[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] TONIGHT PLUG Advanced Topics: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
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Tue Feb 16 11:13:08 PST 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement
Who: Kevin Kaelar
What: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, February 16th 2016, at 7PM
Why: Because combining physical and digital security is an interesting
Setting up a camera in Linux is relatively easy. With any luck, you plug
in the USB cable and it "just works". But what if you need ten cameras?
What if you need to store increasingly large amounts of footage for
liability purposes? What if you need to be able to access the realtime
feed from any (or all) of those cameras from anywhere in the world? What
if you need fine-grained motion detection for some of the cameras,
scheduled recording capabilities for others at certain times of day, and
provide varying levels of access to multiple users?
This problem set is normally solved in a business environment by
purchasing expensive (and frequently proprietary) security camera
systems at a significant cost. However, it's possible to accomplish all
of these things with a Linux-based application called ZoneMinder. During
this talk, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a fully
featured security camera and monitoring system, and will have the
opportunity to learn about and/or discuss some of the supportive tech
such as an Apache proxy, firewall and router configuration, and pruning
and backing up video archives.
System administrator, game designer, software developer, open source
contributor, Soylent drinker, wood carver, small electronics prototyper,
blacksmith, poet, machinist, musician, and martial artist. Currently
working as a full time web application developer for a music publishing
company, Kevin spends most of his spare time babysitting a 3d printer
and doing fun (and occasionally strange) things with Arduino at his
startup in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.
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