So you’ve got your Home Surveillance system setup, but how do you get notified when activity occurs? A text message or push notification would be great, but then you need to log into your camera system to actually view the camera to see what’s happening. In today’s article, I explain how I used the UniFi Video software, ffmpeg, MQTT and Home Assistant to send a GIF of the motion detected right to my smartphone (or anything else running Telegram).
If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a TV or two in your house that don’t integrate well with Home Assistant or your preferred Home Automation platform out of the box. Seems like a lot of TV manufacturers make their TVs hard to automate and control by consumers. In today’s article, I’ll be installing and … [Read more…]