Welcome to Motion

Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.

This project is in the process of being migrated from http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome to github.

The latest information regarding the activities on the project can be found on the news page.


The mailing lists are hosted on sourceforge:

Getting help

If you need help with motion, please join the motion-user mailing list and send an email including as much detail as possible and any relevant log files. Use the same link to unsubscribe.

If you have found a bug (or have a suggestion), please report it as an issue in github, preferably after checking if someone else has already reported it.

Source code

The latest source code for motion is in our github repo.

The build status from travis-ci for the master branch is: Build Status

The documentation for latest code can be found in the Motion Guide.

For documentation to match a release version, please refer to the motion guide included with the release.


The most current release of the Motion application can be found on the releases page.