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Month: July 2018

DVR Video from Images Captured from IP Cameras

DVR Video from Images Captured from IP Cameras

Working with thousands of image files captured from IP Cameras can be problematic. I’ve experienced issues with Caja hanging when simply browsing the folders that contain the captured images. To work around this, I compile video with FFMpeg from the image stock into a separate folder. First I’ll create a file list using this command ls /home/local/Videos/Security/IPCam3_20180726*.jpg > /home/local/Scripts/IPCam3_20180726.txt The results will then need to be processed so FFMpeg can use the file as a reference. Before – Not ready…

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Security Monitoring with IP Cameras

Security Monitoring with IP Cameras

Security Monitoring with IP Cameras The market offers many choices when it comes to IP cameras. Most people who purchase these devices typically use the bundled software or hardware. This can be convenient but has it limitations. Many of the manufacturers do not support other brands of devices. In this post I’ll be covering how to gather imaging and video directly from IP cameras without the need for the vendors software or hardware solution. The camera I’ll be demonstrating in…

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microSD Security

microSD Security

Many single board computers and mobile devices use microSD media as their primary data storage.  However, microSD media is also used in cameras, security systems, and other small devices that handle large quantities of data.  The security of this media format is often overlooked. In this post, we’ll look at some history around the topic of microSD security and its implications.  I’ll also be covering some basic concepts of securing microSD media. MicroSD media is an extremely small form factor…

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CO Detector Hack – Part 9

CO Detector Hack – Part 9

This will be the last post on the subject of interfacing the First Alert CO Detector with a wireless ESP8266 module. The limits of the ESP8266 and lower costs of the higher functioning ESP32 module prove that this effort is not worth continuing. I will say that the overall simplicity of this project should provide a firm footing for future projects. The process from start to finish can be applied to any number of electronic devices. So with that said,…

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CO Detector Hack – Part 8

CO Detector Hack – Part 8

“No changes are permanent, but change is” – Neil Peart Rush, Tom Sawyer It’s been quite sometime since my last post, my apologizes. I won’t be diving right back into the CO Detector project just yet. First, I’d like to cover some developments that have occurred the past two months. Late in April, there were updates available to my WordPress site. Updates are a constant flow and this was just another routine bit of work for maintaining the site. The…

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