by Ian Whitestone
How does one make use of that raspberry pi they bought years ago? This talk will summarize how you can turn your raspberry pi into a home security system, utilizing slack as a notifications and control system.
In this talk I will show how I turned my raspberry pi into a home security system. I will start with going over the different options for home security with a raspberry pi, then go into detail about the method I chose, which uses a video feed, OpenCV, and background subtraction to detect motion. I will then show how you can layer on out of the box image classification algorithms to reduce the number of false positives, and show how slack can be used as a notifications system and GUI to control your system. While the talk will focus on home security systems with the raspberry pi, the technologies and methods used will highlight the potential for many other use cases. I will finish off with some lessons learned and other applications of these technologies.
See the repo for some more info on the project: https://github.com/ian-whitestone/rpi-security-system
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