"I've developed a simple alarm system. It uses a webcam for input and the Twilio REST API for notifications. Using VLC media player, the system captures webcam input at regular intervals. With basic image processing, it detects changes on the surveilled scene. When a change is detected, the system saves every captured frame for a period of time. Saved frames are encoded into a short video. The video is made available through a website. Using the Twilio REST API, an SMS is sent, notifying the incident and providing a link to the online video. When the SMS is received, the user can view the video and decide whether it's a false alarm or a real intrusion."This is our first Twilio sponsored challenge and we were waiting for their announcement and notification to Acorv before announcing the results of the challenge. Acorv came second last week with his Facebook Scoreboard Application, so he's definitely on a roll.
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