[tech] New Cameras in UCC

Alex Dawson alex.dawson at uwa.edu.au
Wed May 6 09:48:47 WST 2009

Can we also have it opened up to UCC members anywhere, instead of just  
the clubroom? It's nice to be able to see who is in there before  
making the trek in.

Of course, since we're requiring UCC login, it should be HTTPS ..  
maybe some form of nifty single signon, or failing that, just use a  
free certificate from www.ipsca.com (only free for  
www.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au , not .asn.au)

On 06/05/2009, at 9:10 AM, Conrad Pogson wrote:

> I might be an idea to have a ucc login required to access these. It
> was pretty clear from the images of the guy who stole the Wii that he
> knew where the webcams were located, ensuring that only club members
> can access the images would ensure that these "young punks" aren't
> able to sneak around the cameras. Just a though :)
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:33 PM,  <mitch at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hi All.
>> As some of you are aware there has been 4 new cameras installed in  
>> UCC,
>> These are looking over the loft, Into UCC, In the Hall and one  
>> thats broken
>> hanging out of the front of the MR (There is a fifth but it isnt  
>> plugged in
>> due to the ccd being dead)
>> In time these will be made publicly accessible (At the moment Nick  
>> B has
>> unplugged them so no development is taking place) Originally we had  
>> a link
>> to camwhore.ucc.asn.au but due to security issues (Might aswell  
>> gave root
>> access) this was locked down.
>> For the time being they are being tested to ensure they work on a  
>> stable
>> system and don't crash, There has been some issues with the cameras  
>> stop
>> working but this is being worked on.
>> Eventually the plan is to have these cameras accessible via  
>> webcam.ucc or
>> maybe an alternate link like stream.ucc as they provide a full 30FPS
>> Framerate and can be setup to record (They dont record at the  
>> moment due to
>> hard drive space issues, This is on track to being resolved)
>> Does anyone see an issue with this happening, YES for the mean time  
>> these
>> cameras are not going to be publicly viewable, This WILL change  
>> once the
>> system is working.
>> If you urgently require view access to these cameras your welcome  
>> to logon
>> to http://camwhore.ucc.asn.au:8990/zm/index.php with Username view  
>> and
>> Password view
>> [fel]
> -- 
> Conrad Pogson

Alex Dawson
IT Manager, FAHSS Faculty Computing,
University of Western Australia (CRICOS 00126G)
08 6488 7093 - alex.dawson at uwa.edu.au - http://uwa.edu.au/people/alex.dawson

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