I suspect it will hit me as soon as I post this, but…
Is there any way to integrate a webcam (either a camera that’s embedded in a laptop, or one that is connected to a Windows computer via USB) into SmartThings?
I assume there must already be something for this, and maybe I’ve already even seen it too, but it’s just not coming to mind.
The reason I’m asking is that I have some extra, older, USB webcams that I’d like to repurpose if possible. Also, I figure, if a computer around here has a camera in it, I might as well connect it to ST if at all possible.
I’m already using some of them for generalized home security (i.e. they can already be set to record photos/videos, etc, and I can connect to them remotely via various systems and mechanisms and take a look around), but it’s a bit of a kludge, and if there were something a bit more ‘ready-to-go’ it would be worth checking into.
Is this where something like SightHound or Alfred would come in (at least for the part about consolidating it all into a single system; even if ST-integration isn’t possible)?