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Automated Delivery Gate Image Capture Answered

Hi everyone,
I wanted to see if you guys can give me some advice or point me in the right direction (preferably towards an instructable) to achive my goal. 
I am trying to improve upon an access gate. Currently It just opens with a remote controller. The improvements I want to implement are the following:
1. Place cameras to automatically take pictures of the vehicle as soon as it arrives from all angels
    I was thinking maybe with an IR sensor of some sort
2. send those images to an email or to a database.
3. have the driver be able to scan documents and upload them to the database or send to an email, and be alerted when they have done so. 

I want something like they have at the border checkpoints with those cameras, and also with the document upload.

Any feedback is welcome.
thank you!


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5 years ago

You might have a big project here but you should be able to get started with a Raspberry pi. You can add on a webcam and have it wirelessly connect to a network. You can program it to save to a database or interface with something like generating a tweet or notification. Good luck.


Reply 5 years ago

Hey! a tweet! what a great idea! I did some research and found this! https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Tripwire-Alarm/
Thanks for the inspiration.