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FOSS Equivalent to Nest Cam IQ / Nest Aware?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:55 am
by FuLl
I saw this [1] Nest product recently & I like it but wow, SO expensive.

I see Xeoma has a similar, yet proprietary linux app [2], but still a bit pricey.

Wondering if anyone's aware if a FOSS equivalent exists that would work with a generic off-brand ONVIF P/T IR IP Camera.



[1]
https://nest.com/cameras/nest-aware/

[2]
https://felenasoft.com/xeoma/en/article ... cognition/

Re: FOSS Equivalent to Nest Cam IQ / Nest Aware?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:29 am
by Chrisnz
I too am currently looking at what Linux has for Security software to monitor ours and the only I found was in my Synaptic file manager was "ZoneMinder"
https://zoneminder.com/

I'm running MINT 17.3 "Rosa" and the Swann Brand Cameras, https://www.swann.com/au/
Model
With Thermal Cameras - as "Motion" detect was just so annoying with too may "false positives"
3MP Bullet style - +https://www.swann.com/au/swpro-3mpmsb

Im still trying to get that talking to the system!

Cheers
Chris

Re: FOSS Equivalent to Nest Cam IQ / Nest Aware?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:39 pm
by phd21
HI FuLl,

Depending on the software and cameras used, you can avoid "false" or unwanted motion recording by selecting or limiting the motion detection area of the cameras.

1.) +1 for the excellent free ZoneMinder (ZM) application.
ZoneMinder - Home
https://zoneminder.com/

2.) There is also the very good "Motion" application.
Motion- GuideInstallation
https://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view ... stallation

An introduction to basic motion detection on Linux
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/mot ... -on-linux/

3.) I just noticed this one as well
Install On Ubuntu ยท ccrisan/motioneye Wiki
https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneye/wi ... -On-Ubuntu


Passive infrared sensor - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_infrared_sensor

How PIRs Work | PIR Motion Sensor | Adafruit Learning System
https://learn.adafruit.com/pir-passive- ... -pirs-work


There are many posts in this forum on ZoneMinder and Motion.

Hope this helps ...