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    #16
    I'm wondering if homeseer via an event can send the camera image to one of the echo, similar to when Alexa speaks via node-red.

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      #17
      Not that I know of.

      Works easier with Homeseer Touch client.

      The alternative solution would be to utilize Alexa Monocle Cam. The is a reverse RTSP ip camera proxy bypassing the cloud.

      This way you make a verbal request of Alexa to show you cam XX.

      Using the Home Assistant Alexa Media player plugin you can send an automation event over to the Alexa to show the camera.
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        #18
        As Pete said, Monocle https://monoclecam.com/star is an Alexa skill that allows viewing local RTSP feeds. If your cameras have the "right" parameters for Amazon, nothing else is needed. If not, you have to run a local service (Windows or Linux) to convert to an Alexa compatible feed. I use it, it works fine.

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          #19
          Sorry I forgot to mention that I already have Monocle installed and working, I assumed that the topic was about it. I was actually asking if I could have an event triggering monocle to show the camera on the echo in addition of saying alex show the front camera.
          By the way, is anyone experiencing that will take Alexa several retry before it shows the camera? I would say, Alexa show the front camera, she would respond, OK but nothing shows, I need to try several times before it shows the camera.

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