Imgcomp: An off-line surveilance program for Raspberry Pi
Imgcomp uses the program "raspistill" to capture still images every second (or other configured interval), and if siginficant changes are detected, saves the images into a directory hiearchy organized by date. The "browse" part of imgcomp presents a simple web interface for browsing these images.
I use imgcomp for monitoring activity at my workshop in the country when I'm not present, much like one would use an infrared triggered wildlife camera. I also use it for timelapses because it conveniently skips frames where nothing happens. I used it for the timelapses in my mouse trap video, the last third of my chainsaw mill video, and this motion triggered timelapse
I'm making the code available on github so you can use it too. However, some computer expertise is required to use it.
Imgcomp is not for people unfamiliar with the Linux command lines
You can get downoad imcompg from github (project at https://github.com/Matthias-Wandel/imgcomp) using this command:
git clone https://github.com/Matthias-Wandel/imgcomp
Please read the notes on setting it up.
If you would like to report bugs, feel free to email me. If the above instructions don't make sense to you, then this software is not you. I don't have the time to teach you how to use Linux. You aren't paying for using it, so I don't owe you support.
High tech mousetrap monitor fail (video)
Some of my older technical hacks
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