I have a safe that I'm wanting to add more security too and trying to familiarize myself more with hardware and I thought it would be a good idea to put a motion sensor camera that texts me a picture of whoever opens the door.
The motion sensor part is pretty easy and I've seen a lot of easy tutorials on that, but I've gotten mixed signals as far as the camera part goes. I planned on setting a small row of bright IR LEDs for the lighting and using an "Night Vision" camera, but from posts I'm seeing I'm fairly discouraged with using the Arduino platform.
Would the speed of the arduino play a part if all I'm doing is taking and emailing a picture? Would I be better off using a Pi? I have several wifi8266 boards and I was planning on using that, would it suffice for just taking a picture, emailing, then deleting?
Has anyone had a good experience with a specific camera they would recommend for this?