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-{{:​blog:​camera.jpg?​direct&​220 |}}Our house is festooned with old surveillance cameras that the previous owners thought desirable, but which we thought looked, frankly, utterly paranoid and bonkers! So we've never used the pre-existing surveillance infrastructure. After a spate of local break-ins, however, we thought it might be a good idea to have some video surveillance after all -just not in quite the loony way our predecessors considered suitable!+{{:​blog:​camera.jpg?​direct&​220 |}}Our house is festooned with old surveillance cameras that the previous owners thought desirable, but which we thought looked, frankly, utterly paranoid and bonkers ​-largely because there were half a dozen of them! So we've never used the pre-existing surveillance infrastructure. After a spate of local break-ins, however, we thought it might be a good idea to have some video surveillance after all -just not in quite the loony way our predecessors considered suitable!
  
 In the shower one day (too much information,​ I realise!), I had the idea that the drawer-full of old smartphones we possess but never use might be put to good use with a bit of ffmpeg or similar Linux cleverness. What started as an idle thought in the shower soon became a bit of a project, however, as smartphones are not ideal webcams and ffmpeg isn't easy to get to grips with! In the shower one day (too much information,​ I realise!), I had the idea that the drawer-full of old smartphones we possess but never use might be put to good use with a bit of ffmpeg or similar Linux cleverness. What started as an idle thought in the shower soon became a bit of a project, however, as smartphones are not ideal webcams and ffmpeg isn't easy to get to grips with!
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