Integration of Object Detection into Home Assistant is likely one of the most interesting topics for home automation. And I’m happy to share with you with almost ready solution, that you can easily integrate into your Home Assistant.
My project will be interesting for thouse people who want to detect objects on their ip camera, and based on detected object, trigger some actions inside Hass (such as start recording or send email/notifications). In same time script is able to record video files by using ffmpeg and maintain storage. Simple HTTP server
Installation is quite easy and well documented here:
Installation and first startup
You will need to install ffmpeg and tensorflow, then just clone repository and setup your ip camera.
I’m already using this system for several months and can say that object detection does excellent job on protecting and alerting me and my territory. So hope that you will also enjoy this.
If you have any question, I’m ready to help.