Video doorbell without cloud?


#24

I thought that would be the case. Hopefully HA will get this functionality at some point soon given that it is a core feature of smart homes these days…


#25

Having looked around, I think I’m going to either a) just use an off the shelf cloud solution, most likely a Nest, or b) go full-DIY and build my own around an RPi. Haven’t quite decided yet.


#26

I currently use a RPi Zero with camera module and then a Xiaomi wireless button and gateway. The button triggers an automation to play a chime on the gateway, pause any media I have playing and also grab a snapshot from the camera and send it to me. If I long press the the button it turns the front outside light on which is helpful when I come home late at night in an uber… drunk… :joy:


#27

My home brew system is based off what I already had at the door tied together with home assistant via a sonoff 433mhz bridge flashed with espurna. My swann doorbell is 433mhz, when the bridge gets the button press I get a notification with a screenshot from the foscam above the door. A doorbell mp3 also plays on my google home mini (my swann doorbell receiver is a bit deaf sometimes). It’s not as fancy a system as nest or ring but was cool weekend project using stuff I already had.


#28

I just bought one of these:

It arrived yesterday, and seems to work well so far. Ordered from TomTop but was shipped from the UK and arrived within a week.


#29

I have a Raspberry Pi which pulls a photo off of my UniFi camera and sends it to me via Telegram when the button is pushed.

I used existing doorbell button and the wiring back to the transformer to connect to the Pi, but any button would work.


#30

Hi,

Is there a way to integrate a chime to it without HA, just in case the hub is down?

thanks
Jurgen


#31

yes, you can trigger a standard chime. I think there’s a diagram in the manual


#32

thanks juan,

however i did not find anything listed on the manual of this model DS-KB6403-WIP when following your link.

Did not find anything on the manual. do not know what’s im missing.


#33

will this connect to HASS?


#34

I was about to get one of these and hack it for HA.
I couldn’t find any information on it.
Does it have an API or web interface?
Is the camera always on (can add it to NVR), etc


#35

Yes, interested in that one too !

Looking for a doorbell that works right with HA (no MQTT, no cloud…). I can deliver power to the doorbell so batteries ain’t needed, video is nice but I could live without, and I wish it could trigger the door latch.
WiFi range should be ok.


#36

What’s your beef with mqtt? (Just curious).


#37

Not against MQTT itself, but I’d like to limit the gateways and middleware.

And, with my configuration, adding USB keys or devices (bluetooth for instance) is complicated. HA runs on a virtual machine, amongst other on a large ESXi server. Adding USB devices might get unstable (problems after reboot).

I managed to have mostly direct-WiFi devices : broadlink SC1/MP1, WiFi thermostat…
I couldn’t avoid a gateway for door sensors, but the Xiaomi is integrated well.

So I’d like to have WiFi direct.


#38

Any luck to integrate this to HA?


#39

No I never figured it out :0(


#40

I did get it going.
I hacked the ‘ding dong’ and put a ASP in it. I detect when the LED lights (when someone rings doorbell) and then send a MQTT to HA.

If anyone is interested ill put on github


#41

Yes please, and instructions with pretty pics and/or videos.


#42

An example would be awesome @DotNetDann!


#43

OK I have put up the project.

Hope it helps