Hello Homey Forum,
we have uploaded a guide for the use of INSTAR HD / Full HD IP cameras together with the Homey Gateway. Our primary goal was to create a bridge between wireless (Z-Wave, Zigbee) sensors and actuators and our IP cameras and to automate camera functions through the gateway.
A short overview of how an integration can look like can be found here.
The full article deals with the following points:
- Adding your Cameras Snapshot to the Homey UI
- Control your Camera manually
- Notifying Homey when the Camera Alarm is triggered (Alarm Server)
- Using Zigbee/Z-Wave Sensors to control your Camera
- Time scheduled Camera control
- Day&Night Schedule
- Manual Schedule
With these prototypes, all functions of the INSTAR IP camera can be automated / timed / coupled to Homey-supported wireless Z-Wave and Zigbee sensors and actuators using the control commands available for the camera model.
You can list all HD and Full HD camera models from INSTAR as compatible:
• IN-5905 HD
• IN-5907 HD
• IN-6001 HD
• IN-6012 HD
• IN-6014 HD
• IN-7011 HD
• IN-8001 Full HD
• IN-8003 Full HD
• IN-8015 Full HD
• IN-9008 Full HD
• IN-9010 Full HD
• IN-9020 Full HD
There are only small differences in the API for these models - e.g. in the models IN-6014 HD and IN-9020 Full HD the PIR sensor is switched via the alarm input (/param.cgi?cmd=setioattr&-io_enable=1) while the IN-8015 Full HD and IN-9008 Full HD have both - the alarm input and the PIR sensor - so the sensor has its own CGI command (/param.cgi?cmd=setpirattr&-pir_enable=1) (see documentation for more information).
Otherwise the tutorial is identical for all above mentioned camera models (WLAN and PoE version):
Suggestions / additions and corrections to the instructions are of course welcome.
INSTAR Support Team