I bought this camera, Xiaomi Mi Home, and I thought it was easy to add it to HA, but I was wrong.
Mine is version MJSXJ05CM, and I tried to follow a tutorial, but it is impossible to downgrade the firmware, in other words, I cannot integrate it to my HA
I have the same camera and just tried “Xiaomi Miot Auto” from here (via HACS):
Same as your screenshot I have those three entities for the camera.
The “switch_status” one seems to work for switching the camera off and back on.
The “motion_event” one seems to always be unavailable for me (even when I try to trigger some motion).
The “camera_control” one seems to give me a video feed of the last few seconds or so, delayed by a few seconds. However, I only seem to get a frame every ~12 seconds or so if I add it to my dashboard (could very well be me not knowing how the card works though - it has an overlay at the bottom of the screen which says “Video camera Camera Control” on the left and either “Streaming” or “Idle” on the right).
Overall it seems promising, especially as it identified the local IP address of the device, so hopefully this could work without internet access for the camera.
I see the same, down to the exact firmware version. The only difference is in the final screen (accessed from clicking the settings-looking icon in the top right of the dialog from the “Camera Control”) - here the video player dialog shows a short amount of video (~18 seconds) from around an hour ago (might be when I last restarted Home Assistant).
If I try to add this “Camera Control” entity to my dashboard, I get a frame of video which appears to be from the time I added it (with a caption of “Idle” rather than “Streaming”) - so it seems to be able to get the data but isn’t doing it consistently/in a useful manner just yet.
Looks like I’ve got a similar issue, although I don’t get any video not even a couple of seconds worth. I do however keep getting a notification in the Xiaomi Home app that the stream is being viewed by HA.
This is all i see on my dashboard for the video feed.
Could you share the steps you did to make it work?
I’ve added my camera via Xiaomi Miot Auto (connected using mi account), I can see my camera in devices and I can turn it on and off, but I can’t see the stream. I tried adding the attributes you mentioned, but it didn’t help. Now mi home sends me constant messages, that I’m watching the stream, but I can’t actually see it. Did I miss anything?
@alisa@Guilherme_Gimenes , I managed to figure it out you are getting no image because you need to enable Home Surveillance on the Xiaomi App for the camera you added. It will send you an image each time it detect movement.
I had enabled the password for the camera on the mi home app.
Disabling the password got the camera_control entity to stream, but as everyone said, the stream is about 15 seconds delayed. Also unless I click the entity it only displays 1 frame for about 10 seconds, if I want to watch the stream I have to click the entity to maximize the video player
I have two questions now:
After a few minutes the camera stream starts looping forever, only restarting the Home Assistant gets it working again, but after some time it goes back to looping a few seconds
Integration: Stream (documentation, issues)
First occurred: 11:56:43 AM (37 occurrences)
Last logged: 1:48:47 PM
Error from stream worker: Stream ended; no additional packets
Error from stream worker: Error opening stream (HTTP_FORBIDDEN, Server returned 403 Forbidden (access denied)) https://us03.livestreaming.io.mi.com/hlstranscoder/<url>/playlist.m3u8
Can I somehow keep the PIN on the camera and configure it on the integration to use the PIN?
I have a 05 mode od camera, adden by Xiaomi auto integration, added cuztomization to mail entity (camera Control) keep streaming true and video attribute 3, disabled pin on Xiaomi app and enabled home monitoring but camera os still on idle mode.
There os no loop or delay😱