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A free open source software motion detector for CCTV software applications developed for Linux.

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Is there a way to reload motion.conf without restarting the motion service?

I want to dynamically change on_event_start value while the motion service is running. Is there a way to reload the motion.conf file without restarting the service?
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how to motion detect on small resolution, save larger resolution: “motion”

This post on the raspi forums suggests that motion can use a small resolution feed from the raspi camera to perform motion detection and then save a larger resolution version of the frame in question. ...
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RaspiCam on RPi 1 B+ doesn't show images

I'm trying to get a livestream with the official raspicam (with IR; revision 1.3) working, which is attached on my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+. The problem is, that I get an gray screen when I'm ...
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Pi 3 error on motion status ffmpeg_set_outputfile: permission denied

I have a Pi 3 with Stretch on it and I'm trying to get Motion to work correctly. In particular I want it to stream to a browser that I'll be able to access. I was able to successfully get the stream ...
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Is there any way to stream video remotely and display locally simultaneously, and lessen the lag/choppiness?

I am trying to make a infrared headset that can display my usb camera on a local monitor and stream the feed to a hyperlink simultaneously. I want to be able to use my mobile hot spot on my phone so I ...
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Raspberry PI Relay power motor [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a similar example for a python code when pressing a button a relay is turned on which is powering a motor to open a gate for 5 seconds and then closes by giving a signal to ...
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Can't access to motion from internet

I'm trying to make a server with motion , lighttpd and cgi scripting bash, everything is fine excepted from outside of my network (internet). Those are my files and log. Somebody can help me please? I ...
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how to delete motion images raspberry pi 3

I can not access images taken by webcam in raspberry pi 3. The specific software is called motion. When I try to open the image folder and get a message saying ‘Access Denied’.
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Raspberry Pi Camera Motion Detection

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 ...
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Motion Service Hanging Up Pi?

I have had a raspberry pi B+ for a little over a year now, and I've noticed consistent performance issues after running motion service for a long period (anything over an hour or so). Originally I was ...
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RPI 3 Motion detected apparently because of the light

I recently turn my Raspberry 3 into a surveillance camera with the official camera. Whenever a motion is detected I receive an email with the video. It works pretty well but I realized that I received ...
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Create a RTSP stream using motion and a USB webcam

I've just set up a fresh RaspberryPi (Zero W) and started installing motion, in order to receive a livestream of my (old) USB webcam (Microsoft LiveCam HD-3000). I know this is a pretty old one but ...
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Networking crashes, no restart possible without reboot

I'm running stretch on a pi3 with motion. I can browse this no problem from a pc for as long as I've cared to try but when I try to access it through firefox on my android phone, bang networking goes ...
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Motion-daemon: /var/log/motion/motion.log permission denied

I have installed the motion package on my pi (stretch). If I start motion in the foreground it's working but when I try to start it as a daemon it fails with the following log message: motion: ...
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Motioneye and python scripts

I bought a octocam for a project with my son as a bird feeder cam using motioneye The bird cam bit is working fine, but I'm wanting to automatically post pictures to instagram or flickr. The problme ...
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UART connection between STM32 an Raspberry Pi

i'm trying to establish an UART connection between STM32F4 and Raspberry Pi 3 to send motion sensor data. STM32 C code: /* Includes --------------------------------------------------------------...
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Motion 4.0 Server working but not streaming

I'm playing around with Motion 4.0 on my P3+ I seem to have everything working OK, its detecting motion and recording pictures and video. but when I go to the web page for the streaming output all I ...
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Installing mmal motion on RPi

I have been trying to install motion on my Pi3, only to be chasing library errors at every step. None of the tutorials seem to say what flavor of Pi OS to use. I am beginning to wonder if I chose ...
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How to configure RPi security camera to be active when our cell phones aren't on the wifi network?

I've seen quite a few security camera examples and many have options for a duty schedule that activates the camera during certain specified days/hours to set up a routine. However I have fairly ...
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using an rpi as IP camera with minimal CPU usage?

I'm trying to get a pi happening as an IP camera, using a CSI camera module. I'd like to minimise CPU usage. I don't need motion detection, just to dump an image from the camera onto the network where ...
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Motion ffmpeg_open: url_fopen - error opening file (check access rights to target directory)

I am trying to record my motion videos inside the directory /media/pi/camera. This directory has the following permissions: drwxrwxr-x 2 motion motion 4096 Aug 9 20:04 camera I set the same ...
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Motion: Unable to open device

I can access the web interface but get a grey screen then saying "Unable to open device". I tried: pi@octopi:~ $ ls /dev/video* pi@octopi:~ $ /dev/video0 I can also take pictures with fswebcam so ...
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Pi3 Interface to IR Sensor stays High

I am new to RPi and trying to trigger a camera with a motion detector. The motion detector reads High (1) all the time, so pictures are taken continuously. I had the IR detector working with an LED ...
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Old RC car too new [closed]

I have a old RC car/truck with a good battery. It's starting is 2 dc motors on the back wheels (Skid steering?). Am I able to use a Raspberry Pi, USB web cam and a USB wifi card to make a RC car that ...
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How to revert motion config to default state?

