Scenario: I would like to monitor my closet's door as I highly suspect a family member is opening and using my items without permission. To respect privacy and also because my closet is nowhere near a power mains, I don't need video nor audio recording. I also do not need indicator lights etc because I intend to turn it on when I go to work and check the logs on the SD card when I return home. A typical day would require the device to run for 12 hours minimally.
Aim: Is it possible for Arduino to achieve the following,
Run on batteries for at least 1 month
Logging the detection motion onto a text file in a SD card
Or do I have to look elsewhere for this functionality?
Current understanding: I am aware Arduino can run on batteries though I've never been able to get it to last more than 3 hours. Probably has to do with me not using the low power mode or something and that my batteries were being stepped up. I also know that Arduino has some PIR motion sensors though I don't quite remember how power hungry these sensors are. I have NEVER tried logging onto an SD card using Arduino. This sums up my experience with Arduino.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.