Description

UltraNetCam3 is a HomeSeer HS3 plug-in used to capture snapshots from network cameras installed in your home for surveillance and security purposes. UltraNetCam3 supports taking simultaneous snapshots from your network cameras and provides the ability to archive the snapshots locally or off site to an FTP repository or sending e-mail notifications containing the last snapshot, or a compressed attachment of the snapshots or an MP4 video of the snapshots.

How It Works
  • UltraNetCam3 HSPI connects to your network cameras using the HTTP protocol and captures a series of snapshots (still images) in response to an external trigger (motion sensor, door opening, etc.) to create a snapshot event.
  • Snapshot events can be viewed using HomeSeer and can be sent by e-mail or archived locally or to an FTP repository.
  • FFmpeg can be downloaded from the Options web page so that individual snapshots can be converted to a MP4 video for viewing in an e-mail or archival purposes.
  • The latest snapshots from each camera are also kept update to date as often as every 2 seconds.


Main Features
  • Supports multiple network cameras (limited by your HomeSeer hardware).
  • An Event Snapshot Action supports taking from 1 to n snapshots with x seconds between each snapshot. In addition, you can send an e-mail notification, compress event snapshots and upload the compressed file to a local file system or remote FTP server.
  • A Take Snapshot Action allows you to refresh the last snapshot and thumbnail image.
  • A CGI Command Action allows you to run a command supported by your network camera (e.g. go to preset n and wait x seconds for command to complete).
  • When using FFmpeg, you can automatically convert a snapshot event to MP4 video if snapshot count exceeds a set threshold.
  • A Purge Snapshots Action allows you to purge snapshots (or all but the last n events) for the selected network camera.
  • Snapshot events are automatically purged from the FTP archive directory based on a pre-defined FTP archive threshold.
  • Foscam motion alarm trigger supported by select Foscam network cameras.
  • A "Latest Snapshots" webpage that displays the last snapshot for each network camera.
  • An "Event Snapshots" webpage that displays the event snapshot by camera and event number.
  • User ID and password are not sent as part of the URL query string (unless required by the network camera).
  • Error Try/Catch logic to ensure plug-in doesn't fail with an unhandled exception.
  • Multiple threading allows UltraNetCam3 HSPI to take simultaneous snapshots from your network cameras without disrupting the performance of HomeSeer.


Example Usage
  • Use UltraNetCam3 plug-in to create a snapshot event in response to an external trigger (alarm system, motion sensor, door opening, etc.) Within the snapshot event, you can then compress or convert the snapshots to MP4 video in order to e-mail and/or archive locally or upload off sight to an FTP server.
  • Log into HomeSeer to view all snapshot events or the latest snapshots from each network camera.


Downloads

Change Log

Version 3.0.5874.18252 - Released Jan 31, 2015
  • Fixed error returned when incorrectly using the alarm=trigger


Version 3.0.6099.33200 - Released Sept 17, 2016
  • Fixed an error associated with the "Convert Snapshot Event to Video" option.
  • Other minor bug fixes.


Version 3.0.6119.21453 - Released Oct, 2 2016
  • Fixed issue preventing the plug-in from working on the new HomeTrollerZeeS2V2 and Mono 4