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Dog vs. LinuxMCE
« on: May 25, 2008, 06:05:41 am »
Here is a step in my current setup:

===Added an event in response to security camera motion detection===


Because I had to puzzle this step out, I took a break and fell back on my old home automation system.
  -- Trained my dog to bark when the pizza guy came up the steps.
  -- Trained my dog to sit (delayed command execution) while I got change from between the sofa cushions.
  -- Commanded my dog to take the money to the front door, fetch the pizza, and verify exact change (an advanced scenario).

During this entire time my media remained visible on my UI2 alpha blended on-screen Orbiter.

I think my dog should be integrated into version 0804. How about it, Paul, Hari, dan, Thom, Andrew, and Zaerc?

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Re: Dog vs. LinuxMCE
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 04:02:10 pm »
hmm.. i think the interface for hooking your dog up to lmce would probably give you problems with animal welfare..

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Hari

wait.. what do you think about that:
train the dog to bite the pizza delivery boy, he will run away and the dog can fetch the pizza
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Re: Dog vs. LinuxMCE
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 06:20:08 pm »
hmm.. i think the interface for hooking your dog up to lmce would probably give you problems with animal welfare..

best regards,
Hari

wait.. what do you think about that:
train the dog to bite the pizza delivery boy, he will run away and the dog can fetch the pizza

Surely that would be 'byte the pizza boy' ;-)
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Problems with motion detection
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 02:40:05 am »
Well, good thing I have the dog.

I can't get the motion detection to work.

I have analog cameras which are connected to a video capture board. The interface is the Motion Wrapper. I can see the cameras individually and in quad camera view. They refresh fine. So i know images are coming through.

I went into the Motion Wrapper device parameters page and made sure auto-brightness was off (my camera has auto brightness already), minimum_motion_frames was 2, framerate was 30 (the same as my video capture board).

I can send alerts to my Orbiter as a scenario, so that works. I can send alerts to my Orbiter as interval events, so that works.

But when I set up the event handler to send an alert when movement is detected on my surveillance camera, nothing happens.

Does anyone have any troubleshooting tips for motion detection by camera?

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Re: Problems with motion detection
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 04:53:52 pm »
Well, good thing I have the dog.

I can't get the motion detection to work.

I have analog cameras which are connected to a video capture board. The interface is the Motion Wrapper. I can see the cameras individually and in quad camera view. They refresh fine. So i know images are coming through.

I went into the Motion Wrapper device parameters page and made sure auto-brightness was off (my camera has auto brightness already), minimum_motion_frames was 2, framerate was 30 (the same as my video capture board).

I can send alerts to my Orbiter as a scenario, so that works. I can send alerts to my Orbiter as interval events, so that works.

But when I set up the event handler to send an alert when movement is detected on my surveillance camera, nothing happens.

Does anyone have any troubleshooting tips for motion detection by camera?

Hi,

I think that currently Security plugin is disregarding messages with motion tripped from cameras... if you take a look at /etc/motion files, you can see that there is a MEssageSend command to be send on motion start and end. But AFAIK, someone from developers told somewhere, that they are still figuring out how to properly deal with cameras... I for instance have cameras under motion, but get no picture in alerts log when camera detects motion...

HTH,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.