Trigger SmartCam to record on Smartthings motion detection

(Doug) #1

I have a Samsung SmartCam and a Smartthings Motion detector on my screened in back porch. The motion detector in the SmartCam is too sensitive, even on the lowest setting, and picks up bugs flying around because of the red LEDs tend to attract them. Needless to say, the camera is sensing motion constantly after dark. I have installed a Smartthings motion detector on the back porch and want to trigger the SmartCam to record when the motion detector senses motion. I can image that this would require some sort of script to do so but I’m not a developer. Has this been done before? Thanks in advance for your response.

(Pizzinini) #2

you can set up a “Custom” monitoring rule in the Smart Home Monitor app to do what you are looking for.

(Robin) #3

I use Blue Iris running on an old laptop for all my camera motion needs… it allows me to specify specific motion zones, object size, contrast and speed.

You can connect any IP camera and send the video stream to ST using the ‘Generic Video Camera Connect’ app, so no need for expensive ST compatible cameras if you choose to expand in the future.

The BI mobile app is stacks better than the Samsung ‘SmartCam’ app.

Using the ST ‘Blue Iris Fusion’ app I can trigger recording based on any number of switches or sensors and can also change BI modes to record constantly during an alarm situation.

As you only have one camera, BI is free and I highly reccomend it.