MotionEyeOS (previously called MotionPi) is “A Video Surveillance OS For Single-board Computers”. This means that you can simply turn your RaspberryPi and a USB camera into a CCTV system in less than 10 minutes! Here is how to do it!
***Credit goes to Calin Crisan for creating such a simple and useful system!***
Step 1 – Download the latest version of MotionEyeOS from https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/releases for your particular hardware (bananapi/raspberry pi/pi2) etc.
Step 2 – Download SDFormatter from https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
Step 3 – Insert your SD card in your reader/workstation and format it with the defaults from SDFormatter
Step 4 – Download and install Win32 Disk Imager from http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
Step 5 – With the SD card still in your system Write the previously downloaded motioneyeos .img file
Step 6 – When writing has completed successfully make sure you Eject the SD card from your system
Step 7 – Insert the SD card in your device (in my case it was a Pi2) and power it on making sure it’s connected to the network (you can even connect your USB camera(s) to it). Then use http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html to locate the DHCP assigned IP address:
Step 8 – Browse to the identified IP address with your browser and click on the Key icon in the top-left corner. (Because I already had 2 USB cameras connected they were automatically detected)
Step 9 – Login with admin and without entering a password
Step 10 – DONE! You can now begin customising the system up to you heart’s content: