Security Camera Using Windows 10 IoT Core

Hardware components:
LifeCam HD-3000
Any USB camera should work for this project. Refer to the Tested Cameras Section.
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13285 01
PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
Alternate ordering page:
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R8326274 01
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
You may use a MinnowBoard Max instead
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10kOhm resistor
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Minnowboard max top angled 1280x960
MinnowBoard MAX
Optional – You may use a Raspberry Pi 2 instead
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Software apps and online services:
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core

security camera using windows 10 iot core

This project is part of Microsoft’s Hack the Home initiative, which provides makers with free, open-source components for effortless interfacing with devices and services that makers use most to hack their homes.

Home security systems are a growing field of projects for Makers. A self-built system is not only less expensive than a bulky professional installation, but it also allows for total control and customization to suit your needs.

For this project, you will need a regular USB webcam, a PIR motion sensor and a Raspberry Pi 2 or a MinnowBoard Max. Refer to the “Components and Supplies” section below for the store links of the required materials.

How will you expand the project? What features will you add? Let us know in the comments section below!

Initial Setup

  • Follow the instructions provided hereto setup your Pi. If you are using a MinnowBoard Max in place of the Pi, follow the setup instructions hereinstead. All the following steps will be the same for the MBM as it is for the Pi unless otherwise mentioned.
  • Next, wire the PIR sensor as shown in the image below. Note: It is a counter-intuitive but the PIR sensor uses the white wire for ground and the black wire for the signal.

Security Camera Using Windows 10 IoT Core

Software Setup

  • Use Command Prompt to navigate to the folder where you want the project:cd
  • Run the git clone command:git clone
  • Change directory to the project root folder:cd securitysystem
  • Next, get the submodules for the USB camera and the PIR sensor by running the following commands:git submodule initgit submodule update

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About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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