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Drone Camera Security System

Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:19 pm

A student has an ambitious project idea: A quad-helicopter drone with an underbelly security camera mounted. The idea is to mount sensors around the house, then dispatch the quad-heli to the tripped-sensor area. This would avoid having to place multiple cameras around the house to capture various vantage points. Plus it would be a fun way to learn. So to point him in the right direction, here is where we need help:

1. Recommendations for battery-powered wireless motion sensor. I don't think it would be practical to wire the sensors to the Pi.
2. Have a wireless-receiver (unknown frequency) that could receive the signals from the motion sensors.
3. Attach the wireless-receiver to the Raspberry Pi to interpret the signals. The Raspberry Pi would then provide GPS coordinates to the drone.
4. A bit off-topic, but any advice on a quad-heli in the price range of a student?


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Re: Drone Camera Security System

Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:26 pm

We've been using these for wireless nodes with great success:

http://www.cupidcontrols.com/2014/08/ad ... e-monitor/

You could easily mount another sensor of your choice.

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Re: Drone Camera Security System

Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:35 am

Making use of Raspberry Pi is the best idea to intercept the signals. I am following a resource http://www.fitdrones.com/ where you can also get some more better ideas and tactics.

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