Yi Home Camera

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Hi Community, I’m a new member and first of all wanted to thank everybody to make this openHab possible and grow, this is amazing platform let dreams come true.

My question is that I can’t find addon for Yi Technology devices (please correct me if i’m wrong)
and I would like to buy and use with openHab the Yi home camera device just don’t know where to start and how to gain the necessary information in order to make it work with openhab. If there is already something under different name please tell me if not I’m ok to get my hands dirty and find out (contribute and share my findings).
As a new user I’m still familiarizing myself with the platform but would love to find some best practices how you guys “debug” or find out the necessary information from new devices.

Thanks in advance.

You may be able to use:

Thanks! going to check it and reply with results.

Hay M8,

did you find anything?

Hi there,

Is any of you manage to make a Yi Camera work with openhab ?

Thanks for your answer.

I think you might be able to use them as simple rtsp devices.
But first you need to flash a custom firmware on the cameras https://github.com/TheCrypt0/yi-hack-v4
And then use the normal way for openhab rtsp How to display RTSP streams from IP Cameras in Openhab and Habpanel (Linux only)

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Thanks for that, It really looks working however need to work a but to add motion sensor etc… but there is this firmware as well (not tested yet):