Camera Detection to Trigger Smart Light Switches?

Peter Myers

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Has anyone done this?? I am starting my research today... i recently installed about 30 smart switches around my house and want to have them turn on when the camera detect motion late at night, the point is to give the cameras a better view,
 

JNDATHP

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Yes, with Homeseer using JSON. Lights at night are at 35%. When BI detects motion from any exterior camera, BI alerts HS3 and HS3 runs an event to turn on all lights to 100%. After 5 minutes of no motion, all lights revert to 35%.

I use 35% because at this light level all cameras can be forced into color at night.
 

MickPB

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HomeAssistant and OpenHAB are also full featured home automation platforms you might want to consider. I think BlueIris offers the data from the cameras ONVIF data via MQTT and Rest calls so it can be connected as a host and maybe more. HA is particularly easy to add ONVIF cameras to. It will find them, add them and create the sensors from the ONVIF data and you can create automations and alerts (and a lot more). It's all possible. LOL
 
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