The surveillance system, also known as PATOSS, monitors various environmental parameters of a bird named PATO. The project is made by Jorge Rance. The project monitors PATO recovery by streaming videos of what he’s up to to the web, checks on the ambient temperature and also the water level in his little dish and also automatically tweet once an hour to let the owner know whether everything is as it should be, with a live picture attached taken by the webcam. The data is transmitted by a WIFI dongle.
The whole PATOSS system is Creative Commons licensed so you can adapt it for your own needs. The project was implemented using a Rasberry Pi B model along with an input/output expander, a webcam, a wifi dongle an usb temperature sensor and also a liquid level sensor. The onboard operating system used was Raspbian.