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I have started out my simple security camera project. I am able to take a picture and email that picture to my gmail (Can't get this to do it automatically at the moment).

I asked a question before about if I can detect motion using a normal camera module. Someone replied saying Yes.

I tried doing some research into how to do this but most people are using PIR sensor. Do I need a PIR sensor for motion detection?

How can I detect motion with my "Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2"?

I have the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Thank you for your time and help. Much appreciated!

PS. If anyone knows any example scripts that I or anyone can take a look at then please post them, Thank you!

  • This has really not much to do with the Pi. I suggest you look at the motion package which will be available on most Linux distributions. – joan Mar 27 '18 at 16:57
  • I saw some examples of people using threshold etc and wasn't really understanding some of their script when reading through it. Do you have a link that i can go to so i can check it out please? Thank you! – Adam Mar 27 '18 at 17:05
  • here is one of many articles I found : http://www.tinkernut.com/portfolio/homemade-motion-detecting-security-camera-part-2-simplecv/ @Alex – scitronboy Mar 27 '18 at 17:29
  • Most people are using a PIR because it works pretty well, is easy to set up and costs peanuts. I suggest you do the same, unless you have reasons not to use it, which you should explain. – Dmitry Grigoryev Mar 28 '18 at 7:26

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