[Cerowrt-devel] openwrt or "open" security cams?

David P. Reed dpreed at deepplum.com
Fri Apr 3 18:53:55 EDT 2020

The ESP32-CAM device (which is under $10 quantity 1 from lots of sources, just google) is a WiFi enabled camera board with lots of functionaliy built in, including a full WiFi (2.4 GHz) and TCP/IP with TLS stack.
I have been playing with a couple, as have my friends. Various folks have 3D printed cases for particular uses, or you can just use any little box with a hole drilled for the camera.

It's programmable with the Arduino tools, or with Micropython, or with an embedded Javascript framework. You need an FTDI usb device to boot it, program it, ...

Folks have used it effectively for security camera applications. The camera that is usually sold with it (a very teeny camera indeed, smaller than a black bean, which I almost lost when I opened the package with the board and camera, the first time).

Easily battery powered. You can find a lot of support from the hacker community.

It does a simple (imperfect) face recognition onboard as an option, and can do single frames or streams, and has a number of GPIO pins you can use to trigger it, if triggering by motion isn't what you want.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:05pm, "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com> said:

> I am considering doing a security camera deployment, but am concerned
> about the overall security of
> security cams. Are there any with a reasonably rebuildable set of sources? ipv6?
> Anyone have recent experience with zoneminder, jitsi or big blue button?
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