motionEyeOS Complete Setup on RaspberryPi all models

In this segment, we are going to show you how to “Install motionEyeOS on Raspberry Pi all models “

What is motionEyeOS?

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motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system. The OS is based on BuildRoot and uses motion as a backend and motionEye for the frontend.

You can support the development of motionEyeOS by making a small donation. [paypal]

Software Required :

Equipment Required Optional
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 4 Case
SD_Card SD Card Raspberry Pi Keyboard
Ethernet Ethernet Cable Mouse
Charger Power Adapter    
camera Raspberry Pi Camera Module    
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motionEyeOS Installation

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Access motionEyeOS Web Interface

  • Now we use the RaspberyPi IP Address to access the motionEyeOS Web Interface.
  • It will directly take us to the motionEyeOS Login Screen.
  • motionEyeOS Default Login.

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Default Username : admin 
Default Password : blank
  • Once, we logged in to motionEyeOS then we have to do 2 important steps.
  • Set a new password for the Admin account.
  • Enable the Advanced Settings.
  • Then click on Apply.

Connecting USB Camera to motionEyeOS

  • USB camera will be automatically detected by the system. No configuration required.

Connecting Network Camera to motionEyeOS

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Camera Type : Network Camera
URL : Type Camera IP Address
Username : Type Camera Username {if required}
Password : Type Camera Password {if required}
Camera : Automatically Detected

Setting up Static IP Address

  • To set up the Static IP Address on motionEyeOS, We need to navigate to Network.
  • Now, select IP Configuration and then set it to Manual (Static IP).

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  • After the change the IP Address and leave other settings as it is and press Apply.

Setting up Motion Triggered E-mail Notifications

  • First of all, we need to enable Motion Detection. motioneye
  • Now from Motion Notifications, we need to enable Send An E-mail.

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Email Addresses : Type e-mail address where you want notifications, separated by comma's
SMTP Server : SMTP Server Address
SMTP Port : SMTP Port number
SMTP Account : Your Email Address
SMTP Password : Your Email Password Address
From Address : Leave it Blank, or you can choose a Custom Email Address
Use TLS : Depend on your server
Attached Pictures Time Span : Set 0 if you don't want picture notification. Otherwise set according to your need.

Setup FTP Uploads

  • Services enable all FTP Options.
Enable FTP Server : ON 
Require FTP Authentication : ON 
Enable FTP Write Support : ON

motioneye Now, we need to navigate to File Storage –> Upload Service and choose FTP Server. motioneye

Upload Media Files : ON
Upload Pictures : ON
Upload Movies : ON
Upload Service : FTP Server
Server Address : Your Website Address
Server Port : Default is 21
Location : Location of Folder where to want to save the files
Include Subfolder : ON
Username : User ID
Password : Password
  • Create a separate folder for your CAMERA for example CAM01.
  • Once you fill all the details click on Test Service.
  • If all the details are correct you will see this Message: Access the Upload Service Succeeded.

Setup Google Drive Uploads

  • Now, we need to navigate to File Storage –> Upload Service and choose Google Drive.

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Upload Media Files : ON
Upload Pictures : ON
Upload Movies : ON
Upload Service : Google Drive
Server Address : Your Google Drive Folder Location
Include Subfolder : Default is 21
Clean Cloud : ON [If you want to delete the file from cloud when it delete from local storage] 
Authorization Key : Get it by Clicking on Obtain Key.

> Authorization Key motioneye

  • Create a separate folder for your CAMERA for example CAM01.
  • Once you fill all the details click on Test Service.
  • If all the details are correct you will see this Message: Access the Upload Service Succeeded.

Setup Google Photo Uploads

  • Now, we need to navigate to File Storage –> Upload Service and choose Google Photo.

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Upload Media Files : ON
Upload Pictures : ON
Upload Movies : ON
Upload Service : Google Photo
Server Address : Your Google Photo Folder Location
Authorization Key : Get it by Clicking on Obtain Key.

> Authorization Key motioneye

  • Create a separate folder for your CAMERA for example CAM01.
  • Once you fill all the details click on Test Service.
  • If all the details are correct you will see this Message: Access the Upload Service Succeeded.

Accessing motionEyeOS from Outside Network

  • To access the motionEyeOS from the Internet, we need to complete 2 steps.
  • Port Forwarding
  • Setup Dynamic DNS [In case you don’t have a Static Public IP Address]

motioneyeSetting up Port Forwarding on Router

  • To forward the port on the router, we need to know the IP Address of our router.
  • To check the router IP Address we can use the Wireless Network Watcher.
  • It will display the router IP Address as shown below.

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  • Type this IP Address to your browser and it will open the login page for your router.
  • Now, you need to enter the username and password and login to your router.
  • If you don’t know the username and password of your router you can always ask your ISP.
  • For personal routers, you can always check online for the default username and password for the router.
  • In my case I need to navigate to services and then move to Port Forwarding, Your’s might be different.
  • Then you need to forward port 8081, to the Raspberry Pi IP Address.

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motioneyeSetting up Dynamic DNS

  • First of all, we need to visit the DUCKDNS website to create a Free Dynamic DNS Domain for us.

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  • You can use any of the above methods to login to the DUCKDNS website and create a sub-domain for your website.
  • Once you logged and create a sub-domain for your motionEyeOS and you can visit motionEyeOS by that address.

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  • For example, in my case, I have created meos as my subdomain.
  • So, I can access it as meos.duckdns.org.
  • You can create 5 subdomains on the Duck DNS account for free.

In conclusion

  • You are ready to use motionEyeOs on your Raspberry Pi.
  • If you come across any issues or have some feedback related to this tutorial, Please share your thoughts.

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