Scott, if you utilize other sensors as part of your burglar alarm, I'm curious as to which software you use for it. Using Motion made so much sense because I already had a Linux server running. If I can somehow utilize a Linux based application to handle this task to record AVI's (or whatever video format), that would be golden. My thought process was just semi married to using Motion considering I already had it up and running, etc.

Thanks for your time (and this idea). 
-J

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Scott W. Larson <scowl@wballphotos.com> wrote:
On Sun, 2012-10-28 at 14:40 -0400, Jason Sauders wrote:
> @ Scott, I'm not sure I understand how it defeats the purpose of
> anything. Motion currently records AVI videos of whatever motion it
> detects.

As do many other applications. This is not a unique feature of motion.

> The only thing I'm questioning is potentially changing the method in
> which Motion realizes that actual motion has taken place, and
> therefore, start recording. Right now it's a pixel differential based
> system, but what if other sensors could be adapted into Motion to take
> on that task?

I have done this and there's no reason to use motion for it. These other
sensors can trigger another application to record an AVI video. That's
currently what I'm doing with my burglar alarm. It's connected to a PC
through the parallel printer port. When the alarm signals the PC, it
starts recording.




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