Home-made CCTV using Raspberry Pi and MotionEyeOS

What we do
What we need
How we do (Hardware)
How we do (Software)
Still shots Outcome
What we do

Have you thought about the simple, tiny and awesome house surveilance camera you can easily make with your Raspberry Pi?


We’re just going to do that, so bare with me. ?

How we do (Hardware)

Please insert Pi camera’s the other end into Pi’s camera slot.


please note the pin order is important so carefully connect it in right order! ?


There are some pictures for raspberry pi B and raspberry pi 2 B.


  • Connect with Raspberry Pi Model B


  • Connect with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

How we do (Software)

First of all, you should prepare Raspberry Pi with OS.


Please click the following button to look into other posts for prerequisite lessons.


Prepare RaspberryPi


but please note that we're going to use different OS image this time called 'MotionEyeOS'.


Please click here to download the recent MotionEyeOS image for Raspberry Pi.

(At current time, motioneyeos-raspberrypi2-20180627.img.xz if you're using Raspberry Pi 2)


so, now we're ready to boot our Raspberry Pi with MotionEyeOS Image. Let's do initial setup then.


  1. Log into MotionEyeOS
  2. Initial Set-up


1.Log into MotionEyeOS


We first need to find the IP address of Raspberry Pi. 

There are a few ways to do it. 


  • In your router, you can examine DHCP table for Raspberry Pi
  • You can connect to Monitor via HDMI and see what ID address is being used in wifi connection
  • You can connect to Monitor via HDMI and type 'sudo ifconfig' in terminal window


However, if you still can't get it, just google it and see how the people are doing it.


2. Initial Set-up


  • When you type IP address of Raspberry Pi at browser, you can see the Login page to MotionEyeOS.


The username is admin, and there is no password


  • You should see a live image from the camera at this point like the following.



  • Now, Let's configure other settings for MotionEyeOS.



  • General Settings


I'd recommend to change password for Admin for security reason.


Turn ON 'Advanced Settings' and see what options we can change. 


You can input 'Surveillance Username and Password' as well.


Set the Time Zone and Hostname if you want. It's totally up to you!



  • Network


In this case(Raspberry Pi zero), IP address was automatically picked up as you know. 


so you can see what IP address the Raspberry Pi is using from this page.



  • The other options


You can explore the other options such as 'Services', 'Expert Settings', etc..


but  this is pretty much initial setup for MotioneyeOS.


Thanks for reading! 🙂 

Still shots Outcome



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