisances, who needs to
> be able to identify species and patterns to work out a
> remediation plan. The best plan here might simply be to just
> record video continuously for a couple of days.
> On the barking dog front, if you are going to spend money
> to solve the problem, why not get one of those bark
> activated sonic devices, that only dogs can hear? Once the
> dog has given himself a headache a few days in a row, the
> barking will probably stop. I haven't used it but this is
> the kind of thing I'm talking about:

> For the birds, Good luck. They are almost unstoppable
> unless you can remove whatever they are perching on.
>      --Matt
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