Just testing the water to see if anybody has been able to do anything similar to this:
On motion, take a snapshot and save it somewhere
To expand, I’m just thinking of the possibility of keeping a permanent photograph stored somewhere either on site or online.
I’m thinking, if we could save a snapshot to a server (via FTP for instance), we can do a lot with it instead of just notifying of motion.
Some things that I’m thinking are:
- for security - we can keep photos for longer periods of time (using a subscription like Nest Hello only allows for limited retention, and free accounts are limited to a few hours)
- for identification - we could trigger a script that enables facial recognition to identify who’s at home or to notify visitors who aren’t me (currently google will notify me of ‘somebody detected at the front door’, even if it is me at the front door)
- for presence - we could identify who has arrived at the office today, and who has left the building
These are just some thoughts and I’m not in any rush to implement anything, I’m just curious.