RF protocol development

[pimatic-mjpg] Add a live stream of your camera to pimatic

Although the plugin is still not in active development it works with my latest gadget from AliExpress: esp32-cam.
These cameras are less than 10$ with 1920x1080 support. Just follow these instructions to setup: https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp32-cam-video-streaming-face-recognition-arduino-ide/

Then you can use the mjpg stream from http://<ip-address>:81/stream with pimatic-mjpg. You can configure it using the built-in webserver at port 80 of your cam. It even has face recognition.

Didn’t try with iOS yet, though.

I’m also thinking of integrating the stream into pimatic-hap to get live video from the home app.

Let me know how it works for you!

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ESP8266 development

DSC alarm system integration

I tested the following solution for DSC alarm accessing over web and Blynk, using a NodeMCU V3. For users have more partitions the Blynk is better.
I installed a local Blynk server on a rpi, and for the NodeMCU (connected directly to a DSC keypad) followed the example codes. The Blynk app on android or ios just read the values decoded from the keypad bus, and display it, or inject specified codes to the alarm system. All this is quite simple, and works well and stable.

I’m thinking if pimatic accessing the NodeMCU via wifi, and read/write all the values from, can do the same that Blynk app can. I’m sure it can, and with some help, we can create a new awesome plugin for this.


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pimatic-mysensors and node v10

For Pimatic-MySensors a new version 0.9.3 is released.
This version is compatible with node 4.x till 10.x, because a newer version of serialport is used.

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