Motion

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Motion

http://lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome
Motion detecting device

Motion 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.

Documentation

User manpages included; User guide available in HTML format from http://www.lavrsen.dk/sources/webcam/motion_guide.htm


Download

Download version 4.0.1 (stable)
released on 25 October 2016

Categories

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey17 October 2000



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Jeroen Vreeken Maintainer
Full list is in the CREDITS file Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,SupportE-mailmailto:motion@lists.frogtown.com


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisiteBerkeley mpeg encoder (to create mpeg movies; available from http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/frame/research/mpeg/mpeg_encode.html)
Weak prerequisitevideo loopback device (available from http://motion.sourceforge.net/vloopback/index.html

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.



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