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Computer languages C  +
Documentation note User manpages included; User guide available in HTML format from
Full description Motion uses a video4linux device for detecMotion uses a video4linux device for detecting movement. It makes snapshots of the movement which can later be converted to MPEG movies, making it usable as an observation or security system. It can send out email and SMS messages or execute an external command when detecting motion. If a change is detected a snapshot will be taken. There is a working device list on the home page to check if your device will work with 'motion.' You can also feed video back to a video4linux loopback for realtime viewing. The program can also take snapshots at regular or irregular intervals using cron.regular or irregular intervals using cron.
Homepage URL  +
Interface command-line  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords security  + , console  + , motion  + , motion detector  + , observation  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 10 February 2005  +
License GPLv2orlater +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 17 October 2000  +
Name Motion  +
Prerequisite description Berkeley mpeg encoder (to create mpeg movies; available from  + , video loopback device (available from  +
Prerequisite kind Weak prerequisite  +
Real name Jeroen Vreeken  + , Full list is in the CREDITS file  +
Related projects SCRAP + , ICam2 + , Listener + , Phantom security + , Phantom home +
Resource URL  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Help  + , Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 2,811  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 08:28:02  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  + , Contributor  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  +
Short description Motion detecting device  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
User level none  +
Version comment 3.1.13 devel released 2003-04-26
Version date 26 April 2003  +
Version identifier 3.1.13  +
Version status developmental  +
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Categories Entry  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2 February 2017 19:27:31  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Entry  +
Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki. Motion + , Motion + , Motion + , Motion + , Motion + , Motion +
EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki.  +
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