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Brain storm....

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:51 pm
by ghostwolf59
Hi,
First of all, Im new to security cameras - so try to keep that in mind...

Had a thought today based on the following assumption...
1. House *inside and out fitted with x number of cameras covering the internal and external premises*
2. About to leave the house and want a quick easy way to alarm some or all of the cameras as I leave the house *like a touch pad type what traditional house alarms*

Q1. Would a touch wifi solution activation control pad be a stupid idea as a mean to replace traditional movement security within a house be a stupid idea?
Q2. Is something similar (open source solution) to what I outlined already available ?

Can sort of see this as a product where the pad could be setup to activate zones i.e cameras for pre programmed set times/days/months

Forget the mobile solution for now - this is simply a way to arm if/when you need it?

Dumb idea? or....?

Re: Adjust Zones or Runstates with Hardware

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:25 pm
by burger
I've implemented this with an Arduino Mega, ENC28J60 module, and some switches. If I was to do it again, I'd use an ARM based board (was some issues with the TCP/IP library, and encryption / memory management).

Because I had 20+ cameras, managing run states ended up being too much added complexity. it might work if you have only a handful of cameras.

I had run states being changed by TCP client requests to the API. An ARM board would be easier. Just curl to the API.

There may already be a mobile phone solution on the forum already. Here's one: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26805
Search around.

Re: Adjust Zones or Runstates with Hardware

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:04 am
by ghostwolf59
burger wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:25 pm
I've implemented this with an Arduino Mega, ENC28J60 module, and some switches. If I was to do it again, I'd use an ARM based board (was some issues with the TCP/IP library, and encryption / memory management).

Because I had 20+ cameras, managing run states ended up being too much added complexity. it might work if you have only a handful of cameras.

I had run states being changed by TCP client requests to the API. An ARM board would be easier. Just curl to the API.

There may already be a mobile phone solution on the forum already. Here's one: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26805
Search around.
Interesting - Im not the only one thinking along these lines then ;)
Perfect solution would have been a touch pad you could plonk on the wall next to your exit door, but I most likely dreaming for such a solution ;)