Safer Security Camera System with Motion
Now that you have your motion activated security camera system, you could make if safer by uploading the captured images automatically to a remote server just in case something happens to your computer. I’m using Slackware Linux but the setup should be very similar on other distributions.
Create an executable batch file containing the following (pico ~/batch_file):
rsync -avz /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/cam1 destinationserver.com:~/
Edit /etc/motion.conf and add/uncomment the following line
Edit ~/.ssh/config (create the .ssh folder if it doesn’t exist) and add the following lines to it:
Host destinationserver.com HostName destinationserver.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_dsa User your_user_name
You can use a webcam like the one listed below, which features infrared lights for improved night vision (and it is USB so don’t need any special hardware for composite input).