video doorbell using existing camera?

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  1. SergeyAU

    SergeyAU Getting the hang of it

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    Hello
    I have an existing Dahua camera sitting over my front door. Dahua's software is crap and the best alerts I get are via email.
    I want some options to create a doorbell using any kind of automation software that will ring my phone and show video from the camera
    I know there are things like Ring etc. But they all have issues. Either battery is crap, need a strong wifi, need to be hardwired etc.
    I want to have something like Ring but in separate modules:
    - button
    - speaker
    - existing camera
    - event processor/dialer
    Most likely this all can be achieved with Rasperry Pi but I wonder if anyone here has done it already so can provide with some useful links
    Thank you
     
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    Q™ Known around here

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    Purchase Blue Iris

    No need to worry about a doorbell, simply setup an alert in Blue Iris to send you email, play a sound, send a text, a picture or video whenever someone steps up to your front door.

    And yes, you need to run a wire and it's called POE.

    Ring is fuck2.gif

    have a look at this...

    IPCamTalk WiKi | IP Cam Talk

    Welcome to IpCamTalk.com!
     
  3. SergeyAU

    SergeyAU Getting the hang of it

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    Blue Iris setup is too expensive to change to if I already have my existing PoE NVR. So I am trying to use as much of my existing setup as I can
     
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    I'm responding to an old post. Hope you've made progress.

    You are describing exactly what I want too. The closest I see is a SIP door phone. Not good enough. I also want push notifications from a PIR sensor and a ring group so active tablets and multimedia devices are notified and / or called. I agree that the functions should be more modular and configurable.

    Funny enough, I am using a Pi to understand what workflow I prefer. Personally, I think a Pi is a good education and learning tool but is crippled, possibly on purpose, preventing it from being part of a reliable product. For example, unexpected shutdown can corrupt the SD card.
     
  5. SergeyAU

    SergeyAU Getting the hang of it

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    no development from me. Just left it until something else is available