Building and IP-CAM with Raspberry Pi
11 May, 2019
After we are able to record individual images with (USB) cameras / webcams, we also want to view live pictures. This can either take place on the smartphone or on a PC fom outside of the home network. For this purpose, we configure the Livestream of the Raspberry Pi security camera. The great thing is that almost every USB camera (also webcams) can be used. Depending on placement, e.g. a camera without an infrared filter can be useful to enable better night shots. If we want to connect a USB camera, our Raspberry Pi must obviously have a free USB port. However, we can also use the official camera, which is available in two versions: Standardversion in green (US / UK), which has 8MP, and the like. Videos in 1080p can record. Since an infrared filter is installed, it is particularly suitable for daylight recording or for places with sufficient light irradiation. NoIR Version in black (US / UK): The specifications (resolution, etc.) are the same, but no IR filter is installed, which makes records with bad light conditions better. This is especially recommended for dark scenes. Both cameras can be directly connected via the CSI connector on board, which means that no USB port is used. The newer Zero models (from generation 2) now also have CSI ports. Alternatively, any USB Webcam (US / UK) can be used as long as the corresponding drivers for Linux are available. However, this is the case with almost all newer cameras. If our Raspberry Pi does not have an integrated wifi adapter, we may need one more because a network or Internet connection is unavoidable.