The Raspberry Pi Makes A Great DIY Surveillance System

first_img Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Plug-and-play wireless security cameras are cheap as chips these days. Unfortunately, many are made by companies that care very little about security… so why not build your own with a Raspberry Pi?Sure, you can just hop on Amazon and pick up connected cameras for $30 or so, but why not go the geeky route instead? You’ll only spend a few extra dollars, and at the end of the process, you’ll have the satisfaction of being able to say you built your very own Big Brother setup from scratch!The key to building a low-hassle, Pi-powered surveillance system is motionEye OS. It’s a Linux-based OS purpose-built to tackle this very task. All models of the Raspberry Pi are compatible, from the dirt-cheap RPi Zero to the bigger and better Raspberry Pi 3.You can even use several Pi alternatives if you’re so inclined, like Hardkernel’s ODROID boards, but it’s tough to beat the massive Raspberry Pi community when it comes to support.To get started, you’ll need to order or scrounge a few other things — a camera module or a USB camera, for starters, a micro SD card for the OS, and a power source. You can go totally wireless if you want and  run your cameras off power banks if you don’t mind recharging regularly.It’s not as daunting a project as you might think. TechRadar’s how to post provides a nice walkthrough of the process, and you can find solutions to most common issues on the motionEye OS FAQ.The end result is a professional-looking surveillance system that you can proudly show off to your geeky friends… or you can let them find out about it later when you post the embarrassing party footage you captured. Stay on targetlast_img

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