I am thinking of setting up a simple but effective surveillance system for my house that is:
- Very low powered (preferably no PCs left running out of stand-by mode)
When motion (or sound) is detected, I would like it to:
- Send an email/phone alert to me
- Record and upload video to the web (in case they steal the camera)
So I imagine a system where I leave a netbook PC in stand-by mode and have it woken up by a motion detector. This initiates software to send alerts and periodically upload recorded video to the web.
The software part is easy for me, but I'm not really a gadget-man so I'd like some advice on using a motion sensor of some sort to wake up the PC.
Does anyone have some good advice?
I know there are a couple of questions dealing with this topic already (see here: http://superuser.com/questions/3054/looking-for-a-moderately-priced-home-surveillance-setup, and here: http://superuser.com/questions/2929/can-you-suggest-a-great-home-security-setup-anti-burglars-e-t-c) - I am seeking more specific information with this question.