Kenneth Lavrsen's Web Cameras

Now 8 cameras. All by the program Motion on a Linux platform.
Cameras 1 and 5 have a motor so that you can rotate them from these web pages.

Camera 1

Camera 1 is professionel surveillance camera showing the front yard.
It is a PAL high resolution camera which switches to B/W and infrared lightening at low light which means that you can see things in total darkness.
The camera can be rotated.

Camera 2

Camera 2 is a black and white PAL camera over the front door.

Camera 3

Camera 3 is a "fish-eye" black and white PAL camera at the back door.
This camera is driven by the program Motion on a Linux machine.

Camera 4

Camera 4 is a black and white camera with build in infrared light.

Camera 5

Camera 5 is a high resolution very light sensitive USB camera which is in the front yard.
This camera is driven by the program Motion on a Linux machine..

Camera 6

Camera 6 is a small colour bullet camera showing birds eating at our bird table.

Camera 7

Camera 7 is a small B/W camera with infrared lights sitting inside a bird nesting box.

Camera 8

Camera 8 is a b/w infrared lit camera in a birds nesting box.
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For the technically interested
Camera 1 is a Monacor TVCCD-184HCOL semi-professional surveillance camera. It has a resolution of 752x582 and a night sensitivity of 0.03 lux. It has built-in IR LEDs. When the light is low the camera automatically changes to B/W and the IR light turns on enabling you to view the garden even at night.
Camera 2 is a small black and white surveillance camera with a standard PAL video output camouflaged as a PIR detector.
Camera 3 is a small black and white camera with a standard PAL video output.
Camera 4 is a black and white composite camera Elro CS71C with built-in infrared LEDs.
Camera 5 is a Philips TouCam Pro USB camera in a Conrad camera house.
Camera 6 is a bullet colour composite camera.
Camera 7 is a very small composite video B/W camera with builtin IR LEDs placed in a birds nesting box.
Camera 8 is a very small composite video B/W camera with builtin IR LEDs placed in a birds nesting box (same type as 7). Camera 1 and 5 can be rotated. Camera 1 can rotate 140 degrees and camera 5 can be rotated 90 degrees. Both cameras are rotated by a servo motor.

Why???
The main reason is that it reduces the distance between my wife and her family in Quebec, Canada. Other reasons are because it is fun and because it is possible.
It serves a home security purpose but that has not been the driving factor.

Plans
I think I have enough cameras now but some of them will eventually be swapped with better models. I also plan to make a project where I can remote control the camera position.
Cameras indoors such as the bathroom and bedroom is pending further negociations with the wife ;-)

Source Code

All the cameras are running on two Linux machines. One is also our web server. I am using an excellent program called Motion which I took over the management of. It works very well. There are quite many resources available including source code about this program hosted on my new Motion TWiki Site. The source code files them selves are hosted on Sourceforge.