SecuritySpy -> HomeKit iCloud camera recording
  • I'm not sure what is involved, but is there any chance of using Apple's new "Record to iCloud" feature that a couple of HomeKit cameras now support? I would like for SecuritySpy to look like a HomeKit camera (I designate which cameras in SecuritySpy setup) and support the iCloud recording.

    I know there's a lot of in between (HomeKit certification, probably, etc.). Just thought it would be a nice feature.
  • I'm afraid not, and this would not be easy to implement - as you mention there is a whole certification process, not to mention the complicated protocol implementation that would need to be done.

    If you need to achieve recording to the cloud, you can do this with SecuritySpy in one of two ways:

    - Use a cloud service such as Dropbox, and direct SecuritySpy to create its recorded files in the Dropbox folder; they will then be uploaded automatically (please see the FAQ Can SecuritySpy capture to a cloud service such as Dropbox?).

    - Get SecuritySpy to record locally and then upload the captured files to an FTP or Amazon S3 server for offline backup (see the Uploads section of the SecuritySpy user manual).
  • Thanks for the quick reply. I knew there would be big challenges.

    I don't know that I *need* recording to the cloud - I just thought it would be nice to use the Apple features. I trust Apple & HomeKit/iCloud. Other services I'm not too likely to use.

    I have a Logi Circle 2 camera coming, for testing with HomeKit/iCloud. Hopefully I can also use it to stream to SecuritySpy at the same time. If not, I may not keep it. I found the discussion from June 2017, and I'm not sure if anything has changed. I'll make a separate post about it, when I've tested.


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