I was just reading the newsletter and the web article about camera’s available within Homey (
Naturally, this works for many brands and types of cameras. You can choose from a range of expensive security cameras to cheap IP cams. Either way, Homey creates a premium experience for all devices.
But I don’t see a link to a listing of supported brands and models? What should a camera support in order to use it within Homey?
https://www.athom.com/nl/talks-with-homey/ clicking the security camera there are only 2 camera’s. Is that everything that’s supported?
When i do a quick search at
I see there’s a foscam and dahua app so i think Homey supports more brands.
(Check the potential brand you wanna buy at the apps website and check if it supports the features you want/need)
I too am struggling to get this to work.
If I add a Virtual IP cam, and enter the ip + credentials, I get a device in Homey and - in the setting of that device - can see the image / snapshot of the camera.
However; this device does not show up in my flows… How to use this virtual camera + the picture it shows (takes?)
Is this virtual IP camera now replaced with the new introduced camera features?
I miss some documentation and explanation…
There is a little bit more informtation in topic:
You need a snapshot url for HTTP.
Same issue here. Can add the camera’s (after experimental function on), but no flow card…
Adding the cam is not a problem. Now we need to be able to make flows
You can use the Then Section to send an image via push or Telegramm.
Follow this link to generate http URL to your camera type:
Is it possible to make a flow which sends a snapshot via ftp to my NAS?
F.e.: If the doorbell rings - then send snap to…
Or is there any other possibility to save snapshots?
Many thx in advance!
Interesting, I would like to know as well :-). I have the Netatmo welcome now and it has build-in functions to upload to dropbox or FTP location on movement or unrecognized faces. Perhaps a doorbell like the RING already has these functions built-in as well, but it would indeed be great if we can use flows within Homey to determine when to post the snapshot / video frames somewhere.
Has anyone a solution for?
we wrote a guide on how to add an IP camera to your Homey controlled smarthome - it is specifically written for INSTAR HD and Full HD cameras, but can be used with any camera that can be controlled through a local HTTP interface. All that it needs doing is replacing the CGI commands:
Hello Homey Forum,
we have uploaded a guide for the use of INSTAR HD / Full HD IP cameras together with the Homey Gateway. Our primary goal was to create a bridge between wireless (Z-Wave, Zigbee) sensors and actuators and our IP cameras and to automate camera functions through the gateway.
A short overview of how an integration can look like can be
The full article deals with the following points:
Adding your Cameras Snapshot to the Homey UI
Control your Camera ma…