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Raspberry Pi 4 Home Security System


We will learn how to make a Home Surveillance System with using Mini PIR Motion Sensor.

It can be installed on the wall and capture images from Raspberry Pi Camera just like CCTV and send the video via email.



  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Board
  • Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera Board V2
  • Mini PIR Motion
  • Mini Piezo Buzzer
  • Autobotic Raspberry Pi 4 Acrylic Experimental Casing
  • Autobotic Camera Mounting Bracket For Raspberry Pi Camera
  • 400 Tie Point Interlocking Solderless Breadboard
  • Male To Female Arduino Breadboard Dupont Jumper Wires (40p-10cm)
  • 3.5 Inch Touch Screen Cooling Fan For Raspberry Pi 4


  • Step 1- Enable Camera Interfacing in Pi-Configuration


  • Step 2- Update and Upgrade Pi

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade


  • Step 3 - Installing gpac to convert video to mp4 format

sudo apt-get install gpac


  • Step 4- Installing rpi.gpio to interface with the gpio pins

sudo apt-get install rpi.gpio


  • Step 5- Installing Python3 –Pi camera

sudo apt-get install python3-picamera


  • Step 6- Reboot Pi

sudo reboot


  • Step 7- Go to files – create folder SecurityCam


  • Step 8- Create file in folder and name it


  • Step 9 - Open file-paste code


  • Step 10- Save and close the file



To make the code to run on boot

  • Step 1- Go to terminal

  crontab –e


  • Step 2- Go to the most bottom and key in this line

@reboot python3 /home/pi/SecurityCam/

  • Step 3- Press Ctrl X, Y and enter.
  • Step 4 - Now the code automatically starts during boot.