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Offline Moosehead

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Vera motion detection in Blue Iris
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:50:22 am »
Hello, I`ve been browsing this forum for quite a while now and finally made an account.

I`m using Vera Edge for a few years now and everything works fine.

- Question is: is it possible to have Blue Iris/Hikvision camera triggerd by a vera sensor? If so, how?
Also, does it work the other way around, If Blue Iris detects motion, can I have a virtual sensor triggerd in vera?

Thanks in advance.

Offline integlikewhoa

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Re: Vera motion detection in Blue Iris
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 10:43:53 am »
Hello, I`ve been browsing this forum for quite a while now and finally made an account.

I`m using Vera Edge for a few years now and everything works fine.

- Question is: is it possible to have Blue Iris/Hikvision camera triggerd by a vera sensor? If so, how?
Also, does it work the other way around, If Blue Iris detects motion, can I have a virtual sensor triggerd in vera?

Thanks in advance.

Yes you can there is a few ways to do it. Blue iris accepts http commands to start recording which vera cam send in an advanced scene or PLEG. Blueiris also sends http commands in the "alerts" section of each camera. You cand use that along with virtual motions in vera or a blueiris plugin to trip that motion. Then have a scene in vera do what you want when that virtual motion is tripped.

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Re: Vera motion detection in Blue Iris
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 11:36:32 am »
@Moosehead

Yes, in a Vera scene, you can put this luup code.  Example external trigger from Vera to a Blue Iris camera to record:

luup.inet.wget("http://192.168.11.12:81/admin?camera=FrontPorch&trigger&user=vera_user&pw=password",5)

***Replace 192.168.11.12:81 with your BlueIris server ip address:port
***Replace FrontPorch with your camera name
***Replace vera_user with a configured BlueIris user
***Replace password with valid passoword for configured BlueIris user

Here is where I learned how to do this:  https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/triggering-bi-camera-to-record-with-http-commands-works-with-vera.3814/  (***This site is down today 09/08/2017 - will probably come back up at some point.)

***The reverse in also possible:  In BlueIris, for each camera Alerts page, you can have it do a web services call to Vera.  In Vera, I configured virtual motion sensor for each BlueIris camera.  These sensors can trigger Vera scenes that can do stuff like send Homewave mobile alerts, audio announcements, and trigger alarms (if warranted).

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Re: Vera motion detection in Blue Iris
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 02:42:30 pm »
Thanks guys for the replies!

I`ve been playing with that luup code(I`m new to that), but if I execute that
http://192.168.11.12:81/admin?camera=FrontPorch&trigger&user=vera_user&pw=password",5
in the browser it gave me a trigger some times and now it only says Authorization required.

The luup code doesn`t work at all, that is why I tried it in the browser.
I did exactly what you said @actran70.
I tried turning on and turning off LAN authorization in BI but that does not make any difference. Any tips?
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 02:45:13 pm by Moosehead »

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Re: Vera motion detection in Blue Iris
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 03:22:30 pm »
**EDIT:**

Found it! I needed to disable Use secure session keys and login page in BI