The Eye o'Spy Project

Watch your home from wherever you are using Raspberry Pi and Motion.

1. Introduction

The Eye o'Spy is just yet another customised system for protecting your home, featuring Raspberry Pi and Motion program. In this version of the system, motion detection is followed by automatic email notification and supplemented with www connectivity.

Thief detected!

The result of seing my favourite thief from afar...

Figure 0. Sigma the cat seen real time from afar.


There are several features that I wanted this camera to possess.

So... this isn't rocket science. However, since I often benefit from the work of others, I feel it would be great to sort of return the favour. Please, feel free to use this work.

Hardware considerations

The hardware is limited to the Raspberry Pi board, WiFi dongle, IR camera module (normal camera can be used too), and 3D-printed package. Of course, there is also an SD card that serves as a hard drive. Generally, there are no special requirements regarding the hardware. All can be learned from the raspberry pi documentation.

Figure 1. Final deployment of the camera.

What has been done

Quite honestly, this documentation is a combination of several projects and manuals written by others. What is new, however, is the way the elements of these projects are connected together in this exact project. I will try to justify the usage of the elements that I implemented, but I will refer you to the originals.