Camera.enable_motion_detection . Not Impemented, Any plan?

Hi there,

I’m doing some tests to play with Motion Detection and found the service ‘camera.enable_motion_detection’.

When I try to use it I receive the below message:

e[31m2017-12-10 10:31:39 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.core] Error doing job: Task exception was never retrievede[0m
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/asyncio/", line 181, in _step
    result = coro.throw(exc)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/homeassistant/", line 1031, in _event_to_service_call
    yield from service_handler.func(service_call)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/homeassistant/components/camera/", line 152, in async_handle_camera_service
    yield from camera.async_enable_motion_detection()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/asyncio/", line 331, in __iter__
    yield self  # This tells Task to wait for completion.
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/asyncio/", line 244, in _wakeup
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/asyncio/", line 244, in result
    raise self._exception
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/concurrent/futures/", line 55, in run
    result = self.fn(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/homeassistant/components/camera/", line 323, in enable_motion_detection
    raise NotImplementedError()

Well, it’s clear is not implemented yet. Anyone knows the timelines for this?

Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

Thank you @fabaff… Wasn’t sure how to classify this one.

Im getting the same thing. Not sure if the service even works.

No, I think is is not.

@fabaff moved this to feature request so please vote and hopefully someone will take it and implement it.

any update if this is implemented now or anyone got this working?

+1 Almost there to make a security camra automation via


Motion detection would start the automation to send a image to my mobile
via an old mobile phone witch everybody have laying around.

Shold we open a issue?