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Kerberos is a video surveillance solution, that uses computer vision algorithms to detect changes, and that can trigger actions (notifications, api, etc). It comes in two flavors, Kerberos Open Source and Kerberos Enterprise. Kerberos can be deployed to any Linux OS, Docker, or cluster such as Kubernetes.

Both versions have a web interface (front-end) and a video processing engine (back-end). The front-end allows a user to modify specific settings and watch recordings in a easy-to-use interface. The back-end is a solution that processes the camera feed with computer vision algorithms to detect motion, and makes recordings and/or execute specific actions. Kerberos supports any type of IP-camera (RTSP/ONVIF), USB (V4L2) and the popular Raspberry Pi camera.

It’s a stable and feature-rich video surveillance system.

Kerberos Open Source comes with different installation flavours (it includes both the machinery and web repository).

Features include:

  • Access and configure your easy to use and professional video surveillance solution with your smartphone, tablet or laptop to keep an eye on your property 24/7. Deploy to Docker or your IoT device.
  • High availability in place to make sure your video security system stays available, in any circumstance.
  • Attach one or more cameras to and receive real-time notifications.
  • The web is responsible for the visualization. It’s a GUI which helps the user to find activity at a specific period, configure the machinery, view a live stream, see system information and much more.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

The machinery is the processing engine of Kerberos Open Source. It’s an image processing framework, written in C++, who benefits from other third party libraries (OpenCV, etc). It takes images from the type of camera (USB-, IP- or RPi-camera) you’ve configured in the configuration files and executes one ore more algorithms and post-processes (e.g. save a snapshot). The machinery is written in the C++ programming language. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

The web (the GUI) is written in PHP using the extremely popular PHP Framework Laravel, and JavaScript using the client-side framework BackboneJS. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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