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[SUSPENDED] Blink Camera Device Handler with Motion Sensor, Live Video Streaming, Integration with SmartThings/SHM, Temperature, Signals and Push Notifications



That worked out. Thanks.

(Allen Crawford) #119

I can help provide logs. Is there a better way to do it outside of copy/paste? And, do you just want the ones for the Blink Camera Manager SmartApp or all?

( - Make your home your butler!) #120

SmartApp and Camera please, Copy paste the only option AFAIK. Very helpful!

( - Make your home your butler!) #121

So until we nail down the issue with multiple commands being sent, the SmartApp and Device Handler have been updated to allow users to configure the behavior of the Switch Interface.
Version 3.1.0 Blink Camera Manager SmartApp and Blink Device Handler.

  • Added support to customize switch and alarm interface behavior to either control individual cameras or the entire system (sync module)




Can we slave the photo capture to an open/close sensor as an option instead of motion?

Example: Front door opens the open/close sensor and the camera takes a photo.

( - Make your home your butler!) #123

You’re mixing up SmartApps and device functionality here.
You can use another app we’ve written to do that, a Smart App called “Trigger based Camera Pictures” which allows you to use triggers (motion sensors, contact/door sensors, momentary switches like door bells) to activate the Camera to take pictures and turn on switches and enable Camera monitoring optionally. The pictures will show up in your SmartThings camera device page.

It’s on the website under SmartApps



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(Scott Simmons) #125

Yikes I updated, bun not in this order, Should I remove and start from scratch?

( - Make your home your butler!) #126

Nope just open the SmartApp and then hit done. The SmartApp needs to instruct the devices, so for that to happen first the device code needs to be updated to accept the new commands from the smart app and then the smart app needs to be reinitialized to send the new instructions to the devices.
Please see the instructions, after EVERY code update the SmartApp needs to be reinitailized and device needs to be refreshed.

(Scott Simmons) #127

Yeah I always do the refresh of devices and SmapApp on the phone, Just wasn’t aware the importance of the IDE update order. Thanks. Hopefully I won’t need to update this as much soon :wink:

(Matt) #128

So where are the pictures saved? I created a rule in rule machine to take photos (10) when light turns on. How can I download/review the pictures? Can I trigger video record with a parameter?

(Ernie) #129

I tried doing the photo burst but it doesn’t seem to work well. I think the Blinks take too long to process request and take actual photo. One photo at a time works better. I don’t know if they are stored anywhere else but if you go to recently in the device the photos are there. You can click on them and “share” to save somewhere else.

(Matt) #130

Is there SHM integration at all?

(Scott Simmons) #131

Deleted everything, rebooted hub. re-installed Device handler then Smartt app. When Pressing done in Smart app with correct credentials and receive error "You appear to be having issues with your network, please check your connection and try again. Real Blink app is working fine. Not sure where to look.

Camera’s found but via app in store but still network errors, still no camera (things). Something odd is happening. Phone Sync and hub are all on the same wifi currently.

Error in log:
8f142935-6fd2-4d03-b029-f7380a9fe4f5 ‎4‎:‎04‎:‎45‎ ‎PM: error java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException: Execution time exceeded 20 app execution seconds: 6697823757739 @ line 152

(Matt) #132

Mine are working great.

Is there a way to disable the blue light that comes on when you record or it senses motion?

(Ernie) #133

Don’t think so. I think I recall reading in Blink’s Kickstarter comments that the light is hardwired to come on when the camera is recording.

(Torrey Powell) #134

I am having the same exact issue as @scott_simmons. No devices are showing and I get the exact same timeout error in the log.

(Matt) #135

I wish they would build things (Think motion sensors, cameras, any security item) that dont have these annoying lights

(Chris) #136

White Nailpolish. Problem solved.

(Matt) #137

doesnt work on iris sensors well