Thanks a lot Rob for your reply
I'm already using motion 3.2.3 installed out of deb package from motion site.
There are some strange things about motion. In my case it was crashing at startup (even from command line) and the reason was that ffmpeg was missing. I found a bug report on pluto site that confirms this.
The strange point is that ffmpeg won't install if you use only pluto mirrors for apt-get. The only way out (at least for me) was to temporary add an official repository in order to install ffmpeg, but every time I do this I'm always scared that some other package may also be updated breaking some dependencies ....
I would be glad to be of some help in testing, just consider that I'm quite a rookie.
I've some linux knowledge but I'm far to know Pluto and Motion.
I'm trying to make myself a picture of many things, and I'm doing it reading tutorials and going on with a "trial and errors" approach.
Given this, if you think that I my contribution may be useful just let me know.
Besides the possibility to customize some device parameters (that basically is a device template matter) I was also wandering to add some kind of controls that allow to "switch off" some motion devices at given time or just on user demand.
Actually I'm thinking to use webcam to monitor access to a room. Motion should not rise any alert event when some authorized person enters the room, but only when needed (let's say when monitor system is "on")
As I told you ... I don't know if this is already managed by Pluto or not ... I didn't read that chapter of the story yet ... just an idea ...
Let me know what do you think about.
In the mean time I will read something about advanced features in motion, just to keep myself busy ...
Thanks again and regards