The PIR Camera Case makes it easy to create a motion-sensing camera project with your Raspberry Pi 4!
It's the perfect case for anyone wishing to make an indoor security camera, pet monitor, baby monitor, office cam or any other project where you'd like to use a camera module to record whoever (or whatever!) moves in front of your camera.
The case comes with the PIR module and wires, and is compatible with our matching black wall mounts for the ultimate indoor surveillance system!
Now updated to accommodate the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3! Assembly guide available here.
- Only compatible with the official Raspberry Pi Camera Module
- Raspberry Pi and camera module not included
Mounted PIR and Camera Module
The case comes with the PIR module and wires included. The PIR module is neatly mounted to the front of the case and the three PIR wires connect directly to the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins (5V, GND and GPIO 17).
The camera module (not included) is also mounted to the front of the case, and connected in the usual way (CSI connector), with the ribbon cable neatly tucked into the case. A clear lens ring protects your camera from any unexpected knocks or bumps.
Easy to Code
Coding the project is super simple, and to help you get started we've created a GitHub repository dedicated to this case. The GitHub repository takes you through setup, basic commands and full Python project examples showing the PIR module and camera working together.
You can expand on these however you like, adding other functions such as cloud storage upload, video effects, alerts and more!
Please remember PIR sensors can be temperamental (and can also be impacted by WiFi, heat and other interference) so will need some tweaking to reduce excessive false triggers.
- Only compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4
- Compatible with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 (and previous V2)
In the box
- Case panels
- Lens protector
- Fixings pack
- PIR sensor
- PIR cable
Example Scripts and Resources
- GitHub Repository
- Assembly guide
- Preparing your Raspberry Pi
- Example code
- Downloading the example scripts to your Raspberry Pi
Case Assembly Guide
- Compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4 only
- Compatible with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3
- Laser-cut high-quality "stealth" matt black perspex
- PIR module and wires included
- Camera protection ring
- Compatible with our wall mount
- Example code available
- Easy assembly
- Enables access to all Raspberry Pi ports
- Includes all required fixings
- Manufactured in the UK
Please note: Raspberry Pi and Camera Module not included
- As of 13/01/21: We have modified the front panel to accommodate the new Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3
- As of 04/03/21: Enlarged HDMI cut-outs to fully accommodate cables. Removed Raspberry Pi 3 compatibility