Axis VMD 4 and more


#1

Hi all!

Just bought 6 new fancy Axis cameras (M3106) and the component works great overall. I noticed that the component only supports video motion detection 3 and not the new version (4). Are there any plans on upgrading the component to the new version?

Also there are a alot of other applications, like Motionguard, Fenceguard and many more, which arent supported.

Any chance of anyone being able to look into these?

I would grately appreciate it!

R


#2

I’ve started going over the Axis component to improve stuff and add support to vmd4. Did you get the other applications with the device as well?


#3

There are applications which can be downloded (however needs to be bought in order to get access within the cameras). I might be able to get access to all applications and can help with e.g testing if you need support.


#4

Sounds great! It will take a few weeks at least, since I don’t have much free time at the moment


#5

Any update or any way I can be of help getting VMD 4 working?


#6

I have a prototype running, it is all about time. Right now I focus on other stuff. It is still high on my to do, just not at the top.

Rest assured I am thinking about it several times every week.


#7

If the prototype is running, that’s promising. Just anxious to get it.


#8

The big thing is I want to redo some fundamental parts before enabling vmd4. Like I don’t want there to be three options for motion. There should only be motion and then take the greatest that is configured, e.g. VMD4 > VMD3 > Motion. But to make this proper it also needs to be added as an config entry. So there are some work still ahead :slight_smile:


#9

Looks like I will be able to get a hold of the licenses (mostly if not all). Took a while but should be good during the coming weeks.


#10

What are the licences going to help you do?


#11

He is mentioning motion guard, fence guard and others in OP


#12

Thanks Robban


#13

@Robban If it can help, I’ll be very happy to beta test VMD4 (or whatever you want). I have 10 axis cameras (4 different models) I can use.


#14

I’m going to revisit the Axis component. Starting this week. Bare with me that it will take a couple of weeks to get it ready


#15

looking forward to it mate. cheers!


#16

I got a hold of the licenses for Motion Guard, Lotoring Guard and Fence Guard if you wan’t help in developing sensors for these apps.


#17

Allright. We can have a look at this when I’m done updating the component.


#18

Hi @Robban,

Is now available vmd4 sensor?
If you need to do some tests let me know. I’m trying to develope a notify service throught a push service instead of email sending from Axis cameras.

Regards!


#19

I have gotten a fair amount of work done on this. It is not done yet, and partially it is because of how I want to allow configuration of it from the frontend. Anything but the bare necessities should be handled by a new config flow for options, which I’ve been tasked with writing. This in combination of sickness, a break from home automation and Christmas vacation has taken its toll on the time schedule, I should be back next week working on this.


#20

Hi @Robban,
Hope you are well!
Thanks for the update!