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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Chapter 8. Intrusion Detection System

Nowadays intrusion detection systems are quite common but really expensive. In this chapter, I'm going to show how we can implement a cheap intrusion detection system with a reasonable quality using our BeagleBone Black and two (or more) webcams.

The system will be able to alert the user by sending an e-mail with a photo of the intruder.

The basics of functioning

As mentioned earlier, we're going to use two webcams connected with our BeagleBone Black via a USB bus. Then, we'll install and run a special motion detection software that is able to detect a movement into a dynamic scene. When the program detects a movement, it will take one or more photos of the moving object and then send the pictures via e-mail ...

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