The summers are here and you are planning a trip with your family, but you’re also worried about the security of your home. Well, worry no more! You can use this DIY to build a remote surveillance app using Bluemix, Cloudant and Raspberry Pi. This app, uses the RPi to click pictures, sends them to Cloudant which you can view on a web page, remotely.
Let’s get started.
You will need a Raspberry Pi device, running Raspbian. A few Python libraries, which you can get from the link given below. And a little knowledge of Node.js, ExpressNode.js, JADE, HTML and CSS. The application opens a web socket on the RPi device, Node.js on Bluemix connected to the web socket and the Python event calls the function that click pictures. The document ID of the uploaded picture is returned to Node.js which retrieves the image from the database and displays it on the web page.
You can get the detailed illustrations of the steps in the link below, along with the codes. This guide is extremely comprehensive.
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