Raspberry Pi as Low-Cost HD Surveillance Camera @RaspberryPi #piday #raspberrypi

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Christoph Buenger shares this great low-cost surveillance camera build via codeproject.com:

This article describes how to build a surveillance cam based on a Raspberry Pi micro-computer which records HD video when something moves in the monitored area. Live picture can be viewed from any web browser, even from your mobile while you’re on the road.

What you will get:

  • See live stream in any web browser from anywhere
  • Record any motion into video file

Usually, such a cam will cost you around US$2.000, but with the result from this article, you will get such a cam for only about US$100.

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