[RELEASE] Generic Video Camera DeviceType, Yes, Live Video Streaming

Cool, does this need a v2 hub? I’m still trying to see what advantage ST integration for exterior cameras??? Other than one app to look at things. I record continuously, as motion on these DVR cameras is always finicky.

I don’t know… Will test on my v1 hub shortly, but it appears to be streaming to the mobile app, not via the hub.

I just hooked up my Swann 1080p DVR 8 camera system today, so great timing! It supports RTSP. Got it from Costco for $399 last week (now back to regular price).


Yup, best of all, this doesn’t require DNI to be the IP:PORT in hex, it just works.


Is be happy to test when your ready!

I’m hoping your new device handler doesn’t rely on the current htmlTile…

Dies it use any code shared by SmartThings under an NDA, even a verbal informal one?

Nope, htmlTile is limited to external calls only. This is live local streaming.

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My concern is if it creates any unneeded load or adds to the instability of the mobile app.


Can’t wait to try it! Also, your landscaping looks great! :wink:

2 dogs. My wife was out all day patching the grass.

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What problem were you encountering with this? If it works locally, I can’t think of why it wouldn’t work remotely (assuming proper ports are forwarded on your firewall). Nice job, looking forward to getting my Hikvision cameras tied in.

What a tease… :disappointed:

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Well done! I can’t wait to see how you pulled this off… I was trying to do this with my DTH but to no avail.

Yes if you protect forward it will work. But I can’t recommend it.

I’ve got 2 dogs as well and yes, they are rough on the lawn. I was serious though, yours does look good. Tell the wife! :slight_smile:

For those wondering about v1, I found this. Not sure if this means this will not work on a v1 but I would assume so.

What do I need to use video?

The new SmartThings app, a SmartThings-compatible camera, and the Samsung SmartThings Hub v2. First-generation Hubs do not support video.

Do you know if ST will be able to take action based on motion in a camera or anything like that?

I will be testing my code on hub v1 tomorrow, I don’t think it uses the video services, just streams directly to the mobile device.

i’ll volunteer to test, currently 1 Foscam FI8910W and 2 Hikvisions en route from China :stuck_out_tongue:

Patrick, is this using the multiAttributeTile videoPlayer and capability “Video Camera”?