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Access D-link webcams on Ubuntu

N.B.: Including this answer here in hopes that it helps someone else. Yes, it's actually quite simple. The issue is not so much with the operating system as it is that mydlink.com has not officially ...
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Easy to use bidirectional people counter for one location

Anything that involves a direction is going to require at least two sensors. I implemented something like this a while ago but we had the advantage of UHF RFID cards. We had employees with the RFID ...
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

Generally speaking you have to adjust the trigger for the motion detection. There's the sensitivity for the actual motion detection and that is as bravokeyl already says despite all technology most ...
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Which open source IoT board would be appropriate for a surveillance tool?

It may be useful for you to consult Bence Kaulics' guide to selecting a microcontroller, which takes into account many constraints such as processing power, energy usage and developer tools. It's a ...
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How can I set up IP whitelisting on an IP camera without support for whitelists?

Have to start out by saying, this will have to take place on the router. I looked into the camera, but it simply seems to be too manufacturer set to be able to run a crack that complex on. Perhaps ...
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Will replacing the firmware secure my Foscam IP camera?

You should go with updated firmware, yes. In most cases this is a good idea when you have known vulnerabilities and old firmware (remember there will be more vulnerabilities you don't know about!). ...
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Does Arlo Pro communicate via WiFi?

If, on the other hand, we look the user guide, we will see that WiFi is providing a 100% cordless connection from the camera to the base station and Ethernet is the way for connecting the whole system ...
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How to track a stolen Canon EOS camera using SDHC memory card?

As detailed in my answer to the precision question (https://iot.stackexchange.com/a/341/78) the current generation of sdcards doesn't seem to support inherent geo-location capabilities anymore. ...
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

My DLink camera also warns me about luminosity changes (clouds,...) but no too often. Take a look at your camera settings to search for a "threshold" value and reduce it. Another quite heavy ...
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Nest cam fallback wifi

A better approach is to get a broadband router that will fall back to using a 3G/4G USB stick if the broadband line goes down. This means any devices (such as your Nest cam) doesn't need to know ...
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Is there any open source firmware or OS for IP camera like openwrt for routers

I am looking for the same thing and found your request here in my Google search. There are a ton of opensource cameras out there. Something high end (3D stereo vision for starters): https://www.elphel....
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Recapture/reset the first frame from a motion detector every N seconds

I'd do something like this (untested): # loop frames of video/stream and count them counter = 0 while cap.isOpened(): # Stripped for brevity #if first frame is None or too old, ...
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What's the difference between the Pelco D and Pelco P protocols?

Both protocols are usually transmitted using RS485 over a pair of wires. You can have the same pair of wires running to multiple cameras with each camera having a different address. The maximum length ...
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Set Arlo Mode with SmartThings

It is said in netgear pages that: After you integrate your Arlo cameras into the SmartThings app, you must use the SmartThings app to configure your modes and rules. If you edit your modes and ...
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

I don't have the setup in question with me but I try to answer in general. Normally any sensor that detects changes in motion depends on the configuration that we set for sensitivity, threshold. I ...
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Does Arlo Pro communicate via WiFi?

Based on the information in the product datasheet, this device communicates wirelessly via 802.11n-compliant protocols over a 2.4GHz channel.
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Easy to use bidirectional people counter for one location

You can use infrared sensors. Put a sensor near both the in and out location—one each. Now have an Arduino board for interrupt. Whenever people enter or exit, the infrared rays will be broken and you ...
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Easy to use bidirectional people counter for one location

An image based product is probably simpler as a stand-alone device (i.e. not integrated with an access control system). Image processing is now reaching the point where this should be something that ...
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How are cameras utilized in SmartThings?

I don't get what you mean by presence, but you can get notifications of door bell button push and / or when motion detection gets triggered. I understood from the specifications that with SmartThings ...
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Which open source IoT board would be appropriate for a surveillance tool?

I have been looking at the CHIP Pro, this board seems to almost nail it except the problem that there are no camera drivers for the onboard camera connectors. A USB camera could work, but its not ...
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Will reusing a mobile phone as a smart webcam be cheaper than buying a dedicated webcam?

Are you really only asking which will draws more current? In either case, the cost will be negligible. I would have made this a comment, but it grew too long. ...
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What's the difference between the Pelco D and Pelco P protocols?

Pelco P is the older of the two protocols and is deprecated; Pelco D is newer and has more functionality. Both protocols use RS-422 at 2400, 4800, or 9600 bps, but support for the various speeds is ...
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Ring Floodlight - Simple alternative by combining camera and floodlight?

The presence of a commercial product which has reviews of varying quality should be a good sign that building something like this from scratch is a non-trivial undertaking. Doing IoT well is hard. ...
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Wireless Video Doorbell with ability to save recordings on a local server

This sort of product may not be popular because it doesn't offer the consumer level features that permit the manufacturer to charge a premium. If it doesn't appeal to the tech press (i.e. conform ...
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Set Arlo Mode with SmartThings

This ended up working for me: Create a new mode in Arlo app. Have it do any recording or notifications Connect Arlo to SmartThings (using Arlo Connect SmartApp) Add each Arlo device as needed Select ...
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Is there any open source firmware or OS for IP camera like openwrt for routers

It appears that OpenIPC firmware is exactly like OpenWrt for IP cameras.
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Change IP address of IP CAM using CMS software

The I found quite quick and usefull- was like that: Connect IPCAM directly to PC's LAN port Change Adapter settings ( via Control Panel ) to 192.168.1.X logoff Connect using web page with default ip ...
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request plate number from Tattile camera

There is another StartTrigger command with the same command code but fix content. There is just gate_time_in_msand trigger_string. trigger_string is fix 32 bytes long and padding bytes and terminating ...
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