I've changed way too many things in my motion.conf and I would like to revert it to its original state. Is there any command to achieve that? When I remove config file and during installation or even ...
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Raspberry PI 3 as NVR

I'm planning to do a NVR with a Raspberry Pi 3. I want to record video from 8 IP cameras at 640x480@24fps with motion detection implemented in the Raspberry Pi (using motion or OpenCV probably) so the ...
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4-5 (multiple) USB Cameras on one raspberry

please do allow me couple of silly questions: I have a project, where I need to monitor space with about 4-5 cameras to monitor a domestic coal boiler / fire room. All cameras do not have to be "on" ...
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Unable to open video device

I just installed motion on my Raspberry Pi 3 with the Raspbian distro, the software seems to work fine. However, I can't see any image from the local camera. I checked the log of motion and this is ...
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HC-SR505 Mini Infrared PIR Motion Sensor

I have a raspberry pi zero and a HC-SR505 (not 501, which apparently is what I should have bought). I'm a programmer, with only a little electronics from long ago, but some people suggest the it will ...
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Send sms on event_trigger with motion

I build myself a babycam using this article. I start motion on raspberryPi startup like here. My next intention is to send a sms to my smartphone if motion is detected. On this site I found out that ...
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Motion Not Working- site can't be reach

I installed motion to do live streaming with my webcam. Before this, I have tested the webcam with taking photo, it's working. I have configured the motion.conf and set stream_localhost to off. When ...
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'Motion' port not responding - “This site can't be reached”

I've set up my Pi as a web server and I am using RaspCTL as the dynamic DNS. I can access my site via [mysite].raspctl.com from my home network and from an external network. Great! I'm also trying ...
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Need help setting up SSH Tunnel with Motion Pi surveillance system

Hi I have followed this guide https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-security-camera/ and setup a multi camera surveillance system using my pi a few usb cameras and 3 ip cameras. I would like to access ...
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How would I measure performance of Motion vs raspivid?

I'm new-ish to programing, and a total n00b to RPIs. I have a RPI 3, with the raspicam V2, and I'm trying to figure out which app draws less resources, between Motion ( http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/...
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Motion on_movie_end run a python script and bash script

I am using Motion to record videos. I have a Python script which sends the video to me when it ends (sendvideo.py). I have a bash script that clears the folder (clearmedia.sh) I have tried the ...
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Motion sensor (abnormal behaviour)

I have a little problem, i followed everything from here, but it doesnt seem to be working, it prints Motion detected infinite number of times without even detecting anything, the code is here. from ...
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Motion webcam resolution limit

I have a Pi Zero running Raspbian Jessie (up to date) and Motion with a Logitech C120 camera. The camera supports 320x240 and 640x480 When I configure Motion to record 640x480 the output is jittery ...
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Tunneling Video Over ssh

I am trying to view a live stream from the raspberry pi remotely. I am using motion software to record and stream the video. I am able to view the video locally. I am trying to view it remotely by ...
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Remotely view a live stream from the pi using 3g dongle [closed]

I am trying to view the live video stream of a camera connected to the raspberry pi remotely. I have a 3g Dongle (wvdial) connected to the pi. Currently I am using motion software to do the live ...
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How to rotate motion's output

I've made a pan/tilt device with a raspberry pi 3 and I'm looking for a way to flip the stream when the camera tilts past 90 degrees. I'm using mjpg-streamer with motion, but wondering if streaming ...
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How to reduce motion video file size and how to auto-delete old files

What do I change in motion.conf to reduce saved video size besides changing size of the video? I'm currently getting about 1.2MB per minute (with emulatemotion on) of film. Using msmpeg as encoder, ...
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Raspberry Pi Webcam Motion Snapshot

i'm doing a motion (streaming webcam content) project and i want to know how can i take a snapshot with a terminal command. wget http://localhost:8080/?action=snapshot -O output.jpg This does not ...
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Change GPIO Pin usage of PIR Motion Sensor

I'm Using a PIR Motion Sensor. I found a plenty of tutorials how to connect this module to the Pi. But they have always the same usage of GPOI Pins. Is there any way to change the Pins used for this ...
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Is it possible for motion to process an mjpg-streamer live feed and send alerts to a client viewing an NGINX webpage live? Is PubNub a solution?

I already have a web server set up with NGINX showing a live webcam feed from the mjpg streamer as part of a laser tag game where the idea is for the user to be able to view a live camera stream by ...
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Interfacing PIR motion sensor with Raspberry Pi

I was trying to write a simple Python to detect the motion sensor output and print a message on the screen. My connection was like below: Raspberry Pi model B+ VCC of sensor: 5V (Pin 2) of Pi GND ...
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How to make motion camera secure with a custom login [closed]

The title it self doesn't say a lot, but what I need is... I have a web page, with a PHP login and some functions in it as well. I put my raspberry camera stream the with: <div align="center">...
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Mirror image output from v2 pi camera in motion

can anybody tell me how I can flip the mirror image output in motioneye .I am using a pi3 with a v2 8meg pi camera with the latest pi3 motioneyeos.I have now tested 3 different cameras with the same ...
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Motion camera not showing video in browser

I have a problem with motion. I created a web page where I put my motion video, like this: <html> <title> Camara </title> <head> <h1 style="font-family:calibri;">Camara ...
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Motion goes active (exited) after a few minutes

I'm not a native english speaker, just in case... if you don't understand something please ask me. I installed motion in my Raspberry pi B+ to use a web camera, when I run: sudo service motion start ...
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“Failed to open video device /dev/video0 no such file or directory” with normal working usb camera in motion

I have a normal usb 2.0 cam. Connecting it to my pc, it works perfectly. It is not working with my raspberry pi (2). I had installed motion and it had worked good before 2/3 weeks when I tried it but ...