I had the SchlageLink/Nexia system before I switched to SmartThings and it had a crappy 640x480 z-wave and Wi-Fi camera. A firmware update before I switched to SmartThings sort of bricked that camera where before you could load a generic firmware and use it with just about anything.
After switching to SmartThings (before they had the Samsung camera) there were a few cams you could get to work with unofficial device handlers, etc but there wasn’t a lot to choose from. Now it seems there are more but it also seems many of the major camera players are shilling for their own cloud storage services and not allowing local network or generic FTP video storage.
Early on I got a 4 pack of Foscam C1 cameras. They were 720p and had night vision and there was an unofficial integration to SmartThings. But the C1 specifically had one flaw sadly. It didn’t support MJPEG streaming as a quirk of the chipset they used for it. It did H.264 of course, but lots of apps, including the integration with the SmartThings app wanted the MJPEG to show video in the app or on SmartTiles, etc.
Now Foscam has somewhat recently started pimping their own cloud storage service so I am wondering how long local/FTP storage is for this world. I am sure there are other cams that could work, but the latest DDoS attacks with some of the many el cheapo cameras out there scares me too.
I want to invest in cameras that will work with SmartThings, but it seems most of the major players are trying to railroad you into their cloud services too.
Anyone have thoughts on cameras that integrate nicely with SmartThings that allow local network video storage?
Grand Rapids, MI