20140920 I Have Yet To Find A Surveillance Camer

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2014-09-20 16:20:42-0400 – Updated: 2014-09-20 16:22:29-0400I have yet to find a Surveillance Camera with decent software so I ended up building my own. This was all done using a few cheap DLink WiFi Cameras and a Raspberry Pi

It has a few unique features
-Image Analytics to attempt to determine what happened in the images. No more storing hundreds of copies of the same image or wasting space when a bad rainstorm blows through due to stupid motion detection cameras.
-It is ran partially on a +Raspberry Pi and partly on a dedicated server that I have colocated. Images are processed on the raspberry pi and transmitted to the remote server for further analytics and storage.
-It has point of presence. It knows my location via a small app on my mobile phone and automatically adjusts itself based on if I am at home or on the move. 
-Completely responsive Web Based Interface. No Java or Active X srap to deal with.

Aside from those, It can handle ~10 WiFi cameras at this time and I am sure more if I add a few more Raspberry Pis to the mix. I am using the old model B with 256 MB of RAM and feel like this will eventually be the bottleneck if I go more than 10 cameras.I have yet to find a Surveillance Camera with decent software so I ended up building my own. This was all done using a few cheap DLink WiFi Cameras and a Raspberry Pi

It has a few unique features
-Image Analytics to attempt to determine what happened in the images. No more storing hundreds of copies of the same image or wasting space when a bad rainstorm blows through due to stupid motion detection cameras.
-It is ran partially on a +Raspberry Pi and partly on a dedicated server that I have colocated. Images are processed on the raspberry pi and transmitted to the remote server for further analytics and storage.
-It has point of presence. It knows my location via a small app on my mobile phone and automatically adjusts itself based on if I am at home or on the move.
-Completely responsive Web Based Interface. No Java or Active X srap to deal with.

Aside from those, It can handle ~10 WiFi cameras at this time and I am sure more if I add a few more Raspberry Pis to the mix. I am using the old model B with 256 MB of RAM and feel like this will eventually be the bottleneck if I go more than 10 cameras.

I have yet to find a Surveillance Camera with decent software so I ended up building my own. This was all done using a few cheap DLink WiFi Cameras and a Raspberry PiIt has a few unique features-Image Analytics to attempt to determine what happened in the images. No more storing hundreds of copies of the same image or wasting space when a bad rainstorm blows through due to stupid motion detection cameras.-It is ran partially on a +Raspberry Pi and partly on a dedicated server that I have colocated. Images are processed on the raspberry pi and transmitted to the remote server for further analytics and storage.-It has point of presence. It knows my location via a small app on my mobile phone and automatically adjusts itself based on if I am at home or on the move.-Completely responsive Web Based Interface. No Java or Active X srap to deal with.Aside from those, It can handle ~10 WiFi cameras at this time and I am sure more if I add a few more Raspberry Pis to the mix. I am using the old model B with 256 MB of RAM and feel like this will eventually be the bottleneck if I go more than 10 cameras.

Shared with: Public, Raspberry Pi, Steven Groves, Jason Kruger, Dan Mesca+1’d by: Shervin Emami, jorge gomez, Dan Steren, Elba Stevenson, Raspberry Pi Spy, Shimi M, Tim Bevers, Steve Savery, Killa Gaming, Mark Swope, Chris Pugrud, Daniel Goller, Chris Vukin, Jason Kruger, Michael MoyerReshared by: Elba Stevenson, Jason PleetJason Kruger – 2014-09-20 16:34:03-0400Have you come across any good resources for taking a video feed and rebroadcasting it via IP? I searched a while back but never found anything useful.Keith I Myers – 2014-09-20 16:37:30-0400+Jason Kruger – Not sure to be honest. This software broadcasts at a whopping 20 FPM (Frames per minute). Video would be painful that speed. You may be able to use something that uses RTSP.Steven Groves – 2014-09-20 17:55:48-0400Very cool – how is it powered?  I’d love to see something like this for my car, but batteries being what they are…Keith I Myers – 2014-09-20 18:11:21-0400+Steven Groves – The cameras are standard Wifi cameras that are AC powered. The raspberry pi is also AC powered. Jason Kruger – 2014-09-20 18:20:23-0400I am inspired. B+ ordered with some other pi stuff to see if I can rebroadcast a feed over wifi.jorge gomez – 2014-09-21 16:25:20-0400Very nice Dan Mesca – 2014-09-23 04:31:35-0400tutorial?Keith I Myers – 2014-09-23 10:06:35-0400+Dan Mesca – I may be able to throw something together but I will need to re-write some of the code so it does not depend on my Synapse framework. Dan Mesca – 2014-09-23 11:03:21-0400thanks…ill wait 🙂

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