My 6 core criteria that absolutely must be met are:
1.) The camera should be readily available in Germany, e.g. from Amazon
2.) the camera should be easy to integrate into the HA system
3.) Registration with the camera manufacturer should not be necessary to use the camera in the HA system !!!
4.) the camera should not need a cloud connection
5.) The live camera image should be visible in the HA system and can also be accessed remotely via the smartphone (appHomeAssistant)
6.) the best is a (6.) camera with power supply … because then when you are at home you can pull out the power supply and have more security that the camera will not continue to record secretly (a battery-operated camera is impractical … because then you would have to fumble out the batteries every day)
It would be nice, but not absolutely necessary, are the following criteria:
a) the best is a camera with an Ethernet connection, i.e. a LAN cable is laid from the camera to the router … because with a WLAN connection the transfer rate can be too low and new problems can arise
b) It would also be nice if the camera is supported by the HA system to such an extent that when an alarm is triggered, not only is the current camera image sent to the notification, but also, for example, a 30s video clip after the triggering via the smartphone remotely. You can then check remotely whether only a moth triggered the sensor or whether it was not a false alarm.
c) In terms of price, the camera should, if possible, still be in the double-digit € range
Which specific in-house camera should I use that meets these criteria?
And what would the yaml connection for the camera look like?
Many greetings, sten