Blue Iris + SmartThings Push Notifications + ReaditToMe Integration (Android)


#1

Hello. I’ve read through the forums and most solutions are overkill for me. I do not want to integrate live video into my ST setup. Instead, I only want Blue Iris to send push notifications when it detects motion (“Motion Detected on the Driveway”) to my Android phone via ST and I will use the ReadIttoMe App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=robj.readit.tomefree&hl=en) to read aloud the alert when I am home and away.

I have two HikVision 12mp panoramic cameras with 6 channels active between them. Blue Iris displays and records the video streams perfectly, and I consistently receive motion detection alerts through my PC speakers. When I am away from home, I can access the camera streams remotely (WiFi and cellular) through Tiny Cam Pro (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alexvas.dvr.pro&hl=en).

I have ST properly configured on my phone and successfully use it to turn things on/off and receive push notifications when I am home and away (cellular and WiFi).

ReadItToMe properly handles and reads other ST push notifications when I am home and away (cellular and WiFi).

I believe I need to use Blue Iris’ “Request from a Web Service” to somehow talk to ST when it detects motion, but I cannot find just these instructions. Can someone who understands what I am trying to do here provide detailed instructions, please? I would be very appreciative. Thank you.

PS: I have Sonos speakers also playing ST alerts but the benefit of this Android-based system is its portability (works at home and away), significantly lower cost, and the ability to re-purpose old devices.


(Robin) #2

I use an old smartapp called ‘HTTP Motion Endpoint’ which can turn on a virtual switch in ST triggered by BI motion. When motion ends the switch returns to off.

The original app has been withdrawn by the author but I found a copy here:

The app gives you URL’s that you paste into BI as follows:

I haven’t used it in a long long time but it worked nicely when I did. You can use CoRE or other smartapps to respond to the toggling switch as desired.


#3

Thank you. I will attempt this. I am new to utilizing apps, so if there are any implied tasks newbies like me likely miss, I’d appreciate anyone spelling them out for me.

Thanks again for the reply.

Best,

Frank