My family wants to get some outdoor cameras to monitor our detached house but I heard these things sometimes have really serious security issues and I couldn't find any device that is open-source software.
Does anyone know any non-spooky solution?
@oloke I like the Ubiquiti cameras, and you can run a local server, but they are not cheap. Cheaper would be a basic IP cam, on a VLAN firewalled from the Internet, with something like zoneminder as the interface to them.
Looks like some xiaomi cameras are supported by home assistant and have open source firmware available:
My first thought was "hmm, a networked raspberry pi + camera should handle this" and then I remembered I had a camera a friend got me which is NOT the standard rpi camera, so I went to look for a list of all the cameras that were available, came across a list and then this was ALSO on the page, so:
It would be a start, and I wouldn't just go straight for that solution, but this should get you an idea of what you could do "yourself" with a single board computer + camera type thing.
(Note it doesn't have to be a pi, the motioneyeos page lists ... a lot of sbc models it supports.)
@Truck thanks a lot!
It was also my first thought but then I realized it also needs to be waterproof and have night vision capabilities.
If I didn't find anything better then I would probably do this since I have some experience from my rpi zero w with camera module :D
In regard to waterproof i suggest you to try make yourself a dyi case for that
Maybe using 3d printer or grab an old case and then drill the holes for camera lenses or something
You may also need some storage for recorded videos, so external drive connected to rpi would be suitable
Sadly I don't have a 3d printer yet but will see what I can do.
I think I'll be storing all media on a NAS drive connected via WiFi or something so probably won't need to plug any external drive to the rpi.
Thank you :)
Idk where you live but there're plenty of places where you can 3d print something.
Like local social centers.
Or maybe your school have one? It's pretty common this days
My school bought one and doesn't use it at all so there's no problem to use it
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