7 years ago
I am new to this group so my apologies if this request has ever arisen
A relative wants to install a camera in the bell chamber (where the
bells are) of a church and feed the output down to the ringing chamber
(where the people and visitors are) about 60ft below. There is
considerable danger in the bell chamber when the bells are swinging
and that is without the sound levels so it has to be remote.
I thought about using a wireless camera to a router below to feed a
PC, but that gives rise to security issues. There is need to switch
any lighting from the ringing chamber (there is power in the bell
chamber) to be sure that the bell chamber lighting has been switched
off after use (cost of electricity plus fire risk) so it would be easy
to run a CAT5/6 at the same time.
I then had the bright idea of using a rPi at the bottom to connect to
the camera cable, and a HDMI feed into a cheap TV which can then be
stored in a (relatively) thin and locked wall cupboard.
My request for help - does anyone know of readily available software
that would run on the rPi and present the remote pictures? Ideally it
should be power-up bootable so that keyboard and mouse are not
required for normal use. I have a rPi - I have had for nearly two
years - but I have yet to power it up due to other domestic pressures
(getting used to retirement/daughter's wedding/becoming grandparents)
but I am hoping to get that resolved after our hols.
Any (polite) advice gratefully accepted.
-- Woody harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com