Ron Lusk on 23 Sep 2011 11:17:20 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Surveillance cameras

You can look at Zoneminder (on the full-featured end), or "motion" ( which is effective and low-end.  I played with motion a bit: set it up with a camera (or two), and it detects change in the video and identifies where the "motion" is.  (You can adjust the threshold.)     (The website has changed, but there are links to the SourceForge site _and_ the new site at the URL I gave above; I can't access it from work, apparently our vendor has marked it as "Games".)


On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM, David B. van Balen <> wrote:
Somebody seems to be messing with our trash, and I want to set up one or two cameras to see if I can catch whoever it is in the act. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on a setup that is cost effective and works with Linux. Something with wireless support would be ideal, and I would like to have at least a day or two of footage on disk at any given time that I can go back and look through. Is this realistic? Also, can anyone recommend software, which runs on Linux, that will allow me to easily find out what happened without spending hours watching the footage captured by the camera?

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