Remote surveillance system using arduino
I am designing a mini remote surveillance system that can be used to monitor a site in a remote location. I want to design and build a prototype of the system.
I've been reading up on arduino's but I've never used one before. I would appreciate any advise you can give me.
The operation of my system must be as follows:
1) I must be able to take pictures of the site from my office at will.
2) in addition to this, a picture must be taken if the gate to the site is opened
I am thinking of using the:
-arduino ethernet shield with a microSD breakout board
-push button to signify the opening of the gate
so, BUTTON PRESSED = LED ON = TAKE A PICTURE
BUTTON NOT PRESSED = LED OFF = OPERATE AS NORMAL
Have any of you used the ethernet shield / arduino uno. are these the correct components for the job? am I on the right track?
I have an idea of what the system must do, it's the interfacing & programming & design that's tricky for me.
PS. I have the uCAM232 from 4D SYSTEMS