I wanted my wall mounted tablet dashboard to automatically switch to my porch cam when triggered by a sensor located there, have Alexa announce, "There's someone at the front door", and then revert back to the dashboard after a set delay. I found the app "Fully Kiosk" works great in accomplishing this. My apologies if everyone already knows how to set this up, but for those who may not, here's what i did:
- Load "FullyKiosk" on the tablet and register for like 6 bucks to get the advanced features without the watermark.
- Activate "Remote Admin" within the app
- Set your dashboard start URL you can get from the dashboard app in Hubitat
Create a rule similar to the one below that first sends an HTTP post to the URL for your camera. In my case Blue Iris has an MPEG stream using:
http://[LAN IP ADDRESS]/mjpg/[short camera name]?/video.mjpg
embedded in Fully Kiosk's REST command:
then issue the start URL REST to get the dashboard back and enter your desired delay:
so, I have...
Works great! When the sensor is tripped, Alexa announces someone at the door, the tablet switches to the porch cam for 20 seconds so we can see who it is, and then switches back to the normal dashboard automatically.
While you're at it, enable the cool motion feature and have the tablet wake every time you walk by and go right back to sleep on its own.