I am in need of an on-screen motion detector. Is there such a thing?
Here is the situation. I am looking at a very very strange kind of security setup. I had no involvement in this setup, let me say that right off the bat. There are a number of rooms, 10+ that I have seen so far. Each has a security camera that is monitoring each of different rooms, but mostly just the entrance to the room. The cameras and software hook up to the security office computers. BUT... thats about all they do. There is basically on and off. Even record is handeled through a seperate application. Also hooked up are sensors that monitor the tempreature of the rooms, and wires that measure weight or pressure in a four foot square entering each room.
They dont want to spend anything additional on this mish-mashed security setup. The security cameras dont monitor the whole room, and if someone enters, even though the weight sensor will display the change momentarily as someone steps on the panel.... if the guard isn't looking at the screen, nothing happens. There is no alarm triggered by stepping on the panel. Its more like a giant scale. It'll tell you the weight when you step on it, and return to zero when you are off it. The tempreature sensors seem the most useless. Unless someone who enters sets the room on fire.
Anyhow... the solution that I first suggested to make use of this crazy system is to get a software program that would alert the guard of a change in the weight. So what they need is something that can monitor a small part of the computer screen, and play simple wave sound, or alarm sound, when the number on the weight changes. It doesn't necessarily have to read the numbers, just play an alarm when the zero changes to something else. Usually there 4-8 rooms up on the monitor. Below each window are two boxes, one displaying tempreature, one displaying the weight. I need something to scan the box with the weight, normally read out as zero, and play an alarm when it changes. So basically a motion detector for your monitor.
Hope this all makes sense. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.