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Home Security and Linux
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:09:57 am »
Hi All!  There has been a spate of daytime and night-time break-ins lately around our way and my other half is getting a bit twitchy (as am I, TBH!). 

I'm considering installing some sort of basic CCTV system (maybe 3 cameras) which I would like to monitor via an old laptop I have, currently running Mint 17 XFCE.  Not sure yet whether to go for wired or wireless, but wireless would be easier.  Do any of you run a home security system with Linux?  Is there a need for any sort of specialised software and have you any particular recommendations as to brands etc?

Thanks in advance

Rich

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Re: Home Security and Linux
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 01:32:43 pm »
Hi Rich

Depending on how many cameras you want and where you locate them around your home ip/wireless cameras would probably be the way to go, there is free software available called zoneminder although there may be others but that's the only one I know of, it's not something I've ever done although I've been giving it serious consideration lately for my business premises but haven't got round to it so I can't really offer any more insight but have a look here you might find what you're looking for

https://www.zoneminder.com/


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Re: Home Security and Linux
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 11:00:44 am »
Hi Graeme - thanks for the reply.  ;)

It looks an interesting site so I'll delve a bit deeper and see what comes up.  I only need a simple system really, 3 cameras should be adequate, 4 at most.  I've seen some that have a security light incorporated with a discreet camera below the light lens so they might be a good option - kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak!

Rich

 


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