Your own cloud camera with a Raspberry PI

This article explains how to build your DIY online cloud security camera with motiondetection and objectdetection on a Raspberry PI.
After these instructions you'll be able to manage your camera from

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  • Raspberry PI
    (This article was tested on: Raspberry PI3, Raspberry Zero W 1.1, Raspberry zero 1.3 with Ethernet USB, Raspberry PI2)
  • USB camera or Raspberry CSI Camera
  • Micro-SD card (4GB or more, class 10)
  • Micro-USB power
  • Download our Raspberry Pi image.
  • Create your (free) cloud plan & login
  • Optional:
    • Ethernet/Wifi USB or ethernet cable
    • Raspberry PI case

Prepare the Raspberry Pi Micro-SD card:

  • Burn your Micro-SD card image:
    • Install to write the image to your micro-SD card
    • Download our Raspberry Pi image.
    • Connect an SD card reader with the SD card inside.
    • Open Etcher and select '' from your hard drive.
    • Select the SD card you wish to write your image to.
    • Click 'Flash!' to begin writing data to the SD card.

Configure your camera:

  • Insert your SD-card into your computer
  • Rename the configuration file into
  • Set your configuration as set in this example:
    uploadKey="Lookup your camera uploadKey"

  • Old configuration method:
    • Power your Raspberry Pi surveillance cloud camera:
      • First boot may take up to 5 minutes with the Raspberry Pi Zero, wait while the system installs itself.
      • Connect to the Wifi accesspoint  "motioncam" and password "motiondetection" with your smartphone.
      • Surf with your smartphone to webpage and login with the defaults:
        uploadUser: [empty] and Password: motiondetection
        • Set your camera network hostname
        • Set your private Login + uploadKey
        • Connect your camera to your network:
          • Select your WIFI access point:
            • Choose your Wifi SSID
            • Set your WIFI password
        • Check "Reboot & apply configuration" & click "Save"

Build your Raspberry PI cloud camera:

  • Insert the SD-card into your Raspberry Pi.
  • Connect your Camera with the CSI port on the Raspberry Pi
  • Place your Raspberry pi into it's casing and close
  • Connect your USB Camera to the USB port of your Raspberry Pi

Your camera is ready:

  • Your camera is now ready to manage from
    • Watch & download your uploaded motions.
    • Reboot, shutdown, update/upgrade your camera.
    • Change cameras settings: resolution,name,detection speed, notification emails, Telegram notifications,...
    • Install object-detection. (Detect persons, vehicles, animals,... )
    • ...



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