Raspberry Pi CCTV Project

I’ve recently moved and thought to myself, why not add some extra security here by turning my Raspberry Pi Zero W into a little CCTV server.

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Plans for it are to get a better case as that case is awful! Grab a little Pi camera and set it up to stream live video so i can keep an eye on things. I’m also going to add a heat sink as the Pi will be on a lot once it is set up.

 

Starting work on the CCTV system today.

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A 1080p camera with a wide angle lens and also night vision!

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Time to switch the cameras over.

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Oh yes! Much better camera.

So what will happen to the old camera…?

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It’s going on my old Raspberry Pi! A Pi 1 to be exact, very old but perfect for my front door!

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Camera feed from the new camera:

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I had been waiting for a case to arrive for the Pi and the camera but sadly, as usual, eBay sellers are unreliable…

So I went ahead and made my own out of an old display stand.

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Super glued the pi and the camera module to the display stand and it looks great! I never intend to use this Pi for anything else other than CCTV so glue wasn’t too terrible an idea (plus it’s all i had to use.)

But, I went one step further.. i had a spare tripod which was always far too short to be of much use so I removed the centre screw and glued the display stand to the tripod.

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The end result, a very stable, fully adjustable, fairly cool looking CCTV camera.

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It’s now busy in my large window overseeing everything that goes on outside plus keeps an eye on my vehicles.

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Time to add the second one and give my ancient old Pi 1 a purpose!

New case for Pi 1:

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MotionEyeOS setup:

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After all was set up I fitted the camera, luckily, there was a little gap in the frame of the door so i could install the camera cable very easily.

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All running!

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Great image too, i actually have motion activated lights out there too so the camera will work at night as well.