I saw there was a smartapp for this somewhere, and I got it and tried it out but it didn’t work. I wanted to ask if anyone has and is currently successfully doing this? This is what I’m doing and my setup:
I have two IP cameras. It’s way too much resources to run sighthound on my pc and try to use it every day, so, I have a virtual private server I can use for projects like this. Unfortunately, my DCS 930L cameras can only notify with two methods: email and ftp. Well, all the automation options of email are just too slow so they’re out of the picture. So I went with FTP.
I setup an FTP server and then used inotify-tool (inotifywait) to watch for new files in the folder. If a new file is found, it initiates a curl post reqest to IFTTT’s maker channel. Unfortunately, there isn’t an option in IFTTT to set a motion sensor to active…and apparently this isn’t as easy as I thought.
The idea is to have an ifttt recipe set a virtual motion sensor to ‘active’. Or at least IFTTT to toggle a simulated switch to on, and that switch to set a motion sensor as active.
Does anyone have a working solution for this?