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Dog Intercom

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:06 am
by joshuabcox
Hello Everyone

Recently my wife expressed the desire to be able to spy on our misbehaving dogs while we were out. I made this happen with a web cam, Motion and my Pi.
I now have a new request. To be able to communicate with them though an intercom over the web in addition to the camera.

Is there a project out there someone can point me to that may help me accomplish this?

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:17 pm
by experix
Do you mean, software that lets you talk to them via internet (I'm sure you can find that), or something you can connect to the Pi to get the sound (I would look for some sort of USB sound card), or a project that addresses the problem of making the dogs pay attention (there, I can't offer any advice).

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:59 am
by joshuabcox
Yes, the former. I want software to be able to talk to them via the internet.

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:28 am
by ejolson
joshuabcox wrote:Yes, the former. I want software to be able to talk to them via the internet.
I think you might need a remote controlled treat dispenser to encourage the dogs to pay attention. Also, I believe dogs really pay attention to peoples faces, so maybe two way video conferencing would help.

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:51 am
by stevech
Many webcams have two-way audio as an option. Often used for gate entry cam

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:04 am
by rpdom
joshuabcox wrote:Yes, the former. I want software to be able to talk to them via the internet.
For some reason I initially read that as "the Interpet" and thought it was a brilliant idea :-)

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:48 pm
by liz

Re: Dog Intercom

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:36 pm
by RpiName
joshuabcox wrote:Is there a project out there someone can point me to that may help me accomplish this?
See UV4L:
http://linux-projects.org