Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select a Raspberry Pi camera, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- The Raspberry Pi Camera will be used…to do video streaming as well as taking pictures…of people that enter your home.…You'll be able to stream video to any web-based systems,…such as a smart phone, personal computer, tablet, etcetera.…The maximum picture resolution…will be 5 megapixels but you can…choose other resolutions such as 640x480…or 320x240 etcetera through software.…There are three different cameras…that can be connected to your Raspberry Pi's custom CSI bus…and each has a maximum resolution of 5 megapixels.…
The Raspberry Pi Camera is used…for shooting in normal lighting conditions…and has a short ribbon cable.…The Raspberry Pi No Infrared or NoIR Camera is the same…as a Pi Camera board but has NoIR,…in other words No Infrared filter.…It's used for night vision use and you need…to have an extra source of infrared illumination…and it's not good for normal lighting conditions…and again, it has a short ribbon cable.…The spy camera is used for shooting…in normal lighting conditions,…it's much smaller than the Pi camera board…
This DIY electronics project provides simple directions for getting your home monitoring system up and running. Author David Ross helps you select a power supply, camera, motion detector, enclosure, and other components and accessories, and make your system "smart" by connecting to web services frameworks such as Weaved and WebIOPi. Then he helps you program the logic to make your Pi camera take pictures and stream video, connect to home peripherals, and mount your alarm system. With this training, and a little elbow grease, you can create a fully autonomous system that helps you and your family feel more secure at home and away.
Note: These instructions work with Raspberry Pi B, Raspberry Pi B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 models.
- Selecting hardware, including a Raspberry Pi camera and a Pi Cobbler
- Configuring VNC, SSH, and WebIOPi services
- Sending SMS messages with the Raspberry Pi
- Taking and accessing pictures remotely
- Setting up video streaming with a Raspberry Pi camera
- Connecting the Pi to the development board
- Connecting the relay and motion detector
- Programming the alarm in Python
- Mounting and securing the alarm system