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DIY Home Security Camera Systems

It is very easy to make your own surveillance camera yourself using a mini-PC SBC. The Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero W, Orange Pi, etc. all feature a connector that allows to add a camera board. You can also use any USB webcam. There are many Open Source projects such as Motion, Kerberos.io, Node-RED (MQTT camera) that just install to transform the mini-PC into a surveillance camera with motion detection! In this category you will find many examples of realization to integrate your DIY surveillance camera to your home automation server.

Raspberry Pi Zero W and Node-RED MQTT Surveillance Camera for Home Assistant

Since version 1.3, the Raspberry Pi Zero has a camera connector on which the 8MP camera of the Raspberry Pi can be connected by means of an adapter. Home Assistant supports many cameras. In this project, we will be manufacturing – very quickly – a mini surveillance camera using Node-RED. …

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Unpacking and Testing the Panoramic Camera Xiaomi Mijia 1080p 360 °

xiaomi mijia camera panoramic 360 ip cam

Today I propose you to discover the camera connected panoramic Xiaomi Mijia 1080p capable of filming 360 degrees. Only available in China at the moment, it is however possible to obtain it directly in China for about €80. It runs entirely from the MiHome application available on iOS and Android. …

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Orange Pi (Armbian): driving the camera in Python with OpenCV

orange pi lite camera 2MP opencv python live preview

In the previous tutorial, we saw how to drive (display the live image, record a snapshot and a video clip using the keyboard) on a Raspberry Pi under Raspbian. In this tutorial we will do the same but on an Orange Pi Lite (WiFi version). It is unfortunately not possible …

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Orange Pi (Armbian): control the camera in Python with OpenCV

orange pi lite camera 2MP opencv python live preview

In the previous tutorial, we saw how to drive (display the live image, record a snapshot and a video clip using the keyboard) on a Raspberry Pi under Raspbian. In this tutorial we will do the same but on an Orange Pi Lite (WiFi version). It is unfortunately not possible …

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Picamera (version 1.9): control the Raspberry Pi camera in Python

camera module connectee raspberry pi3

Since its release, the Picamera library which allows to control and to exploit the camera of Raspberry Pi has evolved a lot. In this article, we will see the changes introduced in version 1.8 as well as the new features of version 1.9 (if you need, the official documentation can …

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2MP Motion Detection Camera with Motion Detection based on Orange Pi Lite and Motion

orange pi lite camera review

Orange Pi markets a small 2MP color camera with wide-angle optics that can be used to create a small additional surveillance camera. In this tutorial, we will install the gc2035 and vfe_v4l2 drivers that support the camera. The software part will be entrusted to Motion capable of detecting movements in …

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