Camera Intergration


(Ray Kiernan) #1

I am new to the smarthings environment and I wanted to purchase some cameras for video surveillance and have a good degree of integration with the Samsung hub.

I have been reading all the reviews of Blink and the Arlo system and will purchase one of these systems but I also wanted to purchase the Skybell for front door and Kuna for another porch to be monitored.

This may seem like a silly question but in reading the specs for the hub it stated that it will support up to 4 cameras, does that mean I can only have something like 3 arlos, and a skybell integrated into the hub ad no other cameras.
Thanks Ray


#2

You can mix and match cameras. Just make certain your network can handle the trafic and you have enough bandwidth.


(Ray Kiernan) #3

Thanks but is 4 the absolute limit no matter the manufacturer


#4

Not true. There are people on ST threads which have 10+ cameras. Check the Blink thread. I believe I have read someone say 16 cameras. But than you may need a secondary Blink hub in order to split the load on the ST interface.


(Ray Kiernan) #5

Thanks
I am trying to get away from monthly subscriptions to add extra charges
I know you can have 10 cameras with each sync module
I guess the question I am trying to ask is how Smarthings counts these and how they integrate with the system
For example are 5 Blink cameras counted as one by Smarthings, a skybell doorbell as another, a Samsung HD cam


#6

Ok. If these integrations can answer some or all parts of your question.
https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-official-blink-camera-device-handler-with-motion-sensor-live-video-streaming-integration-with-smartthings-shm-temperature-signals-and-push-notifications/40535

https://community.smartthings.com/t/skybell-integration/16328

FYI, Skybell officially integrated with SmartThings and you are now able to added it directly in the ST app marketplace.