To start off, I have no idea where would be appropriate for this topic, so I put it in "Other Hardware".
This September, I plan to move far from home into college residence, with between 1-5 other people (can't guarantee # of people just yet, but it shouldn't matter), and will be bringing a desktop, monitor, speakers, two laptops, and a whole bunch of other stuff with me, totalling over $3k CAD, and I of course want to keep it all safe, so I've decided that I want to set up surveillance in my room. What I need help/suggestions with is the equipment, software used to do this, and maybe even the plan of it all.
My plan so far is to have 1-2 cameras (if I do 1, it'll face only the door, if I do 2, it'll face opposite directions, giving a view of the whole room) constantly recording, however, only saving the recording when it detects movement, to a dedicated netbook computer (Intel N450/2GB RAM). While movement is occuring, I also want it to be streaming that data to EITHER:
-my server at home (not in the dorm), to be saved automatically. That way, even if the potential thief steals my recording equipment, I will still have a safe copy at my house.
-a small device (like a raspberry PI) hidden somewhere in my room, via Bluetooth (or some other form of wireless connection)
And... that's about it... So, I guess to start this off, is what I'm wanting to do reasonable/possible with a budget of $100 CAD? I already own the netbook with a couple HDD's/SSD's to use. What I don't have so far is the RBPi (~20-30), and the cameras (there seems to be quite a few cheap ones on EBay, but no idea if I should trust them).