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How to set up a motion-detecting USB webcam?
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boof

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:59    Post subject:  How to set up a motion-detecting USB webcam?
Subject description: In Xenialpup64-7.5
 

I'm trying to set up a motion detecting camera posting movement detected results to an email address for security purposes.
My motion.conf file reads:

webcam_port 8081
webcam email:8081 off

what more should I use? I only need a few seconds recording from each trigger. thx.

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rockedge


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Location: Connecticut, United States

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:37    Post subject:  

you might need to set the
Code:
webcam email:8081 off

to
Code:
webcam email:8081 on


then probably use a gmail account with smtp.google.com as the SMTP server using your gmail credentials.
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boof

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2018, 03:32    Post subject:  

off is correct afaik

Re the bit about gmail--I have yahoo accounts whose config details
i know, pls explain more I don't get how to post the images to my email.

GUESS? webcam smtp.mail.yahoo.com.au xxx <authorisation> xxx:8081?

Is motion a the correct program to do what I want? I only want to send perhaps 15 frames each detection.

My pc is left on 24/7 and i want to capture any thief. I will run motion in another page as a background program. If the pc is turned off, puppy cannot be found as it boots from a [detached] usb. the average thief is ignorant of linux and would be unaware.
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