Event Notification Options

So I’ve hooked a couple of cameras up with the beta, read through the docs and searched the forums.

I’m wondering if I might have overlooked something or if the only option for event notification currently is via email.

If so are there any plans to be able do something like run a script or do an http get/post?

This is planned in v3, hopefully we can have this added prior to the official stable release.

Thanks

Thanks for the reply and that sounds great! This is the main feature I see that would keep me from converting. I currently use this to initiate object detection via deepstack and only send myself an alert when a person is detected with a minimum confidence. This filters out almost all of the noise on outdoor motion detection.

I’ve noticed a couple of things on the beta I’d like to report. Does it work better for you if I do it in the forums or if I open issues on github?

Currently the issue now with implementing the trigger is the event doesn’t fire until after the trigger is completed, which could be problematic for long-term motion detections or ONVIF triggering.

If you can post the issues (features / bugs) on GitHub that would be great - https://github.com/bluecherrydvr/bluecherry-apps/labels/v3-beta

We also accept PRs if you have something you want to add in :slight_smile:

Thanks

Will a web hook work for what you need or do you need the system to call a script?

I missed the notification on your question about the webhooks but got the one you just posted a few hours ago. Webhooks are what I use now so yeah that would work great. I had set this aside because I knew I wouldn’t make the change without this feature and wasn’t sure what the time frame would be. If you are curious here is one of the use cases:

I have 2 cameras with a view of my front porch. One has a view from the side and uses the camera’s on-board algorithms to detect line crossing at the top of the steps or entry into a certain field (the surface of the porch). The other is a doorbell cam which use basic motion detection through the nvr software. There doesn’t seem to be a way to tune this so that it is sensitive enough to catch the desired events without some false positives. When an event occurs I send a snapshot from each camera to deepstack AI. I send a notification to my phone if a a person is detected in either snapshot with a minimum confidence level.

Sounds good. We have a couple more commits pending for review for webhooks and then we should be releasing the next beta release.

You would just need a way to receive the webhook from a URL.