I'm always upgrading or adding but here is the latest picture of my setup. (See older pic below.)
Note the 70 inch display shows the site wide distributed video stream and can be used as a monitor for video editing or any of the security camera consoles. The camera consoles will highlight (just show) groups of cameras when triggered by Homeseer based on triggered motion or contact sensors. Depending on which sensors and the current alarm settings the main video stream may be switched to that camera console as well. Triggered sensor also give verbal notifications. So for instance if motion is sensed at the gate with a glance I can see if I'm getting a delivery or a visit from wild live or a neighbor's escaped livestock from any where there is a TV. I can return the setup to the previous state with one voice command.
A quick and simple video show how my system is setup to return from triggered events with one voice command.
Here is an example of a guy looking for stuff to steal. Since I live in a neighborhood of mostly 5 to 10 acre lots seeing anyone is pretty rare. Predators and loose livestock are a much larger issue. So as I was in the middle of conference call I ignored the first alert but when a second came I could easily make out the guy trying to pull the motion sensor off the tree. Unfortunately he took off before I got down there but he did not get anything and if not for this setup I might not have known he was even about much less had video from 5 cams and good screen grabs of his face for the neighbors and cops.
Future Goals:Looking at adding a DeepStack server when I get the time. Or something similar. I want something I can train not just tell people from non people like the current Blue Iris plugin. The LightHouse cam used to be able to recognise your pets so this seems reasonable. So I want to work toward telling critter types apart at some point. If I can get it to tell my dogs apart even better. The bare minimum I want to get to is alerts telling cat vs dog/coyote vs raccoon/opossum/skunk/armadillo vs pig/cow/horse/deer. Yes I've actually had all those and more in my driveway. There is even been a mountain lion spotted in my neighborhood few believed in till someone caught it on a security cam in a nearby neighborhood.
History:This is how it happens. Your setup just grows and grows as things happen.
January 202061 working cams (not including Ring doorbell) now, building a server upgrade and a compare of loads between servers. Also more automated lights, more tree trimming and feral pigs have made my place part of their territory. Have some more lights and trimming to to do then I need to made a video of how the whole works together. Ring test video can be seen here.
November 2019After the intruder and something causing the dogs to hang out by the east gate I got the east gate cam back online with 5 MP and trimmed the trees for a better view.
October 2019After a rat snake got in the shop and then disappeared without me finding where it or the mice before it got in I added 4 more Wyze V2s to track and track where things might be coming in and or where the snake might be in the shop still.
|Added 4 Blue Iris server and dedicated monitor and increased main monitor to 40 inches|
|Added 11th screen (not counting the unused laptop one.) 3 dedicated to cams. Note too indicator lights added behind cam monitors.|
|10 screens, 2 dedicated to cams.|
|Mid digital conversion. you will notice 29 low rez cmas on the Blue Iris monitor. Some are new IP cams and some are being pulled from Geovision servers,|
|2 screens switched to larger portrait mode ones.|
|Using 2 Geovision (analog cam servers) here with another down at the shop. Starting to standardize on 1080p monitors too.|
|Just the one 16 cam Geovision server at the house here. Note how dark some of the cams are.|
|5th added. Note upper right monitor was switchable between TV and computer monitor so I could watch digital sources on it.|
|4th screen added for seconde Geovision server.|
|Soon after I moved. 3 screens but no dedicated monitor for cams and even the big screen was analog.|
|Desk setup with 2 monitors.|
|At the old house|