Anyone with a baby and a cat knows maintaining the peace requires constant vigilance. Thankfully, complete vigilance can now be bought for the low price of a Raspberry Pi, a webcam and the time it takes to read the rest of this article. Here’s how I turned my Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 rent-a-cop.
Using machine learning and Twilio, your Raspberry Pi can continuously monitor any area of your home using an off-the-shelf USB webcam. This guide will walk you through how to set up your Raspberry Pi with YOLO, a real time object detection library, Darknet, an open-source neural network framework, OpenCV, a library for image processing, NNPack, a package for accelerating neural network computation, and Twilio Programmable SMS for sending notifications.
This project came out of a personal need. We’re the proud owners of:
- A Cat-obsessed baby
- A Baby-obsessed cat