[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] TONIGHT PLUG Advanced Topics: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform

Michael Dexter dexter at ambidexter.com
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 
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

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.

About Kevin

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.

Calagator Page: http://calagator.org/events/1250469451

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

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See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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