Thanks a lot Dave, so there is possibilities still, can this be armed/disarmed per camera? even though Blink have removed the (unofficial) official ST integration, I didnt know this thanks.
I thin I may still keep and setup then and see how go. I see @RBoy hasn’t really said anything since saying he’s talking to Blink to see. Would be nice to know any update and if they are going to let him continue, or get the integration off him and release officially?
You can not arm or disarm by camera; however, the motion detection can be camera specific. You will need one virtual device per camera or group of cameras then point the IFTTT output to that virtual device.
IFTTT Limitations. Arm/Disarm - System only. Alerts - By camera only (you have to create a IFTTT thread for each camera).
Does not help with the blink app. Does help with the SmartThings integration.
This is VERY SIMPLE code. But it is also modifiable by anyone who wants.
Thanks for publishing this, Dave! I see the comment in your read-me file, “Installation is a manual IDE installation”, and I was curious if that’s why I’m unable to locate those groovy files when I try to integrate your repo with my IDE and dynamically pull down from the “Blink-Camera-Motion-Detection-SmartThings-with-IFTTT” folder via my IDE.
My testing was against the SmartThing inherit security settings. It worked fine.
One observation you could make. Several seconds after walking in front of the camera, you should see the below screen. Note the red “motion”. It takes 5 - 10 seconds to load. I have it set to return to normal after 60 seconds.
Individual camera control via the blink app or Ifttt is a request that’s been sat there for 7+ months on the blink community forums. Blink staff have been radio silent since July stating it is the most heavily requested feature and is on the road map… No further news on progress as yet… That’s the one thing missing now for me besides the ability to detect motion when system is disarmed.
Thank you, this confirms my suspicion — user error. I clearly didn’t set it up correctly, since I am not seeing the red “motion” alert occur at all. Cameras are armed and recording video, but for some reason, either SmartThings or IFTTT aren’t seeing the motion event.
Question for you — do all of my IFTTT triggers look correct to you in the screenshot from my previous post?
Side note—I’m not 100% certain I fully understood the very last step of your instructions (Step C), so in particular I am wondering if I misconfigured those IFTTT applets?
Edit: I just thought of one other potential cause — when authorizing the IFTTT service, I noticed that the cameras appear twice: once under Switches, and again under Motion Detectors. I chose the latter, and I am wondering if choosing the former would potentially fix it.
Edit #2: Huzzah! That was the problem! I had authorized IFTTT to access the Blink Virtual Devices as Motion Detectors, when they should have been authorized as Switches instead. @Gutheinz: It may help others to edit Installation step #4 and specify this. Just a thought… thanks again for sharing your code!