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USB Motion Detector & Camera

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Bret Cahill, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Bret Cahill

    Bret Cahill Guest

    It seems like the very first thing that would appear for home security
    is a motion detector with a USB plug to activate a USB camera. The
    software would save several photos or a video every time someone got
    near the motion detector.

    Is this on the market or do you have to actually rig something up?

    Bret Cahill
  2. Look in old books about animals or nature. It was common to see projects
    for hiding film cameras in the wild, and trip wires that animals would
    pull and the camera and flash would go off, getting photos.

    You don't even need a motion detector, just the trip wire, and a
    modification of the camera so you can trigger it with an external input.
    Of course, there may be an issue of focus, most of them do autofocus and
    that takes time.

    Of course, once you've modified the camera, you could go with a motion

  3. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    What you describe has been available for several years.
    You can even have a computer send the pics to your cell phone.

  4. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    You don't even need a trip wire. Google "critter cam".

    Best regards,

    Bob Masta

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  5. OldeGuye

    OldeGuye Guest

    It happens that Bret Cahill formulated :
    All of the webcams I have include motion detection and image capture
    software on the CD that comes with the cam. And they provide on-line
    Look at Logitech 920.
    I have written software that can select any cam resolution available
    (up to 1080p for the 920) and eMail the surveillance jpeg snaps
    anywhere I want.

    But you can also redirect images to a folder that your router can allow
    FTP access to. e.g. Amped R20000G. There are several web servers out
    there that can maintain access for dynamic IPs and allow access to your
    folder from anywhere.
  6. Bret Cahill

    Bret Cahill Guest

    It happens that Bret Cahill formulated :
    My GE W1233 seems to do time lapse (30 sec. interval) which might be
    good enough unless the meth head is really wired.

    This is a low outlay/low chance of success venture like a lottery

    Bret Cahill
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