[K12OSN] Capturing snapshots from camera

monteslu at cox.net monteslu at cox.net
Tue Nov 4 15:43:35 UTC 2008

You can also get a dlink dcs-900 for about 60-70 bucks. It has a little built in webserver that you can get the image from a URL like http://camera_ip/image.jpg

Would be trivial to set up a cron job to do a wget on that image.

Not great quality, but you should be able to tell if people are in the lab.


---- Rob Owens <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> wrote: 
> Have you looked into zoneminder?  http://www.zoneminder.com/
> In my brief research that I've done on this subject, it seems the best
> solution is to get an IP camera by a reputable manufacturer.  I think
> Axis was recommended on some of the sites I viewed.
> -Rob
> Brian Chivers wrote:
> > I've been asked to setup a camera over looking our College's playing
> > field to capture an image every 30 minutes so we can see how much it is
> > being used.
> > 
> > I have a camera with that has a composite video output that I'd like to
> > use and a video input card (not sure if it linux compatible, if not I'll
> > get one that is *grin*) but I'm not sure what software to use to do this.
> > 
> > Not worried about motion sensing just need a jpg or something every X
> > minutes
> > 
> > Does anyone do this ? Any ideas or pointer where to start.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Brian Chivers
> > Portsmouth College
> > 
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