BI - Blue Iris Digital IO and IoT

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  1. davej

    davej Getting the hang of it

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    I noticed that the BI options menu has a settings tab for "Digital IO and IoT" which includes the following fields...
    -Serial port
    -MQTT
    -Sealevel Systems
    -Control

    I have been thinking of using a Raspberry Pi or Arduino to monitor some temperatures and some PIR motion detectors. It would be nice if this could generate BI alerts or perhaps overlays for some of the temperatures. Is anyone already doing this?
     
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    Interesting. I had not seen that conversation. So the Arduino sends bits which can trigger BI. What is your planned application?
     
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    Using it to trigger a camera from a pir. I would like to change profiles, ie: alarm system arm-disarm, but I haven't found a way to do that yet. I don't think BI supports it.
     
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    Okay, so is this communication in both directions? You can trigger an alert with a digital input from the Arduino. Will a BI alert from a camera send a digital output back to the Arduino?
     
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    I'm not using that feature right now, but from the description in the thread I posted and looking at the Arduino code I would say yes.
     
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    I got the text-messaging feature to work yesterday and that seems like it could be very useful.