HomeKit Secure Video for any RTSP camera via Scrypted

Cupertino, November 4, 2021

Hi everyone, I posted a month ago about bringing HomeKit Secure Video to Unifi and Amcrest cameras via Scrypted, a home automation project I built. If you're not familiar with HomeKit Secure Video, it's Apple's iCloud-based video processing and storage offering: it can detect people, animals, movement, packages, and vehicles, and record videos when it finds something interesting. Clips are stored in iCloud for review by anyone in your family. I received a lot of positive feedback and requests for more room support. Since last month, the following plugins have been created, extending the number of supported cameras to the most modern RTSP cameras: * HikVision * ONVIF cameras (almost everything supports this standard camera protocol) * OpenCV - For cameras without a proper branded plugin , you can install the OpenCV plugin, which will provide motion detection (software) required for HomeKit Secure Video. Scrypted will also expose "smart" detections from cameras, such as packages, animals, people, and faces as contact sensors in the HomeKit, to allow you to create more advanced automation. If you want to try it, you can install Scrypted here (it's open source and easy to configure):[https://github.com/koush/scrypted](https://github.com/koush/scrypted) Mandatory demo of my Unifi Doorbell camera capturing the guy who comes with a package (as shown in the timeline icons):

[HomeKit Secure Video detects a person and package](https://preview.redd.it/28tf1uvm3mx71.png?width=1170&format=png&auto=webp&s=ad9f76fcc4dcd63e0ea8d57043c71b621cc45cdb)

[Unifi smart detections can be exposed in HomeKit as Contact Sensors](https://preview.redd.it/rcz3mbea4mx71.png?width=2414&format=png&auto=webp&s=51af17379339e8d70bc884f046bdcf9c189347ac)

[Use these contact sensors to set up Automations/Shortcuts in HomeKit](https://preview.redd.it/o9ityl7g4mx71.jpg?width=1170&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=16a4b11ad1ffd4f82bed29a3f1eaadcb6cded813)

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