home automation

  1. Buttan Butt

    RCA HSDB2A Notification to Home Automation System

    Hello There! I just ordered a RCA HSDB2A and I'm waiting for it to arrive. I don't have an existing traditional door bell. I'm currently using a push button connected to a Z-wave device. That works great but my new Doorbell Camera will have only 2 connections that by "some magic" is used both...
  2. JHS12

    Can Blue Iris be used to switch off interior cameras?

    Dear community, I am new to the universe of sec cam and am trying to decide whether to go with a common NVR or use Blue Iris. One strong point for BI would be if it could be integrated with SmartThings. Specifically, could it be used to switch off interior security cameras once the front door...
  3. Monocle

    Monocle: View IP Cameras with Alexa (Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, Fire Tablet)

    Hello IPCamTalk members, I just wanted to introduce a new service and Alexa integration skill named Monocle. Monocle is a gateway service that enables seamless integration of your private IP-based network cameras with smart home automation services such as Amazon Alexa®. Monocle enables you...
  4. eporedieis

    Live VideoMotion API from Dahua NVR

    Hello to all, I'm new on this forum. I've a Dahua NVR and I want to control from Home Assistant VideoMotion from each cameras. I seen that you all are using cameras connected to the router to obtain this information, but I found an API that's perfect for the use from HA or any other distro...
  5. G

    Looking for BI/Home Automation advice

    I have had BI for about 2 years. All cams were wireless Wansview cameras (which I like and never had issues with). Running all 9 cams wireless, I had to drop resolution. I finally got around to hardwiring all the cams and now need to proceed to my next step. I am fairly new to Automation and...
  6. fsa317

    Wifi Camera Headache (Amcrest IPM-HX1)

    Trying to setup my home with a few (~4) cameras. I only have ethernet run at 1 of the 4 locations. I bought two cameras, one is connected via ethernet and working pretty stable. The other, an IPM-HX1, is connected via Wifi and is giving me a huge headache. The feed doesn't stay connected...
  7. cryptelli

    Garage Door Automation

    Due to our garage remotes always running out of battery or draining to the point where the range is useless I am looking at a way to solve the problem which may also be my first foray into some good ol' home automation. But! I'm not sure where I should start though I have done my research and...
  8. RyanODan

    Discussion Topic: Home Automation

    We notice that Home Automation is pretty popular among surveillance users. We are curious, who do you think has the best Home Automation Products out there?
  9. nayr

    nayr's home automation build out...

    Figured I'd share some details on my setup since its pretty unique.. I have a Cubox i4 Pro (Quad 1GHz ARM w/2GB RAM 64gb uSD) that runs ArchLinux and has an eSata 4TB WD Purple Disk This lil linux box runs a web server with a custom interface I whipped up, the interface controls all the home...
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