Broken car surveillance…

car surveillance hack

Someone broke our car glass yesterday in an attempt to steal from it. It was Saturday night and I have to wait until Monday morning to go and fix it. Since it’s open now we were afraid to leave it unattended. The album above has pictures of the small hack we did with my boyfriend to watch it from our appartment.

We used my webcam, an old asus eee with a broken keyboard and its wireless card to setup a system that takes pictures of the parking every few seconds (using motion) and serves them through a web interface so that we can watch screenshots of it in real-time. We could additionally add some motion tracking but we would probably end up watching the neighborhood cats, so we kept things simple.

Today I’m working and watching:

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