Dashboard with CCTV

Perfect. We're a Google Home home, so that will be a natural adoption. Google will just be able to do "more stuff" than before.

Motion detection my next investment. I like the bathroom lights example, and especially having them only go on very dim in the middle of the night.


Feel free to ask if you need ideas for motion/contact automations. Also, if you haven't played with Google Home Routines, get up to speed on that. That's how I achieve a lot of my stuff through Alexa.

Plus, with things like Brightness/delay per mode in Motion Lighting, you can achieve all sorts of cool stuff.

I have three cameras set up as 'image' panes on my Dashboard. This only allows viewing the image. No motion detection, etc. I am currently using 1 second refresh and see no slowdown so far.

Foscam FI9828P:
Reolink RLC-410:
DLink DCS-936L:

Not saying it's correct, just saying it works on my system. :wink:
Hope this helps someone,

Edit: Sorry, I didn't notice that my examples got mangled. They are now fixed.
And, for some reason, the Dlink only works for a while after I after I log in in a web browser.


I really REALLY love the way that clicking on an image gives you that image full screen and clicking on it again takes you back to the Dashboard!
Wow, someone really thought this through. Way cool!
Thanks, Hubitat.


Could anyone offer any assistance?

  • I have Unifi Protect sending RTSP stream to iSpy - all working

  • In iSpy I think I have checked all settings, and added accepted IP's of all my devices.

  • Using this link: http://IPADDRESS:8080/mjpegfeed?oid=CAM_ID&full : full size movie (with correct IP and Cam ID) Accessing this stream in chrome browser on laptop running iSpy - all working

  • Accessing Hubitat Dashboard in Chrome browser on laptop, opening Dashboard and creating image tile with the above link - All working. Tile displays camera stream.

  • However, viewing the Dashboard on phone or tablet (galaxy s10 / galaxy tab s3) on the same network this tile does not display camera. Just a plain tile (no error, just no image). I have tried the Hubitat mobile app, Chrome for android AND Fully Kiosk. The tiles don't display the camera on any, but if I open the Dashboard in a browser on laptop the tiles are working.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated! I have tried for days to figure it out.

On a side note I'm looking for IP cameras would you mind sharing what you are using?

Unifi G3-Micro with Cloud Key Gen2 Plus. Among other things, using MonocleCam to view stream on Echo displays.

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I gave up with iSpy and instead am using TinyCam Pro on the galaxy tab. Found a bunch of useful info here: tinyCam Pro Android App web server: Stream RTSP and Wyze ... / ActionTiles Forum / AT Support & Ideas
Thanks to all the guys for putting this stuff together.
Just tailor it for Hubitat Dashboard or Sharptools if need be.
It's a bit choppy but super easy and saves having to run a full fleged server like Blue Iris, Shinobi or iSpy. Which I'd rather not as perfectly happy with the Unifi suite of tools and don't want to double up too much.

I am down to my last hurdle for my Dashboard / Panel display.

I run Blue Iris Cams. When I use the tile "Link" I can put the url to the cam in the background and the link it works!

This is the problem when I click it, it opens up not a pop up, or a new window. It changes the page view to it. So you have to click back or swipe back and then it has to reload the entire dashboard. I am trying to get it to open up in a pop up or a new "tab" or Window.

I also tried the video tile. I can get the background to load. Although it seems as in the video URL is a black box overlayed the back ground. When I click the link I see nothing. Even though it is the same URL that is for the background that works! I am at a loss any ideas?

I'm having the same issues displaying an image if I'm remote on vpn. the camera displays perfectly on the laptop but only works on android when I'm local. The HE app has issues with two of the images I'm displaying. The camera is on an axis encoder. onvif compliant camera is the ticket for those looking.


Are you also VPN'd on your Android when you try to open the dashboard? I don't think that is the same problem that the previous poster was having.

The android works on lan only for the camera. the laptop works fine either way.

Have you tried opening the HTTP stream directly on your Android phone when you are VPN'd in? Not just through Hubitat dashboard? I suspect that it is looking for Authentication and you don't have any stored from the IP address you get assigned when you VPN in. Try opening the link that you have for the dashboard tile in Chrome on your Android phone while you are VPN'd in and see what comes up?

It's not opening at all on the phone for some reason. i have the encoder set for anonymous live view. that must be working or else HE wouldnt be able to display the image at all.

If you are not able to display the link directly on your phone, then it is not going to display in Hubitat either. Hubitat is just serving the link to the content and your phone is going out and grabbing it. The video doesn't stream through Hubitat.

My web issue was a change of gateway address however, the app still doesn't display it along with one other image. I'm not using dashboard links, displaying an image.

As you have created a separate thread for this question, I believe all replies to this post should go there. In the future, it would be helpful if you only post your question once as to avoid having duplicate questions and places for people to respond. Thank you.

I have reviewed this and few other related threads and was not able to find a clear guidance on how to configure the HE Dashboard tile to display the live stream video like @Robin and @ckronengold shown in the screenshots posted in this thread. I'm hopping for live stream, not a static screenshot refreshed every sec. Thank you for help.

Could anyone share some details on how to configure HE Dashboard tile to display the live stream video from the camera?

You need a image tile and insert the http feed, this link should help you work out the http string for different cameras