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cdevroe
cdevroe

I’d like to set up a few cameras around the outside of the house. They only need to take a photo every few minutes and upload them to a central computer locally in the house or on the web. Any recommendations? (Nest, Ring, et al. is the incorrect answer)

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peroty
peroty

@cdevroe Wyze camera are about as easy and cheap as can be. I've got a growing collection of them. The v2 has firmware for RTSP to work with a local machine. The outdoor (battery operated) cameras can write to the base station. The v3 cameras don't have the RTSP firmware yet.

peroty
peroty

@cdevroe I have also been toying with raspberry pi zero w with the pi cameras on board stuck to windows looking outsode, running motioneyeos. But that may be more fiddly than you're looking for.

cdevroe
cdevroe
@peroty

These look interesting. I’ll dig a bit deeper. Thank you.

cdevroe
cdevroe
@peroty

I don’t know how long I can avoid getting a Raspberry Pi! It seems to be the answer to many of the fiddly things I’d like to do. If there are no out-of-the-box alternatives that meet my criteria, I may go in this direction.

peroty
peroty

@cdevroe Be careful. It's a slipper slope. Once you let one into your life. They start multiplying. That's the trouble with Trib--raspberry pis.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@peroty 😂 I know! That is why I've been putting it off.

strandlines
strandlines

@cdevroe the mention of Raspberry Pi caught my eye...don’t put it off any longer! I bought one a couple of months ago and I’m now constantly thinking about what can I do next with it. I love it!It’s only a matter of time before they start to proliferate around the house. And they have just brought out the Pico - even smaller than the Zero... @peroty