A bit bored, and with a couple minor incidents where it would have been handy, I decided to embark on a search for hardware and software for a video security system for our house. With emphasis on “do it yourself”, I did not want a packaged solution, but rather something I could install and support myself. The hardware itself is potentially a story, but I wrote a long review of several software items. Long, few pictures… read it only if you are embarking on a similar project. The writeup itself is here.