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Wireless surveillance system

I am trying to implement same thing as given in following image:

surveillance WIreless

i m working on "Wireless surveillance system using zigbee". But i want to add external PIR motion sensor and wireless zigbee module with Arduino. The images are stored in SD card. but my goal is when the PIR detects any motion the image should be stored in memory card (Done in attached code)and then that image should be transferred through zigbee (Zigbee Tx is connected with Rx Pin0 and zigbee Rx is connected with Tx Pin1). PIR sensor output is connected with Pin7 of arduino. So what are the additions/modifications do i require for transmitting image on Pin1 in following code.

I am using this code

// This is a motion-detect camera sketch using the Adafruit VC0706 library.
// On start, the Arduino will find the camera and SD card and turn
// on motion detection.  If motion is detected, the camera will
// snap a photo, saving it to the SD card.

#include <Adafruit_VC0706.h>
#include <SD.h>

// comment out this line if using Arduino V23 or earlier
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

// uncomment this line if using Arduino V23 or earlier
// #include <NewSoftSerial.h>

// Adafruit SD shields and modules: pin 10

#define chipSelect 10

// Using SoftwareSerial (Arduino 1.0+) or NewSoftSerial (Arduino 0023 & prior):
#if ARDUINO >= 100
// On Uno: camera TX connected to pin 2, camera RX to pin 3:
SoftwareSerial cameraconnection = SoftwareSerial(2, 3);
// On Mega: camera TX connected to pin 69 (A15), camera RX to pin 3:
//SoftwareSerial cameraconnection = SoftwareSerial(69, 3);
NewSoftSerial cameraconnection = NewSoftSerial(2, 3);
Adafruit_VC0706 cam = Adafruit_VC0706(&cameraconnection);

// Using hardware serial on Mega: camera TX conn. to RX1,
// camera RX to TX1, no SoftwareSerial object is required:
//Adafruit_VC0706 cam = Adafruit_VC0706(&Serial1);

void setup() {

  // When using hardware SPI, the SS pin MUST be set to an
  // output (even if not connected or used).  If left as a
  // floating input w/SPI on, this can cause lockuppage.
#if !defined(SOFTWARE_SPI)
#if defined(__AVR_ATmega1280__) || defined(__AVR_ATmega2560__)
  if(chipSelect != 53) pinMode(53, OUTPUT); // SS on Mega
  if(chipSelect != 10) pinMode(10, OUTPUT); // SS on Uno, etc.

  Serial.println("VC0706 Camera test");

  // see if the card is present and can be initialized:
  if (!SD.begin(chipSelect)) {
    Serial.println("Card failed, or not present");
    // don't do anything more:

  // Try to locate the camera
  if (cam.begin()) {
    Serial.println("Camera Found:");
  } else {
    Serial.println("No camera found?");
  // Print out the camera version information (optional)
  char *reply = cam.getVersion();
  if (reply == 0) {
    Serial.print("Failed to get version");
  } else {

  // Set the picture size - you can choose one of 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 
  // Remember that bigger pictures take longer to transmit!

  //cam.setImageSize(VC0706_640x480);        // biggest
  cam.setImageSize(VC0706_320x240);        // medium
  //cam.setImageSize(VC0706_160x120);          // small

  // You can read the size back from the camera (optional, but maybe useful?)
  uint8_t imgsize = cam.getImageSize();
  Serial.print("Image size: ");
  if (imgsize == VC0706_640x480) Serial.println("640x480");
  if (imgsize == VC0706_320x240) Serial.println("320x240");
  if (imgsize == VC0706_160x120) Serial.println("160x120");

  //  Motion detection system can alert you when the camera 'sees' motion!
  cam.setMotionDetect(true);           // turn it on
  //cam.setMotionDetect(false);        // turn it off   (default)

  // You can also verify whether motion detection is active!
  Serial.print("Motion detection is ");
  if (cam.getMotionDetect()) 

void loop() {
 if (cam.motionDetected()) {

  if (! cam.takePicture()) 
    Serial.println("Failed to snap!");
    Serial.println("Picture taken!");

  char filename[13];
  strcpy(filename, "IMAGE00.JPG");
  for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
    filename[5] = '0' + i/10;
    filename[6] = '0' + i%10;
    // create if does not exist, do not open existing, write, sync after write
    if (! SD.exists(filename)) {

  File imgFile =, FILE_WRITE);

  uint16_t jpglen = cam.frameLength();
  Serial.print(jpglen, DEC);
  Serial.println(" byte image");

  Serial.print("Writing image to "); Serial.print(filename);

  while (jpglen > 0) {
    // read 32 bytes at a time;
    uint8_t *buffer;
    uint8_t bytesToRead = min(32, jpglen); // change 32 to 64 for a speedup but may not work with all setups!
    buffer = cam.readPicture(bytesToRead);
    imgFile.write(buffer, bytesToRead);

    //Serial.print("Read ");  Serial.print(bytesToRead, DEC); Serial.println(" bytes");

    jpglen -= bytesToRead;

asked 11 Feb '14, 15:43

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@sohelmalek12 : Your question is very specific . Even though it is interesting and someone may actually take the pain to answer you , I seriously suggest you to post your question in Arduino specific / related forums . I sincerely hope that you get the help requested . is one website where your question might be well received .


answered 11 Feb '14, 15:51

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