Linux distribution live with motion detection

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Hello Friends,

I need to Setup a webcam security system with Linux distribution live with motion detection. I am not so much aware of motion detection, Please do let me know about it.

Thanks, Otis Hartwell

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Linux distribution live with motion detection


If you have an old cam that you are not using, you can use it as a security cam. Control Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion. The program is written in C and is made for the Linux operating system (using the video4linux interface). Motion is a command line based tool whose output can be either jpeg, ppm fies or mpeg video sequences.Motion is strictly command line driven and can run as a daemon with a rather small footprint. 

What motion can do?

Taking snapshots of movement

Watch multiple video devices at the same time

Watch multiple inputs on one capture card at the same time Live streaming webcam (using multipart/x-mixed-replace)

Real time creation of mpeg movies using libraries from ffmpeg

Take automated snapshots on regular intervals

Take automated snapshots at irregular intervals using cron

Execute external commands when detecting movement (and e.g. send SMS or email)

Motion tracking (camera follow motion – special hardware required)

Feed events to a MySQL or PostgreSQL database.

Feed video back to a video4linux loopback for real time viewing Lots of user contributed related projects with web interfaces etc.

User configurable and user defined on screen display.

Control via browser (older versions used xml-rpc) Automatic noise and threshold control Motion is a daemon with low CPU consumption and small memory footprint.


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