Home assistent hikvision stream for a newbie/noob

Hello guys,

I like a tablet on the wall with a dashboard.
So i bought a pi4 and installed home assistant, after a few hours of playing with pictogram and devices everything works so the next step i create a dash.
It is a little bit of practicing with the dash but that wil work, i only have a problem with my hikvision camera.

after a lot of youtube videos and reading a lot but i cant get my camera in the dash.

I have the rtsp link of my camera and that wil work, when i write the in the internet browser on the pc it open vlc player and it works.
But how do i integrate it in home assistant and set it on a dash.

I have no experience with command and yaml but i have the file editor, hacs, ssh installed in home assistent.

This is the configuration yaml the camera yaml is empty yet because i tried a lot and now i start blank.

Configure a default setup of Home Assistant (frontend, api, etc)


Text to speech


  • platform: google_translate

automation: !include automations.yaml
script: !include scripts.yaml
scene: !include scenes.yaml
camera: !include cameras.yaml

oke, but a noob like can never learn it then.

But anyway then no dashboard if i cant learn it somewhere.