Comprehensive surveillance software supporting various cameras with extensive customization options and secure communication protocols.
Motion is an open-source security camera software that provides comprehensive monitoring and recording capabilities for various types of cameras, including IP cameras, webcams, and even the PI camera. It offers extensive configuration options, allowing users to customize the software according to their specific needs. The software has been in existence since 2000, with the recent addition of MotionPlus, a new application that provides additional functionalities while eliminating older, less utilized features. Users can create videos or save pictures of detected activities, perform passthrough recording from multiple IP cameras, view live streams from cameras, and trigger scripts when specific events occur. Motion also offers full TLS (HTTPS) support for web control and streams, ensuring secure communication. Additionally, the software supports various devices, including network cameras via RTSP, RTMP, and HTTP protocols, PI cameras, V4L2 webcams, and video capture cards. With Motion, users can benefit from its versatility and flexibility in surveillance operations.