Motion - Feature Request 2010x 05x 09x 202108

Feature Request: support for triggering external scripts


Hi there

I thought it would be cool to trigger my screensaver whenever "the computer" noticed I had moved away from my desk, and a camera could do that task.

So how about a feature whereby motion can call an external app whenever motion is detected, and a different app when movement ends? Obviously there'd have to be "fuzziness" as people sit fairly still normally, but maybe it's doable?

I thought calling external apps would be a better option than just a triggering a screensaver, as I'm sure others could come up with better ways of using such a feature - they could want to send emails, trigger a powerpoint (good for kiosk presentations), etc


-- JasonHaar - 09 May 2010

Follow up


Have you read all the motion.conf file? This function has already been implemented. See the on_event_start, on_event_end, on_picture_save, on_motion_detected, on_area_detected, on_movie_start, on_movie_end, on_camera_lost parameters.

# Command to be executed when an event starts. (default: none) # An event starts at first motion detected after a period of no motion defined by gap ; on_event_start value

# Command to be executed when an event ends after a period of no motion # (default: none). The period of no motion is defined by option gap. ; on_event_end value

-- YannickDrolet - 13 May 2010
Topic revision: r3 - 25 May 2010, AngelCarpintero
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